05 Jul

Five of Amman’s Best Concept Stores

Slick interiors, strong coffee and local designers

Written By Sarah Ben Romdane

Amman is a typical busy Middle Eastern capital, where tradition meets modernity. But most importantly, Amman is a young city. With 50 percent of its inhabitants being under 25 year-old, Amman is definitely evolving into a burgeoning cultural hotspot. And although Amman isn’t well-known for its shopping scene, the arts and fashion industry has been thriving over recent years with home-grown labels like Nafsika Skourti making waves, and new concept stores popping up every few months.

 

Whether you’re into local designers, decor, or food, MILLE rounds up five of the best concept stores in Amman.

 

Shams

 

 

This design and lifestyle concept store is located in a stunning 1940’s home and overlooks Amman’s citadel and Ummayad Palace. It’s the place to go if you’re into home decor and accessories. It’s also the city’s first farm-to-table food spot, serving the best mezzes and coffee in town.

 

shamsamman.com

 

The Jordan River Foundation Showroom

 

 

The Jordan River Foundation chaired by Queen Rania Al Abdullah is an institution. Famed for supporting the cause of vulnerable women and children in the country, it’s also the city’s most famous and most loved concept store, selling premium eco-friendly handicrafts.

 

jordanriverdesigns.com

 

Zein K

 

 

Located at The Four Seasons Hotel, Zein K is Amman’s finest luxury concept store offering a wide and varied selection of international and local clothes, furniture and accessories, both avant-gardist and traditional. Best spot to find your new designer evening dress and rare home decor.

 

@zeink_boutique

 

Chamber Gyld

 

 

A bespoke fashion and design concept store that showcases handcrafted decorations and art by emerging local designers, as well as clothing and skin-care from across the region.

 

@chambergylddesignhouse

 

Zdsuzani

 

Contemporary kaftans, keffiyehs and clutches

 

@zdsuzani