Mall Haul: Conquering Westend Mall Under INR 5,000

Divya posted on 13 April

Westend Mall in Aundh has a shop for every need you could possibly imagine – not to mention, they’re the only mall in Pune to have an IMAX theatre. Not just big-name international brands, they have plenty of national, regional, and local names as well – some of which you probably won’t see in your usual mega-mall. With a fixed budget of INR 5000 we decided to go shopping at Westend Mall. Here’s what we bought.

The Body Shop

We couldn’t resist the allure of The Body Shop’s perfumed aroma as we passed by, so we made a quick pit-stop here. What we found and decided to buy, was their brilliant ‘Blush On Bronze’ for INR 1295. It was a big spend on one product, but the quality was so good, we’re considering it a beauty ‘investment’ buy {wink wink}.

Cosmetics Stores

Westend Mall, Harmony Society, Ward 8, Wireless Colony, Aundh, Pune

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Globus

Globus was running some attractive sales and offers on their women’s clothing and accessories, so we decided to pop in and see what we could find. Their offer was 3 t-shirts for INR 1299, but we selected the art-pop popsicle tee for just INR 499. Browsing through their attractive accessories, we came across a cute unicorn coin-purse, and an even cuter cupcake card-holder for INR 299. We decided on the latter, and though we were sorely tempted to browse more accessories, decided to move on.

Clothing Stores

Westend Mall, Ground Floor, Gurukul Park Road, Wireless Colony, Aundh, Pune

One Stop

A household store, One Stop had everything from cookware to cleaning supplies, storage solutions, utensils, crockery, cutlery, and disposable dinnerware. We found some lovely stainless-steel storage bowls with removable plastic lids in different colours and sizes, and decided to put together our own set. We bought a small, medium, and large in teal, earthy-pink, and beige – which cost INR 119, INR 149, and INR 199 respectively.

Kitchen Supplies

Westend Mall, Harmony Society, Ward 8, Wireless Colony, Aundh, Pune

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Nykaa Luxe

When we heard that Nykaa had their own store at Westend, we knew we *had* to pay them a visit. There’s just something more appealing about trying make-up on yourself before making your purchase, rather than buying it blind {online, without trying it}. We lo-oved Nicka K New York’s ‘radiant liquid eye shadow’ for INR 395, Ruby’s Organics transluscent pigment powder for INR 650, Nykaa’s own brand of essential oils in lavender scent for INR 350, and a bottle of Nykaa’s ‘Cookie Crumble’ nail polish for INR 199. Of course, we bought them all – no regrets!

Cosmetics Stores

Westend Mall, Ground Floor, Ward 8, Wireless Colony, Aundh, Pune

Project Eve

Last but not least, we decided to check out ‘Project Eve’ – which had clothing, beauty products, and accessories for women. A pair of sparkly gold hoop ear-rings caught our eye, which we purchased for INR 399, along with some colourful, contemporary-style funky jhumkas for INR 998. We found plenty of other accessories we liked, like a set of 3 studs, feather-jhumkas, and beaded long ear-rings – but decided to stick to our budget and not over-spend.

Anything Else?

All in all, our grand total of expense amounted to INR 4,901. With the remaining money – INR 99 – we decided to treat ourselves to some brownie bites, at Sassy Teaspoon’s dessert counter at the mall.

#LBBTip

With the new regulations on plastic bags coming into effect, we suggest you carry your own re-usable shopping bags when you head to the mall. Some stores are cutting back on plastic bags, so it’s just easier to carry your own.