By  on May 4, 2017

DUBAI —When Zayan Ghandour, co-founder of Sauce, opened her first boutique in Dubai in 2004, the idea of concept stores was new the region. The retail landscape consisted of one megamall which housed all the international luxury brands.

The Lebanese retailer broke from convention and opened her quirky multibrand boutique with business partner Fatima Ghobash in small beachside strip mall called The Village. Her store and then the entire mall fast became the place for cool girls to shop. By scouting then-unknown designers like Mary Katrantzou, Ghandour made Sauce the destination of choice for independent brands as well as fashionistas searching for unique labels.

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