Thursday, August 6, 2009

If I shop... will you buy?:D

Would any of you be interested in buying well-conditioned vintage hijabi treasures like a mod jilbab, a sleek jumper, a fab vintage caftan, or a glam jalibiyia for an affordable price, from me? Because, on top of the abaya business that inshaAllah will finally launch sometime late December [can't promise the website will arise as quick but inshaAllah], I'd like to put my shopping skills to some use. I ALWAYS find gorgeous vintage treasures (that just aren't my size) that I'd still like to take home and make even more fab (I like to fix things, or make them even prettier). I personally prize vintage (and mixing it with mall finds) along with my internet buys since it makes my wardrobe unique. I have a gift for finding hijabi pieces and I love to shop for others even more than I do for myself, so I was wondering if there'd be any sisters out there interested in this? I mean, it is a sunnah to re-use and redistribute clothes especially overgarments, and its not like I'd sell anything ugly, frumpy, smelly, or damaged, ya know? LOL, I'll buy it, wash it, style it (by sewing or adding accessories) then post it (photographed on some non-muslim models/friends of mine). I've thought about doing some of these for profit [ones where I am only making a 10-15% profit on the value+the shipping which I don't earn on but you pay], and of auctioning off certain really glam finds (that I managed to find for absolutely nothing---I was a girl who could make off with Chanel, Valentino, Dior, and Oscar de la Renta from Value Village I kid you not) that I get at a steal to raise money for whatever charitable cause effecting our Ummah that I'd like to contribute to. What'd'ya think? If I shop, will you buy????

20 comments:

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

I would definitely! I really like your taste and appreciation for colors and details. I love abayas, but I am really looking for something that isn't just black.

suraya sani said...

assalamualaikum.. i am quite a fan of islamic fashion especially jilbab and abaya.. and now searching for jelabiya for wedding..insyaAllah i am getting married soon ( not so early) hee.. but iam decided to wear jelabiyas as my wedding gown.. i dont know where to find as in Malaysia and i am quite afraid to order online as some of the shops might not exist at all..

insyaAllah when it comes to my wedding day planning (HAHA) would u like to find suitable wedding jelabiyas for me??


wassalam,

Habibti said...

assalamu alaykum yes i would if it is not too expensive. it depends on the price
i went to value village yesterday i wanted to beat myself. granny clothes overload pfffffff

NeverEver said...

I'm a smidge poor at the moment(alhamdulillah of course) but if it was in my price range I would TOTALLY buy from you. :D I would buy from you before anyone else on the internet
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Aalia of Abu Dhabi said...

Trust me girls, Pixie knows how to find good stuff!!

Laura said...

i would love to :)

wnorhaslina said...

Salam

I surely interested to buy. Cause i love vintage also. I ts hard to find vintage wears here in malaysia. :)

Adventurous Ammena said...

would i buy? most definately insha'allah

Umm Muhammad said...

I'd buy I love original pieces and VV doesn't bother me a bit:)

Sarah Plain And Short said...

Salam aleikom

well ya of course alhumdulillah

Jamilah said...

If you ever find something giantly tall then let me know... :)

hobbitz said...

You find such cute stuff! Id LOVE to buy when I could. I just think of the price of vintage clothes, though, and shudder. But I could probbly buy something, inshallah. It would be sooo cool to look at stuff anyway.

Pluse, since youre going to the gulf after Ramadan, inshallah, you can get abayas and stuff cheaper on location.

peace!

Anonymous said...

Totally! I absolutely love vintage! =)

Candice said...

I would, but I find it very difficult to find things the right length for me! Might be the same here...

Pixie said...

OKay all: this is the one time I'll encourageing anonymouses---leave your height and measurements (if you know them) here and I'll keep them in my mind when I make my first finds. Taller is harder because alot of vintage is super petite but I have found some super pretty turkish-style jilbabs (the glam ones not the icky auntie shoulder pads ones) in larger sizes (too big for five foot me).

AlabasterMuslim said...

I'll be coming here before anyone else (except maybe rabia z, ever since you posted about her i just LOVE her designs). anything for a 5 foot 2? :D Inshallah Allah (SWT) rewards you for you good deeds, ameen.

AlabasterMuslim said...

Oh that reminded me, If you have not already you should check the weight you can bring on the plane for each bag. I think its been reduced from 70 pounds to 50 and only two bags allowed. Unless you pay extra, which is A LOT.

safiyyah said...

Assalamu alaykum WW
i'd love to if it was not tooo pricey. im 5'and like to wear loose abayas that are floor length. Also id be interested in buying something to wear for my wedding this ramadhan inshallah. remember me in your duas
wassalam.

UniMuslimah said...

Salaam alaikum,
I'd be interested in maybe getting some colourful abayas if the price wasn't too much. (I'm short too- 5 feet even- so it's hard to find anything...)

Cheers!

usenaleeza69 said...

assalammualaikum wbth..

i would love to be a part of this :) please keep updating.