Tznius Shopping at the Shook

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    Lightbrite
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    Are there good inexpensive tznius staples at shooks in Israel?

    I asked someone to look for skirts and dresses at the shook to bring me from Israel.

    Wondering if anyone has suggestions on what types of tznius clothes are both less expensive and easier to find in Israel compared to out of town America.

    On my last visit, I stocked up on opaque tights so I’m all set in this regard.

    Thank you 🙂

    #1217351

    takahmamash
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    pssssst . . . the generally accepted spelling is “shuk.”

    #1217352

    lesschumras
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    Also, I didn’t know staples had to be tznius

    #1217353

    Lightbrite
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    Lol. That’s exactly what I asked for!

    #1217354

    Little Froggie
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    Yes, the shook has to be tznius

    #1217355

    Lightbrite
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    Thanks btw takahmamash. I pronounce it shuk, but often spell Oooo sounds as oo… which in this case U def works.

    Didn’t realize until after that “shook” is a word in English and is pronounced differently than shuk.

    Appreciate the transliteration grammar 🙂

    #1217356

    Nechomah
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    What kinds of things do you want someone to buy for you in the shuk? The things that are sold there are not of the highest quality. So many things are available on the other side of the Atlantic. Don’t be dependent on other people for your tznius. You can shop online, especially now in the winter. Kohl’s and other stores sell skirts long enough this time of year. Buy a frum publication and learn about some of the other stores that sell clothes for women. You can order tights online from many places, including essentialapparel and barenecessities. Prices there may actually be better than what you can get things for in EY. It’s great to give financial support to business owners in EY, but you may get better return on your investment by buying things at lower cost in US and supporting Torah learning over here with the difference.

    #1217357

    Avi K
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    Lightbrite, I suggest that go to a pharmacy and ask for nails. Be careful to pronounce the ayin properly. They are ????? not ?????.

    #1217358

    Lightbrite
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    I was hoping for longer skirts or dresses.

    Thought maybe it’s cheaper and easier to find in Israel.

    I’ve ordered tops from a frum store online but dresses and skirts were more expensive and I want to try them on first preferably.

    Thanks I’ll check out Kohl’s.

    #1217359

    Nechomah
    Participant

    There are other stores, not just Kohl’s that sell long skirts. You can check out Next and other women’s clothing stores,especially this time of year. You will have a harder time during the summer.

    #1217360

    WinnieThePooh
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    Might be easier to find tznius clothing, unless you live in a highly frum area in the US, but not necessarily cheaper.

    It’s funny, because so many people I know who have a chance to go to the US or have people coming from the US, do their shopping there!

    #1217361

    Lilmod Ulelamaid
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    I love Israeli shells – at least the ones they sell at Modasty. The material is much more comfortable than the material the ones in the US are made of.

    They also have much nicer colors (I love their colors! I have gotten a lot of compliments on my Israeli shells). They sell pastel-colored shells year-round, unlike the US where you can only find them in the summer (like, hello, my complexion doesn’t change according to the seasons!)

    Also, in the US, I couldn’t find pastel-colored shells that were long-sleeved. They were all half-sleeves because they were meant for the summer, but I was afraid to buy half-sleeves because they didn’t have any available to try on so I wasn’t sure if the sleeves were really long enough. Also, I want shells that I can wear year round.

    The other maaleh (maybe most important) is that the necklines are much higher then my US shells.

    I also love the motto that is written on their bags: ??????? ??? ???? ?????? (Tznius is always in style).

    #1217362

    Nechomah
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    There is a company called Kiki Riki. Google Kiki Riki shells. You can get them in 34 colors. I think that should cover almost any pastel you need. You won’t need to deal with getting them over the Atlantic or around the US, as you can just order them on line.

    #1217363

    Lilmod Ulelamaid
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    Are they long sleeved? And do they have really high necklines? And are they made with the same super-comfortable material the Israeli ones are made with?

    And even if they are in 34 colors, do they have the same gorgeous shades as the ones I bought in Israel?

    #1217364

    Nechomah
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    LU, look at the site. They have long sleeves, 3/4 sleeves, half of the bodice to wear under a dress where you don’t need something all the way to the hips. All kinds. Kids sizes, women’s sizes and probably even maternity. It might be good to get from somewhere that you can see the color yourself and match it up to whatever you’re buying. When I was in a Modasty store recently, they have certain tops that go with the skirt they have on the rack with it. If you have ever gone to Chemise or Basic 4 U, they have tons of colors. You may have to take it in by the shoulders it get the neckline right, but if matching and selection of colors are important, then those are the stores to go to. Chemise is much more expensive. Basic 4 U is about 25 shek for a shirt.

    #1217365

    WinnieThePooh
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    I also like Modasty shells – even better than Kiki Riki. They are soft, don’t cling, wash well, can even survive the dryer.

    #1217368

    Lightbrite
    Participant

    Question please:

    Are the Modasty shells synthetic or cotton?

    #1217369

    WinnieThePooh
    Participant

    They have both types. Cotton ones are amazing!

    #1217370

    Shopping613 🌠
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    Kiki Riki- extremely tight…not so tzniyus.

    Modasty-pretty good, but fades and gets ruined after a while. I hear the newer ones are better though

    Basic you- Not worth every day shells, if you need a specific color for one shirt they are super cheap. But extremely junky. I’ve seen worse though.

    Most chains stores also have in the back. Those are really good quality but expensive and you need to carefully see if they are tzniyus. But then again, just cuz its a frum store doesn’t mean its tzniyus either 🙂

    Stardust is a company sold in many shuk type stores. Shells are between 30-60 depeding on the store and from my expirience they are even MORE comfortable than Modasty and last longer.

    #1217371

    Lilmod Ulelamaid
    Participant

    Matching is not super-important to me, since I mainly wear black or grey skirts. I don’t want a shell that has a neckline that needs taking in, because it ain’t gonna happen.

    #1217372

    Lilmod Ulelamaid
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    Winnie the Pooh – +1. Good to know about the dryer. I didn’t know that. I don’t think I ever tried putting them in the dryer. It’s great to know that I can. Especially in the winter, when it’s hard to find a place to hang my clothes to dry.

    #1217373

    WinnieThePooh
    Participant

    wait a minute, I made a mistake- I confused modasty with stardust! (thanks shopping for jogging my memory) It’s the stardust ones that I like…I never actually bought Modasty. so don’t go putting the Modasty one in the dryer yet, I don’t know if it will last.

    #1217374

    Lilmod Ulelamaid
    Participant

    WTP – thanks for the clarification.

    btw, I don’t know much about these things, but I think the Modasty shells might be lycra.

    #1217375

    Lightbrite
    Participant

    Imho… The good thing about the Kiki Rikis when they are snug is that I can wear them under long sleeve tops and dresses with sheer sleeves.

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