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Now even Dubai does discount
Thanks to its success, the planned expansion of Dubai’s only discount shopping mall has been met with interest from retailers.
Why it matters
Despite a warning of an oversupply of retail space from the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres, along with the tightening of consumer spending, the Dubai Outlet Mall has announced expansion plans. In a city where being the first individual to purchase the latest item at full price is actually a badge of honour worn proudly, what will this mean for the same retailers in other malls? Is this the start of a flood of budget stores invading Dubai?
Twelve of the lower east side of New York’s hottest retailers crossed the pond this month to offer there wares in two pop-up stores in London’s Carnaby Street. All the designers taking part are new to London and include Robert James, Wendy Mink Jewellery and Hairy Mary’s vintage. Tired shoppers were able to stop off at the Big Apple food market and be entertained by various New York- themed events.
The SkyFlash system enables huge buildings to become a giant, scrolling ad space. Every window contains a powerful and wireless SkyFlash LED and all LEDs are controlled by just one computer.