School is officially out! Whether you’re considering a trip with your mates or a family holiday somewhere exotic, our #Superdrysummer getaway guide has everything you need to know. Fast becoming the place for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene, Dubai makes for a luxurious holiday destination.

Five reasons you’ll love Dubai

1. The sun always shines

In the summer, practically every day is sunny. In the winter, rainfall is usually modest and most days are sunny. August is the hottest month with an average temperature of 36°C (96°F). If you can take the heat, August is the best month to swim in the sea and for the best price travel deals.

2. There are no bad hotels

The benefits of building a world-class tourism destination in 15 years means that there aren’t many bad hotels in Abu Dhabi or Dubai.  In fact, most of them are 4 or 5-star. Make sure you visit Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest hotel and building. Check out the exhibit on the building’s history then take the fastest lift in the world to the top. Hold on to your hat – it only takes a few seconds.

3. Transport is cheap

Thanks to inexpensive gasoline, taxis within the city won’t cost you more than $5 or $10. The cheapest option to get across town would be the fully automated Dubai Metro. It allows you to walk straight into major tourist attractions like the Mall of the Emirates (hosting Ski Dubai) or the Dubai Mall (which is where you enter the Burj Khalifa)

4. There’s so much to do!

Where do we start! The world’s tallest building, indoor skiing, luxurious bars and restaurants, aquariums, water parks, hot air balloon rides, museums, desert adventure safaris, sand boarding, F1 racetrack, drinks on top of the world’s only 7-star hotel – it’s safe to say that you will never be bored in Dubai.

5. The Shopping rocks!

Dubai is known as the shopping capital of the Middle East, and the best bargains are generally in the souks. Even luxury items such as carpets, electronics, gold and textiles can be bought relatively cheaply if you know where to look. The age-old souks, ultra-modern shopping malls and the promise of tax-free prices redefine the whole concept of retail therapy. Also, for all your holiday essentials, pop by the Superdry Store located in the Dubai Emirates Mall.

Although Dubai is an amazing place to visit, there are some important rules that must be obeyed.

Clothing

Revealing clothes are unlawful to an extent. When in public, always ensure your skirts or shorts reach at least just above the knee and ensure your shoulders are covered. In private resorts, hotels, and shopping centres and out in the desert you can relax – swimwear is also acceptable at the pool area. To be safe, always dress conservatively. Men must always wear a top unless they are on the beach/at the pool.

Public signs of affection

Believe it or not, kissing in public is not allowed and can warrant jail time. Not just kissing, also holding hands and cuddling is considered unlawful in public.

Partying

Visitors can only drink alcohol in licensed hotels or clubs, and drinking alcohol or being drunk in public is an offence. Playing loud music in public areas is also considered unlawful. So, if you’re after a late night party holiday with your mates, maybe Magaluf is a better option…

To read more about Dubai and the amazing attractions it has to offer, visit www.visitdubai.com

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This week is packed full of music festival goodness with the awesome South West Four kicking off on Saturday, where were sending our lucky competition winner, Morgan Haringman, to enjoy the delights of top acts like Faithless and Basement Jaxx. But there’s another staple festival event gracing the last bank holiday of the year – Reading & Leeds!

We think it’s safe to say that like Glastonbury, most people will experience this festival at least once in their lives. Starting this Friday (28th August), this three-day music extravaganza is set to feature some of the most talented bands out there. With headline acts Mumford & Sons, Metallica and The Libertines taking to the main stage, it’s going to be a rocking festival.

Reading & Leeds twin festivals take place simultaneously, with acts performing twice over the weekend at the two different locations – double dose of musical delight! Held at Richfield Avenue, Reading and Bramham Park, near Wetherby; Reading Festival is actually the world’s oldest popular music festival still running.

So, if you want to get that signature festival look, we’ve put together the ultimate outfits to get you ready and raring to rave.

Kicking it off with something for the lads, our Hero Benjamin soft leather jacket is a must-have for all wardrobes as it goes with anything! Leather and denim are so hot right now, so we’ve styled this with our Officer Slim Denim shorts – with its five-pocket design you’ll have lots of room to keep your phone on you for those memorable snaps. Finish this off with a statement tee, like our Tie Dye T-shirt from the Orange Label range, and you’ve got a winning outfit!

Now, with the weather being so temperamental it can be difficult to work out what to wear to a festival, but we say don’t let the rain spoil your style (just remember a pair of wellies!). Our Core Hot Pants are classically styled but finished with a embroidered vintage twist – perfectly girly. Couple this with our Ombre Floral Saints cropped tee and glitter finish Super Campon boots and you’ll be ready to face the weather come rain or shine.

