Middle East

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

EXCLUSIVE: Nisnass, New Middle East Online Retailer, to Launch

Business Features

EXCLUSIVE: Nisnass, New Middle East Online Retailer, to Launch

The app targets customers where they are spending: on their phones.

clock January 8, 2018Ritu Upadhyay

Dr. Lamees Hamdan, founder of Shiffa

Skin Care

The Middle East’s Hottest Luxury Skin-Care Brand Lands Stateside

Shiffa lands at nordstrom.com.

clock December 21, 2017Ritu Upadhyay

Real Estate

Building Retail Experiences in the Middle East

Patrick Chalhoub of the Chalhoub Group discussed the consumer potential in the region — and how to grow both online and in brick-and-mortar.

clock October 26, 2017Sharon Edelson

The hub will have crystal displays and workspaces for talent to experiment with


Swarovski Opens Creative Hub in Dubai

The center will offer design resources and networking for local talent.

clock September 11, 2017Ritu Upadhyay



Donna Karan, DKNY to Lead G-III’s First International Push

After 43 years in operation, G-III is looking to make its first real foray outside of North America.

clock September 6, 2017Kali Hays

Looks such as these will be available at the Red Sea Mall store.


Abercrombie to Enter Saudi Arabian Market in Sept.

The store will be about 2,400 square feet.

clock August 28, 2017Vicki M. Young

Amazon Fashion Spring campaign.


Amazon’s Fashion Push Is Starting to Take Hold With Shoppers

New research from Wells Fargo shows that more shoppers are buying more apparel from the online giant.

clock June 5, 2017Kali Hays

Some retailers rethought their global expansion strategies in 2016.

Business Features

India and China Are Tops for Retail Investment

Some retailers have rethought their global expansion strategy given Brexit and America First.

clock June 5, 2017Vicki M. Young

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

Business Features

How Digital Is Changing Consumers’ Behavior in the Middle East

According to Chalhoub’s fifth white paper study, high-end online sales in the Gulf are expected to total $1.5 billion within four years.

clock May 19, 2017Sandra Salibian

A rendering of the Al Maryah in Abu Dhabi.


Retail on a Roll in Brand-Savvy UAE

Next year in Abu Dhabi, Macy’s will open its first international store, while Bloomingdale’s bows its third.

clock May 15, 2017David Moin

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

Amazon web site


Amazon Stock Reaches New High With Souq Deal

Shares of Amazon peaked after it announced the acquisition of Souq, the largest online retailer in the Middle East.

clock March 28, 2017Kali Hays

DM x N-Duo features masculine-inspired looks punctuated with feminine details like lace and ribbons.

Fashion Scoops

Desert Mannequin Launches Collaboration With N-Duo

Anum Bashir has teamed with the Tbilisi, Georgia-based designer Natuka Karkashadze to create men’s wear inspired looks.

clock March 9, 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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