By Andy Sambidge
D&G, Versace, Cartier, Louis Vuitton among luxury retailers set for Sept 1 Dubai opening.
The names of the luxury retailers signed up for the new Mall of the Emirates extension, which is due to open on September 1, were announced on Thursday.
The new Fashion Dome is the latest addition to the shopping centre by owner and developer, Majid Al Futtaim Properties and will add an range of big name brands to the mall’s existing 472 retailers.
The new line up includes fashion favourites Christian Louboutin, Cartier, Canali, Boutique 1, Paul Smith, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Galliano, Versace, See by Chloe, Bottega Venetta, Mulberry, Missoni, Diane von Furstenberg, Sephora and the largest D&G boutique in the region.
Existing premium retailers such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Gucci who are already present at the mall, will expand to bigger premises within the new Fashion Dome.
Fuad Mansoor Sharaf, vice president, Mall of the Emirates, said: “The chance to offer even more of the world’s greatest fashion names to our shoppers is a wonderful opportunity, and to be able to give them a fitting setting to open their top-of-the-line boutiques is something we are very proud of.
“The Fashion Dome will expand our luxury brand portfolio and enable visitors to find even more of their favourite fashion houses under one roof.”
The new stores will be set in Italian Piazza style surroundings, complete with the mall’s second glass dome with a two-storey hand-carved stone fountain.
The Fashion Dome will also include More Café, French cuisine restaurant Fauchon, PF Chang’s and Tribes.
Mmmm more luxury retail....just what Dubai really needs - NOT more retail that doesnt sell in recession By all accounts speaking to people in the industry the last qtr has been a massive decline again for Dubai retailers with high value / luxury worst hit