Harrods starts offering fashionable Islamic robes

07/14/2010 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Muslim women can find the work of Hind Beljafla, a fashion designer who makes fashionable versions of the black Islamic robes, at Harrods in London. Harrods began offering a collection, which includes abayas, from Beljafla in June, just after the retailer's takeover by Qatar's sovereign wealth fund. "Muslim women are like any women around the world: They love fashion and love shopping," Beljafla said.

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