Often times people ask where I get my long skirts and scarves from, and 90% of the time I say “the Somali mall”. The inquirer usually follows up their question with a blank stare because they have no idea what I’m talking about. Today I am here to shed some light on my favorite place to shop!
What I affectionately call the Somali Mall is a strip mall located at 448 N. Indian Creek Dr. Clarkston, GA 30021. There is no official name (that I know of) but you will know it when you arrive. I love this place not only because it’s pretty much the only location I can get long skirts and scarves year round, but all of the stores are owned by East African Women! I don’t mind spending my dollars here at all. So here is what I got:
I have been searching for a bag that is large enough to carry my phone and have an over the shoulder strap. Since I no longer shop at big retailers, that proved to be difficult so I was pretty happy to find this cutie.
I’m not sure what type of metal this is but it never tarneshes and the clasp never slips. I have bought so many variations of these small hoop earrings because they are the only non gold or silver earrings that don’t irritate my ears.
I always pick up a scarf (or 2 or 3) when I’m there. The one on the left was giving me all kinds of southwest, Tex Mex vibes so I snagged it up quickly. The one on the right has a turquoise, white and peach ombré effect that I can’t wait to style.
Finally. What most people come there for, the maxi skirt. There are so many skirts and dresses there that it can sometime be overwhelming to pick the right one. This one was whimsical and airy so I snatched it up.
Straight pins: $2
Scarves: $5 x 2 = $10
Total spent: $52
So I walk away with a few less dollars in the ole bank account, but I am really happy with my purchases and I supported small, local businesses. What is your favorite thing that I snagged?