Which A-lister doesn’t love Okhtein? The Egyptian label's distinctive bags regularly crop up on the arms of international stars, from Beyoncé to Camila Coelho to former BAZAAR cover star Queen Rania. And it seems that Olivia Palermo is yet another member of the fan club. The influencer and entrepreneur has chosen the Egyptian brand as one of only 25 international designers available on her newly minted e-commerce site.
The online platform, named after the tastemaker herself, spotlights some of Palermo’s best-loved accessories labels. Okhtein is featured alongside brands like Santoni, Elena Ghisellini and Benedetta Bruzziches, and is the only Middle Eastern name to make the list.
Fashionistas will be able to shop the iconic Palmette Minaudière on the site, as well as the classic Mahogany style and several Roman Coin belt bags. Palermo collaborated closely with the Cairo-based duo, Monaz and Aya Abdel Raouf, cover stars of Forbes Middle East's 30 Under 30 List, to curate a selection of handbags from Okhtein's autumn/winter 2019 collection for the platform.
Press play to watch Olivia Palermo tell us the stories behind her most-liked Instagram posts