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Levity: Cheap and Trendy Men’s Wear in Zamalek

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Ahmed El Mezeny
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Levity: Cheap and Trendy Men’s Wear in Zamalek

You know
that friend of yours that has Ralph Lauren polo shirts in every single colour?
Averaging at over a hundred dollars a pop, your friend has either recently robbed a bank or shops at Levity.

is a two-storey men’s wear shop in Zamalek that sells quality knockoffs of all
your favourite designer brands. The shop is located right behind the Om Kalthoum
tower with a zebra print exterior and a huge black and white sign bearing the shop’s

While Levity is one of many shops in the area that sell imitation designer clothing, Levity’s owner
has an eye for style and always stocks a few impressively trendy items in
addition to your essential fashionable wear.

All the
merchandise here is for men, and the knockoffs are definitely high in
quality; making it tough for even the shrewdest of fashionistas to notice that
the displayed brands are not authentic.

The shop carries everything from shoes to jackets in imitation brands. A pair of everyone’s favourite
Vans slip-ons runs for 100LE, while other brands of slip-on sneakers and basic shoes by Tommy Hilfiger, Fred Perry and Ralph Lauren are
also available in the range of 240LE.

Lauren and Tommy v-necks are available in a variety of colours for around
260LE, and their quality is definitely uncanny and hoodies of the same brands go
for around 280LE. These pieces would not be spotted as knockoffs by anyone,
except for your very observant and fashion-savvy friend perhaps.

Upstairs,  a wide array of jeans are on display including designs by Wrangler, Levi’s
and Massimo Dutti. Their cuts may be limited, but at least the jeans are not botched
up and are easy to wear. The material definitely seems solid and durable, and
for 240LE, they’re a practical option.

also carries those oh-so tight-fitting shirts that every smart-casual
individual seems to sport. Tommy Hilfiger solid and striped dress shirts run
around 240LE, surprisingly expensive considering that they’re knockoffs; but maybe
that’s the price of embroidering a well-known logo. They also have a wealth of
stylish Ralph Lauren jackets running around 450LE and leather jackets of
various brands average at 500LE.

items here are not as durable as their original counterparts, you should definitely
consider Levity if you want to stock up on new trends without giving your
wallet a hard time.

Disclaimer: Cairo 360 does not condone
the sale or appropriation of counterfeit or imitation products in any way.
This review is solely for the purpose of enlightening the reader.

360 Tip

Levity changes up merchandise according to seasons, so check in spring or summer for knockoffs of all your favourite polos.

Best Bit

You can’t tell the difference between these knockoffs and the originals.

Worst Bit

Ibn El Nabih Street is notoriously difficult to park on.

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