Bargains you can't beat
At these sales a bride-to-be could get her wedding ensemble at half price, a teenager's mum could get those shorts and tees at half what she would otherwise shell out and a boyfriend could actually get his date a birthday gift and still have money left over for dinner. It's bargain-hunting season again, so break open those piggy banks and get ready to power shop. Anjana Vaswani takes a look at what you can save at some of the hottest sales in town
On select menswear at AND
From: Rs 1,590 to: Rs 795
Regular Fit trousers:
From: Rs 1,990 to: Rs 995
What: If your wardrobe needs a revamp, there’s no time like now with almost everything from bermudas to blazers priced down by between 20 and 50 % here. On sale at AND right now are a wide range of shirts — even shirts with colourful paisley prints for more adventurous dressers — trousers, shorts,
t-shirts and jeans. Women’s wear is also on sale here, with discounts ranging from 10 to 30 %.
At: AND, ground floor, Great Western Building, opposite Lions Gate, Fort
On Alexander McQueen’s skinny ties at Kitsch
From: Rs 9,200 to: Rs 6,440
What:These woven 100% silk ties that give McQueen’s iconic skull image an elegant, formal twist were used by costume designer Sarah Arthur to lend Jim Moriarty of the BBC show Sherlock a sophisticated yet sinister appeal. They can be yours at 30 % less than MRP!
At: Kitsch, 48, Dr VB Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda
On butterfly platforms at Crimzon Accessories
From: Rs 4,000 to: Rs 2,500
What: Accessory designer Sonali Dalwani’s eclectic collection of bags and shoes is only available till stocks last, and with an impressive range of slippers priced down by 50 % that may not be very long. Though not available at a discounted rate, the new range of footwear here is however just as good a reason to drop by.
At: Crimzon Accessories, 502, Sukh Sagar Building, N S Patkar Marg (Hughe’s Road)
On Guess shorts
From: Rs 2,995 to: Rs 1,500
What: Guess is offering a discount of between 10 to 50 % on their merchandise until August 5, but new arrivals are marked down by just 10 % and their spring-summer collection is now available at a discount of 30 %. The 50 % discount only applies to a very limited collection stocked on a single rack, but this does include pretty lace tops, assorted shorts and even dresses. It’s a great deal so rush out and grab it while you can.
At: Guess, Palladium, High Street Phoenix, 462 Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
On belts at Mango
From: Rs 2,650 to: Rs 1,290
What: African-inspired prints are slated to dominate the ramps right through this year, and these luxe animal print leather belts are therefore an inexpensive way to get with the trend. Use one to glitz up a simple old pair of jeans or as a waist-cincher on a self-coloured dress. The ongoing end-of-season sale also offers a discount of up to 50 % on clothes and other accessories.
At: Mango outlets are located at Rajpipla Building (Linking Road), Infiniti Mall (Malad), Inorbit Mall (Malad West), Phoenix Marketcity Mall (Kurla), Atria (Worli) and Palladium, High Street Phoenix (Lower Parel)
On Swarovski Crystal Jewellery
From: Rs 6,300 to: Rs 3,150
What: Until the end of the month, select necklaces and rings are discounted by as much as 50 % here, so it’s a great time to buy that special someone a really cool present. With powder crystals shining off the hilt of this pistol and ruddy droplets dangling off its muzzle, this necklace is truly to die for.
At: Swarovski, ground floor, Palladium, 462 High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
On jeans at Denim Story
Rock & Republic open fire jeans for men
From: Rs 17,700 to: Rs 5,310
J Brand 810 Twisted Plum (for women)
From :Rs 14,400 to: Rs 8,640 (markdown: 40%)
Adriano Goldschmied (AG), Stilt Ikat Cigarette Jeans (for women)
From: Rs 15,200 to: Rs 9,120
Citizens of Humanity, Burnt Fire jeans for men
Ffrom: Rs 14,200 to: Rs 7,100
What: This is your one stop shop for the jeans that international celebrities favour. Whether you pick Katie Holmes’ preferred brand, Citizens of Humanity, or Victoria Beckham’s favourite Rock & Republic, it’s bound to be a great fit, because this place only stocks genuine labels. And, with as much as
70 % off some designs, the price is just perfect.