Don’t forget to snap and share your festival antics with us using #FestivalStyle on Twitter @Superdry or Instagram @superdryglobal.

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We’ve teamed up with the incredible Kim Hartwell from Tone What You Own to launch Superdry Sport. She’s been creating the ultimate Superdry Sport survival guide including workouts to get you going and recipes to keep you going! This week she’s taking us through her Green Supreme Scrambled Eggs…

“This recipe is awesomely simply and great for pre or post workouts. Full of protein and green goodness to nourish, fuel and revitalise your body. Enjoy this quick and healthy dish at any time of the day!”

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Serves: 1

You will need:

- 2 eggs

- A small cup of quinoa (you can buy it ready made for an extra quick fix but make sure its not got any added nasty’s in it)

- ¼ sliced large avocado

- 3-4 asparagus stems (chopped)

- A large handful of kale

- A small handful of walnuts (you can also add pine nuts)

- A tsp of chia seeds

- 2 tbsp of pesto

- Optional shaved parmesan to serve

- A tsp of coconut oil or olive oil to cook your ingredients with

How to make it:

1. Start by frying of the asparagus with the olive oil or coconut oil for a couple of minutes in a pan

2. Then add the kale into the pan and fry for a minute or so, until it begins to wilt

3. Now the quinoa, chia seeds and pesto, fry for a couple more minutes

4. Add the eggs, stirring them to create scrambled eggs. Heat until the eggs are cooked

5. Add the avocado

6. Remove from heat, add nuts and (optional) parmesan shavings to serve

Watch out on the blog and our Instagram channel for her next instalment and share your creations with #WorkoutWednesday or #SuperdrySport

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Superdry Summer Destinations Barcelona

Barcelona is a captivating seaside city with boundless culture, fabled architecture, and not to mention a world-class drinking and dining scene! Our guest writer Emily Steer gives us the lowdown on the best places to visit while holidaying in the city…

So, you’ve booked your flights and you’re off to Barcelona! Firstly, it would just be criminal to visit the city and not explore its cultural hotspots stemming from the city’s 2000 years of history. It’s nearly impossible to miss Barcelona’s unique architecture, which is made up of a stunning combination of modernity and traditional Catalonian infrastructure. The best place to check out these striking man-made scenes would be Antoni Gaudi’s Park Guell, a stylish park composed of massive stone structures and mosaics inspired by the uneven natural landscapes of Barcelona. It has now been declared a World Heritage Site celebrating the works of some of the world’s most groundbreaking modern architects.

Just a few miles away from Park Guell is the slightly less visually intense, but still spectacular, town Horta Guinardo. This is Barcelona’s third largest district, which is slightly more rural. Unspoiled by swanky nightspots and expansive retail parks, it is an unpretentious hilltop neighbourhood allowing tourists to explore open green spaces and check out what it’s like to live in this stunning city.

From all the walking around town, you’ll probably start to get a bit tired and need a glass of sangria and some paella. There are hundreds of restaurants to choose from, offering an extensive range of tapas all to be enjoyed while looking over the Mediterranean seafront. Loosen your belt and get ready to gorge yourself on croquetas, patatas bravas, and tortillas and, of course, some delicious churros to finish off.

Superdry Summer Destinations Barcelona

If you’re not too stuffed after all that, there’s plenty more of Barcelona to enjoy. Get some practical shoes on, like a pair of Superdry Low Pros, and venture to Barcelona’s biggest festival, La Merce. The festival lasts four days in the middle of September and celebrates some of the city’s oldest and coolest traditions. There’ll be fire runs, parades, acrobatics, projection shows, music, street performers and, of course, a bit more traditional Spanish food! Lads – this super stylish summer look will keep you cool while soaking up the festival vibes, while ladies, these cute denim shorts and soft feel, loose fit blouse will take you from day to night.

Busy and bustling by day, Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter is heaving by night. There’s plenty more Catalonian culture to soak up if you head out to some nightclubs and bars. One of Barcelona’s oldest and most popular is Los Tarantos, famous for its nightly Flamenco performances and full-service bar where you can sit back with a glass of Vermouth and enjoy the show! Close by, cocktail bar The Milk Bar has infinite Spanish cocktails to choose from! But if you’re all full up of Spanish culture, Barcelona offers a traditional Irish pub experience, Paddy Flaherty’s bar, incredibly popular with tourists. Here you can watch any sport you want, drink any beer and enjoy games of beer pong all night long.

