Ali Bin Ali Fashion announces the opening of MACH & MACH pop-up at Place Vendôme Mall


Ali Bin Ali Fashion has announced the inauguration of the new MACH & MACH pop-up store at Place Vendôme Mall in Doha, Qatar on November 1, 2023. Although MACH & MACH was previously available at Ali Bin Ali’s Galeries Lafayette – Doha, this new standalone store marks the brand’s first independent boutique in Qatar. This significant achievement was made possible through an exclusive partnership between ABA Fashion and MACH & MACH, strengthening the brand’s presence in the region. With this new venture, ABA Fashion aims to infuse a sense of sophistication and glamour into Doha’s fashion landscape.

The brand was established in 2012 by sisters Nina and Gvantsa Macharashvili, and since then, they have consistently released seasonal collections. MACH & MACH’s global recognition has soared, captivating renowned celebrities across the world. With a contemporary and confident presence in the realm of fashion, MACH & MACH collections are known for their bold, edgy, and fresh designs, coupled with a playful spirit. The brand masterfully brings forth Georgian creativity and inspiration while manufacturing all its products in Italy. Each piece, often featuring signature shiny crystal details, is meticulously crafted to create a captivating appearance. One of their signature designs includes a high-heeled pump embellished with a cascading crystal bow, embodying the brand’s enchanting fairytale-inspired aesthetic.

The MACH & MACH pop-up store at Place Vendôme Mall offers an immersive shopping experience, showcasing the brand’s exquisite collection and granting fashion enthusiasts an opportunity to explore and indulge in their distinctive designs.

For further information on MACH & MACH and their latest collections, please visit the new MACH & MACH pop-up store located in the luxury section, ground floor at Place Vendôme Mall.

Galeries Lafayette Doha inaugurates first-ever Ritz Paris boutique

In yet another milestone for the brand, Galeries Lafayette Doha inaugurated the first-ever Ritz Paris international boutique on October 9, 2022. It was an ideal occasion to reveal iconic objects and star products from the legendary Place Vendôme hotel, such as collectible porcelain tableware designed for the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant, emblematic tulip lamps and celebrated peach-hued peignoirs.

The official inauguration was followed by a VIP event on October 18 to celebrate the launch of the boutique. The exclusive reception was hosted at the Galeries Lafayette La Suite Penthouse where the décor was enhanced with merchandise and decorative elements from Ritz Paris. Live jazz music and Ritz Paris’ signature mocktail drinks set the perfect tone for the occasion.

Present at the event were Ambassador of France to Qatar H E Jean-Baptiste Faivre, Board Member of Ritz Paris Ms. Natalie Bader, who spearheaded this project, and Head of Strategy & Operations of Galeries Lafayette Doha Ms. Al Ghalia Ali Bin Ali.

Located on the ground floor of the French Department Store, the Ritz corner shop offers a complete universe of different categories of products, expressing the style of the Ritz, its magnificence, its soul, and the symbol of the French art of living.

Complementing the boutique, a pop-up corner right at the main entrance of Galeries Lafayette Doha has also been set up to mark the launch. Enchanting and playful, the entrance with hot air balloon baskets symbolizes the joy of travel. The pop-up will be stationed at Galeries Lafayette till October 31.

The boutique expresses all the spirit of the Ritz Paris through its architecture, colors and ambiance. It reprises the essence of the hotel’s illuminations, arcades, moldings, play of mirrors and incomparable 18th-century style with a fresh energy.

Customers are greeted in a retail environment conceived like a dining room and a dressing area, comprising six dedicated spaces: the art of entertaining, home and bath linens, fragrances, gifts and decorative objects, games and accessories, and the brand-new Frame x Ritz Paris fashion capsule collection. The boutique also offers several custom services, such as personalized embroidery — an excellent opportunity to treat others, or oneself, to a little magic of the Ritz Paris.

“More than a hotel, the Ritz Paris today is an iconic, brilliant, vibrant lifestyle that intends to shine all around the world through its products and services. This Doha boutique was designed for all those who love the Ritz Paris, but also and above all for those who dream of discovering it and sharing in a little piece of the legend and French art de vivre,” said Ms. Natalie Bader.

