The marketplace: August 5

tabloid!’s weekly round up of what’s hot and new in men’s lifestyle in the UAE

The marketplace
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MrPorter goes Olympic

Still haven’t got the Olympic spirit? This better do it. Men’s lifestyle portal and WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie have collaborated on a limited edition of tote bags in six colour combos representing the Olympic rings. Now available on for Dh1,250.


The new Voice(s)

British luxury brand dunhill has announced the next faces of its Voice campaign, which features inspirational (British) men from all walks of life. Fronting the campaign in the upcoming season are actor John Hurt (The Lord of the Rings), comic book author and designer Jamie Hewlett, director James Marsh (Man on Wire) and architech David Adjaye.


Splash in autumn-mode

The UAE’s most busy highstreet retailer Splash has just launched its autumn-winter campaign featuring a mix of retro and eastern mysticism. Expect a lot of florals and lace and fur and fabric combo, coming soon to a billboard near you.


Wonders of water

Coming to our blessed shores this Eid is the new unisex fragrance from Hermes, L’ambre des merveilles (roughly, “wonders of waters”), to be exclusively available at all Hermes stores mid-August across the UAE. Call 04-3308385.


Giorgio Armani for Bruce Wayne

Little over a week to go until The Dark Knight Rises and we can’t wait to take a peek at Bruce Wayne’s (Christian Bale) closet. We already know that all his fine suits, as well as some of those worn by the characters played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine and Gary Oldman, have been outfitted by Mr Armani himself. Expect a lot of two-button suits in pinstripes and plaids in the maestro’s signature silhouette.