Haircuts, Quick Meals Or Retail Therapy: Here's What To Bookmark At Quest Mall In Kolkata
Looking for a bite on-the-go? A haircut? Or need some shopping done ASAP? This is our definitive guide to Quest Mall – what to eat, where to shop and how to relax!
Feel 10 years old again in this 255 year-old international toy store chain which stocks literally thousands of games, dolls, toys and so much more. From collectible items to every-day toys, Hamley’s has rows of toys that will make even the oldest person behave like a child again. Trust us, you’ll want to buy it all! And they let you play with toys to ‘test’ them but mostly just to have fun.
Looking to pick up top-notch cosmetics and skin and hair care? Hit up Quest. The mall has a pretty big MAC store (which has lines designed by some of the industry’s biggest names like Ariana Grande and Rihanna) stocking lipsticks, mascara, foundation, skin products, all the latest Instagram make-up trends. International cosmetics brand Bobbi Brown also has a kiosk store here (tucked at the extreme right corner of Quest's ground floor, just opposite Häagen-Dazs).
A make up artist-turned-cosmetic mogul, Bobbi Brown is known for her luxe lipsticks and a fantastic range of primers and concealers. A hollering shout out, for having skincare and make up range for olive to dark skin tones (she has a range for Indian skin tones, too)!
Also look out for Clinique, Kehl's, L'Occitane, Parcos, and The Body Shop.
The glorious smell of fresh popcorn will lure you towards this little kiosk in the basement. Go on a culinary journey with offbeat flavours like Nacho Cheese and Sour Cream and Onion or, if you have a sweet tooth, the Chilli Caramel or Dark Choco Drip. You can try as many flavours as you want till you find the one you like best!
Pamper yourself with a pedicure at one of the city’s leading salons now conveniently located in the mall. Or take a break from your hectic grocery shopping and get a trendy haircut or a relaxing hair spa.
A pret collection of couture designs, Isharya's kiosk at Quest has all its latest collection on display. The brand actually stands out for their urbane chic look, inspired from Indian designs. Their signature hand-cut polki mirror jewellery is perfect for the weddings you've got to attend this season. For a more global contemporary look you can go for their hand-twisted filigree work accessories. Priced quiet affordably (you don't have to shed a ton of money to get a glamorous look!) between INR 3,000 and INR 18,000, Isharya has gone on to woo divas from around the world - Katie Cassidy to Manushi Chillar.
Bangalore-based men's concept store, Rare Rabbit, has an outlet at Quest Mall. Their goal - they say - is to change the face of men's wear in Kolkata. And the collection that Rare Rabbit stocks is everything you want in your closet - shirts, tees, blazers and suits to shoes, cuff links and more. They derive a huge influence from European markets, and their collection is fresh and sensible. Their cuts and prints are definitely what steals the show. They also house a range of eyewear and timepieces.
Look party-ready all the time with fabulous nails from InkSignia. Nail art, nail extensions, tattoos, facials, grooming – they do it all. They have tons of options to get your nails done – they last long and are very pretty.
Calling all Nipponophiles and all those with an incurable sweet tooth. Japanese cookie brand Yoku Moku has a kiosk at Quest Mall. Known worldwide for their luxury cookie rolls, aka cigares, this 70s (started in 1969) brand has a variety of flavour fillings to go with the rolls. None of the usual heavy doughy thingy, these rolls (super thin but not easily breakable because of their shape) are pure indulgence and smells heavenly rich of butter! The double chocolat au lait (milk chocolate) is the most sought flavour, but we loved bingeing on the chocolat blanc (white chocolate) ones.
With trends inspired by Instagram and all the big international brands, Cover Story's outlet in Quest Mall is exclusively geared towards women. Off-shoulder tops, peplum dresses, skater dresses, basic skinny jeans, cold-shoulder tops, super-cute bralettes, classy A-line skirts, you’ll find something for every occasion. Apart from casual tops, there are a bunch of work to post-work party looks that will work well particularly the embroidered tops and printed dresses. With prices starting as low as INR 800, with the average price hovering around INR 1,800, they’re stocked up with the latest trends.
If you pick up a pair from here, you should know that you will be wearing a brand that has a world-class team of professional athletes, and continues to produce outstanding skate and streetwear products. DC Shoes has paved the way for modern skate culture. Look out for the sleek and minimalistic kicks, great options for anyone who loves skate style—specifically the look of skate shoes—but is tired of the Vans wave sweeping the fashion scene. While primarily a shoe store, DC has some state-of-the-art skateboards which arrive straight from the US.
Apart from a regular multiplex experience at Inox, Quest also houses Inox Insignia, a signature experience in a 7-star multiplex. From excellent screening and sound systems to plush leather recliner seats with micro adjustable neck rests and gourmet food with a butler-on-call, it has technological advances such as Laserplex, Dolby Atmos Sound and Volfoni 3D Screen.
Apart from the food court, Quest has quite a few good eating out places to consider for your next culinary jaunt. For instance, try Serafina for Italian food, Ajisai for Japanese (they have Kolkata’s first sushi conveyor belt), Yauatcha for Cantonese, Bombay Brasserie for Indian and the popular pub Irish House and Chili's for a night out with the squad. The ground floor houses a Häagen-Dazs kiosk and Q33, an open café serving continental and world cuisines where you can stop for a quick lunch when you’re shopping.
Midnight Madness Sales
Quest hosts Midnight Madness Sales a couple of times a year with crazy discounts and slashed prices. Totally worth fighting through the crowd for. You’re sure to get a great bargain on big brands!