You can tell the economy is on the downfall when Zamalek is suddenly getting packed with stock shops. About three have opened up in the past month, Stock Zone being one of them. Located just across from Fostok and Matchbox, this area of Zamalek seems to be quite attractive for buyers looking for bargains.

Stock Zone has two floors with the ground floor dedicated to children’s clothing only. It carries clothing for babies, toddlers, as well as for slightly older children. There are various one-pieces for boys and girls starting off at 30LE and going up to 60LE. Most of the brands are unknown and the designs can be somewhat a hit or a miss. The girl’s outfits are generally all right, though embellished with lots of pink and ruffles. For the older children there are clothing sets that consist of a pair of trousers with a t shirt, starting at 45LE. Single shirts are mostly around 20LE and trousers vary between 45LE and 70LE.

Upstairs there are the men and women’s collections and even though the space is limited; the shop is packed with clothing. All the girls out there who are crazy about harem-style and yoga trousers, you will be very pleased to hear that Stock Zone carries tons of different designs; some have prints while others are just plain – most of them are priced at around 55LE. There are also a number of flowery dresses; there are shorter ones reaching the knee for 80LE, and longer ones to the ankle for 120LE. There are also funky leggings, starting at 26LE, in all colours of the rainbow, including some neon-coloured ones. We also found some jeans that claimed to be from Mac for 55LE and a pair of supposed Adidas trousers for 80LE. There are also quite a few shirts and sweaters, all priced between 50LE and 80LE.

The men’s department offers a variety of nice shorts. Most of them have a checker pattern; they come at the reasonable price of 80LE. T shirts with funny texts and cartoon animals are for around 50LE and carry labels from Bershka, Jack & Jones and Tommy Hilfiger. Though we have serious doubts about the Hilfiger ones, the Bershka ones might actually be genuine. Standard designed shirts of good quality are priced at 80LE. We also found some jeans for 120LE, but they might not be the ideal pair because of their outdated design.

Though Stock Zone might not have anything particularly special, it wouldn’t hurt passing by every once in a while since there is always a chance you find something useful, especially when it comes to baby and children clothing.