At: Denim Story, shop no. 5, ground floor, Swashraya, E Road, 81 Marine Drive
On bridal lehengas At Satya Paul
From: Rs 2,00,000 to Rs 1,00,000
What: If you’re a bride-to-be, you’re in luck! Stunning creations like this intricately embroidered lehenga (silk embellished with zardozi, resham and gota-patti work, stones and sequins) from the exceptional designer’s collection can be yours for half the price now. Saris are also on sale and have been discounted by as much as 60 % But bear in mind, the offer’s only valid for a few more days so if a family wedding’s around the corner, you don’t want to waste any time — stop by today!
At: Satya Paul, FF-F17 A, Palladium, High Street Phoenix, 462 Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
On Anita Dongre’s saris
From: Rs 34,500 to: Rs 17,250
What: It may be a good idea to stock up for wedding season when you visit this store because the prices are simply incredible. This shimmer-georgette sari, embellished with swatches of brocade and zardozi embroidery can be paired with any silver or gold sari blouse. The blouse we paired it with is from the designer’s new collection and hence not on sale (though it’s fairly priced at Rs 3,990). Cotton gowns are also priced down by 50%, formal, sequinned jersey tops by 40 % and delicately embroidered and adorned tunics are marked down by 20 to 30 %.
At: Anita Dongre, Great Western Building, opposite Lions Gate, Fort
On Sisley t-shirts for men Elvis t-shirt:
From: Rs 1,699 to: Rs 1,020
Ffrom: Rs 1,299 to: Rs 780
What: Can you really ever have enough of these? The store stocks an array of comfortable cotton t-shirts, some inscribed with quirky messages, others emblazoned with bright prints. We loved the Elvis t-shirts, though these are priced at a slight premium. Still, they are great buys for your teens, and you have till the end of the month to get them on sale.
At: Sisley is available at Mega Mall (Andheri West), Infiniti Mall (Malad West) and Palladium, High Street Phoenix (Lower Parel) call: 67493002
Select handbags at Nine West
From: Rs 5,290 to: Rs 3,960
What: Though offered at a discount price, these bags aren’t part of the limited selection that’s currently marked down by 50 %. These are however available at a discount of 25 %. A limited range of shoes is also on sale here (until stocks last). If you’re looking for classic, closed stilettos, they have these on sale, and they’re available in an assortment of colours.
At: Nine West is available at Atria (Worli), Phoenix Market City (Kurla West), Palladium, High Street Phoenix (Lower Parel)
On Celine Jumpsuit at Kitsch
From: Rs 1,13,000 to: Rs 67,800
What: Accessorised in the picture with a Diane von Furstenberg belt (priced at Rs 19,100 after a 25% discount) and an Alexander McQueen patina leather handbag (priced at approximately Rs 60,000, after a 25% discount), buy this Celine jumpsuit and you can join the ranks of Nicole Scherzinger, Tilda Swinton and Cameron Diaz, all of whom have been spotted in white designer jumpsuits this past year.
At: Kitsch, 48, Dr VB Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda
On Bottega Veneta leather thongs for men
From: Rs 30,000 to: Rs 15,000
What: These trademark basket-woven and leather-lined Bottega Veneta thong slippers are both comfortable and stylish. The discreet no-logo design would work just as well with shorts as it would with a pair of jeans and though this may seem a tad expensive for a pair of slippers, with Bottega Veneta’s extraordinary craftsmanship, you can be certain they’ll last forever.
At: Bottega Veneta, ground floor, Palladium (near Cafe Moshe’s), High Street Phoenix, 462 Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel