×
32
Fashion Jobs
L'OREAL GROUP
Giorgio Armani Beauty Business Manager - Brown Thomas Limerick
Permanent · Limerick
MAJE IRLANDE
Assistant Store Manager - bt Dublin H/F
Permanent · DUBLIN 2
BA&SH
Sales Assistant f/m - Full -Time - Brown Thomas Dublin
Permanent · DUBLIN
MAJE
Store Manager - Maternity Cover - Kildare Outlet
Fixed-term · KILDARE
SANDRO IRLANDE
Sales Assistant - 7.5 Hours - Kildare Mixte m/f
Permanent · NURNEY ROAD
MAC
Mac - Retail Artist - bt2, Dundrum - 24 Hours - Part-Time - Permanent
Permanent · Dublin
MAC
Mac Cosmetics - Key Holder - Limerick, Brown Thomas - 37.5 Hours - Full Time, Temporary
Fixed-term · Limerick
MAC
Mac Cosmetics - Key Holder - Blanchardstown, bt2 - 37.5 Hours - Full Time, Permanent
Permanent · Dublin
MAC
Mac Cosmetics - Retail Artist - bt2, Blanchardstown - 24 Hours - Part Time, Permanent
Permanent · Dublin
RITUALS
Rituals Advisor
Permanent · Cork
RITUALS
Assistant Store Manager
Permanent · Dublin
LEVI'S
vm/Sales Stylist 20+ Hours pw
Permanent · Kildare
LA MER
la Mer - Counter Manager - Brown Thomas, Galway - 37.5 Hours - Full-Time - Permanent
Permanent · Galway
RITUALS
Rituals Advisor
Permanent · Dublin 1
L'OREAL GROUP
IT Cosmetics Beauty Advisor bt2 Dundrum (Fixed Term 6 Months)
Fixed-term · Dublin 16
L'OREAL GROUP
l'Oréal Designer Fragrances - Mobile Fragrance Expert Dublin
Permanent · Dublin
L'OREAL GROUP
Lancôme Make-up Artist - Brown Thomas Dublin
Permanent · Dublin
L'OREAL GROUP
Kiehl's Customer Representative (Kcr) Arnotts, Dublin
Permanent · Dublin
HUGO BOSS
Supervisor - Dublin Grafton Street
Permanent · Dublin
RITUALS
Counter Manager
Permanent · Cork
SANDRO IRLANDE
Sales Assistant - 15 Hours - Kildare Mixte m/f
Permanent · NEW YORK
RITUALS
Rituals Advisor
Permanent · Limerick
By
Reuters
Published
Apr 27, 2018
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Balenciaga issues 2nd apology after claims of discrimination against Chinese shoppers

By
Reuters
Published
Apr 27, 2018

Fashion house Balenciaga, owned by French luxury group Kering SA, issued a second, longer apology after reports of a scuffle between Chinese and other shoppers in a Paris shop led to claims in China of racial discrimination by store staff.


The Balenciaga store in Printemps


In a Chinese social media post on Saturday after calls for a boycott by some internet users in China, Balenciaga said it sincerely apologised to all Chinese customers and other shoppers over the incident, which occurred on Wednesday.

According to Chinese media reports, staff of a Balenciaga outlet in a Printemps department store told Chinese customers to leave after a confrontation with other shoppers.

Considering the “seriousness” of the matter, Balenciaga said on Saturday it had temporarily suspended management staff present during the incident pending the outcome of an investigation.

In the incident, according to Chinese media, a Chinese woman queuing to enter the store scolded a group of shoppers who jumped the queue. The woman was pushed by one of the queue jumpers, according to Chinese media, prompting her son to come to her defence before both were asked to leave by store staff.

Balenciaga issued a first apology on Thursday, but it did not identify the customers to whom it offered the apology as Chinese, prompting scorn among some Chinese social media users. The hashtag #BoycottBalenciagaDiscriminatesChinese spread across social media service Weibo, drawing millions of page views. 

Paris is a favourite European destination of Chinese travellers, and they are crucial clients for French luxury brands. Long lines of customers from China and other countries are common at Parisian stores.

But big-spending Chinese tourists have become targets for thieves in France, with the embassy issuing a statement last year urging them to exercise caution following "several large-scale violent robberies".

With AFP

© Thomson Reuters 2021 All rights reserved.