Dubai shop highlights

New cosmetics, perfume and handbags in Dubai. What more could a girl want? Homeware? OK - have some of that too

T and P bag
T and P bag
Carlo Diroma
Carlo Diroma
Carlo Diroma
Carlo Diroma
Carlo Diroma
Carlo Diroma
S*uce village
S*uce village
S*uce village
S*uce village
Dior
Dior
Genvieve Lethu
Genvieve Lethu
Genvieve Lethu
Genvieve Lethu
Genvieve Lethu
Genvieve Lethu
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Theophile & Patachou

Finally, stylish moms have a bag to call their own. Theophile & Patachou has designed a range of leather bags that are loaded with pockets, and are ideal for carrying around baby bottles, diapers, food jars, as well as make-up. Who says mothers can’t be fashionable?
Available at Theophile & Patachou, The Dubai Mall (04 339 8870). Dhs4,500.

Carlo di Roma cosmetics

The Spanish range of cosmetics is now expanding its reach in the UAE. The line is beloved for primarily for its low price tag, and secondly for its range of colours. The range of mascaras, blushes, nail polish, lipstick and more is sure to appeal to the budget-conscious woman. Also, look out for their roll on eye-shadow; it’s sleeker than the powdered stuff.
Available at Century Mall, Auchan Hypermarket at Dragon Mart and Lamcy Plaza. Look out for this affordable range towards the end of the year at Mall of the Emirates and Deira City Centre. Dhs22-75.

Design competition

S*uce is launching a ‘Design a Dress’ competition, open to anyone in the region with or without experience. Want to enter? All you need to do is design an ’80s rock-inspired kaftan dress. Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2009. The winning designer will get to design a six piece collection sold at S*uce.
Email melina@shopatsauce.com for more information.

Dior Fahrenheit Absolute

Dior’s signature fragrance, Fahrenheit, turned 21 this year. To celebrate, François Demachy, the brand’s perfumer, has created Dior Fahrenheit Absolute, an updated, more rugged version of the original. The scent is sleek and sexy, as is the new dark red bottle.
Available at all good perfume retailers. Dhs269 for 50ml, Dhs378 for 100ml.

Geneviève Lethu

Tableware certainly need not be boring. Thankfully, home-ware store Geneviève Lethu has ensured that it won’t be. The store is carrying two new, beautifully drawn collections: Nature Enchantée and Flânerie Céleste. The former draws inspiration from woodlands, while the latter has a celestial influence. Both would make a gorgeous addition to any home collection.
Available at Geneviève Lethu, Mercato Mall (04 344 8810). Other location: Wafi (04 324 5546). Individual pieces start at Dhs29.

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