(Rahnuma): Namshi sure knows how to reel shoppers in. This Ramadan, the Middle Eastern apparel site has been running a promotion called “Suhoor Surprises” where everyday a new offer is released that expires within 24 hours. And the offers have been good — we’ve come across 40 percent off premium brands one day; 40 percent off shoes on another. Then there was the extra 40 percent off sale pieces, meaning some items were available for up to 80% off.
So, be warned — shopping on there can get addictive.
When it comes to its collections, Namshi offers a range of high street-priced options, as well as a few designer duds. Delivering to the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and more, the site is home to more than 800 international and local brands and we always love their annual Ramadan collections.
This year’s modest edit features everything from casual, comfortable daywear to the more exquisite and elaborate eveningwear for special iftar and suhoor occasions.
Local brand Haya’s Closet never fails to disappoint, with a collection of chic and demure abayas starting from $54.
With lace-edged options and pleats, embellishments and applique galore, it’s easy to find abaya options for the various events that creep up on you during the month. The label also offers chic abayas in shades other than black, with one beige, appliqued number standing out as particularly stylish.
The line also features busy, psychedelic kaftans, complete with a mish mash of animal print and traditional geometric patterns. The digitally printed silk fabric — which could get a little warm as temperatures climb — is embellished with tiny rhinestones for that extra sparkle.
For something even more colourful, Threadz features long and floaty maxi dresses with fun prints and patterns — the ankle-grazing hemlines and loose fits are perfect for evenings out in Ramadan.
The site also stocks a who’s who of shoes and accessories, which is ideal if you need a full look in a hurry. Whether it’s jewellery, watches or handbags, there’s a great variety of designers and brands to suit every budget, including Lost Ink, Ted Baker, Aldo and DKNY.