New collections and in-mall entertainment from May 30 to June 5
ARTE Market at Festival Centre On Friday June 1, Festival Centre hosts a market featuring hand-made wares created by more than 1,800 artisans from 30 countries. Noon-9pm, June 1. Festival Centre, near Ikea, Dubai Festival City (04 341 8020).
Lux Beauty Gallery Want expert advice on haircare, skincare, healthy eating, fashion and styling? On Saturday June 2 and Sunday 3, join a panel of pros – including beauty professional Joelle Mardinian of Maison de Joelle, nutritionist Rashi Chowdhary and fashion designer Tamara Al Gabbani – for two days of workshops and seminars sponsored by beauty-care range Lux. Sign up online via the Facebook group. Until June 3. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, www.facebook.com/LuxBeauty.
New stores & collections
Gerard Darel spring/summer 2012 collection Inspired by the mix-and-match theme of the current season, the classic French label’s latest line is refined and includes safari jackets, elegant dresses, pleated skirts and flared jeans in solid colours, graphics and prints. From Dhs365. Gerard Darel, various locations including Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 1661).
Lovin My Bags opens in Palm Strip Mall The US concept store offers to restore, clean and care for your luxury leather handbags. The 46 sq m boutique will cater for men’s and women’s bags from all designer brands. Level one, Palm Strip Mall, Jumeirah (04 386 6081).
Sales & offers
Bargains at Baruni Dubai-based label Baruni is having a three-day sale, offering up to 50 percent off its entire stock from Saturday June 2. You’ll find layered tops and skirts, high-waisted linen pants, silk dresses and maxi skirts in holiday-inspired shades such as turquoise, white and coral. Until June 4. Available at Paramour, Wafi (04 324 5553) and Baruni studio, behind Mall of the Emirates (050 656 1873).
Save on shoes at Steve Madden The US shoe giant is having a part sale at all its UAE stores, offering 25 to 60 percent off its affordable stock. Perfect for restocking your shoe collection in time for summer. Until June 22. Steve Madden, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 325 3052).
Win a Dhs1,000 voucher to spend at Galeries Lafayette Kellogg’s Dare to Wear Red competition will see five lucky shoppers win a voucher worth Dhs1,000. To enter, visit the Time Out website and vote for your favourite red dress. Until June 13. www.timeoutdubai.com.
Win Diamond Jubilee collectors’ items Kitsch, cute homewares hub Harvest Home is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a bundle package of Diamond Jubilee memorabilia by Brit homewares designer Emma Bridgewater. The package includes a pint mug, an apron, a tea towel and a paperweight. The first reader to email firstname.lastname@example.org will win. Harvest Home, Town Centre, Jumeirah 1 (04 342 0225).
Simply Madonna exhibition at BurJuman In honour of Madonna’s Abu Dhabi gigs this week, BurJuman is displaying costumes, awards and photographs once belonging to the Queen of Pop. Visitors will have the chance to win Madonna Golden Circle concert tickets for her gigs on Sunday June 3 and Monday 4 in Abu Dhabi. There is also an autographed piece of Madonna merchandise to be won, plus 60 more items up for sale. Until June 6. BurJuman South Village area, opposite Virgin Megastore (04 352 0222).
Super Sundays at Lamcy Plaza Kick Sunday-itis with cool deals at this Oud Metha mall. Every Sunday, Lamcy Plaza offers discounts and special deals throughout the day. Customers who visit the mall on a Sunday can collect an advantage card from the information counter at the mall entrance. Every time you spend at one of the retailers, present the card to the cashier to receive your discount or deals. See the website for full details of all offers. Ongoing. Lamcy Plaza, Oud Metha, www.lamcyplaza.com (04 335 9999).
The Beatles Story at Harvey Nichols See rare photos of The Beatles, taken by BAFTA-nominated British photographer and documentary-maker Paul Berriff. Also on display are Madame Tussauds wax figures of the four, plus a pop-up store. Until May 31. Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8888).