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The H&M in Brixton, a neighborhood in London with a 24% black population, is using black mannequins in its window displays. "We have various coloured mannequins for the stores; black, white... orange and blue," said the company spokesperson. "The newer stores are currently working with bright white mannequins and black mannequins because they most suit the interiors." But shoppers have a different take: "I think it's cool—this is Brixton, right?" says one 22-year old shopper. Nadine, 32, agrees: "I think it's a great idea—it's what many of us look like here." [Guardian]