For the first time in her life, Naeemah Kahbir can walk into a store, try on a dress and buy it right off the rack.
While it might seem like a small privilege, it's something the Muslim American woman had never experienced in her hometown of Philadelphia. Most of the time, she shops for modest skirts and long sleeve tops online or pays someone to make it from scratch. It's rare to find a dress at Forever 21 that's fashionable and isn't sheer or has a slit, she says. But that changed Saturday after Kahbir walked into Verona Collection at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall.
Verona Collection, an online company that designs and sells hijabs, modest clothing and sportswear, recently opened a brick-and-mortar store in Orlando and is reportedly one of the first Muslim women's clothing stores to open in a mainstream American mall.
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