Superdry Summer Destinations Barcelona

Obviously, there are some slightly less hardcore nights going on elsewhere. El Born gives a more sophisticated slice of Barcelona’s nightlife. Here you can trawl the narrow backstreets and check out trendy cafes and quieter bars, such as Cat Bar adorned, with some interesting modern art. If you’re feeling peckish, this is one of Barcelona’s only bars to serve all vegan food to relieve your stomach from all the rich chorizo you’ll have been stuffing yourself with!

Now that you’re in the know of all the best places to go, all that’s left to do is have an amazing time!

Fancy a new outfit while in Barcelona? Then check our stores around the city.

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Superdry Summer Destinations Berlin

So, word on the street is that Berlin is fast becoming the most visited city by tourists in Europe. It’s third behind London and Paris and is still climbing! Here are our top 7 things not to miss on your trip to Berlin…

Try your hand at Ping-Pong

One bar, one sound system, one table tennis table. Dr Pong is one of the most original and fun bars in Berlin, no matter what your age or skill. It’s fast-paced fun with a fantastic atmosphere, and the kind of place you wouldn’t find anywhere else but in Berlin. The music is good, the beer is cold, and everyone’s friendly – regulars who have been coming here every week for years.

Brandenburg Gate

A trip to Berlin wouldn’t be complete without some historic culture. Built in the late 1700s, the Brandenburg Gate is the only surviving city gate of Berlin. Used as one of the Berlin Wall crossings, the gate became a site of protest during the division of Germany and a place of celebration when the wall fell in 1989. Today it is fully restored and is the symbol of not only the turbulent history of the region but also the reunification of East and West Berlin.

Find more than you bargained for…

If you want to know where the residents of Berlin go every Sunday, it’s Mauerpark. You can find pretty much anything there – furniture, clothes, accessories, instruments, art and the food is really something too. Keep your blood sugar up with Gefüllte Ecke (a ‘filled corner’, a square of spinach and cheese-filled pastry goodness). Once the crowds start piling in, pop over to the much quieter Arkonaplatz market or lunch at Kauf Dich Glücklich (the best waffles you’ll find in Berlin), or Hüftengold (the best toasties).

Superdry Summer Destinations Berlin

Relax on the beach

You may already know that many of the lakes around the city have adequate beaches. However, Berlin also has many ‘Strandbars’ or ‘beach bars’ on offer during the summer next to its rivers. Refreshments, deck chairs, loungers, volleyball, it’s all there. One of the best is Yaam, one of the biggest beach bars just off from the East Side Gallery, with ample room for beach games. Guys, this outfit makes for the perfect beachside look.

Breakfast on top of the Reichstag

I’m sure you’d plan to visit the Reichstag and climb its impressive glass dome walkway when you visit the German capital. The only problem is that you now have to register in advance online, and on the few occasions they allow visitors in without doing so the queues are horrendous. But if you book breakfast on top of the building, you skip the queues and can enjoy beautiful views over a hearty brekkie. If you fancy a new outfit for the occasion, head to one of our four Superdry stores around Berlin.

Superdry Summer Destinations Berlin

The Bathing Ship

A floating pool, sauna and bar on the River Spree in Treptow is a massive hit in both the summer and winter months. Enclosed in a cosy membrane out on the water you’ll find two saunas (95 °C & 70 °C), swimming pool, rest area, massage rooms, lounge with a bar, and a great view of the skyline of Berlin. Visit at night for the ultimate way to recharge your batteries. Ladies, on top of your Superdry bikini, this crochet top and denim shorts are the perfect ensembles.

East Side Gallery

Often described as a memorial to freedom, the East Side Gallery is the longest stretch of the Berlin Wall still in existence, showcasing paintings of artists from around the world. The artwork, which began appearing in 1990, documents the changing time after the fall of the Berlin Wall as well as expressing hope for the future.

For more information on Berlin, check out the Lonely Planet guide.

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Over the next couple of weeks we’ll start to see the festival season slow down and come to an end for the year, but don’t reach for the remote and blanket just yet! One of the most fun and alternative festivals kicks-off this weekend – Green Man!

Set in the beautifully idyllic Brecon Beacons of Wales and surrounded by ancient oak trees, flowers and green fields as far as the eye can see, Green Man is a festival for those who want to try something different. You may find that a handful of your favourite acts are there, equally you might even discover some new loves. That is the wonder of Green Man.

