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OKHTEIN, Egypt's High-End Accessory Brand


Okhtein, which translates to "Sisters" in Arabic, is an Egyptian brand founded by the Abdelraouf sisters, Aya and Mounaz.

The creative duo established the brand in 2013 to fill a void in the Egyptian luxury market by promoting Egyptian artistry's refinement both at home and on the international stage. Okhtein produces locally to honor this and each item has a "unique provenance with deep cultural associations."

Aya and Mounaz Abdelraouf (Photo via Enigma Magazine)

Aya and Mounaz, who were born and raised in Cairo, were drawn to fashion at a young age. Their grandmother was influential in shaping their fashion tastes and perceptions. The sisters would rummage through clothes their grandmother had saved from the 1960s and 1970s, which made a fashionable impression.