I’m Back (Part 103933939)

Wow SubhanAllah. I’ve left this blog for a while and haven’t really worked on it and came back to see a lot more views then I expected!

It really made my morning and then really made me want to write more. We know how that has went before but let’s see.

Since I’ve been gone, I started my own hijabi and modest fashion store, lakiamarket.com. It’s an online boutique that offers a unique meld of Eastern and Western brands, which is really a way to say a bunch of Muslim-owned and non-Muslim owned brands until I find a term that’s less clunky. It’s been so exciting, it feels like the way it felt when I first started this blog—like I’m actually working on something I’ve always wanted to do. Like I stopped just mulling it over my head and actually made it a reality. It’s like I don’t even care if it fails at this point, I’m just glad I did it, that I will have one less thing to regret not doing.

I want Lakia Market to be a modest fashion destination, where everything is long-sleeved, not see through and reaches your ankles. I hated going on a site like ASOS, finally finding a great dress (after going through a bunch of strapless and mid-thigh options) and then seeing that it was STILL not hijabi-friendly, that it was a bit too short or sheer or had an insane cutout in the back. Lakia Market wants to be the solution to that, to be the easiest way to find modest clothing.

Our super cute logo ❤

It’s a boutique feel, think Francesca’s or something you’d find in the parts of towns you and your friends go to for brunch. But then it has Bloomingdale’s and Net-a-Porter dreams. Or even Pink Lily Boutique. Did you know they’re self-funded and never took a dime of investor money? That is the dream.

There are some times where I ask myself why I even started it, like who cares or needs a Lakia Market anyway? But then there are times when I get a returning customer or new email subscribers or new Instagram followers and I think ok maybe this is something people would like.

But either way, Alhumdullilah for the chance to do it.

Please suggest things you’d like to read about in the comments below! And thank you for reading!

Hijabi Fashion Store Masterlist

Never before has there been so many places to find hijabs, abayas and other modest clothing. Even mainstream retailers have seriously amped up their modest fashion offerings, making the search for a pretty long sleeve top or a non-see through skirt so much shorter.

But when it’s time for me to shop, it’s often hard for me to find all of those Muslim-owned stores and boutiques I come across when scrolling through Instagram. A quick Google search can show you that these Muslim-owned businesses, that have been there since the beginning, are getting pushed down the rankings by huge retailers like ASOS and SHEIN.

I love ASOS and SHEIN but I also love sites that got their starts because nothing like them existed at the time.

So. Here’s a bookmark-able masterlist of cute modest fashion sites that you can come back to when you need it. Happy shopping! ✨

US

Niswa Fashion

Lakia Market

Haute Hijab

Louella Shop

Austere Attire

Voile Chic

Verona Collection

Artizara

Shukr Islamic Clothing

East Essence

Malikati

Urban Modesty

Veiled Collection

Veil Garments

Liawear Action

Silq Rose

Sew Elevated

Black Orchid Official

Demure Hijabs

Airah

Zizi Boutique

Kabayare Fashion

Culture Hijab

Al Jameela

NAAZ Fashion

Annah Hariri

Precious Noor

 Sahara Shops

Maryam Shah

UK

Aab Collection

Mirage by Numra

Inayah

Cherry Blossom Hijabs

Hayah Collection

Abaya Buth

Podur

Hanaa Collection

Modestly Unique

Aaliya Collections

 

Turkey

Modanisa

AllMiss

Nigeria

Elora

Habeebat

Binta Badmus

Hijabs by Aesha

Nufaesah

Nisabaah

Amnas

 

Australia

Hijab House

Veil of Faith

Phyre Wear

Modelle

Ayahs

Streetgear

Behind the Veil

Diana Kotb

Amaal Label

Asiyam

Nour al Houda

France

Jennah Boutique

Samsoukka

 

This list will be constantly updated! Are you a modest fashion business owner? Comment down below or reach out to us on Instagram to get added.

 

Some (More) Modest French Girl Inspo

Remember our article about French hijabis, in which we discussed how much we hear about French hijabis and the restrictions placed upon them but never actually see any French hijabis? Here is part two—without the history lesson but with the same amount of style inspiration. Here are five more hijabis who the French government probably are not fans of but who we at Hijabified want to be as chic as.

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