The Sizes Law was approved and there is controversy among retailers
The City Legislature approved a sizes law for all retailers in Buenos Aires. Clothes shops must now provide a minimum of eight sizes. Owners may fined and even have their shops closed.
The new law will take effect in six months’ time after its regulations are outlined and published in the Official Gazette.
The shops will have to place a label with the specific sizes in each garment. Lawmaker Facundo Di Filippo from the Civic Coalition was the one who pushed the legislation, which requires manufacturers and traders to ensure a range of seizes to fit different body sizes.
Failure to comply with the new rule will involve facing serious fines. While the measure appears to be positive for the citizens, in such a superficial society, it may also have some inconvenient consequences: Retailers may face the drawback of not being profitable, as they would be forced to generate a greater investment which would not be profitable as larger sizes are less sold.