Madison Dress by Alice by Temperley. Courtesy My-Wardrobe.com
Madison Dress by Alice by Temperley. Courtesy My-Wardrobe.com

How to score a fast fashion deal online at My-wardrobe



In our ongoing quest to find you (and ourselves) a stylish steal, I've got to cite my most recent experience with My-wardrobe.com, the British fashion e-tailer that extended its reach to the Middle East in 2012. Since then, it's gone on to become one of my top shopping stops for cleverly curated fashion finds; so much so that now I rarely set foot in a store (in my head I just heard incredulous snorts from those who know me best, so must fess up to that, er, slight exaggeration).

Take this laser-cut Alice by Temperley Madison dress, which I've been coveting ever since My-wardrobe.com dangled it in my inbox. "I mean, do I really need another black dress?" I told myself when it was Dh1,975.02 (even the original price was still cheaper than I'd seen it for in Dubai, at Dh2,430). But then the website announced a sale of 15 per cent off its autumn/winter edit, gave me a "loyalty boost" to 25 per cent off and let me combine that promo code with a Dh150 gift voucher it had rewarded me for past purchases. Resistance was futile. Delivery was free, and the final price of Dh1,427.22 included a duty fee of about Dh100, so there's no surprise charges upon arrival (and no loss from currency conversions on the credit card either, since it charges in dirhams).

My-wardrobe.com deliveries are always easy peasy, but this one set a new standard: I ordered the dress after Friday midnight; it was dispatched by courier the next day and arrived at my office desk on Sunday morning.

So not only did I save Dh1,000 on the Dubai price, but also I hardly blinked before the parcel was in my hot little hands. And to those I can hear snorting: you might call this shopping, but some might call this investigative research.

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Name: Telr
Based: Dubai, UAE
Launch year: 2014
Number of employees: 65
Sector: FinTech and payments
Funding: nearly $30 million so far

Blue Beetle

Director: Angel Manuel Soto
Stars: Xolo Mariduena, Adriana Barraza, Damian Alcazar, Raoul Max Trujillo, Susan Sarandon, George Lopez
Rating: 4/5 

Specs

Power train: 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 and synchronous electric motor
Max power: 800hp
Max torque: 950Nm
Transmission: Eight-speed auto
Battery: 25.7kWh lithium-ion
0-100km/h: 3.4sec
0-200km/h: 11.4sec
Top speed: 312km/h
Max electric-only range: 60km (claimed)
On sale: Q3
Price: From Dh1.2m (estimate)

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2. Prayer

3. Hajj

4. Shahada

5. Zakat 

SPECS

Engine: 1.5-litre 4-cylinder
Power: 101hp
Torque: 135Nm
Transmission: Six-speed auto
Price: From Dh79,900
On sale: Now

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Name: Fareed Lafta

Age: 40

From: Baghdad, Iraq

Mission: Promote world peace

Favourite poet: Al Mutanabbi

Role models: His parents 

The specs

Engine: 8.0-litre, quad-turbo 16-cylinder

Transmission: 7-speed auto

0-100kmh 2.3 seconds

0-200kmh 5.5 seconds

0-300kmh 11.6 seconds

Power: 1500hp

Torque: 1600Nm

Price: Dh13,400,000

On sale: now

The Genius of Their Age

Author: S Frederick Starr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages: 290
Available: January 24

The specs: 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali

Price, base / as tested Dh207,846 / Dh220,000

Engine 6.2L V8

Transmission Eight-speed automatic

Power 420hp @ 5,600rpm

Torque 624Nm @ 4,100rpm

Fuel economy, combined 13.5L / 100km

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Who is Enric Sala?

Enric Sala is an expert on marine conservation and is currently the National Geographic Society's Explorer-in-Residence. His love of the sea started with his childhood in Spain, inspired by the example of the legendary diver Jacques Cousteau. He has been a university professor of Oceanography in the US, as well as working at the Spanish National Council for Scientific Research and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Biodiversity and the Bio-Economy. He has dedicated his life to protecting life in the oceans. Enric describes himself as a flexitarian who only eats meat occasionally.

What is biodiversity?

According to the United Nations Environment Programme, all life on earth – including in its forests and oceans – forms a “rich tapestry of interconnecting and interdependent forces”. Biodiversity on earth today is the product of four billion years of evolution and consists of many millions of distinct biological species. The term ‘biodiversity’ is relatively new, popularised since the 1980s and coinciding with an understanding of the growing threats to the natural world including habitat loss, pollution and climate change. The loss of biodiversity itself is dangerous because it contributes to clean, consistent water flows, food security, protection from floods and storms and a stable climate. The natural world can be an ally in combating global climate change but to do so it must be protected. Nations are working to achieve this, including setting targets to be reached by 2020 for the protection of the natural state of 17 per cent of the land and 10 per cent of the oceans. However, these are well short of what is needed, according to experts, with half the land needed to be in a natural state to help avert disaster.

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3rd ODI Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets

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COMPANY PROFILE

Name: DarDoc
Based: Abu Dhabi
Founders: Samer Masri, Keswin Suresh
Sector: HealthTech
Total funding: $800,000
Investors: Flat6Labs, angel investors + Incubated by Hub71, Abu Dhabi's Department of Health
Number of employees: 10

COMPANY PROFILE

Name: Xpanceo

Started: 2018

Founders: Roman Axelrod, Valentyn Volkov

Based: Dubai, UAE

Industry: Smart contact lenses, augmented/virtual reality

Funding: $40 million

Investor: Opportunity Venture (Asia)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge

Developer: Tribute Games
Publisher: Dotemu
Consoles: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4&5, PC and Xbox One
Rating: 4/5

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