L'Oréal Makes First Technology Acquisition With ModiFace Deal

clock March 16, 2018Allison Collins


Perry Ellis Shares Down on Fiscal Year 2019 Guidance

clock March 16, 2018Vicki M. Young


Nina Ricci Names Charlotte Tasset as General Manager

clock March 16, 2018Joelle Diderich


A rendering of the Cova café opening in Dubai next month.

Fashion Scoops

Cova Café to Open in Dubai

Debuting in January, the brand’s first coffee house in the city will be located inside the Dubai Mall shopping destination.

clock December 20, 2017Sandra Salibian

A rendering of the "I Love Florence" tower in Dubai


Roberto Cavalli to Develop Interior Design Residential Project in Dubai

The company has teamed with Saudi Arabia’s real estate developer Dar Al-Arkan to decorate the interiors of the “I Love Florence” tower located on the Dubai Water Canal.

clock December 13, 2017Alessandra Turra

Faissal El-Malak, winner of the DDFC Vogue Arabia Fashion Prize for Ready to Wear

Designer and Luxury

The Dubai Design and Fashion Council and Vogue Arabia Award Fashion Prizes

Faissal El-Malak, Nadine Ghosn, Joanna Constantine reflect the global nature of the region.

clock November 19, 2017Ritu Upadhyay

Christian Louboutin visits Level Shoes during their Dear India campaign.


Louboutin’s Love of India

Level Shoes celebrates the designer’s lifelong love of the country with an in-store appearance and dinner, part of the department stores’ “Dear India” campaign.

clock October 20, 2017Ritu Upadhyay

Luscious Cosmetics Contour Kit

Color Cosmetics

Vegan, Cruelty-Free Beauty Brand From Dubai Bows in U.S.

Growing acceptance of K-beauty and other global cosmetics trends encouraged Mehrbano Sethi to seek U.S. distribution.

clock August 11, 2017Faye Brookman

Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, United Arab EmiratesDubai, United Arab Emirates - May 2013


Dubai Retail Report Reveals Robust Mall Traffic

Xpandretail powered by Sàvant released its “Dubai Retail Overview 2017” report that details the city’s retail growth.

clock August 7, 2017Tracey Greenstein

Rami Al Ali fall 2017 Couture collection

Fashion Scoops

Dubai-Based Designer Rami Al Ali Considers Paris Location

The Syrian designer showcased his fall couture collection at the Ritz Paris hotel.

clock July 7, 2017Mimosa Spencer

Leading Arab nations have cut their ties to Qatar, whose capital Doha is a major area for retail development.

Government and Trade

Retailers, Brands Worry as Arab Nations Cut Qatar Ties

Retailers in the Gulf countries could be hit hard by the decision.

clock June 5, 2017Ritu Upadhyay and Natalie Theodosi

A rendering of the Place Vendôme Doha.

Real Estate

Mall Development in the Middle East Continues Despite Retail Slump

With the fall of oil prices, the retail sector is a key contributor to GDP growth of economies in countries across the Gulf region, from the United Arab Emirates through Saudi Arabia.

clock May 15, 2017Ritu Upadhyay

Marchesa Bridal Spring 2017

Fashion Scoops

Marchesa to Stage Two Runway Shows During Arab Fashion Week in Dubai

Through a partnership with Ginza Fashion, Marchesa recently opened its first bricks-and-mortar store on the first floor of the Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue.

clock May 8, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

The Sauce botique at the Four Seasons resort in Dubai.


A New Concept for Dubai’s Original Concept Store

Dubai’s original concept store, Sauce, opens a small new boutique at the Four Seasons”

clock May 4, 2017Ritu Upadhyay

The T-Shirt designed by Antonio Marras for "Giro d'Italia"

Fashion Scoops

Antonio Marras Designs T-Shirt for ‘Giro d’Italia’ Bicycle Race 100th Anniversary

The legendary competition will kick off on May 5 in Alghero, the hometown of Marras, who later this month will participate in Arab Fashion Week in Dubai.

clock May 3, 2017Alessandra Turra

A model walks the runway during the Arwa Al Banawi presentation at Fashion Forward March 2017 held at the Dubai Design District on March 23, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Fashion Show Reviews

In Dubai, Designers Embrace a More Seasonless, Commercial Approach

Fashion Forward showcased an evolving local design scene.

clock March 30, 2017Ritu Upadhyay

Designer Gianvito Rossi celebrates his brand's 10th anniversary and the opening of a new boutique in Dubai.


Gianvito Rossi Opens Dubai Boutique

Located inside Level Shoes, the new store is the designer’s seventh worldwide.

clock March 20, 2017Ritu Upadhyay

Guests snap a selfie at Fashion Forward Dubai's Paris showroom

Fashion Scoops

Paris Showroom Spotlights Middle Eastern Fashion

Fashion Forward Dubai invited 14 brands for the second season of their Paris event.

clock March 8, 2017Robert Williams

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The scene at the Frick.


Fashion at the Frick: The Museum Hosts Annual Young Fellows Ball

clock March 16, 2018Andrew Nodell

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