I echo Sis Jannah's thoughts here.
I mean,atleast leave the Makkah alone!The holiest place of our ummah alone!
You have the whole world or for that matter,areas around the Makkah for building those glittering malls,hotels and tall towers!
People don't go there for a vacation.They don't go there for site seeing.They go there for pleasing God, purifying their souls and for their spiritual upliftment.
What could have Paris Hilton or others involved in the business thought before opening those shops?"Hey,muslims from all over the world come here to pray.This is the best place to attract them into buying my overpriced goods!A best place to make money out of rich muslims.!!"
And what do some muslims,who by the way like to squander money that way think?"Hey,I have come here for a pilgrimage!Now that I have come here,let me indulge in some useless brand shopping.I am not going to get this stuff outside Makkah.(really??) !Paris Hilton store!!Yeeyy!"
People don't go to Makkah to shop.If they even have to,then they would like to buy something as souvenirs.Something that would remind them of their visit to the Holy City.This store,I am sure,would not do that.
The purity of the place and it's old world charm is diminishing.If people can not stop themselves from committing biddah,who is responsible for that?I mean,who orders the arabs to bulldoze those century old buildings?Why can't they atleast try to educate muslims properly if they think they want to prevent them from committing sin?Then why are they allowing unnecessary stores like those to open there?(could atleast open stores which would benefit the pilgrims and make their experience more comfortable).
Surely,another place like Paris Hilton store (they already have a store i think??),is not even needed there.It is a sheer indulgence in riyah ,show off and money wastage.They could do that in other places in the Arabia,if it is business that they are doing.But not at the expense of old and the real arab buildings.