Ingie Chalhoub, Etoile Group president and managing director and founder of INGIE Paris, tells us how to shop the emirate
Dubai is a major shopping destination and, as the modest movement continues to grow, all eyes are on the region. There are exciting and creative events happening year-round but there’s no better time to discover Dubai’s homegrown labels than during Ramadan and Eid. Creative hub Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz, hosts designers throughout Ramadan at its outlet Nadi Al Quoz. For more artisanal products, such as candles and interiors, head to Tribe at the Collective by Ripe, also in Al Quoz, and O’de Rose on Al Wasl Road, both of which have an incredible selection of locally hand-crafted luxury products.
Visiting The Dubai Mall is a must – it takes luxury shopping to a whole new level with VIP services such as personal shopping, and the world’s top brands at your fingertips. The recently added Fashion Avenue extension is a shopper’s paradise. It’s home to the first INGIE Paris boutique in Dubai, offering an exclusive collection of eveningwear, ready-to-wear and couture. While you’re there, I also recommend visiting the Aquazzura and Tod’s boutiques for glamorous footwear and accessories.
For jewellery, I love the timeless yet very modern Arabic script collections of Bil Arabi, founded by designer and artist Nadine Kanso. For leathergoods, I’m a huge fan of Baraboux, the luxury leather goods brand founded by HRH Princess Reema Bandar Al Saud in 2014. Etoile “La boutique”, my multi-brand concept in Mall of the Emirates, was one of its very first stockists.
Having been raised in Paris, I’m in love with the French style.Comptoir 102 in Jumeirah stocks fabulous French contemporary brands, and its range of fine jewellery is especially unique.
“The Dubai Mall takes luxury shopping to a whole new level”
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