Sound off: Should stores get rid of gender labels?


target logoLast week Target announced it was going to stop designating aisles of children’s items such as toys, bedding and  entertainment products as “girl” or “boy.”

The company said the move was a response to feedback from customers who said the designations were unnecessary and maybe even harmful.

“Historically, guests have told us that sometimes—for example, when shopping for someone they don’t know well—signs that sort by brand, age or gender help them get ideas and find things faster,” Target said on its website. “But we know that shopping preferences and needs change and, as guests have pointed out, in some departments like Toys, Home or Entertainment, suggesting products by gender is unnecessary.”

Tell us what you think. Is this a good move? Would you like to see other retailers follow? Give us your thoughts in the comment section below.

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