Good things, small packages
Take a detour from your favourite high-end designer stores and explore a crop of independent boutiques brimming with on-trend fashion. Check out Bambah, recently worn by none other than Queen Rania of Jordan, multi-brand havens Boutique 1 and Symphony for ensembles by homegrown and international talent, DAS Collection for luxe abayas and Ayesha Depala for glamorous red-carpet gowns. Don't forget to stop at lifestyle concept stores Five Green and S*uce for quirky home accessories. Dubai Design District, known simply as d3, will also appeal to the style-conscious. This is indie boutique shopping at its best.