New stores opening in Bahrain tried and tested for you
Time Out Bahrain staff
Naughty-but-nice lingerie store Agent Provocateur has arrived, decorated boudoir style, with seductively attired mannequins surveying shoppers from cutaway hidey-holes high in the walls. Its ‘carefully handpicked’ staff are all kitted out in the now-infamous uniform of pink house coats, designed by Vivienne Westwood back in the ’90s, when the first store in opened in London. The undies aren’t cheap but, if you want to give someone a treat to remember, the investment’s worth it. Moda Mall, World Trade Centre (17 131 220). Open Sat-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri 3pm-10pm (phone ahead for Ramadan opening hours).
A hot favourite with fashion-savvy, budget-conscious British women recently opened its doors in Bahrain, and we’re pleased to say it doesn’t disappoint. The signature flirty cuts and staple items Miss Selfridge has become renowned for over the decades are complemented by contemporary pieces and cute florals. The price tags, while marked up from their original GBP amounts, won’t break the bank. Hooray for the high street! Bahrain City Centre (1717 9497). Open Sun-Wed 10am-10pm; Thu-Sat 10am-midnight (phone ahead for Ramadan opening hours).