Best Exotic in the UK

March 22, 2015 in Fashion, Style by alliemcc

Over the past couple of years, I have not been able to help my UK readers shop the looks from Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and it's been quite frustrating for us all!

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Not having an Analogue Shopper on the ground there, I can only offer some generic advice that is, admittedly, far less convenient than a link to an online brand:

Best results would probably come from a tailor in a South Asian neighborhood in a city near you. Show them pictures of the kurta you want to replicate, and they can likely make something very similar, to your measurements. I have no idea what kind of investment that would be.

If you don't want to put in the effort or funds for a custom piece, try the Indian and Pakistani shops for a readymade option, or an imports/hippie shop in an artsy neighborhood. :)

Surprisingly, I did not find any Etsy sellers in the UK that offer tunics or kurtas. But I did find a Burda pattern, style #8501, which you may want to purchase (or at least note the style number) and have a local seamstress make up for you. 

UK Analoguettes, what resources can you share to help your fellow readers feel comfy and beautiful? Please add a comment, or send me a message, and I'll compile a list.