Bath & Body Works launches exclusive e-commerce website in the United Arab Emirates

Bath & Body Works, the ultimate personal care and home fragrance lifestyle brand, launched their e-commerce website in the United Arab Emirates.

The new Bath & Body Works online boutique will allow customers in the UAE to explore an extensive array of the best home fragrance, gifts, body & bath products. From fun and flirty scents to sophisticated and exotic fragrances, Bath & Body Works offers a wide range of world-class fragrances to suit every personality and occasion. Their product range includes fragrances Signature Collection Body Care, Bath & Body Works and White Barn Home Fragrance, Bath & Body Works Hand Soap & Sanitizers and Aromatherapy. 

Bath & Body Works launches exclusive e-commerce website  in the United Arab Emirates

With easy navigation and the choice of shopping in both English and Arabic, the website gives customers the freedom to discover, explore and shop the latest trends as well as the newest, freshest fragrances for body, hand and home, at their convenience. 

Customers also have the flexibility to shop and pay at their convenience through features like ‘Cash on Delivery’ and ‘Click and Collect’, where products purchased online can be collected from a store of the customer’s choice. Online payments are facilitated via a secure and fast payment gateway.

Bath & Body Works will also be launching online shopping in KSA and Kuwait over the coming months.

Bath & Body Works launches exclusive e-commerce website  in the United Arab Emirates


For more than 25 years, customers have looked to Bath & Body Works for quality, on-trend products and the newest, freshest fragrances. Today the brand’s portfolio includes more than 200 different private label scents, including the iconic Dark Kiss, Japanese Cherry Blossom, award-winning A Thousand Wishes and soothing Eucalyptus Spearmint. Customers are sure to find the fragrances that suit them best, and will likely be met with a surprise and delight along the way.
For the holiday season, Bath & Body Works will present over 300 new products that celebrate some of the season's newest and most iconic fragrances.

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What’s the deal?

Topshop Beauty is putting experimentation back into makeup. No more instructions, no more guidelines; just easy-to-use products to scribble, smudge and swipe, creating any look.

In response to feedback from customers and industry experts, Topshop Beauty favourites have been reworked and revamped. As well as bringing back cult classics, the range also introduces entirely new lines and updated long-lasting formulas to suit all skin types. Packaging has grown up; with the signature squiggles and dots being replaced with sleek, matte and metallic chrome casing.

Topshop Beauty back in stores

All textures and colours used throughout the beauty range have been inspired by Topshop’s fashion collections; from futuristic metallic eyeshadows to channel your inner Blade Runner, to smoky, smudgy eyeliners that promise to keep everyone’s obsession with ‘90s grunge alive.

And, what about the products?

We don’t need to tell you how to do your makeup, but we have created a line to satisfy everyone’s beauty needs; from brushes to glosses we’ve got you covered. And, of course, all of our products are certified as cruelty-free under the Leaping Bunny programme – the ‘gold standard’ for no animal testing.

We’ve gone back to basics and created a fool-proof range of hardworking, long-lasting makeup staples. Whether you want a full face of foundation or just a dab of concealer, our newly formulated range has got all bases covered. Start with a primer (choose from mattifying or illuminating) then choose one of our liquid concealers and foundations, or opt for powder – we’ve got three available (invisible, matte and pressed). Our favourite? The textural glosses – choose either matte or gloss to transform the finish and take your complexion to the next level.

Are you a blusher or bronzer devotee? Do you contour or just highlight? Prefer a subtle shimmer or serious sparkle? Whatever makeup vibe you’re feeling, all of our face powders can be easily buffed and blended to tone your look up or down. Our infamous glow pots and highlighters built up a loyal fan base over the years, so they are back and haven’t changed at all!

Topshop Beauty back in stores

With six different eyeshadow finishes – from matte to metallic, satin to sparkly and chrome to crayon; you can bare, bold and everything in between. There are still eyeliners galore (kohl, Kajal, pens and waterproof, to name a few) as well as smudge-proof brow products, intensifying mascara and a strong-hold primer to boost all eyeshadows.

From barely-there balms to bold liquid lips, we’ve got 83 shades and textures including the return of the best-selling, zingy red, Rio Rio.

To complete the look we’ve got 15 nail polishes to choose from for your next home mani/pedi.

Swirl, glide, swish, smudge – how do you apply your makeup? We’ve got 10 brushes to help you buff and blend the entire Topshop Beauty range.[...]

