My new-found style crush on all things vintage led me to one of the most exquisite little corner of Dubai – Bambah Boutique, a place where vintage lovers come to appease their sartorial desires. I’ve been meaning to look it up after I saw pictures of the store from a few local fashion blogs but my visit to Bambah Boutique last night surpassed my expectations!
It’s almost unfair to call it just a store. Drenched in opulence and old world charm, the picturesque boutique offers some of the finest vintage pieces from the 1930’s to the 1980’s, handpicked from around the world. Their collection is a mixture of everyday classics and designer pieces such as Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Dior, and Nina Ricci. Yup, I had to make a conscious effort to stop gaping.
The über-stylish lady behind it all, Maha Abdul Rasheed, who sources these fabulous vintage finds from London, Tokyo, NY and LA, has now launched her very own restored and reconstructed vintage clothing line with a focus on denim and plaid. “It’s all about experimenting with colors, fabrics, and letting your imagination speak for you”, says Maha. “I always encourage my customers to suit a vintage piece according to their personality and style by slightly or entirely transforming it; and Vintage Reconstructed is a small example of how this can be done.”
The most popular items of this collection will be the base for a more permanent collection that will be updated for each season. Bambah’s Vintage Reconstructed Collection will be available in-store starting December 14, 2011.
See the rest of the fabulous vintage boutique in pictures on Fashionably Yours Facebook Page.
If you’re ever in Dubai, be sure to hit up Bambah Boutique. Highly recommended for fashion addicts!
Address: 142 Jumeirah Beach Road, Opposite Dubai Zoo
Phone: +971 4 349 5585