03 Aug

5 of the Best Concept Stores in Beirut

The city is fast becoming the region’s fashion capital

Written By Amina Kaabi

Over the last few years, Beirut has grown to become one of the region’s major shopping destinations. That should come as no surprise, after all, with a host of labels and designers springing up from the Lebanese capital—it’s clear that the city has a penchant for fashion.

 

And when it comes to concept stores, Beirut does not disappoint. The city is home to some of the coolest stores in the region, with a wide selection of both local and international brands.

 

If you’re heading to the city and looking to cram in some shopping time, we rounded up our favourites for you to check out.

 

Le66 Beirut

 

Earlier this year, Parisian concept store, Le66 Champs Elysees opened their first outpost in Beirut. Today, it stands as the Lebanese capital’s largest concept store with four floors carrying over 250 designers to satisfy all your ready-to-wear needs.

 

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Orient 499

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If you’re looking to snag authentic, and modern artisanal pieces, Orient 499 is the place to go. The luxury shop works with over 200 artisans from around the region—from couturiers to woodworkers to create unique pieces fitting somewhere between the traditional and contemporary.

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Pop Up Concepts

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Having opened their doors in 2012, Pop Up Concepts grew to become one of Beirut’s better-known shopping destinations.  With Heron Preston, Yeezy, and Les Benjamin on their roster, it’s the go-to spot for any streetwear enthusiast

popup-concepts.com

 

The Colony Beirut

 

For art enthusiasts looking to shop the city’s local brands—a visit to The Colony is a must. The space is both a gallery and boutique, with frequent exhibitions featuring the city’s artists and designers. So if you’re looking to get a real look into Beirut’s design scene, this is the place to go.

 

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Oddfish

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With a slew of independent designers available at their boutique, Oddfish is Beirut’s go-to for lesser-known international labels. Their selection varies from streetwear and accessories to furniture—so regardless of your needs, you’re bound to find something you like here.

 

the-oddfish.com