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This KL Mall Has A Women-Only 'Powder Room' If You Need A Break From Men

But not everyone has been too happy about it.

Cover image via @thegardensmallmy (Instagram)

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A female-only 'powder room' bookstore opened in KL in October last year

Tucked away on the Ground floor of The Gardens Mall is this 2,000 sqft haven that has been designed for women to chill — away from any disturbances and responsibilities of the day.

Powder Room by BookXcess promotes itself as a safe space where women can unwind by themselves or with a group of girlfriends and immerse themselves in books

As you enter, you'll be greeted with shelves upon shelves of paperbacks and hardbacks, as well as seating areas where you can relax.

There's a wide selection of books, from Young Adult to Fiction and even a section for children's storybooks.

However, since its launch, there have been several mixed reactions toward the concept

While some have been receptive of it, several have questioned the necessity for a bookstore to be a female-only space when it should be open for both men and women.

Image via Twitter
Image via Twitter

The countering opinion is that women should feel safe when shopping and this space allows that.

Some retorted that if you want to shop with a partner, there are other BookXcess outlets to visit instead.

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Image via Twitter

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