LONDON — The ritzy Harrods department store has banned shoppers in skimpy shorts from its opulent aisles, telling those flashing the flesh at the doors to come back after they cover up.
A spokesman said scores of customers have been turned away, "politely but firmly," during a current hot spell because they did not meet the dress code of Egyptian owner Mohammed Fayed.
"What we do not want to see are shorts so skimpy as to be potentially offensive, tops that reveal too much naked flesh, be it male or female . . . ," the store's spokesman told reporters.