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There’s no mistaking that festive thrill in the air: this holiday season, H&M invites you to revel in the myriad joys of the season at the fictional Hotel Mauritz. A six-episode mini-series, directed by Matt Piedmont, all based in an irresistibly cosy alpine lodge filled with an extraordinary cast of stars, this is our mood-setting introduction to the wonder of winter.

And whether its after-dark designs – filled with luxurious flourishes and seductive flashes – or comfortable, homespun wardrobe delights you’re seeking as the holiday season gets under way, there’s plenty to dazzle in stores and online.

H&M presents Holiday Season Collection

Pernilla Wohlfahrt, H&M’s Design Director, says: “H&M’s holiday collection is all about effortless sophistication. Our womenswear fashion is a particular highlight for me this year, with numerous cool, relaxed pieces that will take the panic out of party-dressing. As for menswear, the collection is full of sleek tailoring, and our childrenswear is truly fantastic, full of fairy-tale accents. From luxurious statement pieces to homespun treats, it’s about catering to the magical seasonal atmosphere.”

For women, the focus is on effortlessly elegant pieces that semaphore relaxed glamour. Liquid tailoring in slick monochrome offers endless desk-to-disco possibilities, whether via a sleek tuxedo coat or a sophisticated pyjama combination. Romantic and intricately decorated knitwear sprinkled with pearls and beads turns show-stopping with a simple pair of coated skinny trousers. And lingerie elements add a sensual spin to supple satins and second-skin dresses.

H&M presents Holiday Season Collection

Menswear has a refined, suave theme. Suiting is cut lean and designed to flatter, in smart charcoal and inky black. Shirting is another key focus, elevated with unique prints, while knitwear is rendered in a palette of classic, rusty reds and autumnal chestnuts.

Childrenswear has a fairy-tale aspect inspired by an enchanted forest. Filled with fantastic creatures and shimmering metallics, with hero pieces including the endlessly captivating tulle princess skirts for girls and graphic printed knits for boys, it’s a playful take on a magical season of style.

H&M presents Holiday Season Collection[...]

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The highly-anticipated Bebabel is now open at The Avenues - Kuwait

Successful debut in the region continues with Bebabel Kuwait

Lebanese casual chic restaurant concept, Bebabel, officially launched in Kuwait at the heart of The Avenues, marking its presence in a total of four markets in the region.

The official ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by Dory Rizk, Founder and CEO of Afkar Holding Group, senior management of Alshaya Group and Afkar Holding Group, Chargé d’Affaires of Lebanon in Kuwait, Nisrine Boukaram, and esteemed media members and high dignitaries.

Bebabel opens at The Avenues - Kuwait

Bebabel has been developed as a modern, chic and innovative concept with emphasis on ‘living the moment’ through shared experiences. Originating from the grandiose of the award-winning Lebanese brand ‘Babel’, Bebabel is the ‘casual chic’ version of Babel offering a delectable Lebanese all-day dining menu, within strikingly elegant surroundings inspired by the Lebanese heritage.

Lebanese Architect and co-founder of Afkar Holding, Claude Abi Saad, is the creative force behind every detail in the Babel and the Bebabel concepts & designs and has been instrumental in seeing them come to life.

The people of Kuwait have grown to love the concept and culture at Babel and now can complete their journey in exploring progressive Lebanese cuisine through Bebabel, which has already built a wide fan base on a regional level.

Bebabel opens at The Avenues - Kuwait

Every time of the day is a perfect time at Bebabel as guests can enjoy a variety of the menu items including breakfast dishes, salads, mezzes, grills, coffee and dessert. All of which can be relished at any time of the day, while exploring Bebabel’s welcoming blend of progressive Lebanese cuisine that is globally inspired and prepared with fresh local ingredients, and served in a stylish contemporary setting.

Bebabel is located at Grand Avenue - The Avenues and is open from 9am until 11pm.[...]

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All the feels

Monki to raise awareness on mental health and the challenges of social media

This autumn Monki will launch a campaign to raise awareness about the effects of social media on young people’s mental health.

The campaign is part of the Swedish brand’s ongoing work to empower young women by raising awareness on topics that are important to their community.

“Empowering young people is at the heart of everything we do here at Monki, so I’m very proud that we’re taking an active part in the mental health discussion”, says Jennie Dahlin Hansson, Managing Director, Monki. “This campaign is just the first step in our work with mental and physical wellness.”

Monki launches all the feels

The campaign features three social media influencers who are mental health advocates in their own right. In short interview clips directed by Ashley Armitage, they discuss and shed light on the positive and negative effects that social media can have on mental well-being.

