NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s is launching a women’s clothing line aimed at Muslim shoppers.

The department store chain says it teamed up with a boutique called Verona Collection and plans to sell the collection of modest dresses, tops, cardigans and hijabs online. The clothing will launch on Macy’s website on Feb. 15.

The brand was developed by Lisa Vogl, a graduate of Macy’s minority- and women-owned business development program, which aims to offer more fashion diversity.

While Macy’s is the first major U.S. department store to sell hijabs, it joins other brands offering products aimed at Muslims. Nike, for example, launched a high-performance hijab last year made for athletics. And Mattel announced plans for a doll modeled after Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American fencer who competed in the Olympics while wearing a hijab.

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Comments (2)
  1. I agree 100%, Harper! It’s called “stealth civilization jihad” and there’s an entire section of “how to” in the muslim brotherhood manifesto. Looks like I won’t be shopping Macy’s anymore. Too bad because they had some pretty good sales from time to time. They have their own “halal” restaurants yet they push retail grocers to carry halal foods, they need to open their own clothing stores. I refuse to shop with any retailer who caters to the whims of islam. When I want to buy Christian merchandise, I go to a Christian store that carries it. I don’t expect secular businesses to carry those items. Many of the muslim owned businesses send money to fund terrorism. There’s no way I’ll contribute the possible demise of my country by funding terrorism. The money earned for the manufacturers, more than likely, WILL be used for just that.

  2. Well they just lost me. I always liked Dillards better. So that’s where I’ll be going.