This DSF, Gulf News' Web News Editor Florence Pia G. Yu trawls the malls and places off the beaten track to find the best deals and bring you the quirkiest items you can add to your shopping bag
Home items for less
- Posted by Florence Pia G. Yu, News Editor - Web
- Published 15:48 January 20, 2013
- A lounge chair (right) from Homes R Us for Dh224 and a stainless steel bathroom accessory set from @home for Dh36.
Today's treasure hunt is a request from Peter Pan and the boys.
I've got to say, it's nice to see that our male readers out there also care about their home (I can almost hear the next ping, ping, ping on my inbox from the ladies asking for your contact details). Check out if any of these items is worth a space in your crib.
Even if you missed the big wave at Homes R Us, you might still want to surf around for surprise deals from 25 per cent to 70 per cent off everything in their stores in Dubai. The lounge chair above would look nice on a balcony or a patio, overlooking a beautiful scenery. Marked down to Dh224 (was Dh745).
Over at @home, the big sale is on, with up to 50 per cent off selected items. At their branch in Mercato, the first stall that greets you at the entrance contains lotions and body wash, with prices starting from Dh13. There's a stylish scent diffuser with mirror plate for Dh30. But the superman deal has got to be this stainless steel bathroom accessory set (picture above) for Dh36.
Best kept secret
Pier Import at Mazaya Centre is probably one of the emirate's best kept secret spots for buying eclectic home items. I'm talking about contemporary vintage, collector's items sort of stuff. Like the floor-to-ceiling wallpaper (below, right) that comes with a 30 per cent discount at Dh455. I'd like to wake up to this view of sunrise in downtown New York any day.
2XL at Al Ghurair mall has a store-wide sale of up to 50 per cent off the price of regular items. I saw a pair of bamboo placemats for Dh14; bathroom accessories for under Dh25. But the ingenius clock in a canvas painting (above, left) for Dh48 somehow just stood out like the leaning tower of Pisa.