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The 5 Best Egyptian Handbag Brands for Every Occasion

From mini-shoulder bags, to oversized tote bags

Whether it’s that one oversized tote that conveniently fits all of your everyday essentials, a treasured clutch you bought in a vintage store somewhere in the depths of London that exaggerates even the simplest outfit, or that one micro purse that fits nothing but your credit card and lipstick, handbags are an integral part of any outfit. When it comes to the functional closet staple, Egypt is home to a plethora of accessories designers  finding cult status amongst fashion lovers and that are defining the new era of It bags. Below, we compiled a list of handbag labels that you need to know. From a soft leather bucket bag for everyday necessities to a meticulously beaded mini shoulder bag for nights out, read on to discover the Egyptian brands that need to be on your radar.



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The namesake sister-led brand brought to life initially in 2014 by sisters Aya and Mounza Abdelraouf hardly needs an introduction. The design duo used their childhood memories as a backdrop for their iconic clutches beloved by A-listers like Gigi Hadid and Beyonce. Their abundant talent is seen in some of the country’s most refined leather products that delve into the origins of Egyptian metalworks, essentially rekindling the traditional technique. Turning a local craft into a wearable piece of art, what makes Okhtein’s designs oh-so special is its seamless balance of contemporary creations matched with cultural motifs. 

Garage by MO 

Bucket Bag in Black

Garage’s range of accessories are the embodiment of sleek functionality. Utilizing and manipulating the softest leathers in a variety of muted colors, the brand’s pieces are meant for daily life and everyday wear. If you’re looking for that one bag to grab on your way to work, the one that you chuck everything in your peripheral vision into as you rush outside of your house, they have it. The label also provides a variety of options for several occasions— woven shoulder tote bags for the beach, a mini leather card holder, military tote bags, and more. 



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Designed by Egyptian bag connoisseur Leila Aboitra, Aliel stands out for its asymmetrical silhouettes, vibrant color schemes and prints, creatively crafted and unconventional handles adorned with agate stones, and sharp shapes. Favored by many celebrities, Aliel’s creations are a testament to the designer’s dedication to creating collections that are experimental and rebellious in nature.  

Omnis Egypt 


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What makes Omnis’s coveted mini-beaded bags special is not only the intricate beading, the summer-inspired color palette and patterns, but the fact that all of their embellishments are crafted by local female artisans. The mindful brand offers endless options for that one mini baguette bag you need on any vacation, with a socially-conscious edge.

Sabry Marouf 


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Ahmed Sabry and Daki Marouf, the London-based duo behind the ethical accessories brand, are on a mission to continuously craft wearable yet sustainable art inspired by Egypt’s very own ancient history.  

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