We are here to support each other and to support small and local businesses for their success and wellbeing. Check out what we have found for the top local fashion and beauty businesses to support.
1. Cocora Boutique @cocoraboutiquedubai
COCORA Boutique is named after a heavenly place in Colombia “The Cocora Valley”, known for its natural beauty, colorful landscapes and high palm trees. We propose a colorful, modern and vibrant line of swimwear, beachwear, handbags and accessories. Our items are all made in Colombia which is widely known for its quality and design. We only sell a few pieces of each series and renew with new references every two to three months, which results in distinctive and original items at all times.
For more information, check out: http://www.cocoraboutique.com/
2. Maison DMD @maisondmd
Born from a passion for Art-To-Wear concept, Maison DMD brings to life a unique blend of creativity and fashion with the latest collection of hand drawn horoscope inspired handbags. Each original Art Print is handcrafted as a tribute to the main quality of every zodiac sign, making each handbag a unique, personalised piece, an iconic fashion statement for a dashing all day glamour.
Based in the U.A.E, and shipping worldwide, Maison DMD focus is quality and bespoke pieces that will make you feel empowered and fashionable. With the latest addition to the brand, Custom Clothing, you can now express your individuality and look sophisticated and elegant through the custom wearable art pieces that are handmade just for you.
For more information, check out: https://www.maisondmd.com/
3. House of Hemms @house_of_hemms
Simple shape + exquisite fabrics = wardrobe classics!
Founder and Designer Alicia Hemmings has spent many years in the retail and visual merchandising field now has a strong understanding of designing and producing pieces to make a woman feel comfortable but sexy and to elevate with the use of some exquisite fabrics
Each piece is designed not for specific demographic – they are pieces for every woman that wants to stand out from the crowd but in the right way #standoutintherightway
The focus was to look at pieces that would be a part of your wardrobe many years to come and due to the simple shapes would never “go out of fashion.”
For more information, check out: https://houseofhemms.com
4. Kate Chad @katechadofficial
Kate Chad is a unique brand that comprises everything from casual tops and skirts to dresses for special events. Locally designed and produced in Dubai, Kate Chad has a keen eye on being environmentally friendly and sustainable, always aiming for minimal waste.
Kate Chad encourages conscious consumption. With a circular fashion project, customers can donate preloved denim in return for a discount on their new purchase. The donated denim is then used to create new garments giving the fabric new life.
For more information, check out: https://kate-chad.zbni.co
5. RETOLD @shopretold
Did you know that 85% of your old clothes go to waste? RETOLD is a sustainable fashion boutique with a new branch at Al Quoz that sells second-hand clothes and is focusing on upcycling for being more environmentally friendly. With a range of clothes that are both formal and informal, we absolutely are in love with the motto ‘Giving Clothes a Second Chance at Happiness’, where the team are fervently supporting ethical and sustainable fashion.
With the Gaggler X RETOLD fashion curation, customers are invited to attend a short survey where they will receive a fashion stylist chosen shirt and accessories based on your environmental impact. Moreover, hand over your old clothes at the boutique to take part in the joint initiative between RETOLD and Charity Gulf For Good where the proceedings will support the charity.
For more information, check out: https://linktr.ee/shopretold
6. The Giving Movement @thegivingmovement
Born and manufactured in the U.A.E, The Giving Movement is an active streetwear boutique where clothes are sustainable and ethically produced. Sustainability and giving back are the two main principles that the boutique focuses on, where giving is at the heart of what they do. With their ethical approach to fashion, $4 of the sales that they receive for every shirt that is sold goes towards charity, where they support Dubai Cares and Harmony House India.
Using sustainable materials such as recycled nylon and certified organic bamboo, this fashion boutique is changing the way we do fashion, and that’s why we have great hopes for this local brand!
For more information, check out: https://www.thegivingmovement.com
7. Gulhané @gulhane.co
Gulhane is a handmade jewellery boutique where their products are based and manufactured in the U.A.E and shipped worldwide. With their signature style of polymer clay and resin earrings, this boutique is totally adorable. Hand-made and hand packed, we are sure you will want to check this out!
8. CHI-KA @chikacollection
CHI-KA at Alserkal Avenue is an abaya collection that began in 2016 with the finest abayas in the region. Simplicity and style, these abayas are modern and sophisticated for the modern Arab woman. With abayas, kimonos and kaftans, this fashion boutique Don’t forget to see what they have to offer the next time you visit Alserkal Avenue.
Check out: https://www.chikacollection.com/
9. Y N M @ynmdubai
This local fashion designer is based in Dubai Design District, initiated in 2014 by Yasmin Al Mulla and Nesreen Al Mulla. With their new collection, RTW Abayas, that are simple and feminine with a silky flow, these designers are definitely on our radar.
Check out: https://ynmdubai.com/
10. Urban Nomads @shopurbannomads
Sustainable jewellery that is handmade by artisans from all over the world, this unique brand has a unique concept that will make you fall in love with jewellery all over again. Handcrafted and with a story to tell, Urban Nomads exhibits selective jewellery from their collection which will always be authentic and made with love.
Check out: https://urbannomads.ae
11. Azra @azradubai
Started in 2015, this leather handbag fashion label is based in the U.A.E. With ethically sourced leather, the desiger Azra Khamissa has a mission to retain the local nature of her designs, and collaborate with other artisans that are based in the GCC. Minimalistic and ethically produced, we have high hopes for this fashion brand!
Check out: http://www.azra.ae
12. Shamsa Al Abbar @shamsaalabbar
A personal favourite, this local designer looks at jewellery that is ethnic and traditional, with Arabic calligraphy at its core. Cultural and sophisticated, these designs will take your breath away. Have a look at their Instagram for more of their spectacular jewellery designs.
Check out: https://shamsaalabbar.com
13. FMM Dubai @fmm.dubai
Designer Fatma Al Mulla started this fashion label in 2012 with the ambition to merge Arabic traditions with pop culture. Vibrant colours, bold designs and traditional looks are the essence of the clothes from FMM. Made in Dubai and supplied worldwide, we are excited to see what their new collection has to offer!
Check out: https://fmmdubai.com/
14. BLSSD @___blssd___
BLSSD is a unique fashion brand based in Dubai and Beirut, where contemporary street fashion gets a soulful look. Located in Alserkal Avenue, BLSSD was founded in 2015 by Lama Riachi, who has decided to base her fashion brand as a social enterprise project, where proceedings go towards raising money for those affected by cancer. Offering support through her work, this great initiative is one that is very special and is for an amazing cause, bringing hope to the lives of those affected by cancer.
The SS20 collection, ‘Prêt a Gratitude’, is based on streetwear that is bold and fearless, bright and hopeful. Be sure to check out their collections from their boutique at Alserkal Avenue.
Check out: http://www.blssdfashion.com
We hope you take a look at these awesome small and local businesses that have so much to offer!