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What is it: In­spired by French style but fo­cus­ing on Mid­dle East­ern tal­ent, Ate­lier Des Artistes stocks col­lec­tions from some of the re­gion’s up­com­ing and es­tab­lished de­sign­ers. Many pieces have been designed to be sold ex­clu­sively in the bou­tique. This does mean, how­ever, that you won’t pick up a bar­gain here but more a piece that you will trea­sure for­ever. Shop style: El­e­gant and ex­trav­a­gant golden dé­cor and spi­ral stair­cases. Brands stocked: In-house la­bel Cou­ture Des Artistes (top and bot­tom left), which fea­tures kaf­tans for special events like a wed­ding or Eid; Shady Zeinel­dine; Dina Mel­wani; Lamitta Frang­ieh; Vinita Michael jew­ellery (left) What the founder says: ‘In­di­vid­u­al­ity is very im­por­tant for con­sumers in this mar­ket,’ Nerveen Al Jab­ban, the bou­tique’s re­tail man­ager, and a per­sonal stylist, tells Fri­day. ‘Our cus­tomers are well­trav­elled and keep a close eye on global fash­ion trends, and com­bined with their cul­tural Mid­dle East­ern in­flu­ences, have a de­vel­oped re­fined per­sonal style and dis­cern­ing ap­proach to how they dress. Ate­lier Des Artistes is a space that cel­e­brates the un­sur­passed qual­ity, de­sign and ex­quis­ite crafts­man­ship of some of the re­gion’s most in­spired gar­ment and ac­ces­sory de­sign­ers along­side in­ter­na­tional tal­ent.’ Per­fect for those whose style is: In­di­vid­ual and classy. What else you can buy: Jew­ellery, in­clud­ing earrings and neck­laces. Price in­di­ca­tor: $$$$$ Av­er­age price for a dress: Dh10,000 Where to find it: Box Park, Dubai.

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