H&M's Maison Martin Margiela collection and Harvey Nichols stuff
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 When you spend Dhs2,000 or more in a single trip to the famous department store, you’ll 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).
New stores & collections
Maison Martin Margiela for H&M The hotly anticipated latest designer tie-up for H&M arrives in Dubai stores on Thursday November 15. Belgian brand Maison Martin Margiela is one of the most coveted couturiers on the fashion circuit, and this affordable collection for him and her includes unusual structuring, layering and volume in the form of cosy winter options with an avant-garde edge. Dhs199-1,499. Available at H&M, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 330 8327).
This local brand, which resells affordable vintage accessories, has just unveiled a new collection of retro bling. Pieces include costume-style drop earrings and large studs sourced from vintage haunts as far afield as France. From Dhs250. Wayed Vintage, available at various locations including DAS Collection, Villa 16, Umm Al Sheif Road, Jumeirah 3 (04 395 2427).
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).
Create your own polo shirt at Ralph Lauren This week, Ralph Lauren stores in Dubai are offering the preppy set a chance to design their own polo shirt. The process involves choosing from a selection of 13 different colours and selecting the type of embroidery and size of pony logo. Your creation will be available within two weeks. From Dhs545. Until November 21. Ralph Lauren, various locations including BurJuman (04 352 5311).
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. Definitely worth a look. Ongoing. Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8888).
Contemporary drawings exhibition at ESMOD Dubai The Wafi fashion boutique is currently exhibiting artworks by French collective YO Studio. The drawings show a visual approach to design work. Free. Until November 30. Esmod Dubai, Wafi (04 429 1228).