www.sunnahstyle.com & www.islamicboutqiue.com . 3abya.com didn't exist back then right.
Now, surrounded by many places to get gorgeous abayaat from, I shop in majority from the local Omani tailor shop designs. I have quite a few favourite tailors, 3-4 in the BACK of the famous Mutrah souq, 2 in the Seeb Souq (1 from the Seeb mall, and one along the highway near a Turkish restaurant), 1 in Al Ghubra near the Bank Muscat down a little back alley who can basically copy any thing you give him a photo of beyond hand embroidery... There's alot of choices. If you know your fabrics and how to barter, and are up to speed on your abaya fashions and finishings, you can get an abaya as good as the designer brands for 1/4 of the price when you deal with a tailor give or take hand embroidery. You DO HAVE TO know about prices for fabrics and the cost of the latest designs though, because bartering is a must, and most tailors will guage you until you become a repeat customer unless they instantly like you;). We Canadian girls seem pretty lucky with this, poor Boxie aside.