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Clothes shopping in Isreal

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by joegrec, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. joegrec

    joegrec Senior member

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    I'm going to be in Israel for a couple of weeks in a couple of weeks on vacation.

    I was not planning on doing any shopping but I figured I'd ask is there anything worth while to check out shopping wise in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem or Eilat.

    Any other recommendations for these city would be good too.
     
  2. paco_deluca

    paco_deluca Senior member

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    you can stock up on salt from the dead sea.
     
  3. tsmurfenator

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    There really isn't anything. Pretty much everybody shops in Europe or US.

    In Tel Aviv the highest end mall is Ramat Aviv which has stores like Gant, Zara, etc.
    There is also Kikar Hamedina which has some luxury boutiques like Gucci, Ferragamo, etc.. but it will be very expensive and double the price of anywhere else.

    There are some outlet malls in Eilat.

    The only local brand I know of is Castro which is a mediocre mall brand with lots of logos. Everything else is imported and much more expensive than elsewhere.
    I don't know of any tailor or anything like that.
    It's also pretty warm so don't expect any fancy outerwear or similar.
     
  4. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    the only thing that I can suggest is that there are several stores that carry mid range (not high end) italian shoes - on dizengoff, gan hair, and kikar hamidina. not really special, but different from what you would get in the US. pretty much nothing else is any differnt than you'd get in the US.
     
  5. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    Are there no good custom tailors in Israel? Given what a great tradition of fine tailoring the Jewish people have had and that many outstanding tailors have been Jewish, I find that surprising.
     
  6. sartorialism

    sartorialism Senior member

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    Clothing? In Israel? אתה דפוק?
    It's one of the few things I dislike about the country; the utter lack of style.
     
  7. ljrcustom

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    Pretty much what everyone else has said is true. Is there anything in particular that you are looking for while in Israel or are you just looking for general clothing shopping?

    -LR
     
  8. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    Are there no good custom tailors in Israel? Given what a great tradition of fine tailoring the Jewish people have had and that many outstanding tailors have been Jewish, I find that surprising.

    6 years ago there was a small handful of tailors - good, but not great, mostly over 55 or 60. I used the last shirtmaker in the country for a while, and I used one of the last suitmakers. I am guessing that none of them are still working.
     
  9. Captain Winky

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    I love Israelis, but pretty much every one I know dresses like they're about to perform a Russian mob hit.
     
  10. ljrcustom

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    I love Israelis, but pretty much every one I know dresses like they're about to perform a Russian mob hit.

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    -LR
     
  11. comrade

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    Are there no good custom tailors in Israel? Given what a great tradition of fine tailoring the Jewish people have had and that many outstanding tailors have been Jewish, I find that surprising.

    Not really. Now they are fighter pilots, Mossad agents, and Ph.Ds.
     
  12. Icarus

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    Not really. Now they are fighter pilots, Mossad agents, and Ph.Ds.

    and also tour guides, now shut yoar face!
     
  13. FE-X

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    Shopping wise

    What every one else said but do look into the the naot sandals and clogs they are awesome, I think the factory is somewhere up north ......very good quality
    Also Steve's Pack Jerusalem.

    Restaurants

    Jerusalem has some great schwarma and falafel stands as well steak houses dairy places around town (Ben Yehuda and Eimek Refaim)
    Be sure to check out the Western Wall - Tunnel Tours, Jerusalem Market place (Machaneh Yehuda) the Begin Museum as well.

    Tel Aviv - Diaspora Museaum....and the the beaches and boarwalk there

    Eilat - Snorkeling, ATV's Hiking gorgeous city....great food as well
     
  14. ljrcustom

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    Shopping wise

    What every one else said but do look into the the naot sandals and clogs they are awesome, I think the factory is somewhere up north ......very good quality
    Also Steve's Pack Jerusalem.

    Restaurants

    Jerusalem has some great schwarma and falafel stands as well steak houses dairy places around town (Ben Yehuda and Eimek Refaim)
    Be sure to check out the Western Wall - Tunnel Tours, Jerusalem Market place (Machaneh Yehuda) the Begin Museum as well.

    Tel Aviv - Diaspora Museaum....and the the beaches and boarwalk there

    Eilat - Snorkeling, ATV's Hiking gorgeous city....great food as well


    Definitely try as much falafel, and or schwarma as you can, if you have been to Israel before, you will know why I am saying this. These foods taste better in Israeli than anywhere else in the world in my opinion.
    Naot Sandals are nice, and can be purchased for much less in Israel than they can be in the states. Worth checking out, I often wear them during the summer for running errand or when going to the beach.
    Steves packs are really just a novetly, but if you like them, go ahead. I am always pro supporting the Israeli economy.

    -LR
     
  15. fomar

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    Palestian Olive oil..............excellent.

    I am pro supporting the Palestine economy.

    Have a safe trip.
     
  16. Phil Ossiffee

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    If you're Jewish and are interested in really nicely woven tallit -- try Shizre Kodesh on Arts and Crafts Lane across/outside from Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem. Beautiful work, and some other nice artisans adjacent. www.jerusalemtallit.com
     
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    Palestian Olive oil..............excellent.

    I am pro supporting the Palestine economy.

    Have a safe trip.


    Lebanon used to have decent tailors too.

    I don't know anything about middle -eastern tailoring...

    It would be interesting to get some info about it..
     

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