I compiled this list primarily to find some beautiful desert clothing
to wear at Burning Man.
I was astonished at the breath-taking beauty of these clothes!
And many are quite cheap!
Since I was doing this search for my brother's birthday
[Jeff, if you're reading this, expect a package!]
there's a lot of men's clothes here!
Note: I've not [yet!] bought anything from any of these places.
Buy at your own risk!!
[You can feel pretty helpless if an overseas company stops answering email...]
Quick and dirty -- if you're looking for beautiful clothes/robes at great prices, try these:
http://www.alhannah.comBeautiful, but out of range!
Great selection and every thing is lovely!
And the prices are great! The men's dishdasha are mostly $19, then women's embroidered stuff is about $35
slow, slow, slow to load and navigate! [menus are too deep...]
good men's selection [~$40]
great accessories for men -- nice Kufis! I really like the metallic ones -- only $10!
also long, long load time...
good selection and good prices for men [$13-$19 -- few >$30, one custom], including some head gear
[$45-$55] for women's -- nice colors! -- pictures are waaay too small, though.
good selection, great prices! [$25-$35 for women's stuff!] small but nice selection of men's
Note: no orders June 22th-August 10th, so order now!!
Note also that they take a while to arrive...order early!
Oh, please go to this page, just for the lovely graphics!
Plus, I drool over that lovely first wedding dress! Oh, oh, oh!
Small selection. [$35-$65 -- most $55] A couple men's items. [$27, $35]
http://www.poshak.net/ -- note, this is a link to their "Location" page, which is a lot more functional
slow, slow, slow... This is their home page, nice, but not functional...
Lovely stuff -- $30 for these Shalwar Kameez
I wish the other listings had prices... [in particular, this one!]
gorgeous, stunning!! $$$$!!! [>$1000! *cough, choke*]
You gotta see these dresses, though! WOW!
only one men's item, 5 colors, simple Shalwar Kameez suits [long shirt with pants] $45
breath-taking bridal dresses, BTW!! [>$500 -- ouch!] Wow!
http://www.alsundus.comOther desert clothing:
Small selection, $35-$50 [most $45]
Only one men's item -- but $23 for the top, and $10 for the pants
Note: "khimars" are the head coverings, "niqaabs" are the face coverings
see dresses, jilbabs [collaraed robes] etc.
small selection, $30-$70 [most $50-$55]
beautiful stuff! $50-$85 typically, a nice two-piece men's suit for $40
has care info, and also wearing info -- helpful!
$45-$55 [few >$100]
Clearly a "real" store -- photos off the rack
Three men's items [$30, $50, $50]
Small but nice selection [$35-$45] simple
only two but pretty! [$53, $68]
Not much at all, except a couple items [$50-$75, some ~$250 -- hand embroidered]
but they have cool accessories, including daggers! and these way-cool shoes!!!
took too long to load...
men's clothing has no pics! looks like it's only kufi [skull caps]
~$65, nice colors
go to Caftans for clothing
$33-$55 or so, simple designs, nice embroidery
Crescent Imports & Publications
small men's selection -- $30, $35, $48
$30-$50 for women's
nice head gear -- including the "typical Arab" Kifaya with the headband and scarf
~$75, nice stuff! And you just gotta dig the domain name!
nice, but simple dresses $55-$65
American importers who visit Morocco [>$70]
kinda simple and plain...
http://modestintentionsafricanwea.virtualave.net -- African clothing! $$$ [$100's]A page with free, simple patterns:
http://www.total.net/~shazeedaAnd these lists of Islamic resources:
http://members.tripod.com/~Bebo10/index.htmlWhy do many of these web pages start with "al"? Not really sure, but I know that Malcom X became Malik Al-Shabazz when he left the Nation of Islam, and later gained the honorific "Al Hajj" when he made his hajj, which is a required pilgrimage to Makkah [aka Mecca.]
In researching that paragraph :) I came across Malik Shabazz's touching
letter from Mecca: http://members.aol.com/klove01/meccaltr.htm
It kinda reminds me of what Burning
Man means to me. :)
This site is utterly under construction -- no photos!
lots of graphics, no clothes pictures!?
I just can't navigate this weird site... [~$75
this is why I hate frames!