Thrift Store Fashion Tour

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Satwa and Deira

6 Stops

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5 Hours

(2 customer reviews)

ABOUT THE TOUR

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Thrift Shop | D&J Ukay Ukay
Satwa, well-known as the budget shopping & repairing destination for, literally, anything, also has three crazy-good thrift stores called Ukay Ukay which are like Salvation Army Stores. These thrift stores are run by members of the Filipino community based in Dubai. Second hand or vintage items, are acquirable here after a good bargaining session- so go test your haggling capabilities. We start off at our first Thrift – 'D&J Ukay Ukay'. Here you can find a bit of everything– literally. Happy plundering!
Thrift Shop | Sray General Trading
We grew particularly fond of 'Sray General Trading'. Although positioned in a quiet side alley, its contents spoke volumes. We managed to get fixed-up with a classic leather cloak here, of course, at a reasonable price, so be sure to negotiate well. If you find something dope, like we did, take a picture and tag us @streetlifedxb and #realdubai. The best dressed will win a present from us!
Second Hand Fashion Dubai
Tailor Made
'Neha Tailors' are Zahra’s favorite. This is where she gets her most fashionable pieces tailor made, based off of her own conceptualizations. These guys are legends, so you can have confidence in both your designs and their ability to bring them to life. The process is also made simple—handover your sketches, choose from their fabrics or bring your own, then swing by after a few days for pick-up.
Thrift Shops Dubai
Thrift Shop | LA Ukay Ukay
Hidden on yet another side alley, you will find 'LA Ukay Ukay Garments Trading'. This store focuses rather on jackets. Vintage items are very common here so if you aim to make your style a little more retro, check this place out for those classics. FYI – vintage is everything that is 20 years and older! And off to our next stop.
Second Hand Fashion Dubai
Pasha’s Dying Workshop
Pasha is a professional fabric dyer, who has been in the game for many years. From owning his own fashion fabrication plant, to positioning himself as one of Dubai’s top clothing dyers with a diversified client base, Pasha has a full range of expertise and experience with textiles and Dubai in general. You might be surprised, but he runs his workshop out of his home which houses 4 employees and himself. To go to his workshop or for business enquiries, please contact him directly at the number listed below. Pasha’s Dying Workshop: +971 50 725 6731
Yak & Yeti Dubai UAE
Nepalese Restaurant
Yak & Yeti is an interesting place – yet not for everyone. It is a Nepalese Restaurant which hosts a live Nepalese band and a billiard table! Dig into the scrumptious food and enjoy some cold beverages while rocking to the live tunes. This venue is not one with a five-star ambience, but it is very homey, welcoming and serves delicious food. We are sure you will enjoy.
Global Fashion
If you are not too tired, and are willing to drive for 30 minutes more, lets head to the final stop of this tour. Global Village, is a massive complex. It hosts continent and country stands, featuring the best textiles and fashion from that place. Zahra showed us some of her favorite stalls, the Afghani stall has incredible Fur coats and the Moroccan one is ideal for dresses.

TOUR DETAILS

SUMMARY

This tour is all about thrift shopping, second-hand fashion and underground apparel. It is not about designer bags, luxury cars or exotic pets. Today Zahra and Chantal will take you to their Dubai—a mixture of the forgotten, the unwanted and the cost-efficient spots across the city that will deck you out in some exclusive, alternative and ready-for-the-runway looks. Dubai is already a metropolis for fashion but by 2020, the UAE’s fashion industry is expected to grow exponentially, making the country a global fashion hub. Its massive textile industry, which is said to be the country’s largest trading sector after oil, is by no doubt expected to facilitate the rapid growth of the country’s fashion scene over the next few years. With this information in mind, and our passion for fashion, we felt it was absolutely necessary to explore an industry on the brink of stardom and we couldn’t think of a better tour guide to show us the ropes than one of Dubai’s leading fashion icons, Zahra Hasby and Chantal Brocca.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

All our tours are for free! Self-explore the city like a local using our stop-by-stop navigation, video guidance and discounts along the way. Don’t forget to hashtag #RealDubai and #StreetLifeAE and share with us your experiences and new discoveries.

