Surprisingly, Dream Girls’ sister shop is not named Bollywoods. Whereas their Satwa counterpart clones Western-style clothing, Hollywoods also does a fine line in Indian men’s and women’s clothes. What we especially like about the star-studded tailors is how they stick as closely to what we describe as possible – too many places stitch in a couple of puffed sleeves for luck, guessing you’ll appreciate such fashion insanity.
Instead, when we asked for a frayed edge on the sleeves of this sherwani (a long coat-like garment worn in India), they managed the difficult needlework precisely. They also went the extra distance when it came to fabric.
Though we took in our own textile (sourced from Shining Sword Textiles round the corner on Al-Souq Al-Kabeer, 04 355 3664, where they served Chai tea as we chose), they picked out the lining and buttons – all added in to the final bargain price of Dhs300. They also managed a perfect fit without an original to follow. No wonder they have their own sign across the LA hills.