Re-located from the quiet Montaza Street to Degla Shopping Center on Hassan Sabry Street, Ghazl Banat Boutique remains one of this reviewer’s favourite boutiques in Zamalek.

Ghazl Banat features a colourful and cute collection of dresses, tops and jeans as well as shorts, bags and shoes; all of which are of funky and non-mainstream designer brands mainly imported from USA and Italy.

The little and bright shop has racks left, right and centre displaying items by the likes of Soun, Velvet, Eyedoll, Helmut Lang, Rebecca Taylor, Graham & Spencer, Sauce, Twenty8Twelve and JW LA. A whitewashed table in the centre of the shop displays various cuts and colours of jeans and jeans shorts by American brand Siwy, which ranges from 1500LE to 2500LE. The dresses, tops and items like random vests and cardigans are likely to come off as pricey, but if you’re willing to invest in unique and gorgeous designs by extremely artistic designers; then definitely splurge.

The dresses come in different fabric, style and lengths from floral and colourful maxis to plain silk mini-dresses ranging from 800LE to 3000LE. The tops include plain cotton t-shirts with a twist, sleeveless blouses and funky, loose cotton tops, all of which range between 500LE and 1000LE.

Ghazl Banat also stocks Dioniso shoes, which are similar to Converse sneakers but with an Italian design element such as a hint of leather for a whopping 2150LE. They also have imported designer bags by the Italian brand Campomaggi, which are made from genuine Italian leather with excellent finishing and a grungy design.

What’s nice about Ghazl Banat is that there is something out there for every woman’s taste; you have the plain, the funky, the boho chic, the elegant but down to earth, the mix and match between different patterns and fabric, and the dressy little pieces too.