When you first come to Dubai, you hit the mall and find the same shops that you know back home but when you stay in Dubai for a little longer and start to go to the weekend markets, you realize plenty of little shops opening, Expats importing products from all over the world or creating their own label with unique pieces and sometimes even cheaper than the usual high-street shop. Here is my selection of shops where you can find lovely summer outfits, accessories and renew your holiday wardrobe which is pretty much all you need when you live in Dubai.
2 BIRDS DUBAI
A Dubai based fashion and accessories label run by 2 Aussie birds. They design colourful dresses perfect for the Dubai climate and I love their light and soft fabrics like that lovely blue dress. They sell maxi dresses, Aladdin style jumpsuits, beach bags, necklaces, colourful Turkish towels & accessories. You can order online or check out their collection at : the Ripe Market from 9 AM TO 5 PM / Uniform Shop at the Spinneys Centre in Umm Suqeim / The smudge collection from 9 AM to 9 PM/ Fit Republik ae at Sports City/ BeYouLand at City Walk Dubai from 10 AM to 1 AM. All dresses are in between 200 & 250 aed.
PHEMKE RESORT WEAR
Phemke is an effortlessly stylish range of ethically designed resort wear, using natural and sustainable materials from around the world. I teamed up with the brand last year and I was really impressed by the quality of the products. I would highly recommend this label as I love the spirit, the natural, the class and authenticity of the brand. If you buy there, you will get a long lasting piece of high quality & ethical! Absolutely love it! You can find her at different markets in Dubai such as the Ripe Market, Marina Souq or you can order online.
PRETTY LITTLE THINGS
The Instagram shop everyone should try to get some beautiful beach cover-ups/kaftans. I have been looking at them for ages, they have all different colours and I still can't decide which one to get as they all are so pretty! I will definitely need one after the hot summer to get back to the beach, I can't wait! They also offer swimwear, sunglasses, chokers, necklaces, bronzing products, jewelry and phone cases. You can check their website out and order online.
SAGE & STELLA
I found out about this shop recently, this is a Dubai based company wanting to bring the fun back into fashion with colour, creativity and lots and lots of Pom Poms. Bringing Greek handmade sandals in playful styles such as gladiator, T-Bar and platform for both women and children. A selection of dresses, hats and bags from UK and local brands. They also offer the roundie Rattan bag that everyone wants this summer!
Check their insta to know where are their sale!
SUMMER SOUL DUBAI
The shop you need if you are a beach baby and looking for gorgeous bags, sandals, kaftans, dresses, hats, sunglasses. I got some Mr. Boho sunglasses from Summer Soul Dubaï at the Beach JBR market last year, my husband stole them from me and lost them!. You can find Summer Soul Dubai at all different markets in Dubai. Check their insta!
I got a beautiful leopard clouch from Maarli when she had just started her label in Dubaï and I am still so happy with it. Maarli brought a touch of Ibiza, Cape Town, Bali, California & Gold Coast lifestyle to Dubai with a selection of beautiful dresses, jumpsuits, bikinis from brands such as Dancing leopard, Lioness, Toby Heart Ginger, Studio Agency & Khongboon, all made with quality materials and bohemian inspired.
An online store based in the UAE. To be in style and not spend too much, which is not that easy here in Dubai. The right shop to find the perfect outfit for the beach or for brunch. Boho tops, dresses, swimwear and statement sunglasses.