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New Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.
The Party Station: Gifts, Decorations & Party Accessories in New Cairo's Downtown Katameya Mall
Who doesn't love a good party? We live for those moments of utter joy, right? Whether it's birthdays, graduations, matrimonies or baby showers, decorations and gifts will always adorn these festivities. The Party Station seemed to be a hub of all things festive, so we decided to stop by one of their branches.
Located in the ever-growing Downtown Katameya Mall in New Cairo, The Party Station offers locals the chance to wow their guests at special occasions with some serious goodies. From the exterior, the shop looks packed with colourful products; from the multi-coloured logo to the huge balloon stand by the door, the shop looked like the epitome of jolly cheer.
Upon entrance, our eyes had quickly landed on the display of house-warming gifts; from glitzy photo frames to pretty candles to clocks and coasters, the shop offers a small yet adequate collection of house accessories. We were particularly fond of the quaint ceramic wall tiles with motivational and heart-warming quotes engraved on them (60LE-140LE).
As we moved around, we couldn't help but notice the relatively large section for wedding-related gifts. Have a bachelor party to go to? Grab the future groom a "Groom to Be" cravat. Going out with the girls to celebrate the bride's last days before the big day? Grab her a bridal tiara or an attachable "Bride to Be" badge (20LE).
The shop also offers the traditional party hats, helium balloons (45LE-100LE), greeting cards (30LE-35LE) and glistening garlands. We also spotted a chocolate and roses bouquet (250 LE).
A major annoyance we faced whilst strolling around the shop was the fact that not all products were marked with their prices, causing us to constantly call on the staff to inquire about their cost. Moreover, we found some of the products to be quite overpriced for their rather average quality; a good example of this being the chocolate and roses bouquet which only featured local chocolates and just a couple of white flowers yet was still relatively costly.
All in all, The Party Station is definitely a nice addition to the expanding shopping scene in New Cairo. Sure, some products may be irrationally pricey, but for the most part, we found a lot of pretty affordable items. The huge array of products offered by the surprisingly small store is sure to fit a lot of tastes and a diverse range of occasions. offers products for all kinds of occasions, leaving nothing and no one out
In Cairo’s shopping scene, it’s becoming more and more difficult to come across shops that offer clothes which combine both quality and affordability. It’s also becoming harder and harder to find ones that offer light summer apparel that doesn’t come in the predominant form of crop tops, which are sadly hard to sport in the capital for reasons we’re all aware of.
Vero Moda, located in the evergrowing Cairo Festival City Mall, seems to us a sort of needle in a haystack of endless clothes stores, with its practical combination of pieces that boasted good quality yet came with more or less affordable price tags that wouldn’t make you gasp in pure shock at their sight.
The shop is rather large and rests side by side to its men’s brand, ‘Jack Jones’. With a bright colour scheme of white and beige, contrasted by a little black, the store’s overall design does not distract shoppers from the vibrant pieces on immaculate display.
Our eyes immediately fell on a display of colourful jeggings laid neatly in the middle of the store. Diverting the more smart casual and semi-formal attire section, we spotted a flowy, black, sleeveless chiffon top with delicate silver beading on the neckline (365LE) that we instantly fell in love with. The powder pink, lace-adorned, mini dress (465LE) that our eyes fell upon next, however, was the ultimate showstopper in that section.
Moving on to the ‘Only’, Vero Moda’s more youthful line, we spotted a flow-y maxi skirts (400LE), short-sleeved lace tops (159LE) as well as comfy t-shirts and loose cotton tops. A few generic skinny and straight-legged jeans could also be found, alongside a couple of maxi dresses and loose cardigans.
All along our visit, the sales personnel were always around to offer us assistance with finding a certain piece in our size and even giving us advice about which pieces suited us better, but when not called upon, allowed us to freely roam around the store and shop unperturbed.
All in all, we found Vero Moda to be quite the practical store to hit for some casual, as well as slightly formal attire that is effortlessly chic, simple and quite frankly, light on the wallet. With efficient staff and an overall laid back ambiance, the store offered us a smooth shopping experience.