Welcome to the Shopping In Dubai Section
Here we take a look at some great gift ideas, go through shopping malls and stores in Dubai and give you sophisticated styling tips. There always seem to be so many celebrations in Dubai from birthday's to baby showers, anniversaries to weddings not to mention all those occasions your family abroad are having too! Here you will find gift ideas for any occasion. We've got sections on the latest shopping news, style and fashion tips as well as a guide to Dubai Malls and so much more. For all the best places to shop, read the ExpatWoman Guide to Dubai Malls, click here>>
Fashion & Shopping News
The Perfect Time To Choose Dior
Three Limited Edition Dior Watches Go On Sale At The Luxury Closet
The ultimate luxury of time has to be the perfect watch. When you find a watch that you love, it can accessorise all outfits, be seen as a piece of jewellery whilst remaining practical, and it can also become a keepsake that you treasure for the rest of your life. So, wouldn’t you just love to wear a watch that also says, ‘Dior’?
My personal shopping experience at Michelle Belau
It’s every girl’s dream to be transformed into a princess. Whether it’s a wedding, Ball or fabulous social event you always want to look your best. What if you could look your best every day?? I didn’t think it possible, well not at least for a mere mortal such as myself who works a 9-5 job and takes care of my house the rest of the time. However, last night I found that with some simple choices and some well-made clothes I can always look my best. Read more>>
VogaCloset's Top 5 Picks for a Ravishing Outfit
Putting together a totally ravishing outfit is about more than just picking the right dress or finding the perfect jacket. What truly takes an outfit from ordinary to superb are fashion-forward, thoughtful accessories that express your personal taste of style. Opt for one of these five modern, sassy accessories when you need that something extra to pull together a to-die-for outfit.
Complete Your Christmas Look With VogaCloset.com
Even if you can’t stroll down the lit-up Christmas streets of London for this season’s chicest styles, you can still look like you made a recent trip to the fashion centre of the world. VogaCloset.com carries an excellent selection of trendy and classic clothing and accessories from British retailers at U.K. prices. Read more>>
Shopping from Europe has never been so convenient
On a mission to revolutionize the Middle Eastern shopping experience, VogaCloset.com delivers the latest trends from the runway directly to the closets of fashion enthusiasts in the Middle East. Since its recent debut in the Middle East, the U.K.-based e-tailer has become a huge hit amongst fashion-forward women, men, and kids. Whether you are heading to the office, stepping into the gym, attending a wedding, or going to school, you can find exactly what you want on VogaCloset.com. Read more >>
Top 10 Gifts for Men this Christmas
With Christmas fast approaching you may be getting stuck for ideas for what to get your husband, dad, brother or best friend this year? We have researched high and low and come up with the following top 10 festive gift ideas.
Top 10 Gifts for Women this Christmas
With Christmas fast approaching you may be getting stuck for ideas for what to get your wife, mum, sister, aunt or best friend this year? We have researched high and low and come up with the following top 10 festive gift ideas.
Are you stuck in a clothing rut? Enlist the help of a fashion consultant...
Fashion consultants are available in the Michèlle Belau Atelier to provide expert advice on key trends, fashion guidance, style direction and dressing to suit you and your lifestyle. The Michèlle Belau personal shopper experience welcomes customers by appointment to create a selection of bespoke outfits to suit your needs. The fashion experts promise to find the perfect look for every woman and no request is ever too much! Whether you are seeking style advice or a wardrobe revamp, Michèlle Belau is the ultimate way to shop. Read More >>
Marks & Spencer Christmas Collection
Marks and Spencer is a one stop destination for all your Christmas Shopping as it launches it Christmas collection. Dazzle your loved ones with luxurious beauty and fashion gifts, indulge in classic hampers and foodie treats, delight your little angels with toys and clothing, and transform your home into a winter wonderland...
It's all in Marks & Spencer’s edit of extra-special Christmas gifting. Read more >>
Who knew buying gifts online in Dubai could be so easy?!
