Stocking the coolest accessories, clothes and homewares by local brands across the country, Mounaya is a great stop for gift hunting. Sarah’s Bags – a Lebanese label known for its clutches with Warhol-inspired prints of Om Kolthoum, Faten Hamama and other Arab pop icons – are among the store’s most popular labels.

Khan el-Khalili Market

Bustling with tourists and craft workers eager to offload their creations, at Khan el-Khalili Market you’ll find everything from tacky souvenirs to colourful galabeyas (full-length robes). Go at night and haggle, haggle, haggle. Naguib Mahfouz’s novel Midaq Alley (one to read before you go) is set in Khan el-Khalili and Al Fishawy (the oldest café in Cairo) was a frequent haunt of the writer. Stop by for a coffee when the market throng becomes too much.

  • +202 25897443
  • Al-Azhar Street


Arguably the most popular brand to make it out of Egypt, Okhtein bags have been rocked by everyone from Beyoncé and Gigi Hadid to Kris Jenner. Known for their quirky, original prints as well as their promotion of traditional Egyptian culture and arts, the Cairo-born sisters recently opened their first flagship store in the capital.

Amina K

Combining ethnic Egyptian clothing – think abayas and galabeyas – with the traditional Kheyameya print (normally used to decorate the interiors of Egyptian tents), Amina K creates modern and wearable pieces for their clients. They only employing Egyptian seamstresses and the majority of the collection is handmade.

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  • 11A Hassan Sabry Street
    Degla Center

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