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Topshop Still Selling Feather Headdresses for Festivals, Somehow

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The description of Topshop's feather headdresses currently being sold online in the hair accessories section reads, "Add a playful touch to hair with this ornate feather headdress." Could it be possible that Topshop managed to not realize the negative reaction similar brands have gotten when commercializing feathered headdresses? Or that Pharrell Williams issued an apology last year for his Native American headdress covershoot for Elle UK or that music festivals are banning headdresses?

Jezebel's Ellie Shechet found the headdress online and writes, "Few in 2015 dare to cater to the embarrassing festival-goer’s empty desire to temporarily inhabit the cultural identity of a marginalized group, at least via this particularly charged accessory—which means that Topshop definitely should!" There are three feather headdresses for sale on the Topshop site right now, including one with sequins and one with pink feathers. All the headdresses retail for $45 to $50.

A reviewer gave the pink one five out of five stars and wrote, "I ordered this for a festival i was going to, and i wasn't disappointed! it's really well made love the colours and the trim got loads of compliments and lots or people asking me where i got it from. The only downside was it started to give me a bit of a headache after wearing it for awhile but apart from that it's a great fun little headband!"

Topshop Feather Headdress
Topshop Feather Headdress