Cairo’s boutique culture is growing, with Zamalek fast becoming the hub of it. Nothing beats the feeling when you’re walking around Zamalek and make your own local discovery. Here, we’ve put together a list of the best 10 boutiques you can find in Cairo’s favorite river island, Zamalek. If we’ve missed out your favourite, let us know in the comments below.
Most of the clothes are contemporary designer pieces, along with fashion accessories, art pieces, and home accessories. Whether you want something chic, simple, eye-catching, or sporty, they have it all. Adding to the appeal, Amuse features a fashion course every few months.
Where: 15 Ismail Mohamed St, Borj Jeddah on the ground floor
Contact: +20227372344, website
The Sahara Collection
Their designs are both cultural and modern. In addition, their quality products are fairly affordable with a certain comfortable style. They have a wide range of collections for both men and women; shirts, jackets, and sweaters… it’s all there! Additionally, aside from the typical tanks and t-shirts, they have a few elegant head-turning cocktail dresses. There are only a few pieces of each item, so you’re guaranteed to stand out where ever you go. Sahara also has a sister company called Nomad that provides beautiful and rich pieces of jewellery.
Where: 10 Brazil St, Zamalek
Contact: +20227365359, website
This is more than your typical boutique. Once you enter, you will be taken by its unique aesthetics. The interior design is very classy and chic with its creative blend of fashion, art, and design. In addition, everything from the chandeliers, to the paintings, to the gowns are for sale. Villa Baboushka rocks a wide range of designer products, including some brilliant pieces by local Egyptian designers. But as beautiful as this boutique is, their prices are a bit steep.
Where: 31 Ismail Mohamed St, Zamalek
Contact: +20227350654, website
This boutique stands out thanks to its bold colours and distinctive design. If you’re looking for something edgy, this is the place for you. The boutique has several gorgeous pieces that will leave you speechless. Sadly, you won’t be finding many bargains here as 69 is not the cheapest boutique around Zamalek. But despite the prices, 69 offers good value for money considering the high quality products sold here.
Where: 18B El Maraashly St, Zamalek
Contact: +20227365250, website
ABn’G is a two-tiered boutique for local and international designers that want to showcase their products. They have several brands including Deena Shaaban and VNTG Sunglasses. This boutique mainly focuses on arts and culture, whilst giving a great a great deal of attention to everything they sell. The products are one-of-a-kind and creative. Anything in the store is for sale; clothes, paintings, furniture, and home accessories. In addition, the furniture products can be sent to the customer’s home before purchasing, to see if it’s the right fit! Furthermore, the famous Okhtein brand, worn by Emma Watson, is coming soon to ABn’G.
Where: 2 Taha Hussein St, Zamalek
Contact: +20227359571, website
This is a boutique store that brings high-end and affordable brands, such as Victoria’s Secret to Cairo. You’ll always find the latest collection at AgroDolce and you can even schedule an appointment with their personal stylist. The store also offers brands such as Michael Kors and Steve Madden.
Where: 21 Ahmed Heshmat St, Zamalek
Contact: +201006003220, website
Boho Gallery exhibits the work of young aspiring designers that want to display their designs. Most of the designs are oriental patterns with an Egyptian look and feel. Their style is very different compared to the rest of the boutiques on this list. Some of their bags are actually hand-painted, which we think is really cool! Other than clothes, they offer a few home accessories as well.
Where: 11 El Gezira El Wosta St, Zamalek
Contact: +201006060174, website
Asfour El Nil
With joyful colours, and dynamic patterns filling up the space, Asfour El Nil presents a side of Egypt people have never seen before. Its vibrant colours engulf you with their warmth the second you walk in, making it almost impossible to choose one piece over the other.
Where: 23A Ismail Mohamed St, Zamalek
Contact: +20227351458, website
Offers a wide variety of haute couture, tasteful designs, and individual pieces designed to compliment all body types. Elegance is key; you’ll walk out feeling like a queen, guaranteed.
Where: 35B Abou El Feda St, Zamalek
Contact: +201122424876, website
Are you an eccentric person? Do you like modern-cut, slick clothing? Then head over to Vintage Boutique! This boutique is small in space but large in diversity. The clothes are exquisite; from pants to swimming suits, sunglasses and shoes, the boutique offers everything you’d need and then some. You no longer have to order clothes from abroad, the edgy style that you’ve been looking for is right here in the heart of Zamalek.
Where: 6 El Gezira El Wosta St, Zamalek