9 new shopping sales in Dubai this week

Bebe autumn/winter collection and a festive Bloomingdale's


ARTE craft market at Festival Centre
On Friday December 7, Festival Centre will host a market featuring hand-made wares created by more than 1,800 artisans from 30 countries.
Noon-9pm. Near Ikea, Dubai Festival City (04 341 8020).

Hanuman Marketplace
Running alongside the three-day Dubai Yoga & Music Festival from Thursday December 6, visitors not interested in participating in paid classes can shop for the latest trends in spiritual T-shirts, athletic wear and fitness products, such as yoga DVDs and essential oils.
Free. Thu 5pm-8pm; Fri 10am-8pm; Sat 10am-8pm. Until December 8. The Westin Dubai (050 453 9727).

Things We Like Market
On Saturday December 8, visitors will have the chance to buy a range of original products, from artworks and photo prints to vintage finds, printed T-shirts and music. There will also be a selection of children’s workshops, a graffiti wall and music from local DJs and musicians. Visit ductac.org/thingswelike/index.html if you’re interested in holding a stall.
Free. Noon-7pm. Until December 8. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777).

S*uce Design a Dress competition
The annual S*uce Design a Dress competition is back, with organisers encouraging entrants to showcase their skills and creativity. The only requirement is that your design must include metallics: you can submit up to three dresses. The winner will have the chance to create a capsule collection exclusively for S*uce. Download the rules from the website.
Free. Submission deadline January 31. S*uce, various locations including The Village Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.shopatsauce.com.

Secure your place at Puma Creative Factory 3: Love Thy Planet
Want to be part of Pumas Creative Factory 3: Love Thy Planet sustainability design project? An exclusive invite-only event is taking place in the desert on Friday December 14. To win a place, tell Puma what you would love to preserve by submitting any form of photography, graphics or illustrations and uploading them to the website before the closing date.
Until December 10. www.pumalovethyplanet.com.

New stores & collections

Bebe autumn/winter 2012 collection
Featuring a range of day-to-night looks and cocktail dresses, this new line from Bebe includes circle and pencil skirts, sleek sheath dresses, tailored blazers, and cocktail dresses with lace overlays, peplums, ruching and sweetheart necklines. We particularly like the festive-inspired snow bunny-style textured mini, perfect for Christmas parties.
From Dhs400 to Dhs2,500. Bebe, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 434 0614).

Sales and offers

Sales at Juicy Couture
The loud LA brand is offering 30 to 50 percent off selected items, including clothing, jewellery, footwear and tech accessories in all of its Dubai stores.
Until December 18. Juicy Couture, various locations including Dubai Marina Mall (04 434 2638).

In-mall entertainment

Kids’ festive workshops at Bloomingdale’s
On Saturday December 8, Bloomingdale’s and the Cheeky Monkeys team are helping children create and decorate stag antlers and elf headbands, or make bracelets using bells in festive colours of red and green. There are limited seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. All kids must be registered by calling the number below.
Free. 2pm-5pm. Until December 8. Second floor, Bloomingdale’s, The Dubai Mall (04 366 2346).

Lingerie Française exhibition
Galeries Lafayette is showcasing a retrospective covering more than 100 years of French lingerie, demonstrating the innovation of European intimates pioneers.
Free. Until December 8. Red Box, Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall (04 339 9933).

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