Dalydress: Modest Basics in Cairo’s Citystars
CityStars, Omar Ibn El Khattab St.
Anne de Groot
the masses of international brands in Cairo’s Citystars mall, Egyptian brands
are often overlooked. Some shoppers prefer foreign brands because they seem to
be trendier and of better quality. At least, that’s what they think. Quality-wise,
the best clothing should theoretically be made in Egypt since Egyptian cotton
is globally praised and sought after for its excellent quality. One of the most prominent Egyptian brands right now is
Dalydress. With branches all over Cairo, the Citystars branch is located in
Phase 1 on the first floor near Vero Moda, Mango and Stradivarius.
has men’s wear, women’s wear and a small kids department as well. Design-wise, it probably won’t leave you in total ecstasy; at least not for the women’s wear
line. In case you ever wondered where all the long denim skirts half of the
female Egyptian population wear come from, Dalydress seems to be the one to
blame. You can best describe the style of clothing at Dalydress as modest, and
the shop is a paradise for basics. With simple shirts and leggings starting at 100LE,
this is almost a bargain considering its high quality.
start off at 380LE. The quality of the fabric is good but the jeans are cut
with a fairly high waistline. Most of the dresses are basic block colours and
priced at around 500LE. The fancier designs cost around 700LE.g
brand’s bags department is surprisingly good. Starting at 250LE and reaching
1300LE, the bags are really trendy and of good quality. This reviewer found the
shoe department slightly disappointing. Shoes start around 500LE and though
they are well-made, the designs are a bit outdated with square noses and ruches.
also has an in-house luxury brand called Derhy. The Derhy line has evening wear
such as chic, tailored dresses and skirts. With prices starting at 1000LE, it
is fairly expensive. Though there are some nice pieces in the collection, most are
rather tacky to say the least. There are a lot of see-through fabrics, shiny
materials and glitter. The Derhy line includes some clothing for young girls,
including dresses starting at around 599LE.
men’s department has a wide range of shirts starting at 199LE and reaching up
to 600LE. T-shirts cost around 100LE, while polo shirts cost 199LE. The men’s
wear designs are basic and unadventurous.
Jeans start at 350LE, sneakers are available for 250LE and above, and
smart leather shoes start at 700LE.
If you are looking for well-made and not
extremely expensive basics, then Dalydress is the shop for you. If you want trendier
clothing, then perhaps you should give Dalydress a miss.