August 19, 2019

A third of children in the MENA region are influenced by advertisements when it comes to back-to-school shopping, with only one in four swayed by influencers and celebrities, according to the latest survey from Centrepoint.

The ‘Back to School’ survey, conducted from July 22 to 29 in key markets across the MENA region, found nearly one in four purchase decisions are influenced by movies, while one in three parents said their children are persuaded to buy what they saw online (not social media), with only 22 percent stating that social media inspired a child's choice in back-to-school essential purchases.


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August 6, 2019

UAE retail giant Damas Jewellery is restructuring with eight store closures this year and nine stores opening across the GCC, according to its CEO.

Speaking to Arabian Business, Asil Attar said five out of the nine stores have already opened across the Gulf region, while four more are scheduled to open this year, adding that the company is also renovating a total of 22 shops over the course of 2019.

“We’re very privileged that we sit on a portfolio of over 200 stores throughout the GCC. For me, it’s not about closures more than rationalisation. So"...

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August 5, 2019

It's built up a cult following with its festival-friendly designs, and now fashion fans in the UAE will soon be able to get their hands on Urban Outfitters' trend-setting collections.

The American brand, which has more than 240 stores across the world, will make its Middle Eastern debut next month, it has confirmed.

A unique concept store spanning more than 1,000 square metres will open at The Dubai Mall in early September. Frontage for the shop has already been erected; it will sit underneath the Kinokuniya book store, close to & Other Stories.


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August 4, 2019

Dubai boutiques, e-tailers and second-hand options for the less traditional bride...

Whether it’s something old, something new or something borrowed, the last thing you should be left feeling when trying to find your wedding gown is blue. However, finding the dream dress for your big day can be a stressful, frustrating experience laced with disappointment and tinged with anxiety.

For many brides around the world, this worry is borne from an ­overwhelming array of options. In the UAE, the same is true – for a certain type of bride. Those looking for"...

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August 1, 2019

It's a stalwart of the fashion calendar, but the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show apparently won't be taking to the stage this year.

The extravaganza, in which models such as Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss showcase the wares of the lingerie and swimwear company, has been put on hold because of a rebranding project, Shanina Shaik suggested this weekend.

The Australian-born model, who has Saudi Arabian ancestry, told the Daily Telegraph the show 'won't be happening', corroborating recent rumours to that effect.


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July 30, 2019

Mary Kay Inc. is proud to be recognized in the 2019 Global Workplace 100 Study by Reputation Institute (Ri) as one of the world’s most reputable employers. Mary Kay is ranked number 42 among the top 100 global companies on the list. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: “Our reputation among employees and customers is based on the foundation Mary Kay Ash established when she began her dream company in 1963,” said Melinda Foster Sellers, Chief People Officer at Mary Kay Inc. “She envisioned a company based on the Golden Rule that made the world a better place through corporate responsibility, innovation, ethical business practices and people-first management—all factors that contributed to our success in this year’s Reputation Institute study. We’re honored to be named among the most reputable employers from around the world in 2019.” In the study, researchers at Reputation Institute—a leading provider of reputation measurement and management services—surveyed more than 230,000 individuals in 15 countries. Reputation Institute measured companies based on professional development, total rewards, work environment, market leadership, products and responsibility. According to the research, over the last year, willingness to work for Mary Kay increased by 6.2 percent, the largest......

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July 22, 2019

Beyonce has a long history of wearing gowns and accessories by Arab designers.and in the video for her new song, Spirit, she has chosen to wear a dress by a Lebanese-US designer.

The yellow attire that the singer and her dancers are wearing in the desert scenes of the video is by Norma Kamali, the designer announced on Instagram.

So happy to be a part of the visuals so beautiful thank you,' Kamali wrote. 'And to my team for getting it done!'

The New York-born designer is known"...

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