Speaking about the latest partnership, Ms. AlGhalia Nabeel Ali Bin Ali said, “At Galeries Lafayette Doha, we always look to collaborate with iconic and international brands to bring an exclusive experience for the people in Qatar. With the new Ritz Paris Boutique, our clients can enjoy the brand’s exclusive range of products which truly captures the essence of French ‘Art de vivre’, allowing them to experience the refinement of one of the most luxurious hotels in the world.”

Ali Bin Ali Fashion opens Berluti store in Qatar

Once again bringing the finest in international fashion to Qatar, Ali Bin Ali (ABA) Fashion has inaugurated a new store for the Parisian men’s fashion house Berluti. The boutique at Place Vendome Mall was opened to the public on Friday, July 22, offering a 360-degree Berluti lifestyle experience.

Berluti, a name synonymous with style, elegance and unparalleled craftsmanship – and founded by Alessandro Berluti, is renowned for their deep understanding of the mastery of footwear, consistently producing shoes for the well-shod gentleman since its birth in 1895.

Since then, Berluti has cultivated its own unique style by bringing together audacity and elegance. Expertise in shape, leather patinas, fabric selection and precision of cut are the signatures of the ideal male wardrobe. From head to toe.

Located in the luxury section of Place Vendome near Dior and Loro Piana boutiques, Berluti organically blends with the gorgeous architecture of the destination. Like all other Berluti stores around the globe, the boutique design focuses on luxurious simplicity through exceptional materials.

With a welcoming and pristine setting of white and warm browns, the décor is inspired by the depth and variety of Berluti’s leather patina. In a subdued salon-like atmosphere, Berluti’s Club chair and furniture offering are displayed, overlooking the patina-inspired ceiling, celebrating the Maison’s lifestyle heritage and innovations.

Curated for the Qatari taste, the collection at the Place Vendome boutique will display a complete range of men’s accessories, including shoes and leather goods. The French House makes no apologies for their exceptionally luxurious goods, making the Berluti man undeniably elegant with exquisite taste.

From shoes, bags, wallets to accessories, Berluti creations are hand-assembled and customizable from the wooden last to the choice of leather and patinas.

Speaking about the latest addition to ABA Fashion’s portfolio, General Manager of ABA Fashion Mr. Kevin Gerard Pender said: “We are very proud to be associated with such a luxurious fashion House and present the only Berluti store in Qatar. With the common vision of offering premium experience for our esteemed clients, ABA Fashion and Berluti hope to please the refined taste in fashion of the people in Qatar.”

 

Italian brand Del Core makes exclusive debut at Galeries Lafayette Doha

Introducing yet another exclusive gem from the world of fashion, Galeries Lafayette Doha unveiled the newly established Italian fashion brand, Del Core, for the first time in the Middle East on November 17, 2021. The brand was showcased in Qatar at an exclusive dinner gathering in the presence of the founder and the brand’s creative director Daniel Del Core.

Del Core is a fashion house founded in Milan by Daniel Del Core. Counting on an international staff of talents and craftsmen, Del Core started operations in the spring of 2020 and debuted with the first collection at the beginning of 2021.

The designer, who has worked for prominent Italian fashion houses taking care of a special clientele of actresses, artists, and musicians, is a creator of multifaceted collections that include one-of-a-kind couture pieces – a selection of which has been showcased during the dinner. Only 33, Del Core is the herald of an imaginative, glamorously provocative vision that represents a new spark in the Italian fashion panorama.

The Del Core collection that was presented at the gathering in Galeries Lafayette Doha’s penthouse, La Suite, is a selection of haute creations from the brand’s debut and sophomore shows. It evoked a sense of classical beauty and a love for nature expressed through a surprising, ever-evolving fantasy of mutant glamour, painstakingly brought to life in the Milanese atelier of Del Core with exceptional manual skills.

The presentation was followed by a private dinner at La Suite’s Terrace where exclusive guests were treated to an equally elegant Italian dinner.

