Sunday, December 21, 2008

Yet another reason why I love Kuwait

Isn't contrast great? Traditional vs. modern...

These undergarment shops are all over Kuwait - you just have to go to most of the basement stores(known as "souq shaabi"). (I don't really want to refer to them as "lingerie" shops as the word itself implies more elegance than these garments deserve.) We fondly refer to these shops as "the dirty underwear stores". You will find yer fancy party/dancin' clothes, feathers, fur, shiny stuff - whatever your heart desires. It's all right here. In fact, earlier this year I even found a rinestone-studded leather riding crop. Imagine that. Giddy up little pony, we on our way to the rodeo!

This one is in Salmiya right under the Kwik Copy store in Jawhara Center off Salem Al-Mubarak Street. They have an entire Chrismas collection. There are also a few good ones right below the Gulf Royale restaurant in Salmiya.

Looking to get your girl that special gift? Because nothing is more special than the gift of giving....

13 comments:

A 3 AM Flight said...

I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not lol.

Desert Girl said...

A 3 AM - Ah yes, isn't that the beauty of my blog? :)

Anonymous said...

Nothing says lovin' like wearing a dismembered Muppet on your Ha-Ha. :-)

Desert Girl said...

Oh that's some funny shit right thar! Looooooool

Jewaira said...

DG you always have some good stuff up your sleeves ;)

Anonymous said...

So now we know that Arab blood runs hot underneath those garments. Maybe my next trip there will be more interesting.
Schlumberger boy

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...not that I'd be bragging or anything, but where might one find that riding crop? I'm afraid it may be hard to smuggle in some of my favorite things... ;b

Anonymous said...

Fo' sho. Someone gone and put Beeker's head on a g-string. Look at the pink furry job in the middle.

Kuwait-Moda said...

first of all i love kuwait too :D
second, whats the other reason why you love kuwait :)

abolesanzalef said...

MMMM... again.....i back....
so dg, is that all make you love kuwait?dont you have more things?

hope you enjoy in usa...

hiboooo

Evil Knievel said...

HAHA!!! I found this:
http://lifeinthespeedylane.blogspot.com/2008/07/need-garden-ho.html

Anonymous said...

When we lived there, we referred to them as "the naughty knicker shops"! An absolute hoot!

ScotlandiyaArabiya said...

My Kuwaiti sister-in-laws bought me a shed load of this stuff just before my wedding. Man, it was ugly. I can remember sitting opening the parcels with a fixed grin on my face whilst inside I was thinking WTF?
I mean, how do you wash the ones with the feathers anyway?

I sure as hell wasn't going to take any of those items to be dry cleaned.