Twenty-one West Hollywood businesses are participating in a special “Shop-In” on Saturday to support the Fur Free Weho movement.
Those stores will offer a 10 percent discount on purchases made on Saturday. The Shop-In is being held to honor the one year anniversary of the introduction of the ordinance which bans the sale of clothing apparel with animal fur.
Councilmember John D’Amico . The City Council . It is set to go into effect on Sept. 21, 2013.
People opposed to the fur ban said the ban would hurt local businesses. So, fur-free supporters came up with the idea of the Shop-In to support business that support the fur ban.
The 21 shops offering the discount range from clothing stores to florists to booksellers. A complete list of participating stores can be found on the Fur Free Weho website.
“This is something we expect will grow and grow in the years to come,” D’Amico said during a press conference on Thursday. “We hope people will come out and shop in West Hollywood.”
“We can show people that where you spend your money will make a difference and that you want to make a difference for the better,” said Chris DeRose, president of Last Chance for Animals.
A champagne and cupcake reception will be held Saturday at noon at the Nicole Miller boutique in Sunset Plaza. Nicole Miller is one of the stores participating in the Shop-In.
With West Hollywood becoming the first city in the world to ban the sale of fur, D’Amico hopes the idea will spread
“We want to export an idea that’s really good not just for [West Hollywood] but for the whole world,” D’Amico said.