Saudi Women Sell Lingerie

By Ben Cohen

The Independent reports on an interesting development in Saudi Arabia – women selling lingerie to women:

Using colorful bras donated by employees at Victoria’s Secret, a group of 26

mostly Saudi women completed the first course of its kind to be offered in

the kingdom — how to fit, stock and sell underwear — a training organisers

hope will help boost a campaign to lift the ban on women selling underwear

in the kingdom.

The graduates held a small ceremony at a college in the western seaport of

Jiddah yesterday, capping 40 hours of instruction during which they learned

to overcome their embarrassment at doing bra fittings, deal with customer

complaints and display the stock in an appealing manner.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.