Le Prince: Home Accessories Galore In Zamalek
5 Ibn Maysser Street
10 am – 10 pm, closed on Sundays -
Alia El Askalany
Having been around in Zamalek for the past decade, Le Prince still
stands as one of Cairo’s chicest and most high-end home accessory shops; yet
it’s also very low-key. Pass their cottage-like wooden stairs and door, you can
get lost in the rows of items on display and end up walking out with one or two
nice pieces for your home.
Be it for your bathroom or living room, summer home or yacht, Le Prince
has something out there for everyone. The shop has a very cosy and retro feel
to it, and you’ll probably stumble across items that you can no longer find in
most interior design and home accessory shops in Cairo today.
The many light fixture pieces dangle around like tree branches and they
come in different shapes, sizes and colours. The fixtures’ materials include
very classic off-white canvas, navy blue and white marine, wood, salmon and pine-green
patterns, as well as modern prints with little dangling crystal threads; all ranging
from 300LE to over 1000LE.
Le Prince also stocks useful and charming accessories such as ashtray
holders or frames for 50LE, classic and elegant wooden picture frames ranging
between 50LE and 100LE, and wooden and silver-plated napkin holders, for the
fancy diners among you, at approximately 45LE.
They offer very simple, graceful leather and wooden newspaper boxes and holders, ranging between approximately 100LE and 300LE
as well as waste paper bins from the same material and design. If you have a
fireplace, Le Prince has numerous tool sets on display with all the necessary
items to manage and maintain your heat hub, from wooden and silver to ceramic
material at approximately 1700LE.
This reviewer fell in love with the bathroom
accessories on display such as their toothbrush and toothpaste cups, as well as
the soap dishes (starting at 100LE), which vary in material and design.
kitchen accessories are also not to be missed; they have an extensive
collection of small and medium-sized clay-coloured pots with lids, for herbs,
pickles, jam and cookies (between 200LE and 400LE) in very retro designs that
look like something out of a classic American film from the 30s.