While Cairo isn't necessarily considered a shopping hub in the region, the last few years has certainly seen a rapid development of the local fashion scene Granted, social media has come to play a big part in that, but beyond the bloggers and influencers, there's been an increase in the number of both designers producing unique apparel and accessories.
In the Cairo 360 Editors' Choice Award winners in the category of Designer & High-End Fashion category, we have a selection of outlets that have helped bring these designers to the masses, while forming their own distinct celebrity among the fashion fiends of the city.
50A Concept Store (Boutique Fashion Award)
One of many boutiques in Zamalek, 50A Concept Store has become a regular stop for fashionistas across the city for its selective choice of brands and clothing while maintaining a consistent variety.
Boho Gallery (Boutique Fashion Award)
Few shops on this list are as committed to showcasing the talent of local designers than Boho Gallery and the Zamalek store houses some truly creative, Oriental-inspired pieces.
Pop-Up Shop (Boutique Fashion Award)
Beyond the neo-hipster quirk of this Downtown Katameya Mall store, Pop-Up Shop houses a huge variety of items, but their unique fashion picks are often the talk of the town.
Taj Concept Store (Boutique Fashion Award)
One of the more affordable boutiques on the list, Taj Concept Store's regular rotation of pieces by local and regional designers has made it a hit in Heliopolis.
Villa Baboushka (Boutique Fashion Award)
The enduring Villa Baboushka continues to be one of the best boutiques of its kind, thanks to collections that that come from far and wide from all over the world, with some of the biggest names in fashion found at the Zamalek store.
Vintage Boutique (Boutique Fashion Award)
Boasting an edgier approach to the clothes it stocks, Zamalek's Vintage Boutique has become a firm favourite among the fashionista that likes to experiment a little, offering unique pieces.
ABn'G World (Fashion & Accessories Award)
From selective clothing and accessories, to paintings and knick-knacks, ABn'G is a treasure trove of all things cool and is one of the most unique shops in Cairo.
Amuse (Fashion & Accessories Award)
A mixture of fashion and art, you'd be forgiven for mistaking Amuse for some kind of new-age museum or gallery, thanks to a huge range of accessories and clothes that change throughout the year.
Beymen (Fashion & Accessories Award)
When it comes to fashion and accessories, Turkish department store chain, Beymen, is in a league of its own. Located at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza, their ranges are among the most luxurious and lavish in the city.
Mounaya Gallery (Fashion & Accessories Award)
Once considered one of Cairo's best kept shopping secrets, the demure Mounaya Gallery quickly emerged as a hub for unique fashion and accessories amongst Cairo's discerning shopaholics.
Sami Amin (Fashion & Accessories Award)
There's nothing too complicated about Sami Amin; the Zamalek shop has become almost a landmark on the island, thanks to its quality (and very gift-appropriate) leather goods, ranging from bags and jewellery boxes, to belts and accessories.
TUYA (Fashion & Accessories Award)
Leather goods are generally coveted in Cairo, but few deliver with such quality finish and simple, sophisticated designs as the bags and accessories of Zamalek shop, TUYA.
Orange Square (Men's Fashion Award)
Cutting a lonely figure as the only Men's Fashion Award winner, Orange Square has set new standards for locally produced formal men's wear, offering quality products, excellent service and a tailoring service fit for a king.
For more on the 2016 Cairo 360 Editors' Choice Awards, click here, where you will find all of this year's winners.