Exciting news for retro fans: last week Dubai was touched by vintage fashion royalty. Seth Weisser, the founder of hot US vintage haunt What Goes Around Comes Around, was in Dubai to introduce the US store’s Rue de Chambon Vintage Chanel collection at Harvey Nichols (04 409 8888). The selection includes signature quilted chain-strap shoulder bags (pictured below) and statement jewellery such as huge double C earrings and logo necklaces. Snap it up before someone else does!
Meanwhile, we’ve noticed a bit of a trend forming in Dubai of late. Following the opening of Nasimi Beach Boutique last year, two more Dubai nightspots have just launched fashion collections of their own. XL Beach Club has unveiled XL Beach Wear (055 348 5629), a line of gowns, bikinis, accessories and branded shades and caps. And the new Villa Romana Saint Tropez Dubai has opened Villa Romana Boutique (056 231 5924), selling floaty kaftans and beachy gowns.
Finally, Swedish brand Cos plans to open a store in Dubai in April. The retailer already has stores in Kuwait and will stock high-street designs and stylish basics in The Dubai Mall. Until next week: get shopping!