PREPARATION BEFORE THE TOUR

Dedication to dig and, preferably, a car with a full tank.
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Zahra Hasby & Chantal Brocca

Zahra Hasby is a creative who is able to create an outfit from any material, even fabrics that were originally designed for couches or curtains. She is a multifaceted woman who is also a photographer and a designer from Belgium and Morocco however has made Dubai her home and creative outlet. She has been featured in a variety of local magazines.Chantal Brocca is a sustainable fashion activist as well as a creative director, stylist and cultural writer, researcher and critic, focusing her work on revealing cracks in the fashion system and society through her blog [IM]MATERIALS and panel talks across Dubai. She recently co-founded Studio Asanawa, an eco-ethical lingerie label set to fight the fast fashion production norm and reconnect people with the clothes they wear.

EXPERIENCES OF OTHERS

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Stop 1
Thrift Shop | D&J Ukay Ukay
Satwa, well-known as the budget shopping & repairing destination for, literally, anything, also has three crazy-good thrift stores called Ukay Ukay which are like Salvation Army Stores. These thrift stores are run by members of the Filipino community based in Dubai. Second hand or vintage items, are acquirable here after a good bargaining session- so go test your haggling capabilities. We start off at our first Thrift – 'D&J Ukay Ukay'. Here you can find a bit of everything– literally. Happy plundering!
Stop 1
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Stop 2
Thrift Shop | Sray General Trading
We grew particularly fond of 'Sray General Trading'. Although positioned in a quiet side alley, its contents spoke volumes. We managed to get fixed-up with a classic leather cloak here, of course, at a reasonable price, so be sure to negotiate well. If you find something dope, like we did, take a picture and tag us @streetlifedxb and #realdubai. The best dressed will win a present from us!
Stop 2
Second Hand Fashion Dubai
Stop 3
Tailor Made
'Neha Tailors' are Zahra’s favorite. This is where she gets her most fashionable pieces tailor made, based off of her own conceptualizations. These guys are legends, so you can have confidence in both your designs and their ability to bring them to life. The process is also made simple—handover your sketches, choose from their fabrics or bring your own, then swing by after a few days for pick-up.
Stop 3
Thrift Shops Dubai
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Thrift Shop | LA Ukay Ukay
Hidden on yet another side alley, you will find 'LA Ukay Ukay Garments Trading'. This store focuses rather on jackets. Vintage items are very common here so if you aim to make your style a little more retro, check this place out for those classics. FYI – vintage is everything that is 20 years and older! And off to our next stop.
Stop 4
Second Hand Fashion Dubai
Stop 5
Pasha’s Dying Workshop
Pasha is a professional fabric dyer, who has been in the game for many years. From owning his own fashion fabrication plant, to positioning himself as one of Dubai’s top clothing dyers with a diversified client base, Pasha has a full range of expertise and experience with textiles and Dubai in general. You might be surprised, but he runs his workshop out of his home which houses 4 employees and himself. To go to his workshop or for business enquiries, please contact him directly at the number listed below. Pasha’s Dying Workshop: +971 50 725 6731
Stop 5
Yak & Yeti Dubai UAE
Stop 6
Nepalese Restaurant
Yak & Yeti is an interesting place – yet not for everyone. It is a Nepalese Restaurant which hosts a live Nepalese band and a billiard table! Dig into the scrumptious food and enjoy some cold beverages while rocking to the live tunes. This venue is not one with a five-star ambience, but it is very homey, welcoming and serves delicious food. We are sure you will enjoy.
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Global Fashion
If you are not too tired, and are willing to drive for 30 minutes more, lets head to the final stop of this tour. Global Village, is a massive complex. It hosts continent and country stands, featuring the best textiles and fashion from that place. Zahra showed us some of her favorite stalls, the Afghani stall has incredible Fur coats and the Moroccan one is ideal for dresses.
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REVIEWS

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This tour is all about thrift shopping, second-hand fashion and underground apparel. It is not about designer bags, luxury cars or exotic pets. Today Zahra & Chantal will take you to their Dubai—a mixture of the forgotten, the unwanted and the cost-efficient spots across the city that will deck you out in some exclusive, alternative and ready-for-the-runway looks.

Dubai is already a metropolis for fashion but by 2020, the UAE’s fashion industry is expected to grow exponentially, making the country a global fashion hub. Its massive textile industry, which is said to be the country’s largest trading sector after oil, is by no doubt expected to facilitate the rapid growth of the country’s fashion scene over the next few years. With this information in mind, and our passion for fashion, we felt it was absolutely necessary to explore an industry on the brink of stardom and we couldn’t think of a better tour guide to show us the ropes than one of Dubai’s leading fashion icons, Zahra Hasby & Chantal Brocca.

2 reviews for Thrift Store Fashion Tour

  1. user

    Dope!

  2. Anonymous

    Exceptional. A well curated full day experience connecting you to local life and neighbourhood\’s.

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