On November 18 and 19, VIP clientele enjoyed one-to-one appointments and private fittings with Daniel Del Core. The individual encounters unveiled the magic that happens when the creator and client meet. The sessions offered a golden opportunity to customize creations according to individual measurements and wishes.

Speaking about the brand’s debut at Galeries Lafayette Doha, Daniel Del Core said: “I am grateful to Galeries Lafayette for this opportunity, which allows me to show my couture creations in front of an exclusive audience. Working one-on-one with the clients is one of the guiding principles of the house I founded, and I am happy I was able to do it in Doha”

Speaking about the collaboration, General Manager of Galeries Lafayette Doha Kevin Gerard Pender said: “We are excited to welcome a young, emerging brand to the Galeries Lafayette Doha family. The elegance and fluid aesthetic vision of the brand matches the creative freedom that Galeries Lafayette stands for.”

 

Ali Bin Ali Luxury opens first David Morris boutique in Qatar

Launching yet another luxury boutique in Qatar, Ali Bin Ali Luxury – along with renowned London jeweller David Morris – has opened the first David Morris standalone boutique in the country. Located at 6, La Croisette, Porto Arabia – The Pearl-Qatar, the store is sure to become a hotspot for all fashion and luxury lovers in Qatar.

The store was officially opened to the public on May 9 as Mr. Adel Ali Bin Ali, Chairman & President of ABA Group, Mr. Awn Zureikat, Chief Operating Officer – ABA Luxury along with Mr. Jeremy Morris, MD of David Morris, ceremoniously cut the ribbon in front of VIP guests and media. The latest novelties of David Morris, which were brought to Qatar specifically for the event, were revealed on the occasion of the boutique’s opening.

Nestled in the heart of Porto Arabia, home to The Pearl-Qatar’s main marina, the intimate yet luxurious boutique exudes sophistication with a contemporary design beautifully styled in a colour palette of cool silvers and greys juxtaposed with warming hues of gold and bronze. With bespoke furnishings of dark wood and metal accents, the setting perfectly reflects the glamour of the fine jewellery.

Speaking to the media, Mr. Adel Ali Bin Ali said: “We want to get the best from around the world to Qatar. By partnering with David Morris and opening a standalone boutique, we are inching closer to our vision. The people of Qatar appreciate fashion and luxury and I am sure they are going to love the David Morris collection.”  

Mr. Jeremy Morris said, “We are proud to continue the growth of our brand in such a key region with partners Ali Bin Ali. We hope that clients will embrace our new store and delight in having the London jeweller at their doorstep.”

Ali Bin Ali Group show strong presence at 12th Doha Watches & Jewellery Exhibition

The Ali Bin Ali Group’s Luxury Division registered a strong showing at the 12th edition of the prestigious Doha Watches & Jewellery Exhibition. The event took place from February 24th, 2015 to February 28th, 2015 at the Qatar National Convention Center in Doha.

The Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition 2015 attracted over 500 of the most exclusive international and regional brands and The Ali Bin Ali Group was proud to be among the exhibitors, displaying the high end  portfolio of brands the Group represents. The exhibition was inaugurated by the Minister of Economy and Commerce HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed Al Thani, Issa Bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, the Chairman of Qatar Tourism Authority in the presence of CEO of Qatar Development Bank (QDB) Abdulaziz bin Nasser al-Khalifa.

The Ali Bin Ali Group was delighted to be among exclusive exhibitors: renowned jewellers and watchmakers and launch some of the most awaited selections, adding to and expanding the luxury division’s collection.  Among the new brands launched were AS29, Prestine and HYT.

The Ali Bin Ali Group has now built a steady reputation for unveiling the latest international and high end products among their jewellery & watches range. At this year’s event there were demonstration of the latest trends and timepieces in the world. The 25000sqm space retained by the Ali Bin Ali Group exceeded the space occupied last year, confirming the growth of the company’s luxury division and their capability.  The Group reported that the footfall at this year’s event exceeded over 40000 local and international visitors.

The Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition 2015 showcased creative brilliance, master craftsmanship, ultimate luxury, the latest trends in the industry today. The display of the finest gemstones and unique watches made the 12th edition a celebrated event amongst connoisseurs and consumers alike.

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