On Friday July 12, Times Square Center is hosting this monthly market featuring the hand-made wares of more than 1,800 eclectic artisans from 30 countries. Don’t miss the cool kimonos and edgy beaded bracelets from Aussie label Lady Mauve.
Free entry. Noon-9pm. ARTE Market, Times Square Centre (04 341 8020).
A to the R to the T (Am so Ridiculously Talented) competition
This S*uce initiative aims to support children’s artistic creativity. Kids aged four to 15 are invited to draw their families and submit the artwork to email@example.com. Entries will be featured in a series of gift hampers to be sold at Sikka Art Fair and Art Dubai.
Ongoing. S*uce Gifts at Al Wasl Square, and DXB store at Art Dubai, Design Days and Sikka Art Fair, www.shopatsauce.com/art (no number).
New stores & collections
Bimba y Lola autumn/winter 2013 collection
Boho opulence in the form of faded tones, head scarves, fur coats, vintage heirloom jewellery and paisley patterns is the Spanish label’s latest aesthetic. Inspired by forgotten socialites and eccentric inhabitants of the Grey Gardens mansion in 1950s East Hampton, the collection is an ode to Edith Ewing Bouvier and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale.
From Dhs95 to Dhs11,295. Bimba y Lola, available at BurJuman (04 352 2030).
Stradivarius Ramadan collection 2013
Check out this range for affordable options to wear during the Holy Month. Maxis are updated in seasonal palettes, including mustard and ethnic-inspired prints. Metallics keep cover-ups current and kimono blouses offer a refreshing change from pussy bow and Peter Pan styles.
Dhs75 to Dhs325. Stradivarius, available at various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 3999).
Zara Home July collection 2013
Neutrals and metallics reign the Spanish label’s latest range. Check it out for edgy metallic crocodile print skull candles, pretty cushion covers, gold vases, metal stools, old-school crystal ice cream bowls and statement red photo frames.
Dhs25 to Dhs1,150. Zara Home, varous locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 9105).
Offers and deals
Everytime you spend Dhs500 or more on fashion, accessories and other items in S*uce boutiques throughout summer, you’ll get a LED ‘stay cool’ fan.
Ongoing. S*uce, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 9696).
Ladies’ day at Mirdif City Centre
Every Monday, women are invited to head down to this mall in Mirdif to take advantage of freebies and promotions from 10am until 2pm. More than 80 retailers within the mall are giving female shoppers up to 60 percent off fashion, beauty treatments, dining and entertainment.
Ongoing. Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).