While the discount store phenomenon hasn’t quite made it to Dubai, there are still bargains to be had. A 30-minute taxi ride out of town, Dubai Outlet Mall (+971 4 423 4666) is a repository for previous season style. Bag an affordable new wardrobe from high-street names like Aldo, Esprit, Monsoon and Mango, or head to Priceless for designer finds.
If you’re more a fan of Paris Fashion Week than Primark, The Outlet Village (+971 4 317 3999) in Jebel Ali is your best bet. Three department stores and more than 125 top brands including Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Juicy Couture and Superdry can be found inside its Tuscan inspired interior. Stylish piazza cafés add to the Italian vibe.
If you have a soft spot for French fashion, check out So Chic (+971 52 661 8222) at Home and Soul on Al Wasl Road. Raid the rails bursting with pre-loved designer clothes and accessories sourced from the best wardrobes of Dubai.
Running parallel to Al Wasl Road is Beach Road, at the south end of which you'll find Garderobe (+971 4 394 2753). It sells pre-owned fashion from all the biggest brands - Gucci, Dior, Luis Vuitton - and is particularly strong on pre-owned Chanel, both clothing and accessories.
RETOLD on Umm Suqeim Road is brimming with pre-loved steals, from high street to high end, from the emirate’s label-loving residents.