The places to go in Dubai for unique women accessories
Looking for the perfect finishing touch for your outfit? Dubai’s boutiques and markets offer everything from high-end designer must-haves and one-off couture creations to wallet-friendly finds you’ll treasure. Read on to find out where the style mavens shop.
A spin-off of uber-chic fashion shop S*uce, S*uce ROCKS puts a spotlight on local designers who have a way with fine jewellery, plus a well-curated selection of top international finds. Visit their centrally-located Galleria shop next to Safa Park to browse treasures including Arabian calligraphy-inspired bangles by Bil Arabi and evil eye adornments by Joanna Nakhle, plus full lines from Ralph Masri, Ghada Exclusives, MarMar and Th’haba.
Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road
+971 4 344 0608
Level Shoe District
Holding court in the world’s largest mall, The Dubai Mall, Level will satisfy even the most serious shoe lover. With designs from the likes of Kenzo, Saint Laurent, Nicolas Kirkwood and Isabel Marant dropping almost weekly, we daresay you might find the perfect pair – which you can then have personalised and adjusted at the in-house shoe salon, The Cobbler. Handbag fans will leave happy with stylish favourites from designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Acne and Bally. Make sure to visit during the Dubai Shopping Festival in January for great discounts and VIP shopping events.
Ground floor, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai
+971 4 501 6888
Hayley Marsden Millinery
Fresh from showing at Dubai International Fashion Week and grabbing headlines at the 2015 Dubai World Cup, this UK-born, Dubai-based headwear designer specialises in pieces that are guaranteed conversation-starters. Book an appointment with Marsden to start planning the bespoke hat of your dreams, or the perfect race-day fascinator.
A boutique concept store with an emphasis on playful, fashion-forward designs, ValleyDez is the place to go for a wholly original statement piece. The selection of clothing, shoes, bags and jewellery is handpicked from local and international designers, resulting in a deliciously eclectic range that leaps from Alice in Wonderland to Andy Warhol.
Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road
+971 4 321 2898
Looking for something truly precious? Dubai’s famous gold souk caters to treasure hunters, with loose gem stones, gold and silver chains, and etched rings plentiful among the dazzling array of goods. If it shines or sparkles, you’ll be guaranteed to find it at the souk for a reasonable price, with stock regularly checked for authenticity by the Dubai Municipality. Take your time to compare shops – vendors are prepared to drop prices if you’re torn on who to buy from.
Al Dhagaya, Deira
Despite what the name suggests, Ripe Markets aren’t just about fresh produce. Spend a Friday morning browsing the many stalls of hand-made costume jewellery, handbags, headpieces, belts and more. The markets are a great place to pick up something truly unique from one of the city’s budding designer talents.
Several locations across Dubai
+971 4 380 7602