Boutique charm

As the capital’s retail scene diversifies, there are many niche boutiques just waiting to enhance your shopping experience

Italian charm in Dubai at Mercato Mall

With cobbled pathways and light-filled piazzas, Mercato Mall is a shopping destination in Dubai with European flair in the heart of the Jumeirah neighbourhood. Designed to reflect the fine Italian architecture that was present during the Renaissance period, visitors can spend a leisurely day strolling through its gleaming corridors to discover a carefully curated edit of fashion, accessories, homewares and gifts from international and homegrown labels. With over 100 shops in Mercato Mall, there’s plenty of choice. Try on sophisticated dresses and elegant accessories at Italian favourite Liu Jo, shop for...

Shopping Destionation: BurJuman Mall

While Dubai is certainly home to its fair share of glitzy new malls, for many residents, BurJuman is still among of the city’s most treasured shopping destinations. One of the emirate’s first retail complexes, having opened in 1992, the property has remained a vibrant part of the city’s historic Bur Dubai district. Easy to navigate and boasting a choice edit of high fashion, accessories, leisure and entertainment, this compact mall spans just under one million square feet. Those on the hunt for fashionable finds will be pleased to discover a...

Technology is order of the day – but not as you may think

Rob Nicholas, MD of Concierge, shares his thoughts on Baselworld 2016 Fewer novelties and real world application appear to be the order of the day across Baselworld 2016. While we are used to seeing innovation demonstrated as a hallmark of brands in various limited-edition timepieces, often with new calibers and multiple complications, the focus this year is commercial, producing fewer items developed to perform well at boutique and distributor level – rather than simply to garner attention. Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto It was with certain trepidation that the watchmaking...

Time for a change?

Concierge MD, Rob Nicholas, reports from Baselworld 2016 Queuing for entry into Hall 1 of Basel Watch Fair this morning reminded me of scenes from the start line of the London marathon, with hundreds of competitors bunched together waiting for the crack of the starter’s pistol. Attendees at the ready for the 9am opening An estimated 150,000 visitors are here for the show, which is reported to generate 80 percent of all watch sales for the forthcoming year. Little wonder then at the enthusiasm for the opening. Basel is an...
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