Rani Ilmi’s favourite stores

Knowledgeable fashionista gives her tips on the best stores to satisfy your style fix

My favourite stores, Rani

Harvey Nichols: my last purchase was Pierre Hardy wedges. They have the best shoe floor in Dubai.
Barneys New York: their buyers are perfection personified. Go early in the season and often to get your dress size or shoe size before it sells out.
Net-A-Porter: the best edits of all the collections and a seamless ordering process door-to-door.
The Outnet: what’s not to love? Log on often to get the best deals.
Zara: anyone that claims not to love, or shop at Zara regularly, is lying. I can’t think of anywhere better to shop while staying on trend and on budget.
Mr Porter.com: a great selection of products for men, and the easiest gift shopping ever.
Yigal Azrouel: I love going into this store because of all of the architectural influences in his clothes.
Opening Ceremony: OK, you’ll have to leave Dubai to get here, but it’s worth it. I could visit this store once a season and only need to shop twice a year.
Bullets and Butterflies: unique to the region, I love what this store has to offer, from head to toe.
Reiss: with a good tailor, Reiss can be your best friend. Beautifully constructed pieces that are more timeless than trendy.
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