ATELIER DES ARTIST ES
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.