YouGotaGift.com is a fun and easy solution where you can pick a Gift Card online and send it instantly. Whether it’s something for him, for her, or for the little ones, you'll find it all here! Whatever the occasion; Birthday, Christmas, or Baby Shower! There’s no better time to get someone a present than now. Shopping at a busy mall is a thing of the past when you can do it from the comfort of your own home. So, the next time you’re thinking ‘where can I get a gift?’ remember YouGotaGift.com... Read More >>
It’s a Man’s Time
Limited Edition Chronoswiss Watch Goes On Sale at The Luxury Closet
It can be hard to find the perfect gift, especially under pressure at this hectic time of year. So, rest assured that there is no more ideal gift than that of time; luxury time. A watch will be with you forever, every step of your way, guiding you through your life. Time is precious. Online designer store, The Luxury Closet, recently launched watches to its extensive collection of luxurious items and now your number one destination for all things designer has just announced the arrival of a very special gentleman’s watch, in perfect time as a special festive gift. Read more>>
Timeless, Reliable and Unique
** Limited Edition Tri-Colour Hermes Birkin Goes On Sale At The Luxury Closet For AED 83,950 **
Ever since 1984 when the actress Jane Birkin dropped the contents of her handbag onto the floor whilst on a plane, fashion and practicality have been combined and changed forever. As luck would have it, Jane Birkin happened to be sitting next to Mr Dumas, the Chairman of Hermes, and her wish for a fashionable handbag more suited to her needs was granted. In her honour, the timeless, reliable and ultimate fashion accessory, The Birkin, was born! Read more>>
Phenomenal Cartier Can Be Yours
** Rare Cartier Le Baiser Du Dragon Ring Goes On Sale At The Luxury Closet**
A diamond like no other has to be, Cartier. From each intricate cut, to the classic reputation, to the unique and breathtaking sparkle, Cartier is luxury with love. Every item is an artistic masterpiece, with creativity oozing from its jewellery designs. And a rare Cartier ring, is no exception. The Luxury Closet, your one-stop online designer boutique, launched its beautiful jewellery section recently, featuring a dazzling collection of pre-owned luxurious items with up to 70% off the original price. Read more>>
Marks & Spencer raises funds for Breast Cancer
Marks & Spencer wrapped up its annual breast cancer awareness campaign today, held during the month of October in association with Pink Caravan, a Pan UAE breast cancer awareness initiative launched in 2011 by Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP), a UAE charitable organisation.
The campaign committed to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and care included numerous events targeting employees and customers. Read More>>
Online Grocery Shopping - now delivering to more homes in Dubai
Géant Online is your one stop destination for all your daily needs. Géant Online is the affiliate of the most dynamic and exciting hypermarket chain in Middle East , Géant Hypermarket. The main objective at our launch was to reach more people across UAE, where our service is not yet available. However, due to the overwhelming response from people across the country, it became our added responsibility to cater the needs of all our loyal customers and also to bring the quality that we offer at the hypermarket chain to consumers across Middle East. Read More >>
The Finest Jewellery Picks At The Luxury Closet
A touch of class or a touch of sparkle...or both? A piece of fine jewellery is the perfect touch indeed to an outfit. The right item can become timeless and last a lifetime.Recently, online designer boutique, The Luxury Closet, introduced fine jewellery, adding to its extensive collection of pre-owned luxurious items with up to 70% off the original price. Here are the very latest hot picks from their jewellery closet to tempt you!
Marks & Spencer opens its newly revamped Seef Mall store
Marks & Spencer, the iconic leading British on Thursday re-opened its much awaited 21,000 sq. ft. refurbished store in Seef Mall, to debut brand new interiors and the latest autumn 2013 collection. The store is converted into a spacious space to coincide with Marks & Spencer’s new concept store drive. The selection premiered at the store offers confident style, innovation and exceptional quality designs at fantastic value whilst focusing on the current fashion trends for men, women and kids.
Introducing DouDou, Louis Vuitton’s Luxury Teddy Bear Only At The Luxury Closet
A rare find is a true gem. When it comes to the perfect keepsake, you can’t get any better than a one-of-a-kind Louis Vuitton creation. In LV’s 150 year history, don’t you want to be the proud owner of a complete and utter ‘ONLY’? And who says toys are just for children?
Yes, one of the most rare and exciting items to be found exclusively on the online designer boutique, The Luxury Closet, is a Teddy Bear.
First seen on the Runway in 2004, the Teddy Bear DouDou AED 32,670 is the ONLY Teddy Bear to be created by Louis Vuitton, ever. The total number made and released worldwide of these adorable - yet unbelievably rare - bears is just 500.
The Weird & The Wonderful
Everybody is unique in their own special way. Enjoying a little bit of eccentricity in your style simply states clearly who you are and what you love. It might be a splash of bright colour, a zany pattern, or a touch of sparkle. Whatever the weird pieces are that make you tick just makes YOU more wonderful! So, make a statement with something rare and original, yet completely luxurious - from online designer boutique, The Luxury Closet.
New Arrivals from Adini
Many of our regular customers will already be familiar with “Adini”, a label that was added to our Al Thanya Street location this season. Originally brought in as something special for our plus size ladies, it has proved such a hit that we reordered it in smaller sizing too!
