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

Designer and Luxury

Arab Fashion Week Shifts Dates to Raise Profile

The five-day event will now be held in May in hopes of attracting more overseas buyers.

clock February 21, 2017Emily Backus

Antonio Marras store in Dubai


Antonio Marras Develops Retail Strategy in Middle and Far East

The company, which will host an artistic performance at the Triennale Museum during the upcoming Milan Men’s Fashion Week, has inaugurated its first store cum restaurant in Dubai on Wednesday.

clock December 15, 2016Alessandra Turra

DL1961 Denim Doctor digital kiosk


How an iPad Helps DL1961 to Fit Customers in Jeans and to Expand Overseas

After installing Denim Doctor in Nordstrom stores across the U.S. over the past two years, DL1961 eyes the U.K. and the Middle East next.

clock December 5, 2016Khanh T.L. Tran

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The "Snow White" Saks holiday windows with dresses by  Alberta Ferretti and Naeem Khan.


Breakfast at Saks, Disney-Style, in a ‘Snow White’ Holiday Campaign

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