Micha Maatouk

Ensuring pre-loved high fashion finds a new home
ByAhlan! Live ReporterThursday , 19 March 2015
Micha Maatouk
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It is now essential to be able to sell online. That’s why we launched a website for clients to buy our pre-owned designer fashion and accessories in conjunction with the flagship store on Jumeirah Beach Road. 
Dubai has come a long way, retail-wise. I came to the city in 2000 to open and manage the first Zara store in BurJuman. 
Having a daughter and a business means a 5.30am daily alarm. I’m in bed by 10pm most nights. 
If we want change in our lives, we need change in our thoughts. I’ve always been a big believer in the power of a positive outlook.  
I’m drawn to the Arab world’s courtesy and hospitality. The people are genuinely warm and friendly. 
I feel so blessed to be living in a country where it’s sunny all year round. I’m half-Swedish, half-Lebanese. I grew up in Sweden where there isn’t much sunshine during winter.
Like everyone, I have plenty of fears. The key is learning how to manage them. 

I FOLLOW.. 
WEBSITE: businessoffashion.com 
Keeps me up-to-date with the international fashion news. 
WEBSITE: farfetch.com 
This one-stop-online-shop gathers the world’s best boutiques’ edits.
INSTAGRAM: @chiaraferragni
I am a huge fan of cult Italian fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni.
INSTAGRAM: @hannelim
Vogue contributor and former model Hannelli Mustaparta shows us how to turn street style into haute fashion.
INSTAGRAM: @doooonie, @wayedvintage
Dana Wolley, the founder of Wayed Vintage has a very individual, chic, retro vibe.

FOLLOW ME... 
WEBSITE: garderobe.ae
TWITTER: @garderobe 
INSTAGRAM:@garderobedubai 
FACEBOOK: Garderobe