S*uce Design a Dress competition The annual S*uce Design a Dress competition is back, and the organisers are encouraging everyone to get in touch with their inner designer. The only requirement is that your design must include metallics, and designers can submit up to three dresses. Download the rules and guidelines from the website. The winner will have the chance to create a capsule collection exclusively for S*uce. Free. Submission deadline January 31. S*uce, various locations including The Village Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.shopatsauce.com/designadress (04 344 7270).
Shop to win at Bloomingdale’s Unleash your inner Carrie Bradshaw in the famous department store, and when you spend Dhs2,000 or more in a single trip, you will be entered into a draw for the chance to win a ‘round-the-clock’ wardrobe, fully stocked with must-have shoes and accessories that will hopefully keep you going until next season. Until December 20. Bloomingdale’s, The Dubai Mall (04 350 5333).
13th Women Exhibition Running over three days from Tuesday November 6 to Thursday November 8, this consumer event invites both men and women to shop for fashion, jewellery, accessories and more. Free. 10am-9pm. Dubai Ladie’s Club, Jumeirah 2 (04 349 9922).
New stores & collections
Calvin Klein opens its first watch boutique Calvin Klein has opened its first watch and jewellery boutique in the city in The Dubai Mall, where it offers some of its best-selling designs to date, along with a new range of men’s and women’s wristwear. The Dubai Mall (04 325 3823).
Donna Karan collection The Donna Karan fall collection is out now, with a sophisticated palette featuring stark colours – think black, ivory, scarlet, brass, charcoal and ink. The menswear range includes double-breasted jackets and cuffed pegged trousers. The Dubai Mall (04 325 3800).
Neha Joyas now at aura-b.com The artisan jewellery range by Marian Ayub and Kathia García, featuring their trademark exotic, creative pieces, is now available at the online store. www.aura-b.com
Roger Vivier now open Pick up footwear, bags, small leather goods, jewellery and sunglasses, all within this brand new boutique, which has a distinctly Parisian feel. Level Shoe District, The Dubai Mall (04 501 6888).
Warehouse new arrivals Warehouse’s latest arrivals for A/W 2012 include thick knit sweaters, striking party dresses adorned with sequins and lace and animal print pumps. Warehouse, Debenhams, Mall of the Emirates (04 340 7575).
Sales and offers
Cash Converters Customers spending Dhs2,000 or more at this new Al Quoz second-hand haunt will get an extra 15 percent off the next time they visit. Until November 30. Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Quoz (04 379 1122).
Free lingerie bag with purchases at K-Lynn Buy a bra and panty set from the Simone Pérèle autumn/winter collection and get a free lingerie bag to protect your delicates while travelling. Underwear sets from Dhs478. Until November 30. K-Lynn, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0708).
Oasis Centre’s Shop & Stop Drive-By offers Visit this mall from 5pm until 9pm on weekday evenings and you’ll receive offers at venues such as Cello Music, Fitness First, Carrefour Market and Balance Wellness Club. Sun-Thu 5pm-9pm. Ongoing. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 545 4000).
The Billionaire Gallery A high-end exhibition featuring a coveted selection of rare and authentic collectables, with prices starting from Dhs13,500. Ongoing. Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8888).