Shopping Excursion: Kabul

3.16.2007

By leboheme

Finally, a style story with an element of danger!
The Taliban fashion-police are making a troubling comeback in Afghanistan, but they're still far from retaking the whole country. For those females who don't live in the burqa zone, ex-California designer Sarah Takesh runs a Kabul boutique showcasing western adaptations of tradtional Central Asian garments. With banditry and bribery rampant, making commercial rent payments is the least of her concerns. The public radio show Marketplace has the full story.

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