Al Ghurair Mall is the new addition to M&S’s store portfolio
Marks & Spencer (M&S) yesterday launched its latest concept store in Al Ghurair Mall, its 7th in Dubai and 12th in the UAE. The new store is over 950 square metres in size and located at the ground floor of the popular shopping centre. Women looking for a quality international retail experience will enjoy the brand’s new inviting and inspiring store design offering a wide range of stylish and innovative products in exceptional quality and at great prices.
Designer Accessories at The Luxury Closet
Nothing is more luxurious than a precious accessory. Whether it is given to you as a gift or you have treated yourself, a piece of designer jewellery is an item to be treasured forever, adding timeless style to every outfit.
Which is why the online designer boutique, The Luxury Closet, is now bringing jewellery to its extensive collection of pre-owned luxurious items with up to 70% off the original price!
Top Men’s Picks at The Luxury Closet this August
A classic accessory can be the making of a good outfit. Online designer store, The Luxury Closet, is a one-stop shop for men who understand the meaning of style. Top designer items are just a click away at a price that won’t upset your wallet! The very latest Top Picks for Men are right here. Getting stylish begins now!
Sunglasses now available at The Luxury Closet
The right pair of shades can do wonders for your style, your outfit and your personality. From Audrey Hepburn to Marilyn Monroe to Rihanna, the most photographed women in the world have sported designer sunglasses inspiring fashion for decades. Good news this summer - ‘The Luxury Closet’, famed for its designer bags and more recently shoes and watches, is now selling designer sunglasses, with up to 70% off the original price!
M&S unveil brand new concept store in Ras Al Khaimah - RAK
Marks & Spencer (M&S), the iconic British retailer launched its 3rd concept store at Manar Mall, Ras Al Khaimah yesterday morning, after the successful opening of the two new concept stores in UAE and Bahrain this year. The new 15,646 square metre store marks a significant milestone for M&S with an avant-garde store appearance & improved customer shopping experience.
M&S Open new flagship store in Mirdif City Centre
Marks & Spencer (M&S) opened its brand new store at Mirdif City Centre today, 7th May2013. The new store delivers a more inspiring experience, with clearer brand differentiation and improved navigation for shoppers, including defined brand areas that reflect the unique handwriting of each clothing sub-brand, so customers can quickly identify which best suits their style.
You want Louis Vuitton? You can HAVE Louis Vuitton with The Luxury Closet
If there’s a luxury item everybody wants to own, it has to be a Louis Vuitton creation, doesn’t it? The famous quatrefoils, flowers and LV monogram simply ooze style and class. With designs based on the trend of using oriental designs during the Victorian era, this is a brand steeped in fashion history. Endorsed by celebrities internationally such as Madonna and Kanye West, and having been around since 1854, Louis Vuitton is definitely here to stay.
There’s just a slight problem being the hefty price tag. Whilst the bad news might be that LouisVuitton never discounts prices, never holds a sale, and never offers promotions, there is certainly good news in store for you from The Luxury Closet, luxury brands at affordable prices!...
The Luxury Closet... Be One of a Kind
Vintage is the ‘hip’ buzzword behind the inspirational visions of today’s top designers. But what makes Vintage so fabulous? From the Hollywood revolutionaries like the trend-setting actors in the hit TV series ‘Mad Men’, to celebrities adding unique one-off Vintage pieces to their ensembles, and the undeniable quality of eras gone-by... Vintage is here to play, and definitely here to stay. What makes an outfit hit the headlines? Undeniably, it is a Vintage designer handbag. And, where can you find a truly special Vintage designer handbag in Dubai? The answer is simple, affordable and accessible... online fashion retailer ‘The Luxury Closet’... top couture brands, available to you at up to 70% off the original price! All items are pre-owned, giving you the opportunity not just to buy, but sell your own prized possession handbags too.
Luxury Designer Shoes... If the Shoe Fits!
Let’s face it... women are as passionate about shoes as men are about football. Every time Carrie Bradshaw eyed up a new pair of ‘gotta have it treasures’ in the window displays of her favourite Manhattan shops, she would fill up with wonder, awe and excitement. You know how she felt, didn’t you? Nothing makes a girl feel more like Cinderella getting ready for the ball than putting her foot in a designer shoe.
Valentino Beige Rose Thong Sandals - And for the beach babes! Be fun and flirty with your very own pair of Valentino Beige Rose Thong Sandals. Made from black PVC, these sandals are accented with a statement making beige rose and feature a Valentino label.
Be Rare, Be Real
You want to be extraordinary. You want to be unique. You want to stand out from the crowd. And, you want to do so with style. So, how do you achieve this?
Simple. Make a statement with a rare bag from online fashion retailer, The Luxury Closet. With up to 70% off the original price, you can be the owner of an authentic handbag from a top couture brand. Who knew that being unique could be so easy?
