I am a world traveller & a mom of two, (8 & 6). I love to meet people, and am fascinated that there are 7 billion stories out there to be explored. I think Melbourne is the most happening city to live in with all the fun activities around town.
Published May 25th 2013
Sydney Road is famous for many reasons: shopping, restaurants, flavours of different ethnicities, history, etc. It passes through various municipalities starting from CBD and going north till it hits the Hume Highway. If you are driving up this street, you may notice that as you approach Coburg, a bunch of Turkish and Lebanese restaurants will begin to make frequent appearance. Nestled between these restaurants, if you pay close attention, are located some of the very few specialty Islamic clothing stores in Melbourne. One such specialty boutique is The House of Emaan, which carries a range of Islamic clothes for men, women and children and a range of accessories and Islamic products.
Emaan - a specialty boutique in Islamic Clothing
Emaan is an Arabic word that literally means "faith" but is also commonly used as a boy's or girl's name in the Islamic world. However, this article is about the clothing store Emaan on Sydney Road. Once you have located it, I would highly encourage you to open the doors and walk in, even if you have no intention of purchasing anything. You will be surprised to see how beautifully and tastefully decorated the boutique is.
Wide variety of clothes
For those who do not wear Islamic clothing in their everyday lives, which I assume many of us are, the visit to the boutique will be a learning experience. Talk to the owner, who is usually at the boutique as she is quite friendly and always ready to help. For those who are not only familiar with Islamic clothing, but are actually looking for something special, this is a must visit store. You can also look at the website also to learn what types of products are available at the store.
Huge variety of Scarves
There is a huge variety of styles and colours for example in the "hijab" section. A "hijab" is a scarf that many Muslim girls and women wear to cover their hair. Very frequently, the hijabs are adorned with beautiful accessories, such as pins, caps, brooches. Naturally, there is a large variety of these accessories to accompany the hijabs.