Online Shopping in Egypt: Eight Local Retailers You Should Know About
Online shopping has become favoured by many people across the globe – why wouldn’t it be when it’s one click away, right? Egypt is no exception to the online shopping trend and despite the fact that many favour international brands and websites, local retailers have become popular amongst Egyptian shoppers thanks to a new wave of entrepreneurs and designers.
We’re not ashamed to say that we are strong advocates for all that is good and Egyptian – and we want to save the dreadful shipping and currency extra charges – we compiled a list of retailers which, in addition to being 100% Egyptian, provide original, tailor-made or imported products delivered to your doorstep.
With a hip and trendy collection of clothing, dresses, beachwear and accessories, Bespoke Egypt is one of the local go-to retailers if you want to stay up-to-date with fashion. The website has a great collection of sportswear and gym fashion, a footwear collection available in different sizes, not to mention a 24 hour delivery period. Check out Bespoke right here.
2- Deal Gamed
From clothing, accessories, designers’ shoes, bags and watches as well as kids and newborn products, Deal Gamed is a local retailer boasting a little bit of everything. The website provides good deals on electronic gadgets and beauty products including hair, makeup and body care. Check out Deal Gamed right here.
An Egyptian brand founded by handbags designer, Maged Bastawrous in 1995, Deeda is a website exclusively selling skillfully designed and reasonably priced bags from shoulder bags, cross bags, clutches and many others. Check out Deeda right here.
4- El Sastre
Spanish for tailor, El Sastre is an online fashion website providing custom-made high-end tailored shirts for both men and women, using the finest fabrics including poplin, fil a fil, and twill amongst others. All you have to do is register, book an appointment and El Sastre sends you a representative with fabric samples for a fitting session. El Sastre also offers handmade linen shorts, men’s swimming trunks and panama hats.
Mystic Evenings is a local popular retailer that’s all about the dresses. With a wide collection of dresses catering to all tastes and available in various styles, Mystic Evenings is a great shopping resource saving you the dress-hunting hassle across the city for all your occasions; be it proms, weddings and engagements, nightlife parties and other occasions. Mystic Evenings also has three stores in City Stars, Korba Street and Cairo Festival City. Check out their website right here.
Aspiring to harness and revive the beauty of Egyptian artisanship in Egypt and worldwide, Egyptian designers/siblings, Aya and Mounaz Abdel Raouf founded Okhtein (Sisters), a local online accessories brand crafting trendy designs using straw, leather and hand embroideries. In 2013, Okhtein launched their first line of bags with a sophisticated selection of leather bags, clutches, backpacks and minaudières. Okhtein’s handbags are available at Pop-Up Shop in Downtown Kattameya, Coterique online store, not to mention several multi-brand concept stores in Jeddah and Los Angeles. Check out Okhtein collections right here.
Founded in 2009 by the Egyptian fashion journalist, Mona Afifi, and design expert, Sherifa Mahmoud, Style Treasure has been and is the pioneering go-to platform for local designers to showcase their work and for gift shopping. The online boutique hub that is Style Treasure, covers everything from handmade accessories, custom-made jewelry, clothing, traditional Abayas to candles, aprons and fridge magnets. Style Treasure delivers all over Egypt. Check out Style-Treasure right here.
A popular Egyptian retailer that includes a wide collection of products and home fashion, Vatrinaz involves body products, footwear, clothes and accessories in addition to handmade products and a selection of designers’ watches and bags. Check out Vatrinaz page right here.