Just had a baby and cant make it to the shops? Tired of the never-ending parking problems in the mall? Desperate to shop from the comfort of your home?
Well Dubai is certainly keeping up with the times and we Sassy Mamas are just as delighted as you to discover that we can now shop online for most of the things we need. We take a look at the hottest ecommerce stores here in Dubai and enjoy exploring those hidden gems abroad that deliver to our shores.
The ultimate online market place for kids attire in Dubai aimed at mamas looking to buy or sell for that matter! Mini Exchange helps you buy and sell pre-loved (in great condition) as well as new (tag still on) kids’ clothes and accessories at some seriously sassy prices.
On our wishlist: We are kind of loving these uber-cute slip-on pumps from Swedish brand Polarn o. Pyret. Hurry up if you are too, because these are one of a kind (literally!). Available here for AED 105.
Just Kidding offers a range of high-end baby and mama products from a variety of different brands around the world. They source safe and practical, yet modern, furniture and accessories that all families crave. On offer are the popular brands such as Stokke, Bugaboo, Boori, Baby Bjorn and Medela, but you will also find the new and innovative in the shape of BabyZen and Beaba.
On our wish list: The BabyZen Yoyo – great for our imminent trip home to escape the heat of Dubai. It weighs just 5.6kg and can be stored in the overhead locker of an airplane.
Available here for AED 1995
Psst.. just for Sassy Mama readers if you enter ‘justsassy’ on checkout, you can get a voucher for AED 50! (Valid from 18 June – 30 September 2014)
Mumzworld is the go to website for all your necessities. From nappies and formula to clothes and toys, pushchairs and car seats to safety essentials, the site offers a large range of different products and choices so you can browse until your hearts content. They also provide favourable shipping and returns policies which is always an added bonus!
On our wish list: FirstBIKE balance bikes – made in Germany and a great bday present for our toddlers to encourage them to learn balance and set them on the right track to riding a bike.
Available here for AED 639
Set up by 2 yummy mummies, Kirsten and Paula have created the ideal platform for mamas in need. Offering unique brands, essential items and luxurious treats, Bubs Boutique is certainly top of our web search. Founded in 2009, this brand offers tried and tested items, and if you are looking for boutique labels then look no further as housed under this domain is over 70 of the worlds leading brands in the sector.
On our wish list: Merino Kids Go-Go Sleep Bags – the perfect sleep bag for all climates. Made from 100% wool, these essentials regulate your baby’s body temperature ensuring they are just as comfortable in colder climates as they are in the summer months in Dubai.
Available here for AED 450
Founded by Jenny Haddad, mother of 2, this cutting edge brand not only has five stand alone boutiques across the UAE, but also has a very customer friendly online shop offering an array of luxurious and essential products. We love their wraps from Swaddle Designs, gift ideas from Elegant Baby and girly head candy from Verity Jones London.
On our wish list: Stephen Joseph’s insulated lunchboxes. These fabulous thermal lunchboxes are fun and practical. They can also be personalized with your child’s name! Get ready for the start of term in September ladies – the summer will fly by and before you know it, its back to school!
Available here ranging from AED 95-AED 135
This ever-growing team launched their online site in 2009 and has grown from strength to strength. They pride themselves on offering high quality and unique products to the Middle East and commit to bringing the best to their client’s doorsteps. What sets them apart from the rest? They promise impeccable service and tried and tested brands that they as parents believe are the best.
On our wish list: Cuddle Dry Poncho Towels – these towels reflect all the sun’s harmful rays and so are the essential must-buy for any child. Their innovative design ensures your little one stays safe after a swim, and the soft toweling is perfect for your child’s sensitive skin.
Available here for AED 185
Most people associate J Crew as the go to shop for fabulously affordable and stylish clothes for adults but think again! This brand offers a lovely baby and toddler range, from gorgeous little fashionable numbers, to accessories, swim and footwear. The delivery times to the UAE are fast and your package comes wrapped in a stunning box – it feels like your birthday!!
On our wish list: Anything striped…
Maxi dress available here from AED 212 and above
Alex and Alexa
Branded by The Independent newspaper as “The Net-A-Porter for under 14 year olds”, there is no doubt as to why we at Sassy Mama HQ are ecstatic that this wonder brand delivers to the UAE. Offering renowned fashion brands and coveted toy labels from all over the world, Alex and Alexa is one of our favourite one-stop shops for all things gorgeous! Founded in 2007, by husband and wife, yes you guessed it, Alex and Alexa, the brand aims to bring you the best kids brands in the world, and we are pretty sure they do!
On our wish list: Literally everything! But we do love this little Fujifilm camera for older kids…. Let your kids get snappy and record their fun and games!
Available here for AED 520
Founded by award winning entrepreneurs, Holly Tucker and Sophie Cornish, this renowned online platform offers original products from small creative British businesses and literally has something for everyone. You will find an array of fabulous gift ideas, be inspired by unique prints and be able to personalize many items for that extra special touch. For shipping to the UAE, make sure you filter by internationally shipped products, as sadly not every item online will reach our shores.
On our wish list: Personalised aprons by 3 Blonde Bears
Available here for AED 94
Little Dudes Only
Is your son too cool for school and into rock and roll?!? Look no further… Little Dudes Only, founded in 2007, offers hip clothing for boys. From graphic tshirts to artistic tops, these trendy outfits are sure to keep your wee man happy. Shop by look and be inspired by skater, punk and vintage attires.
On our wish list: This pirate monkey classic tee – Coooool!!
Available here for AED 125
We Sassy Mamas are head over heels for Molly-Meg! This design shop is innovative in every way and offers an edited selection of furniture, home accessories and gifts, both vintage and contemporary. There are established brands as well as newfound talents on offer and we love the original cushions.
On our wish list: LuckyBoySunday Cushion
Available here at AED 276 for 3
This US based company hunts for special toys and keepsakes from around the world and delivers them straight to your door. They also stock clothes for little ones from gorgeous smocked dresses for girls to graphic tees for boys, party outfits and cute swimwear.
On our wish list: An array of clothes and toys, especially Manny & Simon’s push toys.
Available here for AED 132
This boutique promises “soft, pure, thoughtful, whimsical and wearable” and they deliver just that. With well known brands on offer such as Petit Bateau, Caramel Baby & Child and Stella McCartney Kids, complemented by new found talents, including Anais & I, C de C and many more, Fawn Shoppe really does bring you a delightful selection of original items from polished labels around the world.
On our wish list: Tane Organics for its 100% certified organic and pesticide free cotton, simplistic designs and eco conscious brand.
Available here from AED 230