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).
Mirdif Fashion Weekend
Daily fashion shows will take place from Thursday April 4 until Saturday 6, showcasing summer’s hottest looks. Visit the customer service desk in the central galleria throughout the weekend to enter the draw for a gold-plated iPhone 5.
Daily 5pm-9pm. Until April 6. Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).
New stores & collections
Biker-inspired collection at Gerard Darel
Gerard Darel’s interpretation of the biker jacket comprises an entire mini-collection of zippered pieces, including a trench coat, jacket and dress in fabrics including leather, cotton and suede.
From Dhs1,099 (pictured jacket Dhs2,759). Gerard Darel, The Dubai Mall (04 339 9780).
Jane Norman’s skinny trousers collection
Jane Norman’s London spring collection of trousers features slim-fit styles in a range of bright colours and eye-catching prints.
From Dhs199. Jane Norman, Mall of the Emirates (04 340 3312).
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 at Arabian Centre
Stores including Aldo, Spring, Dune, Naturalizer, Pedro and Nine West will be offering 25 percent off selected items for a limited period this month.
Until April 14. Arabian Centre, Mirdif (04 284 5555).
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 BMW at Splash
Spend Dhs150 in any Splash store for the chance to win one of 20 brand new BMWs. There are also Samsung TVs, Galaxy Note II phones, iPad 3s, iPhone 5s and Macbook Airs to be won.
Until May 4. Splash, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0644).
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.
Spring fair at Dubai Marina Mall
In the mall’s dome atrium there will be a range of different stalls selling spring and Easter-themed treats and gifts. Spend Dhs200 anywhere in the mall and you will be in with a chance to win one of four family prizes worth more than Dhs5,000 each.
Until April 14. Dubai Marina Mall (04 436 1020).