Kicking off for four days (Thurs 20th – Sun 23rd), festival-goers can take advantage of music, comedy acts, science talks and experiments, feasting and lots of frolicking (in its huge field!). There’s even an area dedicated to families so there’s always an escape for the little ones.

We’re looking forward to checking out one of Green Man’s best-kept secrets – Fortune Falls! A tranquil spot with a trickling stream and dragonflies flitting around, this stage is truly magical. With acts from Hot Chip and Super Furry Animals, to comedy shows featuring Wales’ very own Rhod Gilbert; there’s something for everyone.

Now onto how to get that perfect festival look for Green Man. Tie dye has dominated Superdry’s looks this summer, so team this gorgeous, floaty black and white tie dye sweep maxi dress with our high tops for a comfortable yet chic look.

For the lads it’s all about the bright colours and denim. Mix and match your outfit with our International Shorts and classically styled short-sleeved denim shirt. Whack on a bright coloured tee, like our Kelly Green Dry State T-Shirt, and you’re festival fit!

Share your Green Man antics with us, we would love to see and hear about all the fun from the four days. Include the hashtag #FestivalStyle on Twitter @Superdry or Instagram @SuperdryGlobal and we’ll give you a shout out!

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With festival season well and truly rocking the world music scene, we’ve been sharing the events that should be on any veteran raver’s calendar as well as our ultimate style tips. This month, however, we went one step further and actually gave our fans the chance to attend one of the UK’s hottest festivals.

We teamed up with South West Four (SW4) to offer one of our fans the chance to win weekend tickets for two to wave goodbye to the last bank holiday of 2015 in style. All fans had to do was tweet us the act they wanted to see the most using #SuperFan on Twitter. Entries ranged from Andy C and Sigma, to Faithless and Basement Jaxx, so one thing we’ve learnt is that you guys love a rave! Our lucky winner, Morgan Haringman, is getting ready to be sent to SW4 on Sunday.

Held at London’s Clapham Common, SW4 has been running annually since 2004 and has been dubbed ‘the crowning glory’ of the capital’s festivals by superstar DJ Carl Cox. Many of the world’s leading DJs and live electronic acts descend upon London for this truly exceptional festival and with the summer coming to an end, what better way to round it off!

Electronic and dance music has dominated the charts for the past year, so it’s safe to say that whoever goes is promised an unforgettable experience with probably the biggest line-up in the history of SW4. With legends like Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong, Armin Van Buuren and Faithless across 8 indoor and outdoor stages, what’s not to love?

Missed your chance to enter? With all tickets now unfortunately sold out, there’s one saving grace – South West More! Even after a full day of dancing, there are after parties being held on both the Saturday and Sunday, with tickets now available on the SW4 website.

We would love to see and hear about your SW4 antics so share your #FestivalStyle with us on Twitter @Superdry or Instagram @SuperdryGlobal and we’ll give you a shout out!

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The latest Superdry Sounds playlist is exploding with the freshest tracks from the artists who are dominating our summer soundtracks this month!

Kicking off this months playlist is London based producer Alex Kotz, also know as Elderbrook, whose track ‘be there soon’ is the perfect backing track to your tranquil summer. This track features some great feels and textures and the video is made to match. Elderbrook is signed to the awesome Black Butter Records and his forthcoming EP ‘Travel Slow’ is being release later this week on the 21st, do not miss this! If there is ever one to watch, Elderbrook is top of that list.

Next up is from one of our regulars, Darius. It’s rare that we don’t post a Darius track and this playlist is no different! The idea of remixing one of Jungles’ classic tracks ‘Time‘ must have been a daunting prospect, however Parisian producer Darius has really pulled it out the bag once again with this incredible remix. He’s cleverly captured Jungles party ready vibe while adding an addictive bounce to the track! We salute you Darius for another summer banger!

Last week saw quite a few anticipated album drops – from Mac Demarco to HNNY and of course Julio Bashmore’s debut ‘Knockin Boots’ – a good week for us indeed! We just couldn’t resist however a repost from our May Playlist, the killer track ‘Holding On’ from Julio Bashmore defiantly deserves a second mention! Julio brings out banger after banger and unless you’ve been living under a rock, it would have been hard to have escaped his previous releases such a  ‘Battle for Middle You’ & ‘Au Seve, simply classics from the legendary DJ. Want to know more? Be sure to catch this great documentary courtesy of Red Bull Music. It’s a truly uplifting album from start to finish.

