Category Archives: Shopping

Beirut-Based Mukhi Sisters Among The Top 5 Middle Eastern Daywear Jewelry Designers

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Style.com (Arabia) featured the Mukhi Sisters as one of the top 5 Middle Eastern Jewelry Designers. I don’t know much about jewelry but I’ve met the Mukhi sisters on several occasions and appreciate their work and designs. One more reason why I like them is that their designs would fit perfectly on some Game of Thrones characters and I am a huge GOT fan.

Anyway, here’s the [list] featuring all 5 jewelry designers.

Using gold, diamonds, as well as other precious and semi-precious stones, they draw on their personalities, interests and obsessions to create high-end pieces. You can describe a Mukhi Sisters piece as a statement of individuality. Some of their favorite statement and signature collections are the ones that Mukhi clients tell them are conversation pieces. Their jewelry, at once whimsical and original, conveys things both about the 3 Mukhis -Maya, Meena and Zeenat- and about the women (and lately men) who wear their designs.
Jewelry runs in the Mukhi family genes: their mother is Effat Kreidie, the creative force behind Effy’s Jewelry. Their father, Chandru Mukhi, comes from a long line of Indian jewelers in the industry since 1875. Born into a world of dazzle and sparkle, Maya, Meena and Zeenat were on intimate terms with fine gems and jewelry from an early age. With such a rich heritage, the sisters began collaborating on their own brand.

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Forever 21 Set to Open in City Centre Beirut By January 2015

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A lot of people have been asking me about Forever 21 and when it is set to open at City Centre Beirut. Well unfortunately it won’t be opening before mid January 2015 as I was told. I tried to ask about the Cheese Cake Factory since it interests me more than a retail shop but there’s not a set date yet.

Michael Kors Opens Its First Store In Beirut

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I’ve seen the brand in malls like ABC but this is the first standalone store in the country. Michael Kors is now open on Fakhry Bey Street in the Beirut Souks area.

I checked the official Michael Kors website and the Beirut store is still not added.

American fashion brand Michael Kors hosted a party Tuesday night for the opening of its first store in Lebanon. Dozens of women wandered through the shop at the opening event, ogling walls of the brand’s popular solid-color handbags – or carrying their own – and eyeing cases of watches and eyewear.

Michael Kors, who built the iconic, eponymous company selling men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, called Lebanon the perfect choice for a new store. [DailyStar]

Rolex Opening A New Boutique In Jounieh

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As surprising as it may seem, Rolex is opening a new boutique in the old souk of Jounieh. The new boutique is a old renovated house and is located in the old souks of Jounieh right before the resort Amwaj. I have to say I never expected Rolex to open in Jounieh. I bet the monthly rent they are paying there is less expensive than a Rolex watch haha!

Rolex has a branch also in Beirut on Weygand street.

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