Book a stall at Covent Garden Market
Organisers of this market at The Walk at JBR are looking for vendors selling vintage fashion, accessories, original art and photography. The markets run every Friday and Saturday 10am to 10pm and will cost Dhs3,900 for six months. Call to book your spot.
Ongoing. www.coventgardenmarket.ae (050 425 0543).
The popular shopping and entertainment venue is now open again for winter, housing 124 pavilions from countries across the world, including Afghanistan, Jordan and Turkey. As well as a funfair, there will be vendors selling handicrafts and plentiful food options.
Dhs10 (adults), free for kids under three. Open Sat-Wed 4pm-midnight; Thu-Fri 4pm-1am. Until March 3. Global Village, Emirates Road, www.globalvillage.ae.
S*uce Design A Dress competition
Want to launch your own fashion label? One amateur designer will win the chance to create and develop a new collection to be sold at local boutique S*uce. To qualify, designers must submit three dresses that embody the theme of ‘monochrome pop’. Prizes also include admission to a London College of Fashion course in Dubai.
Entry deadline January 1 2012. To enter, email email@example.com.
New stores & collections
I Love Fashion opens in The Dubai Mall
High-tech fashion chain I Love Fashion has just opened its first boutique in the Middle East at The Dubai Mall. It offers unique experiences such as personalised mannequins and a virtual catwalk offering 360° views of the outfits in the store window. Expect the collections to be fun, colourful and bold.
I Love Fashion, The Dubai Mall (04 325 3258).
Nimany T-shirts now at JusTEEfied
Fab new T-shirt concept store JusTEEfied in Dubai Marina has now started stocking New York cult T-shirt brand Nimany. Featuring caligraphy-style T-shirts for him and her, the designs are the work of a Persian artist.
Dhs250-Dhs350. JusTEEfied, Trident Marinascape building, Dubai Marina Walk, www.nimany.com (04 457 9467).
Sales & offers
Buy one, get one free at Lifestyle
Valid across the range of fashion accessories, cosmetics, home furnishings and home decor, Lifestyle stores will be holding a buy-one-get-one-free offer on selected items across all departments. Buy a Christmas present for someone and bag a freebie for yourself. While stocks last.
Lifestyle, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 325 3150).
Free gift when you spend Dhs800 or more at Reiss MOE
The Mall of the Emirates store has been undergoing a revamp, and to celebrate its reopening the store will be offering customers a gift with every purchase of Dhs800 or more. Women will receive a cute leather charm bracelet, while men will get a black wash travel bag. While stocks last.
Reiss, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0515).
K-Lynn festive fashion solutions
Head to the lingerie store during December, take your tricky outfit and K-Lynn will find a wardrobe solution, whether it be strapless, plunging or backless. You’ll also receive a 15 per cent discount on your purchases. K-Lynn, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0708).
Pre-order a real Christmas tree at ACE Hardware
Get Christmas started by pre-ordering a natural tree from ACE. Alternatively, snap up a plastic tree, baubles and lights for Dhs99.
Until January 2. ACE Hardware, various locations including Festival Centre (800 275 223).
Recycle your old Nokia phone for a good cause
Emirates Wildlife Society is running a month-long ‘Take Back’ initiative in which Nokia users are encouraged to recycle their old models at Nokia stores to raise awareness of marine life. You could win one of 200 Turtle Adoption Packs, which include an adoption certificate for an endangered hawksbill turtle.
Until December 21. Nokia, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 399 6570).
View a fashion-inspired photography exhibition at Wafi
Famous French photography haven Studio Harcourt is running a pop-up exhibition featuring portraits of fashion personalities including Sir Karl Lagerfeld at the soon-to-open Esmod Fashion Store. Personal photo shoots can also be arranged – call for appointments.
Open Sat-Wed 10am-10pm; Thu-Fri 10am-midnight. Until January 8. First floor, next to Wafi Gourmet, Wafi, Oud Metha (050 356 2650).