The Concept

Launched in 2012, Comptoir 102 established its legitimacy as one of the best concept stores in the city.
Acclaimed by international travel guides and fashion magazines, the space has been conceived as a home -with its kitchen, lounge, garden and terrace- combining fashion, homeware and organic café.

The concept has soon became a favourite for healthy eating and a hidden treasure for discerning shoppers with its curated eclectic mix of fashion, interior design and furniture from around the globe.The store, nestled in the heart of old Jumeira, between sea and palm trees, is a little sanctuary away from the malls. The original building inspired from 70’s Californian villas with Moorish accents, has been entirely redesigned by the owners.

Awarded best furniture store by Harper’s Bazaar and the What’s On Award of the best Healthy Restaurant in Dubai, Comptoir 102 was also acclaimed by Vogue as one of the top 9 destinations in the world for their jewelry selection. It celebrates beautiful craft and design, mixing the bohemian ethos of comfort with a trendy unconventional direction. Serendipitous finds from travels as well as collaborations with cherished designers for fashion, jewelry or home décor, are at the heart of Comptoir 102’s inimitable style.

Who’s Behind

Emmanuelle Sawko is a true Parisian, so when it comes to design, fashion or food, she knows what’s up. Over the past decade, this cosmopolite Frenchy has built a reputation as a global tastemaker in Paris, New York and Dubai. Curator, director and co-founder of Comptoir 102, a favorite of international travel guides and fashion magazines, the lifestyle concept store has quickly established itself as one of the best in the city.

Emma started her career in advertising, and spent 10 years working at the renowned DDB Agency in Paris. It was in 2005 and after having three children that Emma decided to make her move to New York. This move resulted in working as the US Contributor for Milk Magazine, the leading French Magazine on fashion and decoration for kids.

Emma’s move to the Middle East in 2010 provided her with an opportunity to further develop her creative talents, she felt there was a real need in the market for Western trends, young designers and a more innovative retail model as well as for healthy food concepts. With Comptoir 102, Emma wanted to offer an entirely new shopping experience. She is also at the origin of the food concept of Comptoir 102, which started a trend throughout the city for healthy and organic food. Emma currently lives between Paris and Dubai. She enjoys cooking healthy for her friends and family, she is a design, fashion and contemporary art lover, which she hopes it reflects in Comptoir 102.

Winner of the Harper’s Bazaar Design Award of the best furniture shop of the region and the What’s On Award of the best Healthy Restaurant in Dubai, the concept store has become a reference for healthy eating and a hidden treasure for discerning hoppers.

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The Team

They are French. They are chic. They are cool. They have been friends forever!


The curated selection of Comptoir 102’s jewelry, fashion and deco is taken from inspiration of what surrounds founder Emma Sawko and her business partner, Mathilde Danglade who select items that are one of a kind and that connect with people, wherever in the world they may be.


With Emma running the business from abroad, Mathilde ensures the operations of the shop and cafe run smoothly, and with her creative spark she makes sure everything always looks stunning. Mathilde also designs jewelry, creating edgy and unique pieces sold here at Comptoir102 as well as back home in Paris.


Driven by passion and with a cherished friendship, together these ladies make sure your visit to Comptoir 102 is a unique and memorable experience.