Last month, the awesome Boiler Room uploaded a wicked set from the talented Dixon for a Dekmantel Festival warm up party. Featured on that set was a ‘mystery track’ that was certainly picking up some heat. After a few weeks, we finally got some info, the incredible track was the forthcoming Robag Wruhme remix of ‘Lora’ by Coma. Since we found out, we’ve had the remix on repeat, it has an epic intro and vocals that will make your hair stand on end. The original was uploaded from German based label Kompakt a couple days ago and since we havnt been able to get enough. Thankfully Kompakt will be releasing a compilation album later this week, so keep your ears peeled! We certainly will be!

Rounding off our playlist we have none other than our favourite Canadian, Mac Demarco. Last week saw his fourth album release ‘Another One’ on Captured Tracks. In Macs own words he calls it “a concept album about love” but don’t let this put you off – it’s a lovely soft & easy, dreamy album with some great synth chords throughout. The album has brilliant reviews across the board and is well worth a few listens.For a little insight into why he’s our favourite give this 30 minute documentary a go – if not a little strange at times, he is one funny guy and doesn’t take himself seriously – we love his optimism and approach. This brilliantly shot documentary puts his music into context – keep it coming please!

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On 30th July we hosted the Elite Model Look finals at our incredible Regent Street Flagship store. Styling 10 of the freshest faces in the modeling industry we had immense blogger Sarah Mikaela from Framboise Fashion on hand.

Joining our team of stylists Sarah Mikaela got stuck in styling two looks for the catwalk. Paying close attention to the way the models walked, the atmosphere of the event and the way we styled, Sarah added her own twist to the looks.

Capturing the power of the evening and the nervous energy from the young models, the two looks comprised innocence and determination. When we caught up with Sarah Mikaela she said “I was extremely honored and on a constant high throughout the job”

Want to know more about Sarah Mikaela’s day with us? Read all about it on her blog.

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This month, our Superdry Getaway Guide explores the delights of Paris. Like London or New York, Paris is a city of contrasts. From the high romance of dining and culture, through to the bohemian sections of the city, it has its own je ne sais quoi. It’s not really a question of why visit Paris, rather… why would you not?

You will eat and drink like royalty

Croissants, crêpes, wine, baguettes, cheese… your mouth watering much? The French markets, street stalls, and cafés offer some of the best food in Europe. If you fancy something a bit more upmarket, there are many amazing eateries that offer gastronomic treats from classics such as croque-monsieurs, French onion soup, and niçoise salad. Top it off with a fabulous éclair au chocolat or mille-feuille and your golden! Fancy bringing some wine home? Our Block Out Whopper Shopper Bag is perfect for carrying your goodies.

You will see the finest art man can produce

There are many reasons to visit Paris, but one of them has to be art. Thanks to its conscientious Kings and Presidents of old, Paris boasts a very impressive display of art, classical and modern. For some, the Musée du Louvre warrants the title of the greatest museum in the world – it doesn’t get much more momentous than that. The dress code – you don’t really want to be walking around some of the most famous museums in the world wearing your slacks. Fellas, our International Chino Pants will keep you cool while looking sophisticated. While ladies, our Panel Lace Skater Dress is the perfect look for the modern art connoisseur!

No trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower.

One of the most iconic constructions in the World, the Tower was built in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel. Nicknamed “The Iron Lady”, the Tour Eiffel is also known as the Monster of the World Exhibition, chiefly because until 1930 it was the tallest structure in the world. Every hour from sunset until 1am the Eiffel Tower shimmers and sparkles. If you fancy climbing it, prepare yourself for a lot of steps! For the ladies, our classic flip flops will keep your feet comfortable. And lads, a pair of our Trophy Series High Top Trainers will do the trick.

The Moulin Rouge; it’s a bucket-list experience!

The Moulin Rouge is the most famous cabaret in the world. Best known as the spiritual birthplace of the can-can dance, the famous red windmill can still be found in the trendy Pigalle neighbourhood. Enjoy dinner and a show while the orchestra gets the crowd into a dancing mood – helped along by some sparkling acts. Ladies, fancy a new outfit? Our High Neck Scuba Dress paired with some costume jewellery is perfect, while lads can look super suave in our London Button Down Shirt.

It’s a magical place!

Ok, ok, it’s not your average Paris city activity but why not have a break from all the culture, food, and architecture and check out the action-packed rides at Euro Disney? Located in the new town of Marne-la-Vallée about 20 miles from Paris, Disneyland Paris has gained the reputation for being the most visited attraction in France, if not Europe. The dress code is up to you! However, don’t forget your Orange Label Zip Hoodie for the evening. You don’t want to get cold watching the fireworks!

To plan your trip to Paris, visit here

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