We’re two weeks into the holy month of Ramadan and we’ve noticed that almost everywhere we go, people are already playing Hari Raya songs and even decorating their house with festive ornaments!
Not only that, Malaysians have already been crowding up the malls over the weekend in preparation for Hari Raya and of course, to enjoy the GST-free sales before the sales and services tax (SST) kicks in.
But if you’re overwhelmed by the plethora of choices in the market or if you simply don’t really enjoy crowded malls, perhaps you can turn to online shopping!
Here are seven local brands you should get your Hari Raya outfits from.
#1 Rizalman For Zalora
This man needs no further introduction in the local fashion scene. Datuk Rizalman has decades of experience dressing up celebrities and even royal families all over the world.
His partnership with Zalora this year was taken to new heights with his Jaipur-inspired collection. The man brought Rajashtan, India to us without the need to get on a plane through his immaculate pieces which are a hybrid of Malay and Bollywood influences.
Prices range from RM170 to RM1,271
and is available exclusively on Zalora.
#2 dUCk Scarves
This luxury brand has always been on the Raya radar for hijabistas and dUCKies ever since the brand was launched four years ago. Following their successful Raya campaign last year (which used Alhambra and Islamic art as inspirations), this year, they’ve come up with a new range of Eid hijabs inspired by something we often see but don’t always take notice of while eating our kuih rayas
– doily paper.
The scarf features intricate geometrical patterns from the doily and comes in two forms – the square and the shawl.
Each piece is sold at RM300
and is available in eight colours. You can purchase them online or at any dUCk Scarves store near you.
If you’re the type of gal who loves something simple, appeasing to the eyes and most importantly, won’t break the bank, then you’ll fall in love with Lubna.
Their collection is super affordable that we’re contemplating on getting two or three outfits from them for Hari Raya. From plains to prints and also a myriad of options for mix and match, Lubna’s outfits are also highly wearable as daily wear.
You can purchase Lubna’s collection only on Zalora. Prices start from RM74.55 to RM272.65
#4 NH by Nurita Harith
Clean lines, sophisticated lace and a balance of pastel and dark colours dominate Nurita Harith’s 2018 raya collection. We love the little details on each piece, especially the pleats, which will undoubtedly give the wearer a more refined and demure look.
The collection is priced between RM580.20 to RM684
. You can purchase the collection here.
One thing that really caught our eye from Petra this year is their super gorgeous prints and silhouettes! Their chic pieces will definitely make you stand out in your family’s annual Hari Raya photoshoot and trust us, you’ll be turning heads at open houses!
You can get their collection online via Zalora or at their pop-up store at The Curve. Prices start from RM282.10
#6 Mimpi Kita
We’ve been a fan of Mimpi Kita for quite some time, and we’re really happy to see how beautiful their Raya collection is this year. They’ve got a play of custom-made prints mimicking floral and geometrical patterns on a palette of soft pastel colours in classical and modern silhouettes that won’t go out of style.
Their Eid collection is available on Fashion Valet and is priced at RM540
#7 Pieces by Raeesa
Batik lovers, this is one homegrown brand you should keep a close eye on. Each piece of garment is design with customised and hand drawn batik prints with an array of eye-catching colours to suit your cup of tea.
Batik can be quite tricky and messy through our experience, but we can vouch that her quality of canting
is pretty much spot on and neat.
Her creations have not only earned the hearts of local batik fans but also royalty such as the DYMM Tengku Permaisuri Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin.
Since her pieces are exclusively made, you’ll have to enquire how much it’ll cost you to own a custom-made batik piece. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit her Instagram