Where to bag a bargain on luxury fashion in Dubai
With all the fantastic luxury fashion available in Dubai’s numerous malls and shopping districts, there’s still plenty of spots to find delightful discounts. Lucky for shoppers, there are numerous places where surplus fashion, beauty and home furnishings go to be marked down in price. From big name luxury fashion brands to sports and high-street lines, add these to your must-shop list when in town for the Dubai Shopping Festival. Who doesn’t love a bargain?
The Outlet Village
Think Galeries Lafayette, DKNY, Coach, Roberto Cavalli, Carolina Herrera, Hugo Boss and much more for less at The Outlet Village, Dubai’s discount shopping hub opened in September 2016. At this Italian-themed indoor shopping spot, you’ll find luxury handbags for circa 50 per cent off, making it well-worth the 45-minute drive from the city centre. Plus, right next door is the ultimate theme park destination, Dubai Parks & Resorts, so combine fun and fashion for a fine day out.
Market Outside The Box beckons shoppers to do just that – head outside and try something new. Held every year as part of Dubai Shopping Festival, this one-of-a-kind outdoor pop-up market brings labels and local brands to the grounds of Burj Park. Peruse through more than 80 vendors showcasing quirky fashion, jewellery, home decor and more, while food trucks, live music and drama performances keep you entertained over the 10-day event.
The Outlet Mall
Not to be confused with its newer counterpart, The Outlet Mall is a shopping haven dedicated to fashion and lifestyle. All the big-name shopping emporiums send past season’s stock to The Outlet Mall, including Harvey Nichols, Boutique 1 and Bloomingdale’s, meaning there is a huge selection of luxury items from designers such as Stella McCartney, Givenchy and Tod’s, to high street names like Aldo, Adidas and Wrangler sold at a fraction of their original price. There is also a great selection of home furnishings with slashed prices. This is a one-stop shopping destination for luxury lovers who can’t resist a bargain.
Pre-loved luxury is Garderobe’s USP, connecting bargain hunters with luxury goods that have been pre-owned. With a boutique on Beach Road in Jumeirah and an online store where you can browse bags, shoes and fashion from designers such as Chanel, Alexander McQueen and Celine, ranging in price from AED500 to AED40,000. Nobody can resist the buzz of finding something coveted for a fraction of its original price, and with the number of high fashion lovers in the region constantly renewing their wardrobes, the stock in Garderobe is constantly being refreshed, making it a regular stop for those in the know.
DSF mega sales
It’s raining discounts in Dubai come DSF, with everyone from top-end brands to high-street collections all offering products for less. Shopping malls across the emirate will showcase their best for less, with a host of fashionable events including impromptu runways, stylist workshops and prize giveaways. Shoppers can bid adieu to 2016 with a spectacular New Year sale, which lasts 12 hours allowing you to shop to your heart’s content.