Written by Menna Zaki
Hello everyone! The second month of the year is almost over and we’re finally welcoming the Spring Season! And that’s not all, this season presents us with a new fab find that is a little different and more of “artistic”.
“Old is gold” is a lovely and very cliché-d proverb that may not actually strike you instantly but is very relevant to today’s article and reflects the times when Egypt was totally different, when elegance was expressed through old black and white movies that mirrored the genuine Egyptian culture and its true colors.
I was on my way to meet a friend when I got struck by “Balady”; it’s one of those stores that you would have the urge to check out even if you are running late! It’s locted on ElMansour Mohamed Street, the turn before the 15th of May Bridge in Zamalek.
The thing that makes this store quite remarkable is that the products combine today’s needs and themes with the Egyptian classics. If you are a fan of the arabesque style then “Balady” is where you belong. You’ll find the framed posters of old movies stars, mugs, also old Egyptian proverbs written on wall posters, scented candles…it all takes you back in time.
You can also find covers for phones, iPads, and tablets with pictures of the old movie stars printed on them. To all those who like handmade accessories, or who are into distinguishable products like: leather bags, handmade scarves, bracelets, rings, necklaces and even home accessories like low tables, lampshades and a lot more, then this is your type of store!
Any Cairene with a passion for oldies and classics must visit “Balady” store in Zamalek! Make time for it, I insist!