For a hijabi, one of the best things to shop for of course is hijabs! There are plenty of shops selling scarves, bonnet caps, sleeves and pins, in a huge range of colours and fabrics:
Hamra is one of the more popular shopping areas in Beirut, though very expensive. Most of the shops bring in branded stock from France and Italy. In Lebanon there are very few chain stores, save for a few like Vero Moda, GS, and Les Amis:
Maxi dresses and tunics at Les Amis Boutique; Hamra
Downtown Beirut is the place to hang out if you're a tourist. Full of cafes and designer boutiques, you'll find everything from Louis Vuitton to Prada. I got the chance to visit the Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad boutiques, but was actually quite disappointed with the workmanship - the dresses look so much better on a computer screen!
Maxi dresses at Kenzo; Downtown Beirut
Stay tuned for more Holiday Style Snaps, as well as trend reports on hijabi fashion in Lebanon!