A coffee shop in Washington has been luring customers with its a very controversial unique selling point - a bikini dress code for staff.

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Bikini Beans Espresso, which also has branches in Arizona, employs baristas to make coffee in bikinis or underwear, while some have opted for just strategically-placed stickers to preserve their modesty.

According to shop owner, entrepreneur Carlie Jo; while a bikini dress code may seem like a step backwards for gender equality, the shop's owners insist it's to empower women.

Read more at – Daily Mail