Pink-loving daredevils will want to seize this Christian Dior Limited Edition India Saddle Bag. In excellent condition, only 100 of these bags were made by Dior to commemorate John Galliano’s 10 years as Creative Director. This bag is thus marked with the limited number ‘7’...
How to Spot a Fake in Five Steps
Think you know how to spot a fake? The Luxury Closet have put together a list exclusively for ExpatWoman readers - Top designer brands use the highest quality materials available, and employ the most refined methods to craft their goods.
For this reason, counterfeit items in most cases simply cannot match the standards of the genuine articles! Here are their top five ways to spot a fake, including how to check the zippers, the stitching, the logo, embossing and more.
World’s first sundeck catwalk success
Famously known for turning England’s iconic London Tower Bridge and the world’s highest PETRONAS Twin Towers’ Skybridge into a phenomenal catwalk, entrepreneur and model Jessica Minh Anh made history again yesterday with the first ever fashion show on the sundeck of an international cruise ship. The highly anticipated J Winter Fashion Show, which took place on the luxurious Costa Atlantica at 3pm, showcased an exquisite combination of haute couture, bridal, swimwear, and high end ready wear collections from the UAE, Portugal, Lebanon, Russia, Italy, Hong Kong, Greece, and Vietnam. With the grand catwalk staged on the 70 metre sundeck overlooking Dubai’s skyline, the event redefined modern fashion show standards.
An Interview With Jessica Minh Anh
We managed to catch hold of the ever- so- busy Jessica ahead of the amazing event she is organising in Dubai this week- we spoke to her about life, determination and the fire to succeed! Global fashion mover and shaker, Jessica Minh Anh, is hosting the first ever fashion phenomenon on the multiple award winning cruise ship, the Costa Atlantica, on 17th January 2013 in Dubai. Best known for making history with the world’s highest catwalk, Jessica is set to stage the grand J Winter Fashion Show on the 200 metre sun deck overlooking Dubai’s breath taking skyline. With the combination of the Costa Atlantica’s exquisite interior and Jessica’s exceptional taste, the show is set to redefine modern fashion show standards.
It's Dubai Shopping Festival and we have the Hottest Trends of 2013
we've researched the Spring/Summer 2013 runway shows to bring you the latest trends from the world's biggest fashion houses. Seeing as it's that shopping time of year we want all our readers to be bang on trend with the latest fashions. Luckily this year it seems that everything is in, so everyone can enjoy the best of fashion this season.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s luxury sleepwear collection
Following on from the success of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s debut collection, look out for new styles coming soon to M&S for Winter. Rosie for Autograph sleepwear is a truly luxurious collection made using the finest silk, intricate lace and ultra soft cashmere.
Sophisticated pyjama sets and cashmere lounge suits sit alongside delicate vintage inspried silk nightgowns and wraps to create a range that not only looks beautiful but feels amazing to wear.
Fashion & Styling Tips
How To Hide Figure Flaws Through Dresses
We all have some figure flaws that we like to hide. Did you know that the right sized dress can help you to hide those flaws though? Hiding figure flaws through dresses does more than just help us to look a bit better than we think we look. It can also help to boost your self-esteem and give you more motivation to get out there and dazzle the world. There are many dresses on the market that can help you to look just great. Read More>>
Slimming Tricks- The Power Of Illusion
The power of illusion has been used for many years specially for those who needed to look great and feel more confident about their body and their total image. There are some tricks that can make you feel and look instantly more attractive and boost your self esteem.Standing straight will instantly make your waistline slimmer. It also allows your clothes to sit on your body properly, which will also make you look taller and thinner. Find Out More>>
10 Style Tips For A Busy Yet Beautiful Moms!
Moms are busy with families, kids to drop off at school, places to be and things to do, it's easy to forgo looking well every day thinking that there is no time for them. Being beautiful does not require to paste on a 30-minute facial makeover every morning or spend one hour to get dressed. You also don't have to go around looking like you just completed a workout at the gym. We've got some great advice for you here. Find Out More>>
10 Tips To Develop Your Own Personal Style
Lots of women don't realize the importance of having a style. Style is not only while going out but all the time. It's easy to look fab all the time when you have personal stylist- not to mention a virtually unlimited budget at your disposal like the celebrities but not everyone has that kind of celebrities budget. Looking fashionable can be more of a challenge however you can look fab, regardless how much you spend on yourself. Read More>>
Pretty Pregnant Style Tips!
During the first months it is possible to continue wearing your favorite clothes but once a baby bump takes over and the weight goes on, women find that their redefined shape can prove a challenge. It is not because there is a baby on board is no reason to stop wearing a stylish clothes nor is there reason to dive head-first into maternity wear too early. There are likely to be pieces that are already in the wardrobe which can do double-duty. Get More Tips>>