With malls the size of 50 football pitches and shopping online the equivalent to browsing in outer space, it’s easy to miss out on amazing and affordable brands. Emirates Woman enlightens you with some lesser-known gems.
Brand: Aqua by Aqua
Price Bracket: Dhs164 to Dhs983
Products: Amazing tailored pieces that look like they’ve walked off the runways of London. Known for the ultimate party dresses with backless detail and plunging V-necks, Aqua by Aqua is the ruler of monochrome and structured pieces alike.
Best For: Statement pieces
Saviour Piece: The white geometric peplum dress Dhs944
Price Bracket: Dhs25 to Dhs1,622
Products: Minimalism at its best. Hailing as the ‘collection of style’, expect timeless designs with attention to detail and high quality fabrics. Like sister brand H&M, simple designs reign strong with the modern Swedish aesthetic.
Best For: Long-lasting, stylish clothing
Saviour Piece: The modern white shirt Dhs306
Available: COS at The Dubai Mall (04) 3882072
Price Bracket: Dhs85 to Dhs708
Products: The perfect store in which to find that missing piece for your wardrobe. Look out for the accessories – with every collection there’s a gem waiting to be discovered. You can easily create an entire look to be proud of in store for under Dhs1,000.
Best For: A bargain find
Saviour Piece: The pearl clutch Dhs283
Available: Motivi at The Dubai Mall (04)3398358
Brand: Sacoor Brothers
Price Bracket: Dhs250 to Dhs1,900
Products: If you’re in need of the perfect shirt or classic Italian tailoring, look no further. Sacoor Brothers makes workwear feminine while throwing in some chic counterparts for a weekend away. The in-store service is impeccable, with an onsite tailor and knowledgeable staff.
Best For: Workwear
Saviour Piece: Waste-bag waist trouser Dhs725
Available: Sacoor Brothers at The Dubai Mall (04) 330814
Brand: Scotch & Soda
Price Bracket: Dhs95 to Dhs1,868
Products: Rich in detail and quality, the women’s section of the brand has only been around since 2010. With a tag line of ‘Amsterdam Couture’, expect casual pieces and lots of jeans smartened up with vibrant colours and Aztec detail.
Best For: Casual indie
Saviour Piece: Patchwork embellished gilet Dhs378
Available: Scotch & Soda at The Dubai Mall (04) 3253327
Price Bracket: Dhs150 to Dhs3,250
Products: Best known for fine leather goods, from sleek accessories to jackets, UTERQÜE truly stands out from the crowd with its craftsmanship and quality. The clothes are also elegant and modern with chic Spanish tailoring.
Best For: Accessories
Saviour Piece: The striped slipper Dhs495
Available: UTERQÜE at Mall Of The Emirates (04) 3410331