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Logaine Scarves

Logaine Scarves: Mohandiseen’s Diamond in the Rough

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Alia El Askalany
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Logaine Scarves: Mohandiseen’s Diamond in the Rough

Located off Soliman Abaza Square in Mohandiseen, Logaine (pronounced
‘lojayn’ – as in Silver in Tunisian) is a scarf shop that is definitely worth
checking out. Catering mainly to veiled women, this shop has a large selection of scarves and other fabrics. Browse through the shop, and you’ll find one or
two items that can come in handy at quite affordable prices. Just ignore the
heavy smell of air freshener and the staff’s incompetence; and you will be

Logaine is stocked with scarves of different fabrics, colours and
lengths that can be utilised in various ways from bandanas to sarongs; you are
most likely to find what you want after a good scan through their merchandise. The items on display include funky lace scarves in different colours, warm woollen
ones and faux prints with brand names such as Louis Vuitton and Gucci that
actually don’t feel like cheap copycats as long as you choose the pieces
properly. Other material include satin in all colours, very funky prints,
floral prints and a kaleidoscope of prints such as paisley and polka-dot
prints. You are also most likely to come across scarves that look very similar
to ones in H&M or Massimo Dutti that are usually worn in a triangular shape with
dangling tassels.

Among the items that were hard to miss are the scarves made out of the
same material as the harem pants in shops like Carina. Not only are they super-soft;
but they also come in a variety of colours and can be worn throughout winter
and summer. One of the items that you can also use to your own advantage are
the bandanas worn under the veil, that you can actually use as a proper bandana
– also coming in a variety of colours.

The prices for all scarves start at 10LE and can go up to 75LE per
piece, so it depends really on how much you are willing to splurge and what
items you can come across. We also noticed a stack of amazing tricot woven scarves
in different colours at 45LE per piece and very soft silk scarves in a variety
of prints at 45LE per piece.

Logaine is definitely not the belle of the ball, but it is definitely
worth checking out as you are most likely to stock on a variety of handpicked

360 Tip

You can find extremely similar prints to those found in brand shops like H&M and Massimo Dutti, so check this shop out first before you get to the big guns.

Best Bit

Very affordable items, caters to different tastes and a great place for bargains.

Worst Bit

Parking outside the shop is difficult.

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