Hitting Up Orion Mall Only For Zara? Here Are 8 Stores You Should Also Check Out

Ahalya posted on 17 January

When it comes to highstreet shopping, the city, for the most part, is very clearly divided — those who go to Phoenix Marketcity and those who count on Orion Mall. If you belong to the latter category, congratulations you’ve come to the right place. We understand you. You run to Zara (woman or man) for those sales, new collections and general browsing at Orion Mall. But you don’t need to stop at just this brand. Here are five others that’ll make your trip to Yeshwantpur-Malleswaram area much more worth it. Bring out the shopping bags!

Clarks

Known for their comfortable yet chic footwear options, Clarks' got your back...or feet. With nothing too ostentatious, their collection for men and women is versatile while staying on trend.  Be it smart boots for daily wear, heels that are ideal for nine to five transformation looks, or just good old classic shoes that go with pretty much all the outfits you own, they've got it. They're known to last a while (a blessing, if you think about the state of our pedestrian areas), and cater to sizes on both sides of the foot spectrum. The kids collection, though smaller than the adults' has is not starkly different as they are classy yet cute options, especially if you're looking for formal wear. 

Price: INR 1,500 upwards

Shoe Stores

Orion Mall, UG-32, Upper Ground Floor, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Rajaji Nagar, Bengaluru

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Nautica

Sailors, ahoy! Look no further than Nautica if looking smart but casual is your idea of style. Inspired by the concept of seamanship, action and adventure apparel is what you’ll get here. We love that the men have more here to keep them spiffy — from button down shirts and chinos to linen shorts and polo t-shirts. For the ladies, expect bold silhouettes and block prints with a soft color palette of navy, ivory, and pale heather grey. We do love their elegant trousers and pencil skirts, ideal for brunch or better still, that cruise holiday. Both the sections will naturally have sea-inspired patterns and prints {hulls, ships and anchors}, with accents of sea glass green throughout.

Price: INR 1,500 upwards

Clothing Stores

Orion Mall, Ground Floor, Shop 1, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Rajaji Nagar, Bengaluru

GAP

The first GAP store in the city, this one has menswear, womenswear and of course BabyGAP for the mini fashionistas. Best known for their classic American look, which of course includes plenty of denim, their jeans, jackets, dresses and dungarees in the fabric are dominant. Colourful and simple, the current collection features sweaters, pullovers and crewneck sweater tees for men and women. T-shirt dresses and smocks will signal the arrival of autumn, ladies. And for the little ones’ look out for uber cute sweaters, fluffy jackets and striped bottoms. Across the board however, the quintessential GAP print will prevail.

Price: INR 500 upwards

Clothing Stores

Orion Mall, Ground Floor, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Rajaji Nagar, Bengaluru

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Forever 21

When Zara just doesn’t quite cut it for you, skip across to Forever 21. While the store here is a bit small, it’s really got the essentials be it basics, shoes, dresses or athleisure wear. Our suggestion is to forget the accessories, sweaters and skirts here. Make a beeline for the jackets, cardigans and comfy basics. So pretty and perfect for layering! The cropped sweaters and textured knits have us content with the fact that we're prepared for all four seasons of the day in this city. For those who like asymmetrical capes and jackets, voila! You’ll be spoiled for choice here. Men, sorry but you’ll have to look elsewhere, only ladies here.

Price: INR 300 upwards

Clothing Stores

Orion Mall, Shop 9, Dr Rajkumar Road, Rajaji Nagar, Bengaluru

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Sephora

Every makeup fan’s dream come true, Sephora took it’s time to come to town, but now that it’s here — woohoo! You can swoon over the options when it comes to brands as they stock Make Up For Ever, Stila, Benefit, Estee Lauder, Christian Dior and thankfully, the vast and wonderful in-house brand. So whatever your budget, you’ll find something to jazz up those eyes, lips and cheeks. For the lads, there’s a small but good selection of aftershaves, balms, salve and lotions. Skin care and bath essentials for men and women are also aplenty.

Cosmetics Stores

Orion Mall, Lower Ground Floor, 17-A, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Rajaji Nagar, Bengaluru

Jack & Jones + Vero Moda

We know its technically two brands, but they're the under one room and the same styles, with different target groups! Probably the perfect place for when you have to get something that falls in the rather confusing area of 'Smart Casual' (we'll admit that Vero Moda has more options than Jack & Jones), find everything that's picnic worthy to office friendly. Slim fit blazers, sharp skirts and formal(ish) footwear to flouncy dresses, ripped jeans and cropped tops in fun colours, they have it all! For those of you who want to express themselves to be louder than what the outfits allow, pick up a few of their accessories and you're set. 

Price: INR 1,000 upwards.

Clothing Stores

Orion Mall, Ground Floor, G-14 & 15, Brigade Gateway, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Rajaji Nagar, Bengaluru

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Aldo

For sky high heels in the exact opposite of what we said Clarks is about, Aldo is your BFF. Aldo is all about the glam and looking on point, so find sparkly flats to bright colour blocked heels whether you like them in three inches or five (and you'll realise that in this case, size does matter after all). The options for men is just as dramatic, whether you're looking for something to go with your tux, or a look that says you're on your way to an exclusive cruise party. Also, do look out for their textured options if you're looking to really step away from your comfort zone. If it's not footwear you seek, they do have equally enticing and sparkly options for belts, wallets and bags. 

Price: INR 1,500 upwards

Shoe Stores

Orion Mall, G-4, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Rajaji Nagar, Bengaluru

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Promod

Ladies, do fashion like the French with Promod's range of clothing. No need to go all the way to another continent to be ahead of the (fashion) curve, as the brand's collection will have you looking effortlessly cool. With apparel for the daily, find outerwear, relaxed, and preppy daily wear. Find casual dresses, light jackets, printed skirts in pretty patterns and clean cuts, and some sharply stitched casual wear so you look on point every time. 

Price:  INR 2,200 upwards

Clothing Stores

Orion Mall, Lower Ground Floor, Shop 10, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Rajaji Nagar, Bengaluru