The Abaya Store, Average abaya price $40, Average hijab price $10
This site ships from Malaysia. I didn’t know this and it doesn’t say it anywhere on the website. However, fear not! I ordered from them and received my abaya within two weeks. I love the fact that they have unique, colorful abayas we normally don’t see. I assure you, you won’t be able to find abayas like this anywhere else. There are two downsides though: (1)Their abayas tend to run rather small. The cut is smaller than the abayas that come from the Middle East. Though I normally wear a 2 or 3 in abayas size, I ordered an extra large and I’m very happy that I did. (2) They don’t seem to have an abundance of abayas. Right now they only have three colorful ones up. Insha’allah they’ll put up more soon.
eShakti, Average shalwar kameeze $50
This site is not a “Islamic” website but they have many modest pieces of clothing. I have their flared sleeve top and pants set. A good thing about this website is you have the choice between their ready-made clothing and custom made outfits (at no extra charge). Naturally, if you want a custom made outfit you have to have ALL of your measurements. (They walk you through how to measure each part of your body). I’m not one to wear shalwar kameezes too often- I find they’re not really made for someone shaped like me (you know, a Black woman’s shape). But this site gives me hope yet. In addition to the shalwars, they have shirts, skirts, jewelry and some very cute rompers. Insha’allah, one day I’m going to figure out how to “Islamize” this romper. It’s so cute! BTW, it takes 15 days for your order to ship.
GNL USA, Average skirt $15, Average pants $15, Average vest $25
This clothing provider is in desparate need of an update. I own a pin-stripped shirt/pants combo I purchased several years ago (which is classical and doesn’t go out of style) but most of their clothing is rather outdated. With the exception of this wrap floral vest, I personally don’t see much else worth ordering. Some time last year they sent out a survey to former customers asking what their clothing interests were and annoucing that they do plan to add new styles to their clothing line. Let’s hope so.
Islamic Fashion Center, Average abaya price $40, Casual wear $19
This website has very reasonably priced abayas. I met the site’s owner, a Puerto Rican sister, when I lived in Florida. She actually hand-delivered one of the abayas I was going to wear for my walimah. (Naturally I appreciated the gesture). They don’t have the most cutting-edge, fresh-off-the-runways-from-Dubai type of abayas but there are certainly some worth checking out. It appears as if they’re running out of their items and I’m not sure if they’re planning to restock or move on to something else. Insha’allah we’ll see.
Primo Moda, Average shirt $50, Average sport suit $85, average suit $95
I’ve browsed this website back and forth for almost a year before I finally ordered anything. I had been to their booth at the ISNA conference and I didn’t think the clothing quality was worth the price they were asking. (Apparently I wasn’t the only one because I didn’t see a lot of traffic near their booth). Several weeks ago I finally purchased a pink version of this: linen outfit (mine was a skirt shirt combination). I like it because it’s simple and elegant. This site has two sections I often don’t see on Islamic clothing sites, one for formal attire and another for sports wear. Though I’ve never purchased anything from their formal section, I do own a pink version of this outfit which I purchased the from Canadian Muslim. It’s very comfortable…so “Islamically fly”.
SYJC and Just Long Shirts, Shirt prices ranges from $21.00-$58.
As the website title mentions, all you find here are long shirts. The only shirt I’ve ordered so far from this site is their Black accent tee. True to their word, the shirt is long. (Since I’m only 5 foot 2, the shirt actually comes to just under my knees). If you want to wear jeans with a slimmer leg (and you’re short like me) then their shirts are perfect. I imagine the shirt would fall a little above the knee for taller sisters. They ship from Canada.