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

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

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

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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…

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