Elyse Fox is a New York based filmmaker, activist and founder of Sad Girls Club, a community that provides women with a safe space to talk about their mental health. She shares her experiences on how to deal with social media-induced anxiety.

New York based, Taiwanese born John Yuyi takes social media and turns it into art. She talks about the difference between Yuyi the online persona and Yuyi the real-life person.

Monki launches all the feels

Manchester-based model and advocate for body positivity Emily Bador has been collaborating with Monki many times in the past. For this campaign, she openly shares how social media changed the way she looks at herself.[...]

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PRIVILEGES CLUB announces third Kuwait Super Draw of 2018

It’s time for celebrations as nearly 30 of Alshaya Group’s most loyal customers in Kuwait won prizes worth more than KD62,000 in the latest PRIVILEGES CLUB Monthly Draw and quarterly Super Draw that took place this October.

One lucky winner walked away with KD15,000 in 2018’s third Super Draw, with three people winning KD7,500 each and five winners receiving KD5,000 each, all payable in Alshaya Gift Cards. In addition, the September Monthly Draw saw 20 club members win prizes worth KD11,000 in total. Names of all winners can be found at

Running successfully for over two years, the PRIVILEGES CLUB rewards members across Kuwait, UAE, KSA, Oman and Bahrain through prize draws as well as personalized offers. In the Monthly Draw, members earn one prize draw entry for every 5KD they spend at any of Alshaya’s stores, cafes and restaurants. The Super Draw, held each quarter, is open to members who spend more than KD1,000 in the previous three months.

Celebration time for PRIVILEGES CLUB winners

Members can earn draw entries when they shop at any of Alshaya’s 90 retail and dining brands, including H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, Victoria’s Secret, Harvey Nichols, M.A.C., Bath & Body Works, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Boots, Pottery Barn and KidZania.

Starbucks customers in Kuwait who are members of My Starbucks Rewards can earn entries into the prize draws if their MSR registered phone number is the same as their PRIVILEGES CLUB number.

PRIVILEGES CLUB is quick and easy to join, and members can use the mobile app to follow their favourite brands, track their benefits and access their rewards more easily. Joining is as simple as downloading the PRIVILEGES CLUB app from the App Store or Google Play, or signing up in-store.

Details of all Alshaya’s brands, plus monthly and quarterly winners are published on the PRIVILEGES CLUB app and on Customers can also connect with the programme on and[...]

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Luxury Home Fragrance Brand Dr. Vranjes Firenze Debuts in Kuwait

Italian Luxury Home Fragrance brand Dr. Vranjes Firenze has made its Middle East debut, introducing customers to its exclusive artisan range of perfumed accessories. Master perfumer and CEO Dr. Paolo Vranjes, and senior officials of M.H. Alshaya Co. celebrated the opening with an evening ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Created by Dr. Paolo Vranjes and his wife Anna Maria, the brand is inspired by his artistic home city of Florence and the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany in Italy. Founded in Italy in 1983, Dr. Vranjes Firenze is the result of Dr. Paolo Vranjes’ quest to create the finest fragrances, which stimulate the senses and emotions and add warmth to any household.

Luxury Home Fragrance Brand Dr. Vranjes Firenze Debuts in Kuwait

Located in Grand Avenue - The Avenues, the store welcomes customers with its elegant interiors which showcase a bespoke selection of 18 home fragrances carefully selected to appeal to Middle East preferences. Highlighting elements of musk, oud, light florals and warm spicy notes, the collection includes best-selling choices such as Oud Nobile, and the recently launched Giglio Di Firenze.

“With the opening of our flagship store in Kuwait, Art Made in Florence comes to the Middle East in an extraordinary space. Customers can discover creations of the Maison and experience an array of emotions in an area where everything is about olfactory décor,” said Dr. Vranjes.

Dr. Vranjes Firenze artfully blends together pure natural ingredients with the world's finest essential oils to create stimulating and evocative fragrances for every room. Each ‘Scented Décor’ is a unique creation. Customers are encouraged to ‘decorate’ their rooms with the right scent, based on room size, sunlight, and furniture, as well as the properties contained in the natural oils of Dr.Vranjes home fragrances, and the emotions which they evoke.

Luxury Home Fragrance Brand Dr. Vranjes Firenze Debuts in Kuwait

“Selecting a home fragrance is an exercise in self-reflection. The important thing is finding something that gives each customer a sense of well-being, whatever that means to them as an individual. Objectively there are no bad olfactory notes; the art is in finding a balance between them. The final goal is harmony,” explains Dr. Vranjes .

