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Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne

Retail

Emaar Malls Names Bousquet-Chavanne CEO to Boost Digital Efforts

Bousquet-Chavanne will join Emaar in August from Marks & Spencer plc.

clock July 15, 2018WWD Staff

Ingie Chalhoub

Markets

Ingie Paris Opens Flagship in Dubai

The doyen of Middle East luxury has opened her first flagship boutique in her home city.

clock April 2, 2018Ritu Upadhyay

Edgardo Osorio, Creative Director & Founder, AQUAZZURA

Fashion Scoops

EXCLUSIVE: Aquazzura to Launch Men’s Line, Lifestyle-Oriented Concept

Men’s wear and a new lifestyle concept are in the pipeline for the luxury brand.

clock April 2, 2018Ritu Upadhyay

Bottega Veneta

Retail

Bottega Veneta Opens Largest Store in the Middle East

The boutique is located at The Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue.

clock March 19, 2018Luisa Zargani

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

Lifestyle

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.

Parties

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

Technology

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.

Retail

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

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