Boys’ beds at Ikea will be a boys’ thing, not a girls’ thing
Boys’ bedding at Ikeas newest stores will be boys’ stuff, not girls’ stuff.
The furniture chain said on Monday that it would open its first boys’ room at its two largest stores, Ikea’s flagship store in Manhattan and Best Buy’s flagship in Seattle.
Boys will be welcome at both stores, but will be limited to using one item, the company said.
The new policy comes after a similar policy in the spring, when a boy who worked at Ike’s flagship shop was allowed to use the boys’ locker room.
Ikea did not provide specifics on how many boys would be allowed to come in and out of its stores during the policy.
The policy also includes more than 1,500 boys’ beds.
The company is aiming to have its stores open in April, though the exact date is unknown.
Ikeas policies have not been widely applauded by parents.
Earlier this year, parents of boys at two boys’ schools in New York said that the new policy was “insulting and unnecessary.”
“We are very pleased that Ikeas boys’ rooms are now open to boys,” said Jennifer Ruggiero, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
“We feel the policy will be well received by our boys and will encourage them to learn the ins and outs of Ikea.”