Dubai Marina Street Festival
Street performers from around the world descend on Dubai Marina to entertain spectators during the final four days of the festival. See everyone from American ‘heavy metal magician’ Nigel Blackstorm to Australian daredevil Earnest the Magnifico. Free.
Sun-Thu from 4pm; Fri-Sat from 1pm. Until March 30. Dubai Marina Mall, www.dubaistreetfestival.com.
Fashion Through The Ages at Vogue Café Dubai
Slot yourself in for a fashion history lesson: Level Shoe District’s stylish café is exhibiting beautiful Vogue magazine image archives illustrating the journey of fashion from past to present.
Until April 10. Vogue Café, Level Shoe District, The Dubai Mall (no number).
New stores & collections
PS by Paul Smith spring/summer 2013 collection
Featuring plenty of preppy-meets-punk options for eccentric men, the latest line from the British designer offers mod-style fitted shirts, reshaped collars, flashes of lime, red and navy, super-slim-fit trousers and plenty of rain-appropriate items that may not get as much use in Dubai.
Dhs300 to Dhs1,700. Paul Smith, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 8572).
Offers and deals
Buy two get one free at Shoe Mart
There is the odd gem to be found at this affordable retailer. If you see two that you like, you’ll get a third pair for free. Applies to select products only.
Until April 13. Shoe Mart, various locations including Oasis Centre (04 515 4363).
Discounts on second-hand designer goods at Lovin My Bags
Luxury handbags, shoes belts and accessories from big-name brands including Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada and Miu Miu have been slashed by up to 70 percent. The sale is running until April, but we’d suggest you put some pep in your step and get down there to snap up the best deals.
Until April 30. Lovin My Bags Boutique, Palm Strip Mall, Jumeirah 1 (04 386 6081).
Special offers at Kurt Geiger
Make a beeline for your nearest Kurt Geiger outlet: the British footwear retailer is giving away gift vouchers worth Dhs150 for every Dhs600 spent in any of the stores until Sunday April 14. Vouchers can be redeemed for the accessories range, which is awash with bright colours and features chunky jewellery and cool sunglasses.
Until April 14. Kurt Geiger, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 3883).
Win a new wardobe from the menswear department at Harvey Nichols
Want to walk away with Dhs10,000 worth of designer gear? From Sunday March 31, men or women are invited to nominate a male in their life by sending a photo of his spring/summer 2013 style to HarveyNicholsDubai@altayer.com, describing why he should be chosen as Harvey Nichols’ Most Stylish Man. The top entries will be posted on the store’s Facebook page and a panel of judges will choose the winner. The prize also includes a Dhs1,000 pampering package for a lady in the man’s life.
Until April 13. Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates, www.facebook.com/HNDubai.
BurJuman International Millinery Exhibition 2013
Want to steal all the attention trackside at the Dubai World Cup? Browse turbans, hats, fascinators and headpieces from millinery moguls including Marilena Romeo, Philip Wright and Liza Georgia fashion competitions.
March 21-29 10am-10pm; March 30 10am-1pm. Until March 30. BurJuman (04 351 4477).
Dubai World Cup Milliner Exhibition
Belgian miliner Valerie Corona is displaying her artful hat collection in the run-up to the big event on Saturday March 31.
Dhs500 to Dhs5,000. Until March 30. Mercato Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road (no number).
Hats Off exhibition
This exhibition showcases the best works of Esmod Dubai’s students under the direction of Parisian milliner Sophie Papiernik. Better yet, the hats are on sale.
Prices vary. Until March 31. Esmod Fashion Store, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 429 1228).
Spring/summer fashion promotion at Mirdif City Centre and Deira City Centre
Spend Dhs300 at MCC or DCC and you’ll have the chance to win weekly shopping sprees of Dhs25,000, with a total of Dhs100,000 worth of prizes being dished out during the month. Purchases at fashion stores double your entry to win, plus shoppers will also receive a ‘fashion voucher’ for the chance to win a gold-plated 64GB iPhone 5.
Until March 31. Mirdif City Centre (800 6422); Deira City Centre (04 295 6688).