Vintage Shopping in Dubai
When the mercury rises, it's time to make like the locals and hit the malls. While Dubai is renowned for its amazing shopping, the city’s major malls offer much more than just retail therapy. These entertaining detours turn a trip to the shops into a full day of family fun.
Top places in Dubai to buy antiques and vintage wares.
Retro Vintage Clothing and Women Accessories in Dubai
Bambah: Old-world glamour
You’ll be forgiven for thinking you’ve time-travelled the minute you step inside the doors of Bambah. Turn-of-the-century furniture, crystal chandeliers and elegant furnishings stand out against a pastel colour scheme. Of course, the real standout is the clothes: kitten heels, hats and racks of colourful coats, dresses and more. Founder Maha Abdul Rasheed is so passionate about fashion from a bygone era that she has even gone on to launch a vintage-inspired, ready-to-wear collection, available in store.
142 Jumeirah Beach Road (opposite Dubai Zoo)
+971 50 674 1754
Audrey’s Cat: Accessories galore
Accessories are the quickest ways to update any outfit, and if you’ve a penchant for all things old-fashioned, then we suggest you pay a visit to Audrey’s Cat. This secret jewellery haven – housed in owner Lynda Kirby’s own villa - specialises in antique jewellery dating from the 1800s to the 1980s. Think: brooches, embellished purses, scarves, small homewares and all things that sparkle.
29 Dustoor Street, Jumeirah 3
+971 50 644 3595
Sophie’s Closet: All that glitters
Although Sophie’s Closet is better known as an online shopping destination, you can find the showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road, where you’re free to preview rare pieces of vintage jewellery from top global fashion houses. Regular seasonal collections are also on show if you’re after statement pieces that follow the latest runway trends.
1106, Single Business Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road
+ 971 4 344 4697
Garderobe: Haute (retro) couture
This boutique just underwent a fabulous renovation, and is one of the newest second-hand designerwear specialists in Dubai. For haute couture from Chanel to Prada and beyond, this is the place to go. Take your time browsing the collections of clothes, jewellery and accessories, and if you’ve any pre-loved items to sell, the team are happy to take them off your hands.
Jumeirah Road, Umm Suqeim 1
+971 4 394 2753
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