Imbibing art and culture while expanding your wardrobe (which we need to put a hold on, frankly, because the closet doors won’t close now) sounds like a win-win in our books.
The whole experience of buying a chic piece from a unique designer and then socialising over a cup of artisan coffee sounds incredibly refreshing and concept stores are here to give you that.
Concept stores are different from a regular outlet in that they stock items from a variety of brands, mostly local, homegrown or niche ones that have a specific image and ethos. They’re ideal places to start shopping from small businesses that are more sustainable and make more of a statement
We’ve curated a list of 10 of the best concept stores in Dubai whose aesthetic you can channel into your personal style.
This boutique is an experiential creative space that features a collection of the best regional designers and brands dabbling in fashion, beauty, art and design. Think names like Kaftish, Cocobum and Talata, to name a few. The store also has a garden area and a Home Bakery espresso bar
THAT Concept Store
Posing itself as an individualised shopping experience, THAT Concept Store is the newest hub of hipster streetwear from international and local brands, both established and upcoming. Axel Arigato, Charlie Max, Fila, G!na Gorgeous, Victoria Beckham are just a handful of their impressive collection. You can even dine at the No. FiftySeven Boutique Café.
This concept store is dedicated entirely to beachwear and stocks a collection of niche resort wear and leisure wear labels like Cult Gaia and Hunza G. The company ethos champions for size-inclusivity and has outfits for yacht parties, staycations and beach weddings in every shape and variety.
This boutique store and café has all the OG streetwear brands like Nike, Yeezy and Converse, plus a sweet line of their own designs. Graphic T-shirts, sweats and hoodies are plentiful and if you need a fresh cut, the barbershop will be at your service.
The home of all things boho and hippie, Anthropologie features a mix of fashion and home decor brands. Rustic antiques, floral prints and cute trinkets, it’s all there.
Kulture House is a glorious melting pot of brands that houses pop-up artwork, fair-trade items and trinkets from around the world. The café menu is just as colorful and you can take a quick cultural trip to places like Peru, Egypt, Cuba, Morocco, Kenya and Italy.
A Parisienne-inspired boutique and organic cafe all in one, this store is a mish-mash of all things boho and chic. Handmade bags from Madagascar, sustainable scented candles, hand-painted ceramics from France and eclectic furniture. It’s a wild ride.
Sauce is indeed the right name, as this store will bring all the flavour to your style. You’ll find bold, bright and unique pieces here, featuring big prints, colours and embellishments, from local and established designers. Clothes, jewelry, handbags and home decor, the store stocks it all.
The Edit Dubai is for the sleek, contemporary woman who is a minimalist. It houses fashion, art, beauty, lifestyle, home decor and some good coffee with a lot of chic vibes. There’s a cool art gallery too, that regularly features artists and hosts events. It’s the complete modern package.
Human and Beings
Minimalism is the way to go at Human and Beings, a concept store that features indie designers and sustainable brands. A great place to find the basics, it also has a line if makeup products.