When it comes to buying a new pair of shoes in Cairo, a lot has to be taken into account. First and foremost, shoes that don't complement your figure are a bad investment. Second, you need a pair that can support your full weight and handle all kinds of misfortunes that you may encounter on Cairo's unpredictable streets. Unfortunately, shoes that combine both factors might cost you an arm and a leg.

Déjà Vu is one of the many shoe shops in Cairo that prioritise style over durability. Although it's a tad more expensive than the likes of Tata Tio and Club Aldo, their shoes don't last much longer.

On the onset of winter, this reviewer bought a pair of ankle boots from Déjà Vu. The boots’ leather was very comfortable and stylish, but the soles broke after a few weeks. It didn't just stop at that; the leather of the boots started to peel; probably from being exposed to the sun too much.

Déjà Vu has a relatively limited collection of high heels. Flats seem to take centre stage in the shop’s collection. For example, when this reviewer visited Déjà Vu's branch on El Marghany Street, they only had one option of high heels that came in three colours.

So, if you visit Déjà Vu looking for a pair of shoes that combines both style and quality; you are doomed to disappointment.    

In addition to their shoe collection, Déjà Vu also has a nice, albeit limited, collection of bags. Although you are unlikely to find a bag that costs less than 200LE, most of their collection is fabulously stylish. Their clutch collection is Déjà Vu’s best redeeming feature.

Since no outfit is complete without a belt, Déjà Vu has a vast array of leather belts to suit all tastes. Although they might seem expensive, there are items that you won’t find elsewhere in Cairo.

Déjà Vu's footwear is worth considering if you're looking for a pair of comfy shoes that won't cause a dent in your wallet; even if that means they won't last for an entire season. Surely having to replace your shoes every few months is half the fun!