The Rise of Online Clothes Shopping in Israel

Guest post by Mika

One of the biggest trends to hit Israel lately is online shopping. Rather than visit brick and mortar stores, more and more people are opting to buy their clothes online. There are many reasons for this change in the shopping experience. As the fashion industry has expanded, companies are making it much easier for customers to buy their products. By making it easier for customers to get their products delivered right to their doorstep, fashion houses have made it very convenient for people to buy. Moreover, you can buy clothes online at better rates, too. Many companies offer a whole host of different discounts to attract online customers. As online companies do not have to worry about rental costs associated with running an outlet, they can afford to offer greater discounts to their customers. Greater Diversification Over the past few years, many fashion stores have opened up in Israel. One of them is Komono by Mika, which was founded by Mika Efrati, a graduate of Shenkar College. Mika, the head fashion designer, has made her complete collection available online.  As more and more people move to online shopping, many reputable fashion houses are making their products available on the Internet. Companies also offer much greater variety and choice. You can select your sizes accordingly and use many filters to help in your search. This makes it easy for you to find what you are looking for, without having to browse through a physical store. 

Get inspired by the new summer collection of Komono By Mika


Google’s Tel Aviv offices are Amazing!

Google’s Tel Aviv offices are absalutly AMAZING. They have a music room, a gym looking out on a great view of Tel Aviv, a Lego room, a slide between floors and rooftop deck overlooking Tel Aviv beach and the sea.

Regarding how high-tech companies in Israel want their employees to be fully immersed in work not having to deal with anything else, this would be a great place to be. Who would even want to go home?

Yityish Titi Aynaw the First Black Miss Israel

This week at the Miss Israel 2013 beauty contest, 21 year old Yityish Titi Aynaw becam the first black Israeli beauty queen.

Miss Israel 2013 Yityish Titi Aynaw

Miss Israel 2013 Yityish Titi Aynaw

Aside from being an amazing beauty, Yityish is  also an amazing woman who was  born in Ethiopia and immigrated  to Israel at the age  of  12. Yityish served as a captain in the IDF.

When asked by the  judges  why  she  should be  picked as Miss  Israel 2013 she said, Israel is a  country with people of many colors, it is time we showed our colors to the world. … It is time for a Black Miss Israel.

This a a good year for Ethiopian Israelis in the media. Although there are  many Ethiopian  professionals they  are not  that visible. It is good to  see  these people  getting more visibility.  Another amazing Ethiopian Israelis making headlines in Israel is Rudy Beinsin who many  think  will be this years winner of The  Voice  Israel, see her here

Sivan Levi Wedding Dresses

Here is a video of the Sivan Levi bridal collection for 2013 where you can see designs for wedding dresses in Israel. The bridal shop is based in Nesher, near Haifa and you can see views of the city in the video.

The designer, Sivan Levi, is only 25 and originally from Tiberias. The wedding dresses are hand-made in couture trim, mostly specially tailor made for each bride, as are many Israeli wedding dresses.

You can see more of Sivan Levy’s work on her facebook page