Re: O/T Where to buy Indian clothing and cushion covers, etc...

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Posted by Littlefox on July 24, 2002 at 14:38:34:

In reply to: O/T Where to buy Indian clothing and cushion covers, etc... posted by Erika on July 23, 2002 at 18:32:31:

For what it's worth, that's actually what I'm working with at my
booth at the local conventions. I haven't quite gotten the pillows
and such done but if you're looking to spend over $60 a a time, I'd
suggest looking at Priyanka's. They have a minimum over seas order,
however they tailor make their clothing and are relatively
inexpensive as sari's go, though they do carry the incredibly
expensive. All of mine have been around $20-$35 a sari, and some of
them come with blouse material.

Couple of warnings though, they will skimp you if they think they can
get away with it. I ordered 4 saris, 3 hair broches and a peticoat
from them with my first order, 3 of the saris were bang on, the
fourth wasn't even remotely what I ordered, the 3 hair broches were
even worse and the peticoat I ordered in white they shiped to me in
lavender. After playing the 'I really am pleased with the ones that
are right but my husband was totally disgusted with the 4th sari and
it simply will not do' game with them, they agreed to replace that
sari and broaches free in my next shipment (they could ship it
separately though it would have cost me a bit) and I could keep the
totally inappropriate sari (Oh joy... anyone want a neon lime green
and peach sari for cheep?)

My replacement still wasn't the one I ordered or even remotely olive
green (it was a lovely creamy yellow number with grey and pale peach
designs) but atleast it didn't clash with my red hair and fair skin,
which was what I told them when they replaced it to avoid at the very
least. The white peticoat and blouse I ordered as well also came in
lavender again so I'm assuming it is a problem with their
seamstresses lighting rather than being obtuse. And the replacement
broaches were atleast worth the price rather than something they
tossed in, but none of them were the ones I ordered. Granted, they do
reserve the right to substitute for equal value items and same color,
price and style saris if they run out of something, which I can
completely understand.

So all and all I've had some good luck with them, but don't be afraid
to dog them if they try to skimp!!! They're a good price and about
2/3rds of the orders they get right on the money. And at $25 or so a
sari, I can afford to make the mistakes that they give me as freebies
into pillows and wait for them to get it right.



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