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

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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


Brand: COS

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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

Brand: Motivi

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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