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Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt.
Fundays: Children's Toys Franchise in Cairo
Searching for the right gift can be stressful in Cairo, especially when you’re shopping for a child. As a leading toys and games retailer in Egypt, Fundays provides top-quality toys and helpful assistance in finding the suitable gift.
With more than ten branches throughout Cairo, Fundays continues to make all kinds of exciting, amusing and educational toys available for the young ones. It’s safe to say that a wide array of age groups can enjoy what the shop offers: fun, secure and quality toy products.
Filled with colourful boxes from floor to ceiling, Fundays is divided into seperate sections for boys and girls, shelves stocked with Barbie closets and doll houses on one side; race cars and space guns on the other. The salespeople are very helpful when it comes to the right item if it’s a gift. Each department is also organised according to age groups, which makes finding the appropriate toy all the more easier; be it for toddlers or for ten-year-olds.
Imported and high-quality items are reasonably priced: an action figure set containing at least five components of characters and plastic weapons costs 80LE, while a drivable convertible car with advanced driving options at the shop entrance costs 500LE. For the musically-inclined child, an electric guitar set with headphones and speaker costs around 300LE.
Fundays isn’t all about cuddly teddy bears and action toys, though. Cute little hair accessories for girls can be found for as little as 3LE; you can also find computer accessories such as headsets (90LE) and a computer mouse with Disney designs (80LE) for older children.
Fundays can be easily considered as a haven for kids; always well-stocked with every advertised toy of popular cartoon characters and fairytale princesses. Kids will definitely want to return here time and time again. With all those exciting interactive games and toys, who can blame them?
Following in the footsteps of even the most cosmopolitan cities, the Cairo shopping scene is fast evolving and welcomes more and more designer names to our colossal shopping malls. Aspiring to cater for shoppers of all ages, Citystars have recently seen the opening of Burberry Children.
Founded in 1856, Burberry has expanded from their staple trench-coats and outerwear to full clothing lines, including entire collections dedicated to children. Quintessentially British, the brand is well-known for its high quality and even higher prices. Both the exterior and interior is much like any other of their branches; shiny, immaculate and well organised, but with mini manikins sporting the latest looks.
The shop is spacious and split into two sections, with the front half offering clothes for children aged one to five years, and the back for between five and fourteen years. Although intending to offer flawless customer service, as soon as we entered the shop, we were followed closely by one of the many members of smartly dressed staff, which actually made for an uncomfortable and claustrophobic browsing session.
With an air of seriousness, a child-size table in the middle of the shop boasts several iPads, in order to occupy children so parents can pick out their outfits in peace. Alongside this, many of the rails are hung at adult height, and whilst many of the clothes are more demure than fun, it is obvious that the intended audience is in fact the adults, not the children.
Their autumn collection has been designed using warm colours such as deep purple, burnt orange and browns, as well as slightly brighter, but modest, pinks and greens. Many of the items feature the signature Burberry print, including full chequered shirts, button up cardigans (995LE), the turn-ups on boys’ jeans (1100LE) and girls’ leggings, whilst other garments sport clear but subtler logos. We also spotted striped rugby shirts (915LE) for boys, chequered day dresses for girls (1755LE) and soft novelty tops for little ones (535LE). Gift boxes for newborns are also available (1350LE) and include an all in one jumpsuit, a hat and a Burberry chequered bib. A large range of smart coats and jackets are also available for both boys and girls; wax jackets, down-filled puffers, woollen pea coats and duffles. In the way of shoes, bags and other accessories, little to none were available.
Modelled by the likes of Romeo Beckham, the clothes are admittedly both incredibly chic and smart. Despite this, considering how fast children grow, the prices at Burberry Children may seem utterly ridiculous to the average Egyptian, let alone thoroughly impractical for everyday use. However, if you’re searching for something for a very important occasion, or a gift for someone special, Burberry is unlikely to disappoint.