Monthly Archives: March 2012
Everyone knows Benetton and everyone loves Benetton!
Benetton, with a network of over 6,400 stores in 120 countries is one of the largest high profile brands. It is a company with a strong Italian character whose style and design expertise are clearly seen in the United Colors of Benetton and the more fashion oriented Sisley brands, in The Hip Site, the brand for teenagers and in sportswear brands Playlife and Killer Loop.
United Colors of Benetton, one of the most well known apparel brands globally combines color, quality and fashion. UCB is a clothing label that blends on trendy leisure wear fashion with quality and comfort. When you dress up in UCB clothes, not only will you look great but a sense of well being is sure to embrace you!
Sisley, another upmarket fashion brand for women’s and men’s wear apparel, launched recently in India by the Benetton group, has made ‘trendy and practical’ clothing its hallmark. It is a preminum international fashion brand in tune with the latest international trends.
Playlife is known as Benetton’s brand for casual and sports clothing for men and women. The Playlife clothes are designed to provide maximum comfort and simplicity. It proposes collections of ‘easy to wear’ clothing that is authentic and original.
My last post about the shopping malls in Bangalore gave a few highlights of this mall. There is a lot more about this mall which I would like to share.
Located at Sampige Road in the Malleswaram locality in Bangalore, it became the largest mall in India when it opened in 2010. It is the newest and probably the best addition to the ever-increasing list of malls in Bangalore. With a wide variety of stores offering shopping, dining and entertainment, it provides a truly international shopping experience.
It is a 5 story mall including 1 story of basement shops, it has another 2 stories of basement for parking. Its unique and innovative architecture design blends modernity with contemporary Indian aesthetics. It is the only mall in Bangalore to have 5 department stores under one roof – Lifestyle, Marks&Spencer, Pantaloons, Shoppers Stop and Reliance Trends.
It houses over 200 retail outlets offering the best of national and international brands. It boasts of over 10,000 brands across different sections like apparel, footwear, accessories and other lifestyle products. Few of them to name are Crossword, Mother Earth, Proline (the ultimate brand for men clothing and accessories), Bagzone (for handbags), Pure Earth, Biba and Vastra (for ethnic wear), Pepe, Benetton, Spykar, and The Body Shop among others.
It offers over 39 options in F&B, from the largest food court in Bangalore, 4 fine dining restaurants, fast food outlets, coffee shops to juice bars and lounge bars. Another unique fature of this mall is a 6-theatre multiplex with a 71 seater Gold Class screen.
In my last post I talked about the major shopping destinations in Bangalore. But as I said, the city has a lot more to offer, so here I come with my next post about the shopping malls in Bangalore, which are known for their brilliant infrastructure, a wide range of brands and food courts.
Here is a list of some of the best shopping malls where you can head to :
Mantri Square :
Situated in the Malleswaram locality in Bangalore, Mantri Square is the largest mall in India. The mall boasts of over 10000 brands across different sections. It has over 250 outlets and the largest food court in Bangalore. You can get a variety of stores under one roof in this shopping mall.
It is the only mall in Bangalore to have 5 department stores – Lifestyle, Marks & Spencer, Reliance Trends, Pantaloons and Shoppers Stop – all under one roof.
Garuda Mall :
One of the largest malls of Bangalore, it is situated in the heart of the city,in the corner of the McGrath and Commissariat Roads in Bangalore. For fashion and accessories, it offers a wide range of brands to choose from. Some of them are Allen Solly, Van Heusen, Louis Phillipe, Marks and Spencer, Jashan, Soch, Allen Solly Women, Mustard, Esprit, Levi’s, Storm, Paris Bijoux, Accessorize, LP Premium, Baggit, Pepe Jeans, Provogue, Kilol, One Stop Milano, Mint.
The Forum :
Located on Hosur Road in Koramangla, it is one of the best malls of Bangalore and is a favourite hangout place for the youth. It is Bangalore’s first full-fledged mall with 11 cinema halls,a multi-story bookstore and other entertainement facilities.
From international brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Swarovski Crystals to traditional Indian brands are available here. The mall houses a huge number of shops over four levels.
The forum has opened a new mall called The Forum Value Mall in Whitefield, Bangalore which will house factory outlets.
UB City :
It is a destination to fashionista’s from all over the world, houses over 40 Luxury Brands under one roof. One of the most lavish malls in Bangalore, UB city mall is known for offering all the top end brands. It has an excellent infrastructure and a building which lits up in the evening. It mostly offers all the expensive brands like Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Fendi, Omega and many others.