If the name Vivienne Westwood makes your palms sweat, or the image of a Helmut Lang jacket makes you willing to sell your firstborn for a piece, then check yourself into Villa Baboushka on May 16 for some retail therapy.
Set in a quaint 1930s villa in the heart of Zamalek, Villa Baboushka promises more than just your average retail experience; shoppers will be immersed into a unique blend of fashion, art and design, thanks to the boutique’s display of original art pieces by accomplished artists from all over the world, including France, Brazil and Argentina.
Apart from fashion icons Westwood and Lang, the store also stocks an impressive selection of trendy fashion labels such as Paul and Joe Sister, Vanessa Bruno and Elizabeth and James. Fancy yourself a star-on-the-rise? Then try on streamlined, elegant evening dresses by red-carpet favourites Badgley and Mishka, or chic cocktail dresses by Los Angeles label Bianca Nero.
If you're nostalgic for London shopping, Villa Baboushka will bring London boutique shopping to you with labels like Nougat London and Maggy London.
For something a little edgier, try Spanish cult label Hoss Intropia or Korean contemporary label Kaylee Tankus. Mara Hoffman’s brightly coloured mini dresses will leave you swooning, while Parisian label Lespetites will provide that much needed dose of relaxed French chic.
Vix swimwear has been featured on Sports Illustrated and will now be available in Egypt just in time before the summer season, while NYC label Milly will bring the embellished mini dresses and silk maxi dresses.
If any of this has you emptying out your bank account and relocating to Zamalek, you’ll have to wait until May 16 for Villa Baboushka to officially open its doors. Head on down at 8PM and claim asylum among the dresses. We know we will.