The other day I decided to go into town for some errands. My stops were:
- The tailor, to have a zipper fixed on a coat.
- The bookstore and toy store to buy gifts for a brit and a child’s birthday party.
- The shoe repair, for the lining in my winter dress shoes.
I debated whether to take both shoes, as only one needed repair. In the end I took only one–the wrong one.*
Did you know that some private bookstores allow you to exchange Hebrew books at selected stores throughout the country? This is a way of competing with the major chains.
After completing my errands I decided to collect a sample of fashion photos with my new camera. I wanted a shot of the slutty, jewel-studded platform sandals in little girls’ sizes, but was stopped by an owner unfamiliar with the concept, “There’s no such thing as bad publicity.”
All in all I think the religious fashions have improved over last year, although I wouldn’t wear most of these necklines:
The store below is called Mekimi, an undisguised attempt to capitalize on famous religious returnee Noa Yaron’s book of the same name. The title comes from Psalm 113, Mekimi me-afar dal, “He lifts the poor from the dust.” If you are poor I don’t recommend shopping here, although it’s by no means the most expensive.
From yet another store catering to religious women:
For comparison’s sake, I’m including a sample from a bridal studio:
*Postscript: At about 6:30 the morning after this trip, I was about to get up and dress for the brit. I suddenly realized that if I had left the shoe for repair I wouldn’t have had anything remotely suitable at home, as I currently own only one pair of closed non-running shoes. Despite having only five pairs of functional shoes I seem to post about them—and socks–regularly.
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