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Jakarta Post

Pasar Tasik sets trends for Muslim fashion

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 18 2012   /  07:10 am

While the stylish wait for the newest seasonal collections to be presented on the runways of Paris, Milan or New York, local Muslim fashionistas say they can find their fix closer to home.

“Hijabers”, so called after the headscarves that they wear, have been descending on Pasar Tasik, a series of markets offering inexpensive and fashionable Muslim attire in Block F2 of Tanah Abang market and the basement of the Thamrin City shopping center in Central Jakarta.

Shoppers, often neighbors whom come en masse by commuter train from throughout Greater Jakarta, have evinced no hesitation when buying hijab and others items of Muslim wear in bulk or retail.

One hijaber, Rere, 24, said that she could spend more than a million rupiah on her monthly shopping trips.

“It’s much cheaper here, compared to other places,” Rere said.

A hijab could be found for a...