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New Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.
Suiteblanco: Spanish Clothing Brand Hits & Misses in Cairo Festival City Mall
Gear up, Cairene shoppers, it’s time to hit the stores and restyle your summer wardrobe. With the summer collections promptly hitting the racks, we’re personally spring cleaning our old worn out garments and getting our eyes and hands on new ones.
Having been around at New Cairo’s favourite shopping spot for a while, Suiteblanco seemed like a good starting point for us to put together some new outfits. Located on the third floor of the mall, the store is brightly lit and appropriately sized- neither too spacious nor too constricting.
On a general note, we found the summer collection to be equal parts trendy and comfortable with practical pieces here and there. The general theme seemed to be circling around light pastel colours with a few bright pieces for those wanting daring items that are a little more out there.
Dedicating a whole section to denim, Suiteblanco offers an abundance of different fits and shapes when it comes to jeans. We spotted a slew of jeggings that come in varying shades (229LE), as well as ripped boyfriend jeans (329LE).
Softly knitted light tops are also some of the signature items in the collection, our favourites being a white cut-out top (229LE) and a cream-coloured crochet Kimono (359LE). A brightly coloured floral knee-length dress (329LE) also caught our eyes.
Towards the inner side of the store is the accessories display, boasting various shoes and handbags. Generally, the accessories department failed to impress, with most items being of mediocre quality and unimpressive designs. We spotted flat floral crochet ballerina shoes (199LE), pastel coloured high-heeled sandals (359LE) and a classic black and beige handbag (299LE).
All throughout our visit, the staff kept their distance, allowing us to freely roam around the store. When needed, however, they immediately came by to assist.
All in all, what Suiteblanco lacks in terms of quality and design in the accessories department, it sure makes up for with the fresh cuts and designs of its clothing items. We’d definitely recommend it for those looking for practical yet easy on the eyes clothing that won’t break the bank.
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.