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Femi9: Tailored, Lightweight Evening Wear at Citystars

  • CityStars, Omar Ibn El Khattab St.
  • Women's Wear
reviewed by
Salma Tantawi
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Femi9: Tailored, Lightweight Evening Wear at Citystars

Having been known for
its unique formal and smart-casual women’s wear when it launched in 1999, Femi9
has switched its dress code to be more specialised in formal appeal.. Now
available in Cairo, this affordable formal wear brand has three branches in
Citystars, Mohandiseen and Mall of Arabia.

Citystars branch is located on the first floor of Phase 2. Because of the shop’s
small space, you can easily spot good finds both quality and price-wise. Their
soft-coloured tailored blouses in chiffon or silk are very comfortable and appropriate
for summer nights out. A bright fuchsia long-sleeved blouse with a wide collar is
worthy of its 350LE price tag considering the premium quality of its non-wrinkle

We have to
hand it to them; Femi9 has always succeeded in producing a dress line that fits
different seasons and occasions. One thing that they seem to have also kept in
mind is to include both summer and winter apparels all year long; so don’t be
surprised to find a knit cardigan in a light shade of pink (229LE) available in
the early summer season.

Despite the
overly busy dress prints on silk and shiny fabrics, and the excessive use of
jewels, sequins and satin bows that may
throw off fans of simple designs, plain skirts and knee-length dresses in soft
tones (starting at 570LE) are also available.

You can
have your pick from an ankle-length striped chiffon dress to a Cinderella-like
puffy-sleeved formal gown (870LE), or a peacock print full-length chiffon dress
(829LE), which is a perfect outfit for a tropical holiday. You’ll also find a
simple 3/4-sleeved long dress in pale turquoise (879LE), proving that simple
can also be beautiful.

Femi9 also
has a small selection of accessories, including a few classic leather bags
priced at around 99LE that have similar tones and designs to the shop’s
clothing. The collection of bracelets and necklaces are disappointing, with
very standard and boring designs displayed, such as a multiple-layered silver necklace
(50LE) or plain plastic bracelets.

Femi9 caters
to different tastes and styles, and is a good source for an affordable and
simple party or formal dress. The only disadvantage is the shop’s limited
space, which makes the merchandise crammed and a little difficult to browse

360 Tip

Besides its Citystars branch, Femi9’s fashionable dresses can be found in Mohandiseen and the newly opened Mall of Arabia, as well as a branch in Zezinia in Alexandria.

Best Bit

Tailored blouses and summer dresses at reasonable prices.

Worst Bit

The shop is too small to freely browse through the items without a constant 'excuse me'.

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