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1980s Indian fringed skirts-where?

(31 Posts)
FlyMeToDunoon Fri 29-May-09 20:34:11

Long ago in the eighties when I was 'alternative' these long skirts were all the rage amongst goths. They were made of heavy cotton, embroidered coarsely in the same colour, long, had an elasticated waistband and had fringing at the bottom. The heavy cotton draped nicely. Of course most goths wore them in black.
They were sold in hippy shops. The kind of places that also stocked incense and tiger balm.
I have a yen to acquire one again. There don't seem to be hippy shops around here.
Any ideas?

littlelamb Fri 29-May-09 20:35:49

Try charity shops for the real deal.
My mum had a pink one that I used to swan around in when I was about 8 blush

js1000 Fri 29-May-09 22:08:57

Try it on Ebay...

FlyMeToDunoon Sat 30-May-09 09:30:28

I have.

purepurple Sat 30-May-09 09:38:45

anything here?

I love this stuff!

mrsmaidamess Sat 30-May-09 09:40:06

I think you'll probably find them back in the 1980's. grin

cocolepew Sat 30-May-09 09:42:19


mrsmaidamess Sat 30-May-09 09:44:39

I'll stop being pedantic now.

I saw in <ahem> The Ideal world shopping chanel these crinkly sparkly Indiany skirts.

Now I warn you, the model looks ATROCIOUS in the pictures, she's wearing court shoes with them for chrissakes but as an item, (sans fringing I'm afraid) they are quite ethnicky

brace yourself

mrsmaidamess Sat 30-May-09 09:46:04

OMG that dragon site!

FlyMeToDunoon Sat 30-May-09 09:50:26

Thank you.grin
However this is the sort of thing I am after, except in black and in a 10 rather than an 18.

purepurple Sat 30-May-09 09:54:49

I have seen them in hippy shops still, you will just have to keep looking grin
try the fairtade type places or you will have to trawl the carboots/charity shops/jumble sales all summer long
happy hunting!

Blackduck Sat 30-May-09 10:00:46

I had a green one (complete with bells on the tie on the waist) that I wore to death (all the wa round southern India - sigh)..... haven't seen one for sale for YEARS, haven't seen a 'hippy type' shop for years either.... blackduck wanders off wondering if she has finally turned into her mother.....

FlyMeToDunoon Sat 30-May-09 10:03:47

omg I had forgotten the bells on the string at the front!
Ah well.

notyummy Sat 30-May-09 10:24:14

O god....I'm having a flashback to 1989.

First year of university.....doc martins, long skirt....BIIIIIIIGGGG jumper.

Not sure anyone would welcome the return of that outfit personally.

belgo Sat 30-May-09 10:34:48

I would notyummy. That's my style and I'm sticking to it.

TBCoalman Sat 30-May-09 10:44:35

Is there anything here you like?

moonmother Sat 30-May-09 10:54:26

I think the nice sunshine brings the 'alternative' back out in some, I know it does megrin

Here's another link - don't seem to have the indian fringed skirts , but they do have some nice 'gypsy' style ones

moonmother Sat 30-May-09 10:59:50

found some others too 34Q2ec0Q2em322

this one has some nice ones but in the US

littlerach Sat 30-May-09 11:04:56

There is a shop in Bournemouth thay still sells themI htink, called Uptown Girl.

LovelyTinOfSpam Sat 30-May-09 11:09:58

You need a trip to camden smile

Hassled Sat 30-May-09 11:10:43

This is SO spooky. I stood in the shower not an hour ago thinking about these skirts and whether you could still get them - I had them in several colours. They were strangely flattering when I was 18 or so.

Grattage Sat 30-May-09 11:14:06

they are vile.

missmama Sat 30-May-09 12:00:37

I hve a few in my wardrobegrin
With bells and embroidered mirrors no less.

belgo Sat 30-May-09 12:20:21

Yes I had one with bells onesmile. I've just bought this skirt in red. It's gorgeous, but unfortunately I don't have the flat tummy to show off with it.

FlyMeToDunoon Sat 30-May-09 12:37:32

Thanks for all the links.
The trouble is that I am fixated one the skirt of my youth and no other gypsy, velvet or boho wrap will do it for me now.
littlerach hilarious that a shop that sells hippy/goth skirts is called Uptown Girl!
I haven't been to Camden in years. Sigh
Belgo that skirt is gorgeous.

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