vintage clothes

Old fashion is the new fashion…well, that’s the philosophy of Bambah anyway, a delightful new vintage shop – no, that’s not an oxymoron – on Jumeirah Beach Road. All too aware that ‘vintage’ is one of the most overused terms in fashion today, which has come to refer to anything that is more than five years old and smells vaguely of mothballs, we were somewhat sceptical before our visit – so it was a real delight to meet Maha and rummage through her inspired vision.

Maha A Rasheed, the Egyptian-born owner has been collecting beautiful items from across the world for more than seven years and now artfully displays and sells them in this sassy boutique. With bags, belts, dresses, hats, shoes and jewellery – all in pristine condition – from the 1930s to the 1980s, it’s the perfect place to pick out a snazzy little cocktail dress that will make you stand out from the pack. The mixture of everyday classics and designer pieces include high-end labels, such as Lanvin, Dior and Nina Ricci, as well as 70s floral fundi Lady Carol of New York and 50s favourite Victor Costa.

Bambah is a world away from any of Dubai’s sterile malls and well worth a visit…

39, Jumeirah Beach Road
(opp. Dubai Zoo), Dubai.

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