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Beirut Shopping Guide 2019: Tips for Finding Artisanal Treasures and the City’s Best Fashion

Shopping in Beirut is a bit of a mash-up, like so many aspects of the city. There is a mix of international luxury goods and one-of-a-kind artisan products. You may find the former in palatial shopping malls and complexes or in crumbling former apartment buildings, but that contrast is part of the city’s charm.

The old souk of Beirut has been replaced by a glitzy “souk” of shopping streets filled with luxury labels like Hermès. Saifa Village, which is also a redeveloped area of the city center, has a few independent boutiques like Bokja, but most of our favorite finds are dispersed in various neighborhoods. These are our picks of the top shops in the city and almost all of them have a social enterprise component to benefit the local community.

Contact Indagare for assistance planning a trip to Beirut. Our specialists can book you at the hotel that is right for you and plan great meals and shopping recommendations.

Artisans du Liban: There are two outlets of this artisan emporium, so be sure that you go to the curated one (on Centre Saint Antoine) and not the larger one, which is run by the government.

Bokja: Gorgeous cushions, furniture and fashion embroidered by refugees from the region.

Lara Khoury: Modern Middle Eastern fashion flair.

LiwanChic home and fashion designs inspired by a nomadic life.

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Nada Debs: Eclectic objects and furniture by a Lebanese designer with an Orient/Asian aesthetic.

Orient 499: Treasures from souks and markets around the Middle East in a concept shop setting.

Sarah’s Bag: Sassy fashion and accessories hand-crafted by underprivileged women.

Rabih Kayrouz: Exquisite women and men’s fashion by one of the top design talents in the Middle East.

Related: Beirut Insiders Share Their Favorite Places in the City

Contact Indagare for assistance planning a trip to Beirut. Our specialists can book you at the hotel that is right for you and plan great meals and shopping recommendations.

– Paul Jebara on February 19, 2019

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