Stand out from the crowd at these trendsetting new stores
The Beach at JBR This stunning new expansive shopping and dining district opens out into the water at JBR and includes style stops including Victoria’s Secret, S*uce by the Sea and Sephora. Dubai Marina (no number).
GisellaBlu The Singapore-based label combines cutting edge cuts with bold, feminine prints and exquisite fabrics. It offers a free personal home shopping experience, which we can’t fault. www.gisellablu.com.
House of Nomad Launched in Dubai by two male Emirati designers, this brand showcases the region’s culture through its designs and the first desert-inspired range features neutral pieces for men and women with white Arabic inscriptions. www.house-of-nomad.com.
Arcadian Apparel Featuring works of local street artists and graphic designers, this online T-shirt boutique has a tongue-in-cheek approach to its designs and customers are even able to submit their own. Free delivery in the UAE. www.arcadianapparel.com.
Valentino men’s pop-up shop Launching in April, the temporary retail shop will stock pieces from the luxe Italian designer’s latest range, which reflects his obvious obsession with camo. Bloomingdale’s, The Dubai Mall (04 350 5333).
Rubabikia Offers a range of retro-inspired home décor items, from custom-made crockery and vintage clocks, to traditional door mats and drawers. Our attention is especially on the owl-with-attitude ceramic vases. Palm Strip Mall, Jumeirah 1 (04 351 7417).
Hermione Boutique The minimal all-white sparkling interior of this French-owned luxury boutique stocks Parisian and NYC-based labels including SLY010, Jay Ahr and Ronny. Magrudy Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1 (04 344 0320).
Cottin Paris at Emirates Towers Specialises in styled up tech accessories, such as luxury laptops in bronze casings and crocodile leather or decorated iPads and iPhones jazzed up in antique silver and gold shells, or red or white lacquer. The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 330 0000).
S*uce On Sea The racks here are filled with resort and swimwear from regional and international designers including Hafsa Lodi, Zimmermann, Clover Canyon, Wild Fox, Juliet Dunn, Mara Hoffman and Tata Naka. The Beach, JBR, The Walk (04 430 4202).