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. 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!

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Aldo Accessories

Forever 21

Photo source: Forever 21

Photo source: Forever 21

We can’t really deny most of us just go to Forever 21 and immediately walk out. 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 denims, 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! Read more about hacking the sale here.

Price: INR 150 upwards

Accessorize

Photo source: Accessorize

Photo source: Accessorize

Accessorize makes us feel like a kid in a candy store. Their bags and clutches come in lovely pop of colours, you’d want them all. And of course, the range of sunglasses and accessories is huge! Also check out their ear muffs — unlike all the boring ones out there, their collection can help you make a fashion statement. Their 70 per cent sale is to watch out for — it’s a good time to hoard.

Price: INR 300 upwards

Aldo Accessories

The only Aldo accessories store in town is here. That’s already enough reason to love this, but we’ll give you some more. If you’re looking for chokers {widely trending now}, look no further, you’ll find them here. They also have delicate body chains, which is a great way to accessorise. Their hats, scarves and gloves are another can’t-miss! Plus, watches and sunglasses.

Price: INR 500 upwards

Call It Spring

Photo source: Call it Spring

Photo source: Call it Spring

Bang opposite Forever 21, you cannot miss this store even if you wanted to. Slightly expensive, this shoe store has footwear in all the latest trends. Block heels, flatforms, gladiators — you name it. But what we love here most are their metallic sneakers and their very funky glam backpacks! Snazzy clutches are also their thing. Men, they’ve got lovely slippers, moccasins and loafers for you too

Price: INR 2,000 upwards

Rattrap

Photo source: Rattrap

Photo source: Rattrap

Graphic tees, trendy crop tops, budget socks and boxers for both men and women, Rattrap is any casual dresser’s paradise. They have graphic tees that read fun things such as “I just want to drink wine, save some animals and take naps,” and “too weird to live, too rare to die”. All things that are going to put a smile on your face.

Price: INR 149-INR 2,000

La Senza

La Senza is finally here in Garuda Mall. A lot of us can save on travel time {the other one is in Phoenix Market City}, this really makes our lives 10x easier. 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. Currently, they have a buy-one-get-one-free. Hurry!

Price: INR 1,500 upwards

Sand For Soapaholics

Photo source: SaND Soapaholics

Photo source: SaND Soapaholics

What used to be Lush before, is now Sand For Shopaholics, and the aroma around is enough to tell you that. A whole organic range of body soaps, shampoos, bathing powders, and hair and face masks can leave you feeling awesome!

Price: INR 100 upwards

ColorBar

Photo source: Color Bar

Photo source: Color Bar

Make-up fanatics, you can’t possibly miss the ColorBar kiosk. They offer good quality products at very reasonable rates. We mostly love them for their eye pencils, face illuminators and even their lipsticks are pretty cool. Their nail paints are not run-of-the-mill and come in bold and interesting colours. Check out the ones with the gel finish if your nail paint gets chipped too often.

Price: INR 100 upwards

Hidesign

Photo source: HIDESIGN

Photo source: HIDESIGN

In search of that perfect bag? Hidesign’s quality leather handbags are not going to disappoint. We particularly love their messenger and doctor bags — such cool! And if you’re looking for a no-frills wallet for everyday use, this is the place to shop!

Price: INR 1,500 upwards

Imagine

The new iPhone 7 is out, peeps. If you’re done contemplating about selling that kidney of yours, go buy the phone already! Old iPhone and Mac users, new replacements for your lost and non-working chargers can be found here. Laptop sleeves, ear pods, screen guards, they have all authorised Apple products and accessories.

Price: 500 upwards

Feature Photo: HIDESIGN