I don’t usually talk about my job here but one of the perks is I sometimes take work meetings at the mall. A few weeks back I had a meeting that ended at the end of the workday and decided to take a stroll through Mall of Emirates when I noticed the new Fashion District was open. While I could see some known brands such Halston Heritage, Alice & Olivia, and Marc Jacobs, the store that caught my eye was C. Wonder.
C. Wonder is an American brand that is the brainchild of J. Christopher Burch and features women’s clothing, footwear and accessories. But it doesn’t just stop there – they have a gorgeous range of jewelry, housewares and home décor. My first step into the store and I was overwhelmed by all the pretty things – I wanted everything!
C. Wonder exudes youth and funkiness with bright colors and prints dominating the collection. Yet when you look at the cuts and fabrics, you realize this is top quality clothing at great prices. If you’re a fan of brands like Kate Spade and Banana Republic, you’ll LOVE C. Wonder!
The jewelry section stole my heart. I’m not usually one to buy a lot of artificial jewelry but C. Wonder’s collection looks trendy yet luxurious, and all at the perfect price tag to create an “arm party” on your wrist. My pick of the collection are the enamel clover bangles and the “Love” half-bangle which have been fixtures on my arm since my first purchase from the store.
I also love that C. Wonder puts an emphasis on personalization. You can get home decor and accessories with your initial and even get your handbags monogramed for free as well. It’s a great store to visit when you need to pick up some gifts with a special “personal” touch.
Also worth checking out is their collection of cork handbags and shoes that is unlike anything you’ll find in most stores. Between the Honeycomb pumps, whimsical “Bee Happy” flats and the Chevron wedges, I don’t think there was a single pair of shoes I didn’t want in my closet right away!
I normally know my American brands really well but C. Wonder is new to me and I have to say its one of the best new fashion brands to hit Dubai recently. Bravo to Al Tayer to launching the first international boutique in Dubai and making it close by in Mall of Emirates for some any occasion retail therapy!
C. Wonder is located on the 2nd level of Mall of Emirates in the new Fashion District. Visit their Facebook page for more information.