The Coach Handbags boutique, Prada boutique and Salvatore Ferragamo shop on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California were the targets of an anti-fur protest from animal rights group PETA today. Black Friday shoppers were greeted by PETA protesters who are urging shoppers to not buy fur related products this holiday season. PETA’s message is strong as one of the biggest trends in handbags and apparel this holiday season is fur. Fur handbags and fur vests are two of the most popular fur products among fashion-savvy shoppers this season; making PETA’s protest on Black Friday relevant.
While animal friendly Fashionistas have flocked to purchase faux fur, many fashionable shoppers are still actively seeking fur shoulder bags, fur clutches, fur vests and fur coats. PETA’s protest on Black Friday brought this fact to the attention of shoppers today in the hopes that consumers will rethink their fur purchases and look for alternative fabrics such as faux fur or something completely different.
Today’s protest not only took place in front of the Coach Handbag shop on Rodeo Drive, other Rodeo Drive boutiques were targeted including Max Mara, Prada and Salvatore Ferragamo.
Rodeo Drive, which is one of the most famous luxury shopping areas in the country, is close to West Hollywood which recently approved a new city ordinance which bans the sale of fur related products in the city. The West Hollywood ban is the first of its’ kind in the United States.
To learn more about PETA, please visit peta.com.
To view photos of PETA’s Black Friday protest in front of the Coach Handbags shop on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills today, please click on the slideshow to the left of this article.
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