Retro looks at Iconic, the new Armani/Casa store in Deira and vintage looks at Tiffany & Co
From Textile to Texture French fashion institute Esmod Dubai is hosting an exhibition of contemporary textile creations by French designer Alain Germain, who’s renowned for his work as a theatre and stage director. The displays explore the art of fabric manipulation. Until February 28. Esmod Fashion Store, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 429 1228).
Samsung Canvas: Collective This unique design project aims to discover talented artists in the region, giving them a platform to showcase their skills. Using the Samsung Galaxy Note product range, artists will be tasked with creating T-shirt designs to support UAE-based charity Social Bandage. Those interested are invited to submit their designs either on the website below, or at Samsung’s stands at The Dubai Mall and Jumeirah Beach Residence. Until February 20. www.samsungcanvas.com.
Tiffany & Co vintage showcase Want to earn major points on Valentine’s Day with a killer gift or surprise outing? Check out the special collection of Tiffany & Co vintage watches on display until the end of the month. The items include art deco designs from the ’20s and delicate, intricate watches from the ’40s, though they don’t come cheap. Dhs8,900 to Dhs17,700. Until February 28. Momentum, Marble Walk, Level B1, DIFC www.momentum-dubai.com (050 211 1351).
New stores & collections
Bebe extended sale This US party label is extending its DSF sales on autumn/winter stock until Monday February 18. Head here to get up to 70 percent off a selection of pieces, including workwear, casual clothes and the brand’s popular partywear. Items on sale include body-con dresses and statement necklaces. Bebe, various locations including Mirdif City Centre (04 429 1228).
Iconic spring/summer 2013 collection The new unisex range from youth department store Iconic proves that retro is back with a vengeance for spring. Pastels are still big news, as are florals and electric hues such as orange and yellow. For women you’ll find A-line dresses, full-circle skirts, kimono jackets and box-pleat shorts. Meanwhile, nautical is also here to stay for gents. Wear it with a splash of bold colour, such as tangerine or electric blue, and Iconic’s rope belt to update the look, or pop on a relaxed blazer. From Dhs15. Iconic, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 325 3729).
K-Lynn spring/summer 2013 collection Check out the new underwear sets from Simone Perele and Wacoal, the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. They’re available at K-Lynn’s four stores across the city. From Dhs119. K-Lynn, various locations including Mall of Emirates (04 341 0708).
Offers and deals
ECCO Fitness First Promotion Buy a pair of BIOM shoes from this Danish brand and you’ll get the chance to win a one-year subscription to a Fitness First gym. There are 11 gym subscriptions to give away. February 19-March 9. Ecco, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 3838).
Red velvet whoopie pies at Magnolia Bakery Stuff your face with heart-shaped mini red velvet cakes filled with pink icing. Dhs14 each. Until February 28. Magnolia Bakery, The Dubai Mall (04 350 5440).
Victoria’s Secret Valentine’s offer Spend Dhs250 at the brand’s beauty and accessories stores until Saturday February 15 and you’ll take home a pretty red cosmetics case. While stocks last. Victoria’s Secret, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 325 3809).
Chinese New Year at Mall of the Emirates Get cultural and head to this Barsha mall to see Chinese-inspired entertainment. Events include Chinese folk dance from 3pm, a drum show and calligraphy from 5pm, face-changing and Tai-ji boxing from 7pm, and Chinese kung fu and traditional musical instruments from 9pm. Daily from 3pm. Until February 20. Central Galleria, Mall of the Emirates (04 377 2000).
Ladies’ morning at Mirdif City Centre From 10am until 2pm every Monday, this mall offers discounts and special offers for ladies. Deals include free facials at Paris Gallery and 10 percent off at Sephora. There are also restaurant offers including 20 percent off at Carluccio’s, and a free croissant with your coffee at More. See the website for more. Mon 10am-2pm. Ongoing. Mirdif City Centre, www.mirdifcitycentre.com (800 6422).