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Dubai’s top 5 designer stores

Perfect your style game at these must-visit stores
Dubai’s bustling events scene brings with it a whole galaxy of excuses to get dressed up and hit the town. With all manner of sales, discount deals and special events, why not spoil yourself with a dazzling designer outfit? We’ve selected the top spots to find a stunning ensemble that’s sure to turn heads, whatever the occasion.
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Robinsons

Festival City Mall

Robinsons

Festival City Mall

Best for: Exclusive buys

Shopaholics will feel a shiver of excitement as they walk through the front door at Robinsons. The department store in Dubai Festival City Mall measures 20,000sqm, laid out over three floors, chock-full of fashion and beauty items as well as home furnishings within its John Lewis section. Try on a gorgeous dress from Giambattista Valli or Versace, slip into a divine pair of Jimmy Choos or Jil Sanders, and complete your new look with a chic handbag from the likes of Alexander Wang, Kenzo or Michael Kors.


Robinsons also stocks more than 90 exclusive brands – from Rance 1795 perfumes to Vanrycke jewellery – as well as hats and scarves, menswear and cool baby outfits from fashion houses such as Stella McCartney and Ralph Lauren. If you’re looking to sample something closer to home, there’s a section in-store titled The Collector that exclusively showcases the works of Emirati designers.
Contact Details
  Dubai Festival City Mall
  +971 800 67667

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Bloomingdale's

The Dubai Mall

Bloomingdale's

The Dubai Mall

Best for: Breadth of choice

Since its launch here in 2010, this New York institution has become a Dubai phenomenon. A glamorous haven for the city’s fashion elite, Bloomingdale’s in The Dubai Mall offers more than 13,500sqm of pure sartorial temptation. The upmarket department store has a treasure trove of designer labels across its three storeys. Head to the ground floor for handbags, shoes and accessories. Go upstairs for eveningwear, casual and denim, or seek out the latest men’s and babies’ trends on the top floor. Explore the store with your own personal shopper, and embark on an intensive shopping spree – after which you can enjoy a sweet indulgence at Magnolia Bakery.
Contact Details
  The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai
  +971 4 350 5333
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Harvey Nichols

Mall of the Emirates

Harvey Nichols

Mall of the Emirates

Best for: Top-to-toe chic

Visitors to Harvey Nichols in Mall of the Emirates will surely be impressed by the wealth of fashion, beauty, jewellery and accessory options contained within the three-floor shopping haven. The British luxury department store offers personal shopping services for both men and women, dishing out advice on the latest trends as well as product sizing and fit. If you’re seeking out a special designer dress, Harvey Nichols has an abundance of world-renowned labels – including sleek numbers from the likes of Diane Von Furstenberg, Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana and Victoria Beckham.

Check out the latest skincare and makeup products, fragrances and body treatments in the beauty section, then round off your look at the store’s Profile Salon for a haircut and grooming appointment. If you’re feeling peckish afterwards, pop over to Harvey Nichols’ restaurant, Almaz by Momo, to sample gourmet Moroccan flavours.
Contact Details
  Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha
  +971 4 409 8888

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Galeries Lafayette

The Dubai Mall

Galeries Lafayette

The Dubai Mall

Best for: VIP experiences

This classic French department store in The Dubai Mall just upped its style quotient even further with the launch of an in-store ‘glamour’ area. The space on the first floor features a collection of high-end dresses from international fashion houses including Carolina Herrera, Marchesa, Jason Wu and Ingie Paris. Visitors are welcomed into the area’s VIP lounge, where they can sample cuisine from Le Gourmet eatery and select their desired outfit with the help of personal shoppers. Elsewhere in Galeries Lafayette, which covers almost 20,000sqm, ladies can sift through chic labels such as Missoni and Emporio Armani, and source beauty products from the likes of Clinique and Paco Rabanne. Meanwhile, men can shop clothing brands including Fred Perry and Hero Seven. There are stylish outfits for children, too, with labels such as Givenchy and Chloe.
Contact Details
  The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai
  +971 4 339 9933
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Le BHV Marais

City Walk

Le BHV Marais

City Walk

Best for: Innovative ideas

Boasting a Parisian ambience in keeping with its heritage, Le BHV Marais is an alluring leisure destination to check out. Brands for ladies include Missoni and Reiss, while men can browse labels such as Lacoste and Diesel, and there are separate areas for shoes, accessories and children’s clothing. Innovation is paramount at the department store in City Walk, which welcomes seasonal pop-up shops with limited-edition creations, and hosts its own food festival and beauty weekends. Tailoring and home delivery services are also available in-store.
Contact Details
  City Walk, at the junction of Al Wasl and Al Safa Road, Jumeirah
  +971 4 403 3000