Clothes shopping for many people is a hobby. For many others who hate shopping is something they only do when they are in need. No matter which group you belong to, buying clothes is most probably the last thing you may like to do in Iran because clothes are usually expensive in Iran and there is not much difference in design and colors from what you can find in many other countries. If you are looking for traditional colorful clothes, you have to go to souvenir shops. After all, in case you need to buy clothes in Iran, seek help in this part to find some useful clothes shopping phrases. To learn the name of each piece of clothes you can refer to clothing, but to learn some facts about buying clothes in Iran, you’d better finish reading this part.
A Few Tips about buying clothes in Iran
– In Iran, wearing hijab is obligatory for women. Moreover, men cannot wear shorts or sleeveless tops in public. What most of non-Iranians have in mind as hijab is a black long veil which is true in some cases; however, many women in Iran wear a kind of long shirt which is called “mânto” and a “rusari” or “šâl”, scarf, on head. If you are interested in wearing shawl or scarf around your neck you are in a heaven for buying them. There is verity of colors and fabrics ranging from black to white and synthesis to silk. You can wear them as hijab in Iran and change the usage when you are out of this country.
– In Iran, sizes of clothes are based on European scale. So, knowing your European size can make shopping easier in Iran although sometimes Iranian sizes are not fix and you need to try on everything before shopping.
– One of the most important things to remember is that in Iran, clothes and shoes are not usually refundable especially in small shops. It is sometimes possible to change the size or color but not to get your money back. So before paying, ask the shop keeper if he has refund policy.
– If you are a resident in Iran, we have a good suggestion for you. Find a tailor and order him or her whatever you need. Tailors are usually skilled and not super expensive. In this way you can support small businesses, have clothes which fit you very well and improve your designing skill. You may need to learn about colors and fabrics. If so, refer to colors.