The Dubai Mall new Fashion Avenue has added one million square feet which is home to over 150 brands. Luxury names such as Dolce & Gabbana, Bottega Veneta and Tod’s already found their home with several more brands set to make their Middle East debut in the coming weeks. Here we have picked the stores we are most excited about flexing our credit card muscles at.
The 155 square meter space that reflects the classic elegance of the brand. Expect silver mirrors, Tod’s custom made saddle stitched leather panelled clear glass vitrines, suspended showcases and dark chocolate leather sofas with travertino marble floors. To celebrate the new destination, the brand created a special Gommino collection dedicated to the seven colours of the seven Emirati sands.
DOLCE & GABBANA
Designed by Italian architect Marco Costanzi, Dolce & Gabbana boutique has taken over three floors of this prime shopping destination making it their largest in the region. The design duo are known for bold collections and extravagant shows, and the latest store in their portfolio reflects their vibrant personality. Fans can shop full range of women’s, men’s, children’s, accessories and beauty.
This is Hermès largest, multi-storey shop in the region. The façade has been customised with taupe terracotta vertical louvers with a glass front and windows designed with a screen-printed motif. Illustrator Jan Bajtlik designed the windows with alphabet inspired by Hermès’ annual theme ‘Let’s Play!’ featuring an abstract and playful image of the Dubai landscape.
Measuring 5,845 square feet over three floors, it feels like stepping into a luxurious Italian apartment. The neutral design with an impressive staircase creates a welcoming atmosphere for browsing the latest pieces including ready-to-wear, handbags, small leather goods, shoes, jewellery, luggage, exclusive pieces, fragrances and eyewear for both men and women.
Newly opened flagship boutique blends Arabic elements and the modern design of the brand. The interior pays homage to the beautiful Islamic architecture, specifically it’s Mosques. The sophisticated space displays some of the Aquazzura distinctive codes, such as the golden detailing and the black and white combination. Your feet will be happy to slip into Edgardo Osorio latest creations, while the men’s collection is rumoured to be on it’s way.
The first ever boutique in the region offers 200 square meters of the brands ever evolving collections including limited editions, ready to wear and signature bags, shoes and accessories of the season. The interior walls and grills of the boutique are designed by American artist Kris Ruhs, a friend and long time collaborator.
Jonathan Anderson has brought his Casa Loewe concept to Dubai that until now could only be enjoyed in Tokyo and Madrid. The designer wants you to feel at home while browsing the latest collections, and although the store isn’t huge, it offers the widest range of pieces from the latest lines.
Second boutique in Dubai, the 188m2 space follows the design concept developed through the collaboration between Angela Missoni and designer Patricia Urquiola; showcasing the brand’s most iconic motifs within the characteristics of the space. The elegant setting creates an ideal environment for shopping the newest collections for woman, man, beachwear and kids. Accessories and elements from Missoni Home complete the space, establishing a refined symmetry of garments and furnishings.
The Spanish’s label’s third flagship—the other two being in London and Madrid— is the first in the Middle East. The space covers a 1479 square feet on a single level and houses the Prêt-à-Couture, bridal, accessories and the footwear collections. Creative Director, Josep Font, has contributed to the project’s design and creation given his architecture background. The gold framing and transparent shelves give a sense of freshness and space letting the pieces entice the customers with their bold hues and statement shapes. The black marble walls further add a wow factor the minimalist interiors.