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Top 5 Shopping Cities for Sisters

Cute dress—too short. Sweet pants! Alas, too tight. Shopping for hours and still can’t find the perfect modest outfit? Online shopping isn’t doesn’t always deliver on its promises - whether in what it looks like or in delivery times. Don’t worry, you’re not alone in your exasperation. In fact, Muslimas in different corners of the world struggle to find clothing of their choice. Luckily for you, we have researched some of the top cities to buy suitable clothing. Always remember when in town, it never hurts to shop around!

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Istanbul

The cosmopolitan city of Istanbul is filled with fashionistas including classy hijabis, hipster hijabis, casual hijabis and just about any label you can think of. Istanbul’s multiple shopping centres provide diverse collection of clothing lines suitable for mothers, wives and sisters. The marvellous Istinye Park consists of numerous sections such as the Fashion District and The Bazaar. Here, sisters can find fabulous burkas, hijabs, jewelries, and accessories. Considered one of the jewels of Istanbul, the Grand Bazaar holds extensive arrays of traditional scarves, leather, rugs and jewelry. Ladies if you’re looking for handbags, head to Arasta Bazaar which is packed with shops. When shopping in Istanbul, bargain before you buy.

Dubai

It seems like Dubai has it all, fancy cars, intricate buildings, and fabulous shopping centres for the discerning customer. That’s right ladies, bring the extra pocket money, because you’re going to need it for this trip. This lavish city is filled with traditional items and luxury items. The Dubai Mall is renowned for its extremely large collection of brands. If you’re the type to favour one brand over the other, visit the Dubai Mall and choose from the variety of popular stores. On the other hand, if the brand doesn’t mean much to you, the Meena Bazaar offers many high quality products at a fair price. Just outside of the city, the Mall of the Emirates is phenomenal; consisting of shoe shops, accessories, and designer brands. When in Dubai, stop by the souks to get a feel of how traditional Dubaians used to shop.

Singapore

Two in one, vacation and shopping spree! The island of Singapore is not only known for its beaches but its tremendous shopping centres. From handbags to clothes there are countless malls from door to door. The architecture of the majestic shopping centre ION Orchard is pure genius. Not sure if you’ll be more impressed by the shopping choices or the actual building. Everything in one, the mall comes with popular stores like Burberry and Marc Jacobs along with tons of restaurants appealing to your taste buds. On the contrary, if you’re on a low budget, Far East Plaza is composed of 6 floors packed with cheaply priced outfits that are guaranteed to last for years. Recognized as the largest mall in Singapore, Vivo City has every store you can think of. Pick wisely from the choices that appeal to you. When in Singapore shop till you drop!

London

The city of London has so much to offer I bet you can build another London Bridge with all the clothes you buy! Hold your horses, we don’t want you getting into debt. That said, London is absolutely one of the greatest cities to shop in due to the large Muslim population. Recently opened in East London, Aab is famous for beautiful hijabs and lovely dresses. It is buzzing with shopaholics and you can be one of them. Oxford Street is a shopping hub with hundreds of stores ranging from famous brands. Composed of six floors, Dover street market is packed with variety of outlets from all over the world. Stop by Fortnum & Mason and enjoy some of the best tea in England. When in London, keep calm and shop around!

Kuala Lumpur

You can’t leave Malaysia until you visit South Asia’s retail capital, Kuala Lumpur. Loaded with outlets, the city is waiting impatiently for your purchase. Mid Valley Megamall is huge in size; the number of stores it holds will have you shopping for months. It’s a haven for shopaholics hosting Adidas, Converse, and many other stores. Suria KLCC is another luxurious mall located in the heart of the city. Pavilion Kuala Lumpur is an enormous mall packed with restaurants, clothing, shoes, accessories, and just about anything you can think of. Take your time finding the dream outfit of your choice. When in Kuala Lumpur, shop – if that’s all you do.

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