Despite the ever growing shopping scene on the streets of Cairo, it’s always exciting to discover a new shop opening, especially in the popular and usually packed street of Abbas El Akkad. Hot Price is an impressive two-floor shop that offers a wide range of apparel for the whole family at very affordable prices.  

Footwear and kids clothes make up  the first floor, starting with a display of pointed flats in neutral solid colours of beige and white (55LE each) as well as more colourful shoes like floral ballet flats in coffee brown (64LE) and wedge sandals (95LE) that really stood out from other flat shoes and sandals with eye-catching designs

In the kids’ wear section, you can find items ranging for infants all the way to 10 year olds, and there is always a helpful assistant to guide you to the right size through rows of cute dresses and little overalls for babies with designs of flowers or delicate fabric embroidering, although you might find some misspellings if they include text. A pink half-sleeved overall in a size zero (20LE) was also available in other colours and it had a good fit and finish despite its heavy cotton fabric. A two piece pyjama set in one-year-old size is priced around 45LE, while tough straight-cut jeans for older kids start from around 115LE.

Going up to the second floor, we find the women’s fashion starting with sleeveless cardigans made with a light polyester fabric (95LE) and others with a sewn net design (45LE) in earthy tones like beige and greyish green. The everyday wear section also features long, flowing skirts with bold print on the hem, made with cool summery fabrics and priced around 60LE.

The women’s home wear and pyjama section consists more of sets and less of individual sweats and tops. However, there is one or two with good quality prints such as a short sleeved Snoopy blue top with black, loose cotton pants (85LE).

The men’s section is the quietest one and almost resembles a neat closet with nearly similar t-shirts hung on top of almost identical pants and shorts. The only thing that broke the monotony was a neon purple 80’s style shiny vest (85LE) hanging proudly in front of the polo shirts (85LE) which they have in every possible colour, as well as stylish chequered summer shorts (for 50LE).   

Hot Price offers comfortable clothing for men, women and children at affordable prices, as well as stylish footwear for all. That being said, you may need to browse thoroughly through the many items available in order to come out with what you could call a good bargain.