It’s no secret Arab designers are making waves amongst A-list celebrities in Hollywood.

One such person regularly seen championing Arab brands is Kylie Jenner and it appears she’s had an influence on her best friend, Sofia Richie.

The 22-year-old daughter of famous singer Lionel Richie was recently photographed wearing a piece from one of Jenner’s favourite Egyptian handbag brands.


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In a photo taken by her dad, Richie is seen wearing a piece by Egyptian label Aliel – the Ghalia bag in the colour orange.

Letting her accessories do the talking, Richie kept the rest of her outfit muted wearing a pair of jeans, black top and a leather blazer, which allowed the orange bag to pop.

Last year, Jenner was seen adoring the same bag in the same colour as Richie. The beauty mogul shared a series of photos with her followers on Instagram, accessorising her colourful outfit with a bag by Aliel – the Ghalia bag, priced at around Dhs1,175, in orange.

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The piece was clearly such a hit with her followers, the bag actually sold out at the time.

The Egyptian brand was founded by Leila Abo Tira, who is based in Cairo, in 2017 and the name is derived from her own but just spelt backwards – Aliel.

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