Shopping in Egypt

Egypt is a wonderland of shopping opportunities. Of course, there are the famous bazaars such as the Khan el-Khalili, but then there are also thousands of unusual stores scattered about the country, and especially in Cairo, though some products are better purchased perhaps from the locale from which they are produced, such as alabaster in Luxor. However, Cairo provides a huge variety of everything from antiques to fine clothing and especially jewelry.
In some shops, you must haggle while in others the price will be set. Which type of store provides the best possible deals depends both on the shop itself and the haggling ability of the buyer an seller. Frequently though some of the best deals at the best consistent quality is found in stores with fixed prices. For example, one might haggle over a mother-of-pearl box in the Khan el-Khalili and wind up paying a fairly low price but for an inferior products, while in a fixed price shop, one might end up paying more, but for a far superior mother-of-pearl box.
The purpose for this section is to provide Tour Egypt readers with information both on how to shop in Egypt, as well as to enlighten them on how to tell what makes various products better or worse from the standpoint of quality. Of course, for those not traveling to Egypt, our Virtual Khan el-Khalili, Tour Egypt's online shop provides many quality products found in Egypt at reasonable prices.
General Shopping:
More on Haggling Specific Types of Products:
AlabasterTricks of the Trade: Purchasing Egyptian AlabasterAlabaster: Egypt's Rock of Ages
Appliqué on the Street of the Tentmakers
Basketry, Ancient and Modern
Belly Dancing Costumes
The Boozer's Guide to Egypt
Egyptian Brass
Buying Egyptian Cotton Products in Egypt
JewelryBuying Gold Jewelry in Egypt
Mashrabiya Screens
Musical Instruments
PapyrusPart 1: Historical PapyrusPart II: Purchasing Modern Papyrus Art
Perfume Bottles, Hand Made General and Specific Shops, Stores
Al Khatoun
Aladin Incens and Handicrafts
Arkadia Shopping Mall
Bazaar of the Tentmakers
Bashayer and Om El Saad
Books and Bookshops in Egypt
Booksellers Market
Clothing Stores in Cairo
The Dates Market Sells Everything
Fair Trade Center, Luxor
Find great shopping at the Khan Misr Touloun
First Mall in Cairo, Egypt
The Khan el-Khalili, Egypt's Most Famous Market
More on the Khan el-Khalili
Tour The Khan el-Khalili
Lehnert & Sandrock (Books and Photographs)
Sounds of Cairo Music Shop
Souq al-Goma'a (Friday Market)
Wekalat Al-Balah Fabric Market
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