Did you ever assume Dubai to be a high-end playground for any shopping fan and a new fashion capital? When in Dubai you would need your superhero willpower to really stay away from the shops, since the city seem like a pool for beauty and opportunities. And we’d like to guide you through the best shopping points in Dubai.
What’s that? An avant-garde concept store that proudly has enough insider-y labels to make even a very mad fashionista happy and joyful: Rodarte, Simone Rocha, J.W. Anderson and Junya Watanabe. Think of this store as the artsy antidote to Dubai’s flash.
What S*uce in Dubai? It’s reminds a famous concept store Colette in Paris, but even much more than that. Lots of tchotchkes and accessories, that veray from bejeweled clutches in the shape of a Fanta can to ball caps with plush dinosaurs on the brim. The mentioned shops carry nice pieces of Isabel Marant, Shourouk, Mawi, Isa Arfen, Sacai, and Ek Thongprasert — basically that is the list of every girl’s wishlist. Plus there is a fun section – a vending machine for presents!
The Gold Souk
The perfect place to feel the traditional Middle Eastern shopping is the Gold Souk. What we want to say is that it is a massive marketplace filled with only gold and nothing else. Lots of gold! But remember – when it comes to these trinkets, it’s all in the negotiation.
When it comes to the full look, that’s the right place to come. Chalayan jacket with Jason Wu blouse with Frame Denim jeans with Alexander McQueen skull-bedecked stilettos. And then throw in a Marchesa gown for good measure. Dubai is all about excess!
Level Shoe District
The paradise! The shoe store that have no analogues! A shop where you probably will stock up on rare Alaïa and Altuzarra stilettos and then disappear under a pile of shoeboxes in the Prada, Dior, and Louis Vuitton boutiques.