Shopping in the Saudi capital is even chicer than you might imagine. The city is buzzing with concept stores that stock almost every runway look and the most sought after “It” pieces of the season. Here, Savoir Flair curates the best shopping spots (and experiences) in the city.
Established in the heart of Riyadh in 2006, D’NA transformed the capital’s shopping experience with its loft-like gallery space. Co-founder Princess Deena Abdulaziz is the buying force behind every piece, with a true labor of love — no wonder it has the following of Riyadh socialites and fashion fanatics alike. The rumors are true, the boutique can’t be entered without an invitation or a membership, but maybe that’s where the appeal of the unknown lies. Along with designer frocks and accessories, you will find coffee table books and a rotating selection of art house films projected on a large industrial wall.
6611 Tukassisi Street, Al Rehmania
(+966) 11 419 9966
Celebrating art in the various modes of expression, the idea of Maison BO-M was born in 2009 and opened its doors a year later. Maison BO-M is an atelier in constant evolution where art meets fashion, focusing on creativity, artist collaborations, and special projects with designers. Maison BO-M offers a lot under one roof — think statement pieces, perfumes, a superb home collection, and an in-house café.
(+966) 11 202 1205
Although it’s not a store per se, Alāan can be considered as a concept in itself. It houses pop-up shops for up-and-coming designers and artists all year long. It offers both a café and a restaurant that serve as a great lunch spot between meetings or dinner after a long day. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this gem of a gallery, especially now that the art scene in Riyadh is finally having its moment. Alāan is also committed to working collaboratively with regional and international galleries, museums, and publications to produce innovative projects.
280 Al Urubah Road, Al Olaya
(+966) 11 416 955o
Located on the second floor of Centria Mall, Draft feels like a small warehouse of funky garage trinkets. From quip-laden stationeries to artisan lamps, and handcrafted ceramics to Middle Eastern pop-art lifestyle items, this cooler-than-cool boutique is exactly what the young and young-at-heart yearn for.
(+966) 11 462 4660
Le 66 has proven to be the spot for fashion enthusiasts in the city. After Beirut, Parisian luxury concept store Le 66 Champs-Elysées opened its second international store in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Le 66 offers the latest in womenswear and childrenswear in addition to a petite rustic café to take a breather after a couple of hours of shopping cardio.
Nujoud Mall, Riyadh