The Definitive Guide to Living in the Capital , Cairo , Egypt

Shopping -

These Local Brands Are Making Bags You’ll Want to Carry All Summer

Bags Brands cairo design egypt local
These Local Brands Are Making Bags You’ll Want to Carry All Summer
written by
Nesrien Abdelkader

Please don’t get carried away after seeing all the stylish new handbags our local brands have ready for this summer! It’s time to make a statement on the beach, at dinner, or any other event of the season. Every girl knows the perfect outfit isn’t complete without accessories to match, and a handbag is arguably the most important. With so many styles to choose from, we’ve picked out some Egyptian bag brands you won’t want to stop using all summer long.

Bag By Amina @bagbyamina

We won’t gatekeep this up-and-coming designer’s extraordinary designs. Amina, the founder, is a 19-year-old university student who personally handles every aspect of her business, from product design to production and social media management (with some help from her mom). Her bags have unique shapes and colours that will be a statement piece against any outfit and are made for young women to feel empowered and beautiful at affordable prices. As of now, the store is online-based and ships all over Cairo, but their designs will be featured in stores this summer at Lake Yard in Hacienda Bay. Stars like Mona Zaki and Asmaa Gala have already shown their love for the brand, so watch out for their Summer 2022 collection dropping soon. 

SHE Clutches @sheclutches

A clutch is the perfect little evening bag! It’s just big enough for the essentials, like your lip-gloss and keys, and dresses up any look. This online evening bag store has dozens of designs at affordable prices, including glittering nighttime bags, acrylic bags, and a pearl collection.  

Up-Fuse @upfuse 

With growing awareness about climate change in Egypt, Up-Fuse stepped in to bring us some guilt-free fashion. The sustainable brand aims to reduce waste by reusing materials to create new products. The creators’ slow fashion business model also helps create jobs for women with ethical working conditions. Up-Fuse sells backpacks, fanny packs, crossbody bags, tote bags and duffle bags.     

Okhtein @okhtein 

Founded by two sisters, this local brand has taken over more than just Egypt. Celebrities such as Beyoncé and Kourtney Kardashian have been spotted wearing Okhtein’s stunning luxury designs. Their iconic handbags and clutches are every fashionista’s dream with elegant designs and showstopping colours. The latest Okhtein boutique recently opened up at Garden 8 in New Cairo.   

Omni’s Clutches @omnisclutches

Sustainable brands for the win! Omni’s Clutches makes bags that are not only adorable but also handmade by women for women. These bags are intricately detailed with unique designs that reflect the vibrancy of Egyptian culture. Bags are not mass-produced, with each piece taking a week to create, and they come in a variety of styles, colours, and textures. A hand-beaded bag that makes you look fabulous while also supporting other women? That’s a win-win.