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Doorjee. Well, no, I am not talking about any specific tailor. If you are a regular reader of this section I bet you have came across the name "Doorjee" quite a few times. This is a boutique shop established in New DOHS, Mohakhali.
Selina Chowdhury, mother of two teenagers, used to have a hard time giving them nice salwar kameez to wear as the girls were very fussy about clothes. One day as she designed clothes for her daughters she realised that she made them well, and consequently she could open a small boutique shop just to keep herself occupied. Thus she started Doorjee. Now at the age of 6, Doorjee is a popular name among fashion lovers both in Bangladesh and abroad.
Doorjee caters to a huge group of consumers with salwar kameez from various ranges. They make beautiful embroidered kameez suits for any occasion. These suits are done with sequin and glasswork and also Dopka and Jardozi. The georgette ones are mostly done in blocks and embroidery. The cotton suits are comfortable and done in blocks, tie-and-dye with embroidery and glass work.
The best thing about Dorjee is that it is very customised, taking orders for kameez suits (only Doorjee designs) just the way the customer wants it. There are options for churidar, simple salwar, and pants along with sleeve options. You can make any kameez longer or shorter and can even have a fitting done within a day as the factory is just above the outlet.
Doorjee stocks sarees during special festivals like Eids and New Years. This summer Doorjee has a huge range of items to offer: cotton kameezes, bexi georgette, kotta kameez with lots of lace, appliqué
, glass works, embroidery etc. Their price range starts from tk.1500 to tk.1900 for cotton ones; tk.1850 to tk.2650 for georgette and tk.2500 to tk.3800 for gorgeous party wear. Their prices never cross tk.4000 as they mainly cater to a huge consumer market.
It is worth keeping Doorjee kameezes as now Doorjee has became a brand name, and most of all a trend setter.
Address: Road # 15, House # 223, New DOHS, Mohakhali.

By Bohemian Soul

Shop talk

Cotton summer frocks
If you are thinking of buying your girls' summer frock that will be comfortable in the ghastly whether try out Nandan Shp #28 at Dhanmondi Orchid Plaza. The prices are reasonable starting from tk.150 onwards.

Lakme Face Magic
It is really magic. This new product "the daily wear soufflé" is useful for all day wear and makes your skin look smooth and fresh. Look for your colours at Almas (Dhanmondi and Gulshan). Also found in the popular markets of the city. Price: tk.120

Fair and Lovely Dark circle remover
The instructions say you have to use it every night after washing the face and before going to bed. This works within 6 to 8 weeks and really helps to lighten the dark circles that make your eyes look dull. Price tk.100 found in Almas (Dhanmondi and Gulshan). Also found in the popular markets of the city.

Lakme radiant complexion compact
This is a face powder specially made for sub-continental skin tones. The compact is also found in various shades. The price is tk.90 and is very useful for everyday use. Available at Almas (Dhanmondi and Gulshan). Also found in the popular markets of the city.

Cool T-shirts
In the mood for updating your wardrobe with some trendy casual wear? College Street, right opposite the Dhaka College, is the place to go to. Available in a wide range of colours and styles, ranging from Tk 50-200, depending on how good you are at bargaining, this is the best place for a closet reload.

Sale at Westec
Westecs is giving away a bumper sale on their whole collection. Pick up your favourite shirt, skirt, tops and even winter wear till stocks last.

Bexi fabrics
The fantastic summer collection of Bexi fabrics available in yards at Priyangan shopping complex and all other outlets are surely an eye catcher for this fashion season. The price, well within the reach of every one makes it is a must try out for all fashion conscious ladies.

Ponds Angel face
This micro talc comes in small attractive plastic containers with sunscreen that makes the skin glow and look fresher instantly. You can get this at Almas (Dhanmondi and Gulshan). Also found in the popular markets of the city at tk.50

Wireless mouse
Everyone will have something different to nag about. If you are okay with cleaning your old fashioned mouse you probably are not satisfied with the trailing wire. The solution would be to get a wireless mouse that transmits information by infrared. It is terrific for those lazy bums who find clicking at the desk a chore. Stay in bed and click away with this device for 800 taka.

Optical Mouse
Those of you who are tired of cleaning the tracking ball of your computer mouse every alternate days can now breathe easy. Optical mouse that has no tracking ball and works on light solves the problem. available at all computer accessory stores for Tk 550/- plus.

Summer fruits and vegetables
For all those delicious summer fruits and the exquisite seasonal vegetables make sure you pay a visit to Karwan Bazar. 5 kilograms of cucumber, egg plant, okra and such are sold for around tk.10, 20 respectively. However, the only catch is the vendors prefer to sale whole sale than to retail and this bazaar is at its peak from 10 P.M. to the wee hours in the morning. So, plan to shop in a group for a better bargain.

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