In with the new

Tuesday, 7 January 2014 - 1:48pm IST | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA
A new year is a good enough reason to indulge in some serious bout of shopping, no? And with most brands having end of season sales now, mall hopping seems like just the right way to burn the calories.

Sailor chic

If uniform-inspired fashion is something you’d love to experiment, then check out Nautica’s sailor-inspired clothes. Coming in signature fresh palettes and signature nautical motifs, the clothes for men and women, made in soft, comfy fabrics and in slimmer silhouettes are just  what regular day at work ordered. And oh, there’s the end of season sale, beginning from January 8, with 50% off on all apparel.

Suave’s always in

There’s never been a better time than now to blazer up, and taking a cue from the chilly season is John Players. The menswear brand has come out with a new collection that includes an interesting variety of blazers for men who love looking natty. There are safari blazers along with double breasted options in failsafe colours of blue, grey and purple. For the adventurous dressers, there are the colour blocked shirts, along with black velvet bandhgalas and satin Nehru jackets. For the nip in the air, the John Players’ man can wrap himself in shawl collared sweaters and cardigans, V-necks, zip ups and more.

For Rs799 onwards

High on heels

A glimpse of the shoes are enough to drive you into a tizzy and why not. Highland Shimmer, the latest collection of shoes from Clarks, is the stuff every shoe-loving girl’s dreams are made of.  The shoes take its inspiration from Edwardian era and Highland castles. Whimsical as that sounds, the metallic colours, the embellishments, and use of rich material like velvet and soft suedes that are adorned with jeweled brooch trims weaves visions of a punk princess. Wicked!

For Rs4999 onwards

What does the colour say 

If bargain hunting is a game you love playing, then Lee’s end of season sale offer is right up your alley. Because you see the merchandise is all colour-coded based on the discount being offered on it. So, blue means 20% off, Green — 30% off, Yellow — 40% off, while Red entails a 50% off or a buy-one-get-one-free offer. On sale is the brand’s autumn-winter collection comprising both apparel and accessories. Get, set, go!

Zip away

That’s what Vans OTW’s (Off The Wall) Lynwood Combat shoe will help you to do. Influenced by the brand’s vintage high tops, the Lynwood blends the modern sneaker shape with military aesthetics making it high on style and comfort. The shoe’s uniqueness lies in the premium materials that have gone in to its making. We are talking of elements like embossed full grain leather, ballistic nylon, nylon webbing, HD ink detailing and vulcanized outsoles that make it easy to flex the shoes. The shoe is available in black/white and black/grey colours.

For Rs6499

Football fever hots up

It’s six months away but for football lovers, it is time to already start preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. adidas, the sportswear brand, has already come out with a collection of football products specially made for the event. While the highlight of the collection is Brazuca, the official football that will be used in the games, what we love are the range of boots, very ambitiously named The Samba Pack, and comprising three different models, namely adizero f50 (worn by Lionel Messi, no less), predator and nitrocharge.  Made with advanced technologies to aid the players deliver their best, these boots are what every fervent FIFA fan and sports enthusiast must have in his collection.

For Rs7499 onwards

Luxury on discount 

If you’ve been searching for a reasonable excuse to step into the cool environs of The Collective, its ongoing End of Season Sale is it. The luxury multi-brand retail store is currently offering discounts up to 50% on brands that include Armani Collezioni, Karl Lagerfeld, Hugo Boss, Versace, Ted Baker, 7 for all mankind among others. Head out to the store, now, is all we’ll say because you can’t really say no to good fashion.

Rock star vibes

High fashion is not just a rock star’s purview anymore, apparently. Yes, so if you want to do a Katy Perry, all you’ve got to do is log on to designer Manish Arora’s ecommerce website and shop from 2013 collection, which incidentally, is having for a sale, offering discounts up to 40%, no less. The range comprises tops, sweatshirts, skirts, gowns, tights, blousons, t-shirts in bright colours, trompe l’oeil prints, and metallic embellishments along with accessories that include iPad covers, totes and scarves. What’s more, Arora’s autumn-winter ’13 collection has discounts up to 20%. Okay! This is where we stop rambling and tell you where it’s at.

Log on to www.manisharora.com

— Compiled by Mahalakshmi Prabhakaran


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