The city's best shopping events and deals for November 3-9
Time Out Dubai staff
Book a stall at Covent Garden Market Organisers of this market at The Walk at JBR are looking for vendors selling vintage fashion, accessories, original art and photography. The markets started this month and run every Friday and Saturday from 10am to 10pm and will cost Dhs3,900 for six months. Call for info or to book your spot. Ongoing. www.coventgardenmarket.ae (050 425 0543).
S*uce Design A Dress competition Want to launch your own fashion label? One amateur designer will win the chance to create and develop a new collection to be sold at local boutique S*uce. To qualify, designers must submit three dresses that embody the theme of ‘monochrome pop’. Prizes also include admission to a London College of Fashion course in Dubai. Entry deadline January 1 2012. To enter, email email@example.com.
Win two tickets to a Swarovski fashion event at the Armani Hotel Want to rub shoulders with the fashion elite? Swarovski is inviting applicants to submit sketches and photography that highlights two different sides of their creative persona, in accordance with the Sense of Two fashion event being held at Armani Hotel on November 30. The winner will get two VIP tickets. Entrants must be resident in the UAE. apps.facebook.com/sense_of_two, firstname.lastname@example.org.
New stores & collections
Parfois autumn/winter 2011 collection This rock-inspired accessories collection for women is your ticket to looking the part at the next gig. Featuring leather totes, printed scarves, antique-style necklaces and rings and tasselled loafers, there’s something for eveyone. Better yet, it’s cheap as chips. From Dhs46 to Dhs269. Parfois, The Dubai Mall (04 434 3167).
Sales & offers
Discounts of up to 60 per cent at Lifestyle stores This affordable retailer is holding a part-sale of up to 60 per cent on selected items across its range of home furnishings and decor, fashion accessories and cosmetics. Until November 12. Lifestyle, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0523).
Go green at Marina Mall As part of a new commitment to environmentally-friendly practices, Dubai Marina Mall will now sell DMM ‘green’ reusable shopping bags at the Guest Services Centre for Dhs20, with a portion of the proceeds going towards a marina conservation charity. Ongoing. Dubai Marina Mall, www.dubaimarinamall.com (04 436 1000).
Pre-order a real Christmas tree at ACE Hardware Get your Christmas started early by pre-ordering a natural tree from ACE Hardware. While you’re there, check out the store’s collection of great-value Christmas decorations, or take up the hard-to-beat offer and get a plastic tree, baubles and lights for only Dhs99. Until January 2. ACE Hardware, various locations including Dubai Festival Centre (800 275 223).
Part sale at Kurt Geiger Festival Centre Update your shoe collection on a budget: head to Kurt Geiger to get savings of up to 75 per cent off selected items. Until November 15. Kurt Geiger, Dubai Festival Centre (04 232 8415).
Purchase a Feed bag at THE One and help feed a starving child Next time you feel like dropping some cash, head to THE One and buy a Feed 10 pouch or bag: they’re made from 100 per cent organic cotton and burlap, and a portion of the sales will go towards helping to provide food for hungry children. Feed Projects aims to help children through the profits of its bags. Dhs129 (pouch), Dhs199 (bag). Ongoing. THE One, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 3778).
Win a shopping spree at Deira City Centre To help celebrate its expansion as the mall gradually adds 55 new stores to its repertoire, Deira City Centre is offering shoppers the chance to win a Dhs50,000 shopping spree every time they spend a minimum of Dhs300 in any of the fashion stores. Until November 14. Deira City Centre (04 295 1010).
Ladies’ morning at Mirdif City Centre From 10am until 1pm every Monday, this mall offers a range of discounts for ladies. At Debenhams you’ll get a gift with every beauty purchase. There are also free fashion consultancies at Mango, free mini-facials at Greek beauty brand Korres, 25 per cent off at Q Home Decor and a free plate for every four purchased at Yo! Sushi. Every Monday 10am-1pm. Mirdif City Centre, www.mirdifcitycentre.com (800 6422).