Finished in glass bottles for optimum decadence, Dr. Vranjes Firenze home fragrances are the perfect answer to modern living. Dr. Vranjes Firenze will also be introducing its line of candles to Kuwait in early November, again available in a selection of fragrances.[...]

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For the MOSCHINO [tv] H&M lookbook, MOSCHINO’s creative director Jeremy Scott gathered his family of friends to show the positivity, love and diversity at the heart of the collection. MOSCHINO [tv] H&M will be available in selected stores worldwide, and online at, on November 8.

“Whenever I design, I think about my friends. The MOSCHINO [tv] H&M lookbook is like a party; celebrating the fun, the pop, the creativity and the energy of the people and the collection,” says Jeremy Scott, creative director of MOSCHINO.

MOSCHINO [tv] H&M lookbook

“I love how Jeremy captures the spirit of MOSCHINO [tv] H&M in the lookbook. This is a loud and proud collection for everyone to share in the fun, no matter who you are or where you are from,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s creative advisor.

The look book was shot and styled by Jeremy’s long-term collaborators photographer Marcus Mam and stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele.

Wearing the high energy MOSCHINO [tv] H&M collection, with all of MOSCHINO’s pop glamour, street attitude, humour are among others Aquaria – winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10; Amiaya – twins and influencers Aya and Ami; Sakura Bready – Jeremy Scott’s assistant at MOSCHINO and Pablo Olea – Jeremy’s best friend and Head of Global PR and Communications of MOSCHINO.

MOSCHINO [tv] H&M lookbook

H&M has also just launched MOSCHINO [tv] H&M giphy stickers on Instagram Stories, Snapchat and iMessenger for users to add to their own content. As well as animated logos and emblems from the collection, there’s giphys of Jeremy himself spreading the love of the collection.[...]

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Style crush: Kicki Yang Zhang

Monki is happy to introduce Kicki Yang Zhang from Berlin as their latest style crush.

A model and artist with a personal style that inspires fans and followers around the world.Kicki’s style is as strong and playful as it is individual. She’s a pro at effortlessly mixing sporty street style with statement pieces and embodies the unique style that Berlin is known for. Her strong eye for creating inspiring looks makes her a perfect fit for Monki’s third style crush campaign.

Style crush: Kicki Yang Zhang

The looks are influenced by streetwear and classic suiting with a modern twist. It’s about tailored silhouettes mixed with playful oversized styles that the Monki DNA is known for.

Sets are strong this season and this collection offers not only the on-trend workwear inspired set and sporty co-ords, but also the classic suit in the shape of the matching blazer and trousers. Together with checks, stripes and the tonal dressing pieces, Monki has everything to create this autumn’s statement look. Key pieces include the faux fur coat, the blazer and the jumpsuit.[...]

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Spontini Opens its Doors in the Middle East

Milan’s most popular pizza arrives in Kuwait

Spontini, Milan’s favorite pizza brand has made its Middle East debut with the opening of their first restaurant in Kuwait at The Forum - The Avenues, in partnership with leading retail franchise operator M.H. Alshaya Co.

The inauguration was marked by an exclusive ribbon-cutting ceremony by Spontini Executive Chairman, Massimo Innocenti, the Italian Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Giuseppe Scognamiglio, and senior officials of M.H. Alshaya Co.

Spontini Opens its Doors in the Middle East

“It gives us great pride in completing our journey from Milan to Kuwait and introducing Spontini to this dynamic market who we believe will fall in love with our iconic ‘pizza by the slice’. Made with the same key Italian ingredients we use in Milan, each slice of Spontini pays homage to its Milanese roots of being quick, delicious and authentically Italian,” said Mr. Innocenti.

The brand’s history goes back to 1953 when the family owned business started selling its pizza by the slice. The “soft-top, crunchy base” pizza is prepared in iron pans, baked in wood-fired ovens and still uses the same original pizza recipe from 1953.

Spontini Opens its Doors in the Middle East

Spontini’s sixty year winning formula lies in its core strengths of speed, efficiency, simplicity and convenience in its product and service. The store in Kuwait will offer eleven different types of topped pizza slices which all stem from the classic Margherita, plus the brand’s signature Lasagna and Tiramisu.

Spontini currently has over 20 stores across Italy and Japan. To learn more reasons about why Spontini is Milan’s most popular pizzeria, follow them on Facebook and Instagram at @spontinime.[...]

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