Middle East

Jay Schottenstein AEO


CEO Talks: Jay Schottenstein Reflects on a Lifetime in the Retail Industry

The executive chairman of the board and chief executive officer of American Eagle Outfitters discusses fashion amid the era of COVID-19, the future of retail and what he’s learned in 50-plus years as a merchant.

clock February 11, 2021Kellie Ell

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Kim Kardashian West’s Skims Launches in the Middle East

Shoppers in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi and the United Arab Emirates can now purchase the innerwear brand on Ounass.com.

clock December 21, 2020Kellie Ell

A list of French brands on Twitter.

Government and Trade

Calls to Boycott French Products in Islamic World Amplify

Turkey’s president on Monday called for Turks to boycott goods from France.

clock October 26, 2020Jennifer Weil

A list of French products to boycott on Twitter.

Government and Trade

Calls Mount in Islamic World to Boycott French Products

There has been a backlash to French President Emmanuel Macron’s vow that France “will not give up on caricatures, drawings,” while defending secular values.

clock October 25, 2020Jennifer Weil

Tommy Hilfiger's hijab.

Fashion Scoops

Tommy Hilfiger Launches Its First Hijab

The hijab is being sold in Hilfiger’s stores in Europe and the Middle East and on tommy.com.

clock August 24, 2020Lisa Lockwood

Travis Scott on GQ's September 2020 cover.


GQ’s New Diversity, Inclusion ‘Manifesto’ Goes Across Global Editions

How a newly public focus on diversity and gender equality will look in different markets, like GQ Middle East, remains to be seen.

clock August 18, 2020Kali Hays

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COVID-19 Retail Store Closures

Fashion reacts by temporarily closing stores or reducing hours to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Here’s the complete list of changes.

clock March 17, 2020Kellie Ell

Urban Outfitters


Store Closures in North America Begin as Coronavirus Spreads

The list now includes Urban Outfitters, Patagonia, Everlane, Abercrombie, Glossier, Nike, Allbirds and Apple. Others have announced limited store hours.

clock March 14, 2020Kellie Ell

Shireen El Khatib appointed ceo of Majid Al Futtaim Shopping Malls


Shireen El Khatib Appointed CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Shopping Malls

The veteran retail executive will lead a portfolio of 26 malls across the Middle East.

clock December 5, 2019Ritu Upadhyay

A view of Maison Orient's homepage

Fashion Scoops

Maison Orient Brings Eastern Designers to the World

The online platform offers a selection of mid- to high-end designers from the Middle East and Africa.

clock September 30, 2019Alex Wynne



Lululemon’s 5-Year Plan Begins to Take Hold

The ath-leisure retailer has another successful quarter, with plans to introduce new products and open more stores this summer.

clock June 12, 2019Kellie Ell

Patrick Chalhoub, co-chief executive officer of the Chalhoub Group.


Chalhoub Group Sees Tourism in Gulf Fueling Luxury Retail

Regional authorities are investing in tourism ahead of Expo 2020 in Dubai, noted executives, presenting a report on the region.

clock May 14, 2019Mimosa Spencer

Street style at Milan Fashion Week fall 2019


Middle Eastern Shoppers Increase Their Presence in Milan

In the first quarter of 2019, the purchases by shoppers from the Gulf spiked 56 percent compared to the same period last year.

clock May 6, 2019Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Trust Arabia Announces Finalists for Inaugural Prize

Designers were chosen across four categories.

clock February 5, 2019Ritu Upadhyay

Chalhoub Group's sixth white paper study presentation in Milan.

Beauty Features

Emerging Brands Challenge Big Names in the Middle Eastern Beauty Industry

According to Chalhoub’s sixth white paper study, local indie brands are rising due to their ability in intercepting consumers’ demands and honoring their identity.

clock April 12, 2018Sandra Salibian

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