Last chance: today’s bazaar right before Eid provides unique gifts and family fun!

Ahram Online, Saturday 29 Oct 2011

Special people in your life deserve special gifts, and the last opportunity for a good deal on a unique gift is going on now at the Mountain View Compound

Mountain View invites families and last-minute shoppers to today’s Valley Bazaar in the 5th District Compound (see map). The bazaar offers the perfect gift for the unique people in their lives – and a bit of fun.

Entrance is free and children are highly welcome, since there is a kids’ area with inflatable games, arts and crafts organised by Masters of Edutainment, sports and food.

Food sponsors or sales:
7 UP
Dina Cantina
Carvel Ice Cream
Go Macroni

Some of the participants include:
College Accessories & Paintings
Antika Hamed Accessories
The CRIB Store
Marwa El-Beissy
Designer Boutique Catalogue

Notably, shoppers get a chance to feel the materials and see the quality from the Designers’ Boutique catalogue, Egypt’s first and only printed shopping catalogue.

Normally at LE35 per catalogue, their catalogue concept highlights local designers and producers. Every season they publish a new catalogue, with the new one to be published in time Christmas in November. Look for them in Cilantro, Alef bookstores, Quick 24, among others, and soon in Virgin Megastore, Cairo.

Considering that one-sies and clutches are both hot in the season, your fashion-freak friends and family members will appreciate some of the items in the catalogue:

Hulay ethnic creations, for instance, has a soft cotton jumpsuit that could fit anyone. The solid-colour choices include black, white, blue fuchsia and green - one of the upcoming colours in the 2012 Spring/Summer season. The chest area is beautifully embroidered, adding a unique touch to the season’s basic.

On Hulay’s practical side they have a large, decorated, cross-body satchel, which tend to be much more comfortable than large, regular bags.

Since clutches have taken over runways and are a nightlife accessory must, a Batik clutch will never get lost among the crowd. The clutches’ highly-textured weavings and bright, Palestinian embroidery clearly state that the owner is chic and in-step, but at the same time grounded and worldly.

If you know someone who has Misr fever and wants to scream they are so proud to be Egyptian, there’s even an Egyptian flag laptop sleeve.

Attractive Arabic style home décor is also in the mix. One example is a tea box for tea-lovers whose cover has an old photo of Cairo. Another great example are the modern-shaped tables that incorporate elements favoured in homes in the Middle East, such as crystals, copper and bronze, semi-precious stones, filigree – and even the water pots of shisha (hookah) pipe!

Impressive, digital wall hangings inspired by graphic design and paintings by high-quality artists are also featured.

For directions, try calling: 16201

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