Louis Vuitton is back

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LV

Louis Vuitton have reopened in Salhiya after shutting down for expansion.


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Dubai to finance Villa Moda growth

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Sheik Majed Al-Sabah of Villa Moda (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

I just found out about this and think its amazing news for Villa Moda and all the other local start ups. It just goes to show that great local ideas are great ideas anywhere in the world.

Majed al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti lifestyle retailer known in the fashion world as the “Sheik of Chic,” has teamed up with the government of Dubai to create a global brand development strategy for his Villa Moda enterprise.

The Dubai International Finance Center, or DIFC, was to announce Monday that it had taken a majority investment in the multibrand high fashion retailer, where Sabah will remain as chairman and creative director. The exact amount of the investment was not disclosed.

I think Dubai is a perfect partner for Villa Moda but its depressing because Villa Moda is a Kuwaiti based idea and operation and it would have meant more to have Kuwait finance Villa Moda. But I guess its not only about the money, Dubai have a vision, Kuwait’s vision is… Dubai? [Link]

Thanks Mish!


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Adidas ZX 500 Huf

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ZX500

So many great looking sneakers, so little money and closet space! [Link]


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Adidas ZX 450

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Adidas ZX 450

I posted about the ZX 450’s back in July, what I didn’t know back then was that they would be limited to only 563 pairs! Luckily I found a pair online my size and just ordered them, there are still 3 more pairs available on eBay size UK9 and UK10 if anyone is interested.


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DKNY and Donna Karan opening soon

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DKNY Kuwait

A reader called Sherv emailed me the photo above which was taken at The Avenues. According to him DKNY is opening up at the Avenues and Donna Karan in Salhiya. Both should be opening in October.


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Got them!

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puma disc blaze

These are probably the most visually challenged sneakers I have seen but I’ve had my eyes on them since April and I couldn’t resist not getting them. They just look really random, like a monkey put them together or something.

sneaker store munich

I found the pair on sale at this pretty cool sneaker store here in Munich that sells exclusive stuff. Its not as big as Size? in London but its walking distance from my hotel.

Update: I also got [These] and will be getting [These] and [These]


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Adidas Originals

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Adidas Munich

Yesterday I passed by Adidas Originals near my hotel but found it closed since it turned out they were renovating and the reopening would be today (lucky me). I passed by a few hours ago to see if they still had anymore Adidas Diesel jeans and turns out they had just received the new seasons collection. I got a pair and will be going back again for another. I tried finding them online last time but they only sell them at Adidas stores and are a limited run so even finding new pairs on eBay isn’t easy.


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Swarovski studded contact lenses

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contacts

I hope these don’t catch on here in Kuwait. Just what we need, guys driving around in Swarovski studded cars while wearing Swarovski studded contacts. [Link]


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Adidas Torsion

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Adidas Torsion

Still haven’t decided if I like these or not. [Link]


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The new Villa Moda warehouse

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New Villa Moda

The Villa Moda warehouse which was originally located in the free trade zone recently moved to their Mubarakiya branch since they outgrew the original location. But, according to a Villa Moda employee by the end of September the Villa Moda warehouse will be moving to their new branch in Hawally. Many of you might have seen the building already, its next to the Qadsiya football stadium and originally was rumored to be a new Sultan Center. The new location is around 2000sq/m which is more than three times the size of the Mubarakiya branch but I think the building looks like crap and so very not Villa Moda like.

Update: Seems like they won’t be moving…

Dear Mark & Others,

Thank you for your comments and views, they will be duly noted.

On behalf of Villa Moda I would like to announce we will not be moving to Qadsiya location or relocating the warehouse to any other site.

Since moving to the Mubarakiya store we have had a great response from our customers. Enjoying the ability to shop for vintage or previous season merchandise whilst being in a unique environment.

Thank you once again.


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