Abu Dhabi has some of the finest luxury shopping in the Emirates. As the largest of the seven emirates, there is a high demand for a large variety of shopping venues. From designers to boutiques, Abu Dhabi has it all. Here are some of our favourite up and comers in the city.
For the discerning shopper in search of unique luxury goods, Le Vault boutique should be on top of your list. Find handmade Italian leather goods such as: trunks, travel suitcases, humidors, cigar holders and jewellery boxes made by Royal Trunk. For the luxury traveller, the Doettling Guardian travelling safe is a must. If you’re looking for the perfect coffee table book, the D'oro Collection of handcrafted gold books are spectacular works of art. www.levault.ae
Etoile Boutique, The Galleria Mall
Etoile Boutique is located inside The Galleria Mall in the Central Business District on Al Marayah Island. It’s a multi-brand luxury boutique with a focus on fashion forward brands for Middle Eastern and international woman. From red carpet gowns to edgy daywear, you’ll find the most covetable pieces from emerging to internationally known designers. etoilelaboutique.com
Avenue at Etihad Towers
The Avenue has a collection of 34 exclusive luxury boutiques, many of which boast luxurious private rooms for VIPs to shop in privacy. Watch collectors will appreciate the impressive selection of horology boutiques, while fashionistas head to the only Stephane Rolland store in the world. The Avenue has the only Hermès and Chloé stores in Abu Dhabi. www.avenueatetihadtowers.ae
Boutique 1 Yas Mall
Located on the ground floor of the Yas Mall’s Luxury Court, Boutique 1 is a multi-brand womenswear boutique that houses an international portfolio of some of the most sought-after brands. Alexander Wang, Giambattista Valli, 3.1 Philip Lim, Proenza Schouler and The Row are our favourite.
Their womenswear ranges from ready to wear, swimwear, shoes and bags (Mansur Gavriel is available there also) eveningwear and jewellery. In addition, five of the most coveted labels in the world (Alaia, Elie Saab, Isabel Marant, Missoni and Victoria Beckham) have teamed up with Boutique 1 to offer distinct shop-in-shop concepts within the store– a first for Abu Dhabi. www.boutique1.com