Ikea’s ‘Manland’ Draws Mixed Reaction From Red Hook Shoppers

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — You want to shop, he doesn’t. Sound familiar?

IKEA seems to have found a solution in the form of a daycare for dudes called “Manland.” The company is testing it out in stores across Australia.

Women can drop off their husbands and boyfriends in the room which is equipped with an Xbox, a flat-screen TV tuned only to sports, arcade games and even hot dogs and other snacks.

1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon at the IKEA in Red Hook

The facility has a 30-minute limit.

In that time, women are free to browse bedrooms and bathrooms before a buzzer rings after half an hour reminding them to pick up their man.

1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon spoke with some shoppers at the IKEA store in Red Hook who loved the idea.

“It could be good because when I hit the market place I usually lose it, I just kind of melt down – I need food and sports,” one man said.

“It’s a great idea but I like to shop too, so I wouldn’t get stuck in Manland,” another man said.

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Ikea in Red Hook (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Some women, however, said the man cave is unfair and should be available for anybody needing a timeout.

“It should be for both men and women,” one woman said.

“It panders to the worst stereotypes we have about men and women but on the other hand some guys really don’t like to shop,” another woman said.

IKEA is considering rolling out Manland in it’s stores all over the world.

What do you think of Manland? Let us know below…

  • Mari

    Go IKEA!……….Lighten up ladies who think it’s sexist. I think it’s a fantastic idea. You need the guys to come with you to go and get the car because you can’t bring those shopping carts past the barriers. So while we are shopping they aren’t complaining!

  • mbyrne

    revolting and sexist!

  • Madmen

    There IS a womenland. It’s the kitchen section at ikea. Cook me an omelette!

  • hectt56

    They DO have a “womanland”!!
    The REST of the store!

    • SAM

      hahahahahahahaha!!!!! love it.

  • Nick Gambella

    umm, maybe bc no one has money in this economy stupid

  • nypj

    what i do not understand is why people continue to shop in places like IKEA… i guess people just care about how much something costs, and not the quality of the products that they buy

    • val

      I have a lot of IKEA furniture that has lasted for over 10 years. It is good quality and inexpensive. I like the way it looks, the way I don’t have to wait for weeks to have it delivered but can bring it home and have it up in a couple of hours, and of course, the price. If you have lots of money to buy expensive furniture, don’t shop there. I, for one, think the store is fun and so does my husband. We love shopping there together!

    • Christina Nicole

      Ikea is great for people like me who constantly change their mind about certain furniture. I love to do different looks for a fraction of the cost

    • Christina Nicole

      If I have to shop, HE has to shop. End of story

  • bullett

    I find nothing wrong with this idea. If there is anything more boring it is with nothing to do in a ladies section of a big box store, no place to sit, no place to read, etc. To Ikea, I say thanks. Maybe other stores (with exceptions to appliance centers) will follow suit.

  • Billy

    why are women complaining about man land?? it suppose to be tongue and cheek humor..ofcourse women are allowed in there..how dumb are some people

    • Manland get your singles ready

      Yes the woman that are allowed in there are called strippers it is great.The IKEA in our country has stripper poles beer TV it is great even have Dollar machines for the tips.So look out America manland is here.

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