No matter how far we live, how many hurdles in life (read underpasses and flyovers) we have to cross, or the unexpected showers we get caught in, let’s face it, Garuda Mall is what we swear by for shopping. Running around the strategically placed escalators and the flash of brands we’re swamped with, shopping here can be an overwhelming experience. Ladies, to make your life easier, we’ve decoded it, bit by bit, so the next time you’re there, you’ll know exactly where to go. Happy shopping!
Westside To Promod: Women's Fashion Decoded
We can’t really deny most of us just go to Forever 21 and immediately walkout. It’s great when you’ve to make a quick buy because things are affordable and fashionable. Though what we love here are the really inexpensive types of denim, available for as low as INR 700, and in sizes that would fit skinny girls like a dream. Their innerwear and shoes make for other great purchases. And when there’s a sale, you know you’re in some luck!
Price: INR 150 upwards
There is never one bra that you like here. It’s always many, many and many! And so we have to peek into our wallets every single time and make that dreadful call. So many colours, fabrics, textures, patterns — god, what would we have done without this one. Too much sexy! Oh, and if you’re a regular shopper, get a membership card and avail regular discounts.
Price: INR 1,500 upwards
A one-stop store for all things international and India, Project Eve is where you need to head to pick up labels such as Saint Tropez, Juna Rose, Vero Moda, Marks & Spencer (lingerie), Levi's, Only, W, Krau, and a whole lot of beauty product from brands such as Hugo Boss, Gucci, and Bvlgari. The collection is widespread with everything from western wear to ethnic wear.
When you need to slay your ethnic wear game at a wedding, reception or even at work, then it's Craftsvilla that you needcheck out. At the store, you can shop for an extensive collection of blingy and heavy festive wear such as anarkalis, lehengas, and salwar suits, contemporary everyday wear such as kurtis, tops, and beautiful sarees.
Even though there's FabIndia for all things Indian wear, we particularly like the collection at Indushtana that's crafted for contemporary Indian women. Ladies who like being on point with their look, the kurtas, tops and dresses available here are the perfect additions to your wardrobe. Their entire collection features traditional prints such as Ajrakh, ever-popular Ikkat, and the flattering florals of Chanderi.
Let's admit it, Westside will forever be our backup store for everyday wear as well as occasion wear. Their collection of mass-produced Western wear and Indian wear is something that all of you have owned at one point of time. We aren't complaining when you can shop for a Friday look, a Saturday night out look, and a Monday 9 to 5 shift look here on a budget.
If Westside is on the list, then there's no way Shoppers Stop won't make it to the list. Even though the store stocks upon the same category of clothing for women, you will love how Shoppers Stop collection is on the trendier side and features brands such as Allen Solly, Juniper, Only, and Vero Moda.
French fashion for women is what this label offers in terms of dresses, tunics, tops, skirts, shirts, trousers, jumpsuits, and jackets. You will get bth colourful and muted options that work for Sunday brunch with the girls as well as for those work meetings. Their jumpsuits and playsuits are quite popular along with print and long dresses. Cute numbers in the form of flared short dresses, and slogan tops are also available.
Amongst all the stores in Garuda Mall, we love how size inclusive this store is. You get both regular and plus size option here with an extensive collection for both categories. Tops, bottoms, and jackets are what you get here extensively in both ethnic as well as western cuts. Plus, they are quite pocket-friendly too.
Trendy outfits such as off-shoulder tops, balloon sleeve dresses, denim jackets, and wrap-around dresses are what you get here. Kazo's collection is more for the night outs with the girls and brunches, but they also have options that are more suited for say a black tie event, formal parties, and even chic work look.
With inputs from Chandini Doulatramani.