The afternoon continued with a series of festive fashion workshops, hosted by fashion stylist and blogger, Irene Feeney. Guests were inspired with styling tips featuring the latest Marks & Spencer’s occasion wear, ideal for the festive parties, as well as family sleepwear and gifting ideas for him, her and children. Ranging from dazzling dresses to soft knits, luxurious Cashmere and matching sleepwear ranges, the Marks & Spencer proved that it was truly the ultimate shopping destination for gifting this holiday season.

The spectacular event also saw special appearances by Paddington Bear and Colin the Caterpillar, bringing to life the true essence of the Marks & Spencer brand and its celebration of the festive season. This holiday, Marks & Spencer is guaranteed to have something for the whole family to enjoy.

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About Marks & Spencer and Al-Futtaim

  • A member of the Al-Futtaim Group of companies since 1997, the Marks & Spencer Al-Futtaim franchise partnership boasts 29 stores located across the Gulf.
  • The stores offer an extensive range of stylish, high quality clothing products for the whole family, across each category – Womenswear, Lingerie, Menswear and Kidswear. M&S also offers Beauty and Home products, as well as outstanding quality food.

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About Al-Futtaim

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Al-Futtaim employs in excess of 42,000 people and operates in 29 countries through more than 200 companies.

The Group has significantly expanded its business operations through a strategic acquisition plan and has entered a number of new territories, increasing its footprint beyond the GCC and Greater Middle East to encompass, Asia and East Africa. Structured into four operational divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail, the success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of respect, excellence, collaboration and integrity.

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