I love strolling around the shiny halls of Bloomingdale’s Dubai during summer. Fewer fashion-forward residents crowding the aisles means free rein of the mirrors and dressing rooms. And more time to pretend we’re Carrie from SATC or Rachel from Friends. Now, there’s an added reason to linger around at the upscale department store in Dubai Mall – a brand new Coach Pop-Up Cafe.
The NYC-born fashion house renowned for its leather bags, accessories and luggage is a favourite of Dubai’s sartorially savvy residents. This limited pop-up allows you to savour their luxury fashion with food and drinks, and it’s an opportunity you should seize. Because the only other Coach Cafe in the world (a permanent one) is in Singapore.
This stylish little space is painted in sunshine yellow from head to toe, capturing the zesty energy of the Big Apple. One section of the cafe is a dedicated display of merchandise from Coach’s latest Spring/Summer collection of handbags, clutches and shoes. full-length mirror for you to snap some cute selfies.
A cosy lounge area and a barista counter make up the rest of this concept cafe. Adorable props like cereal cartons and coffee cups featuring the Coach branding offer fashionistas plenty of photo-ops. However, branding is more blatantly evident at the cafe counter covered with the signature horseshoe C logo unique to Coach canvas bags.
You can choose between comfy wall bench sofas or chairs to perch on. Then, take inspiration from the decor’s golden colour scheme and order a turmeric latte. For an aesthetic pic for the ‘gram, pair it with one of the many mango-infused desserts
Although the Coach Pop-Up Cafe only serves coffee and desserts, there’s a lot of variety. Cheesecakes, tartlets, cupcakes and various patisserie and baked goods items are part of the menu. You have time until September 26 to say hello to this chic yellow pop-up before it packs up shop.