This week: Rihanna’s range for River Island, a new ethnic boutique and S*uce store.
Rihanna fans can once again snap up threads which mimic the pop star’s edgy look as her winter 2013 collection for River Island (04 340 6922) rolls into Dubai stores on November 7. The 40-piece collection features plenty of RiRi-inspired pieces and a fair dose of attitude. You’ll find tartan body suits and turtle neck crop tops, over-sized varsity jackets, maxi dresses, metallic pencil skirts, tuxedo jackets and car yard-style denim jumpsuits.
Meanwhile, iconic ethnic Indian boutique and luxury textile brand Kala Niketan has just opened its first store in the UAE in Bur Dubai, in time for Diwali celebrations. Bollywood star Nargis Fakhri and Indian TV personality Uma Ghosh Deshpande zipped into town for the opening and to meet fans. The brand is renowned for its sultry sarees, salwar suits and ethnic menswear.
Lastly, the ever-popular homegrown boutique S*uce is opening a new venue in The Beach Mall at JBR on December 15 (though by the rates of current construction, we won’t be holding our breath). The concept boutique will be beach-focused and we’re told it will stock very cool, quirky and fun beach and holiday wear.
Until next week, happy shopping!