Monthly Archives: February 2012
Shopping in Bangalore is truly a bliss. The city has something to offer to everyone. Right from electrical appliances to traditional handicraft to trendy stuff, you can find almost anything and everything here!
It has a wide array of shopping markets, malls and plazas. Some of the most sought after shopping places to visit are :
Commercial Street :
If you’re in Bangalore and if you’ve a nose for shopping, this is the place to head to. It is one of the busiest areas in the city. It has branded stores, small shops and road side vendors, selling clothes and accessories.
You can get all kind of clothes, accessories, funky jewellery, handbags, shoes, stoles & scarves and other fashionable stuff. The street shops are definitely worth exploring as you can find the trendiest stuff at cheap prices.
One visit to Commercial Street is never enough, every time you land up, you will be surprised by a new discovery in one of the lanes!
Brigade Road :
This is a popular hangout zone for college-goers as it provides a mix of entertainment and shopping options. There are showrooms for brands like Louis Philippe, Van Heusen and Lee. You can also buy unbranded clothes, shoes and jewellery as well. There are malls like Fifth Avenue and Mota Royal Arcade that are worth exploring.
Here, you can get a variety of products, from cheaply priced to very expensive!
MG Road :
Mahatma Gandhi Road, also known as MG Road is one of the most famous shopping areas. It has many saree stores and showrooms of Cotton World and The Raymonds. Other shopping centers to look out for on MG Road are Shrungar Shopping Complex, Barton Court, Public Utility Building, Spencer’s Super Market, the Coir Board showroom, Saree Kemp and many others.
Apart from these shopping areas, Bangalore has a lot more to offer. One post is not enough to talk all about it. I’ll come up with some more shopping destinations to explore in this city, in my next post soon!
Shoppers Stop, one of the largest chains of retail stores in India, needs no introduction. It provides a truly international shopping destination and an unparalleled shopping experience to shoppers.
The first store to be opened was in Andheri, Mumbai in the year 1991 and now it has around 97 stores across the country.
It offers the widest choice of products to choose from, from formal wear to accessories, cosmetics to fashion jewellery, leather belts to expensive suits, designer dresses to stylish footwear,baby products to home furnishing and decor products – the choice is unlimited and the stuff is unbelievable!
Being a house of a wide range of national and top-notch international brands, it is a one stop shop for labels such as French Connection, The Body Shop, Louis Philippe, Zodiac, Scullers, Arrow, Provogue, Carbon, Mattel, Calvin Klein, Dior and Benetton among others. It also houses some of the world class stores like Crossword Bookstores, Desi Café, HyperCity, MAC, MotherCare, Arcelia, Brio and HomeStop.
The other thing that attracts customers to Shoppers stop is its decor. They have incorporated a new look for the stores, improved the lighting system and bettered the environment in the retail sector. The store’s beautiful interiors reflect international appeal and a luxuriant shopping environment.
Shoppers Stop also launched its e-store in 2008, with delivery across major cities in India. The website retails all the products available at Shoppers Stop stores including apparel, cosmetics and accessories.
Shopping at Shoppers Stop is definitely a shopper’s delight!
Gurgaon is one of the perfect shopping destinations to visit. It is home to some of the best shopping malls in India. Shopping malls in Gurgaon are sprawling at an alarming rate and they’ve left no stone unturned to provide a complete amazing shopping experience.
Considered ‘the mall capital of India’, it has around 43 malls, making Gurgaon a city with the third highest number of malls in India.
Some of the best malls in the city are :
Ambience Mall :
Located on the Delhi-Gurgaoun border, it is one of the largest operational malls in India. Each floor in this mall is a kilometre long!
It is a true ‘destination mall’ for shopping freaks. It has an amzing range of brands. For women’s apparels and accessories, it has brands like Jealous Jeans, Mango, Zardozi, Van Heusen, Panna Sarees, Biba, Esbeda, Panna Royal, Global Desi and designer wear like Ritu Kumar and Satya Paul among many others.
For men’s apparel and accessories, you can find exclusive names like Louis Philippe, Studio Firang, Jack & Jones, Blackberrys, Gant, Cadini, Provogue and Van Heusen among others.
DLF City Centre Mall :
The first mall to have opened in Gurgaon, it is located on Mehrauli-Gurgaon road. It is home to more than 127 different stores. The main attraction of this mall is the Lifestyle store as it has a wide range of product lines for all the age groups.
It houses brands like Monte Carlo, Provogue, Cantabil, United Colors of Benetton, Baggit(for bags), Lee Cooper, Denis Parker and Levi’s among others.
MGF Metropolitan Mall :
MGF Metropolitan Mall is the second mall to have opened in Delhi NCR. It has more than 150 different stores. Shoppers Stop is the main attraction of this mall.
It has some of the best world class brands like ColorPlus Fashions, Dockers, John Players, Taanz, Osia Italia, Savanna, Perfection House and Koutons among others.
MGF Mega City Mall :
Located on Mehrauli-Gurgaon road, between DLF Grand Mall and Sahara Mall, it is the youngest operational mall to have opened in Gurgaon. CTC Plaza and Spencers Hyper retail stores are the main attraction of this mall.
The brands here include Jingle Bells and Abracadabra (for children), Allen Cooper, John Line, TNG, Charlie Outlaw, Pepe Jeans, Levi’s, Pennylane and Zoe by Zoe among others.