A bag embroidered with Nazi-style swastikas was withdrawn by fashion store Zara today after a rush of complaints.
Bosses were forced to apologise and withdrew the £39 bag immediately. The bag - which also features flowers and bicycles - has four green swastikas at each corner.
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Rachel Hatton, 19, was shocked to get her Zara bag home and find swastikas all over it
Race-hate campaigners described the bags as "abhorrent".
Denis Fernando, national secretary of Unite Against Fascism said: "We believe there are many ways in which fascism is legitimised in modern society.
"There are people who see that symbol and it means annihilation and murder to them.
"It is completely offensive and abhorrent to millions and millions of people.
"Fascism and racist symbols are sometimes legitimised in popular culture, this is one of those times. It should have no place in a modern society.
Rachel Hatton, 19, from Ashford, Kent, who bought the bag, said: "I brought it back to the shop and asked someone if it was a swastika. A man said it did look like one and so I got my money refunded.
"It's a terrible thing to put on a bag."
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The offending 'swastika' bag has now been removed from Zara's shelves with an apology from staff
Denis Fernando, national secretary of Unite Against Fascism, said: "Fascism and racist symbols are sometimes legitimised in popular culture, this is one of those times."
A Zara spokesman said today: "We did not realise Swastikas appeared on some of these bags, the swastika was not on the bag which was sourced by us after being supplied by an external producer. "Of course we apologise to anyone who was offended by the bag, and we will be withdrawing it from all our stores."
Zara, which is owned by Spanish retail giant Inditex Group, has 50 stores in the UK and is a favourite of super WAG Alex Curran - who regularly buys clothes for her daughters Lilly-Ella, three, and Lexie, one, at the high street store.
Alex Curran, who is married to Liverpool and England midfielder Steve Gerrard, has spoken of her daughter's love for the chain, saying: "I usually get their stuff at Gap, Zara, H&M and Monsoon."
The Spanish firm has 1,026 stores in 68 countries across the world and is considered to be one of the largest fashion retailers in Europe.
The swastika was a Hindu symbol appropriated by the Nazis.
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