Dubai shopping events

Find bargains and new fashion lines at these stylish events


B51 pop-up store
This temporary pop-up store is running for eight days and features avant-garde, conceptual and affordable fashion from little-known international designers including Gaze de Lin and OTT. Workshops and styling advice are also on offer.
Dhs300-Dhs3,000. Until April 18. FN Designs, Alserkal Avenue (050 384 3880).

My Ex Wardrobe pop-up store
Get the ladies together for this one-day-only sale of pre-loved designer goods on Wednesday April 10. Bag some bargains, enjoy free nibbles and discounted drinks. The first 50 people to make a purchase will receive a goodie bag.
If you’re interested in selling pre-loved fashion, email 6pm-10pm. The Med Terrace, Media One Hotel,

New stores & collections

1915 by Seddiqi at The Dubai Mall
The little brother to Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, this youth-oriented spin-off features affordable timepieces from brands including Victorinox and Fitzroy and Emporio Armani.
1915 by Seddiqi, The Dubai Mall (04 388 2662).

Paul by Paul Smith spring/summer 13
The British designer’s latest collection is inspired by Turner Prize-winning contemporary artist Wolfgang Tillmans and illustrator HishamAkira Bharoocha’s surrealist collages. The range features shade blocking, botanical prints and contrasting patterns and textures for the polished boho femme.
Dhs600-1,000. Paul Smith, The Dubai Mall (04 395 1742).

Offers and deals

Buy two get one free at Shoe Mart
There is the odd gem to be found at this affordable footwear retailer. If you see two pairs of shoes 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).

Clearance sale on designer brands at Sconto
This multi-brand designer boutique is offering up to 95 percent off on all its stock from labels including Nina Ricci, Balmain, Fisico Beachwear, Paule Ka, See by Chloé, Gianmarco Lorenzi and others. The range features designer bags, dresses, killer heels and accessories, all up for grabs at bargain prices.
Until April 18. Sconto, Dubai Marina Mall (04 399 7899).

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.
Until April 30. Lovin My Bags Boutique, Palm Strip Mall, Jumeirah 1 (04 386 6081).

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 Air laptops 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? Men or women are invited to nominate a male in their life by sending a photo of his spring/summer 2013 style to, 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,

In-mall entertainment

Spring fair at Dubai Marina Mall
In the mall’s dome atrium there will be 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).

New Louis Vuitton window display
Check out LV’s new street sensibility in the form of an edgy window display at the MOE outlet, the result of a collaboration between the luxe French designer brand and Tunisian street artist El Seed.
Until April 30. Louis Vuitton, Mall of the Emirates (04 395 0431).

Blue and white walkways have been installed in more places

Prepare for a 5km and 13km course at Dubai’s Jebel Ali Racecourse next month

HiU messenger is available for download for Etisalat customers

Get deals at restaurants including Zheng He’s and Palace Downtown

You’ll also get discounts at spas, bars and restaurants

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