Shop like a fashionista: the best boutiques in Abu Dhabi
What’s On looks at the best boutiques here in Abu Dhabi, including S*uce and Maison Sez. Find something different with these fashion finds.
This concept store has a strong following both here in Abu Dhabi and in Dubai, and for good reason. Aside from the adorable birdcage lanterns, the shop features designer labels (think Alexander Wang, Sass & Bide, Sacai Luck and Mary Katrantzou) as well as local up-and-comers (jewellery and trinkets from the Dubai-based BilArabi).
Prices: Dhs200 to Dhs8,000
Marina Mall, Breakwater Corniche Street, Abu Dhabi, Sat to Wed 10am to 10pm, Thur and Fri 10am to midnight. Tel: (02) 6818650. Taxi: Marina Mall. shopatsauce.com
Opened in Al Muneera last year, this trendy concept store stocks local and international designers such as Carven, Tibi, Toga Pulla, Bazza Al Zouman and Audra. Set up as a platform for artists (the shop is a twist on the Arabic word mimbar, or platform), you’ll find avant-garde accessories, bold prints and even furniture, all displayed in a streamlined setting.
Prices: Dhs250 to Dhs5,000
Al Muneera, Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi, Sat to Thur 10am to 10pm, Fri 2pm to 10pm. Tel: (02) 5522332. Taxi: Al Muneera. minbart.com
Good news for fans of this online boutique, What’s On has been told they will be opening a new store in Dalma Mall soon. The concept store houses the latest fashion, abayas, home décor and luxury toiletries. Brands exclusively carried at Grafika include Yataghan Jewellery, Amal Murad, SEEN and By Mahsa. If you can’t wait till the shop opens, visit their website to buy online.
Prices: Dhs500 to Dhs4,000
Dalma Mall, Musaffah, Abu Dhabi, daily 10am to 10pm. Taxi: Dalma Mall. facebook.com/grafikaboutique
Nothing says I love you like dressing the same. The French import, best know for their YouTube ‘how we met’ love stories of real life couples, fuses both menswear and womenswear into their collections, for matchy-matchy outfits that are surprisingly chic and sophisticated.
Prices: Dhs300 to Dhs3,300
Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Sat to Wed 10am to 10pm, Thur and Fri 10am to midnight. Tel: (02) 5666141. Taxi: Yas Mall. yasmall.ae
This multi-brand boutique behind Marina Mall aims to provide pieces that would otherwise be unavailable in Abu Dhabi. So you’ll find high fashion faves such as Vivienne Westwood and Alice&Olivia along with up-and-coming designers such as Polish brand Poca&Poca.
Prices: Dhs800 to Dhs10,000
Marina Office Park Villa A28, Marina, Abu Dhabi, Sat to Thur 10am to 10pm, Fri 4pm to 10pm. Tel: (02) 6396900. Taxi: Marina Office Park, behind Marina Mall. facebook.com/maisonsez
One to watch for…
Already popular with fashionistas here in the capital, Mirabelle Boutique is an LA-inspired concept store that is planning on opening a shop front in Al Seef Mall. Featuring mid- to high-end clothing often seen on Hollywood starlets, the shop carries California brands such as Flynn Syke, Michael Lauren and Bella Dahl. The new outlet will also include clothing for men.