Some of the busiest shopping streets in Beirut with everything from….
Aishti – Beirut’s answer to Harvey Nichols, Aishti is a four-storey designer shopping centre in downtown’s exclusive boutique area, housing exclusive top-line clothes labels, cosmetics, handbags and sunglasses. Housed in a beautifully restored building that had been all but destroyed during the war, Aishti has a great brasserie restaurant on the top floor.
Boss – all things Boss: the Black Label line for sophisticated style and the Orange Label line for casual wear
Conbipel – the Italian equivalent of Zara, Conbipel is a large glass-fronted store with value-for-money men’s and women’s clothing.
Elie Saab, Bab Idris – world-famous Lebanese fashion designer has recently installed his Lebanese headquarters in a brand new box-like building in this residential area of downtown. The creations of the man who dresses Hollywood film stars such as Halle Berry are expensive.
If – an original Beirut label, If is also full of elegant clothes for men and women and includes labels such as Ghost, Yohji Yamamoto and Dries Van Noten
Karen Millen – exclusive designer fashion label for women
Klass – mobile phone and accessories store. The best place to buy pay-as-you-go. Morgan – stylish and trendy women’s wear from this French label
Sportstown – all items Nike at Sportstown, for that sporting emergency
Virgin Megastore – books, CDs, comics and even a rooftop restaurant with stunning views over the sea and downtown (only open in summer).