Men love shopping too

Tuesday, 8 May 2012 - 3:43pm IST Updated: Tuesday, 8 May 2012 - 4:13pm IST | Place: Bangalore | Agency: dna

Who says shopping is not a guy thing? Well, if the brands and stores are as appealing as what we have listed here, we bet you it will turn any men on — obviously, to shop!

You might be able to drag him to the mall, but your partner may not be having as good a time as you thought he would. Right? Wrong!

Regular social conditioning forces us to believe that men don’t enjoy shopping as much as women do and would do anything to avoid going to a mall. However, DNA has discovered that the boys too love to take some weight off their wallet and splurge on things they love…Which are these stores that are turning them on? Here’s a list of the top-most ‘men love these’ categories:
Love the add ons...

First impressions could well be your last impression. And our men surely know the ingredients that go in to looking hot. From watches to shoes, they know the head to toe of it all.

Check out the latest in Fossil, Diesel, CK, Gucci and Armani watches at the Fossil store in Indiranagar.

Ethos offers super hot brands at very affordable prices — this is what most men in the city believe. Ethos Watch Boutiques have over 50 luxury watch brands such as Omega, Rolex, Cartier, Breitling and Rado among lot more.

Helios with outlets in Koramangala, Indiranagar, Jayanagar and Phoenix Market City is like the place where men head to for their fave brand of watches. This multi-brand watch store offers latest designs from over 25 international brands including Emporio Armani, Seiko, Movado, Tag Heuer, Tommy Hilfiger, Xylus and Pierre Cardin, among others.

And you will find the sporty type of men hanging around in all Puma outlets. Flip flops, closed shoes, jackets, bags and apparel are among the interesting stuff that gets men walking into the Puma stores.

Guys,most of the time love being casual and sneakers just go so cool with the mood. Vans at Phoenix Market City Mall and Forum mall is where the boys love it. In fact, Vans offers only limited edition shoes, which need to be booked in advance.

Smell so good

Ah, men love to smell good. And they know a good cologne is a sure way to win a woman! Parcos and Esscenza are the two most popular stores in the city that offer a wide collection of perfumes and cologne brands in the world. Men & BoyS, at UB City, is yet another store men can check out. The store offers a wide range of men’s shaving products, regular and special cosmetics, skincare, hair care products, deodorants, colognes, fragrances and the world’s first range of cosmetics for teenager boys..

How about a game?
Sports and men are as synonymous at it can get. Talk about what men love and adventure sports is sure to top the list.
Be it Thunder Tiger products, RC Nitro car, or miniature models of any of your fave cars and bikes, Model Art at Forum Mall is the place to be. The store offers some real cool stuff that men love to keep on their desks.

Decathlon on Sarjapur Road is like the one-stop shop for all adventure sports equipments. Men say they easily end up spending over four to five hours here once they enter. Apart from this, Wildcraft is another place where men love to hang out.
Adventure One on Museum Road is considered like the smaller version of Decathlon. An Ozone Retail outlet, Adventure One too has awesome stuff when it comes to adventure sports.

Cycling and super cycles are the in thing among men today. Fire Folks and Trek are multi-brand bicycle stores where you get to see some real cool hi-end bicycles. These stores have re-defined the way bicycling is experienced in India.

The gizmo guy!
We don’t have to say this, but men are crazy about technology and electronic gadgets. Laptops, phones, cameras, play stations — men will even go till the end of the world to get their hands on these.

We found out that men in our city like  hanging around various electronic stores on Church Street. And the one store which is getting really popular is CeX in Phoenix Market City mall. This store deals with all secondhand electronic goods. In fact, you can buy stuff there and sell it back to them after using it.
The Cinebels is where men prefer going for the best of speakers, amplifiers, projectors and screens. The store caters to brands like Klipsch, Jamo, Sherwood and Roksan among others.
Apart from all these, the one place where you can be sure you will find most men — the Imagine stores.

Something for the cars
You cannot separate a man from his automobile. He will spend hours thinking about it, wondering how to make it look and perform better. It’s a truth all women have to sort of live with. Check out 3M car care, a hi-tech car cleaning process at UB City. They wash and polish your car; just like a car spa.
Hot Tracks and FRK Racing are the other stores where men stop by to pick car accessories. And obviously, the usual suspects would be all the stores on JC Road. This area may sound shady, but men think it’s the coolest place to get all car accessories.

Tuned right
The one and only place — Hysteria. This store has the best of rock and music from across the world. From tees to posters to flip flops to alarm clocks, Hysteria is all that music is.

Body talk
Apart from all branded flagship stores, the Zara store for men in Orion Mall is the top pick. Some men like it different and they think the denims by VOI Jeans at Orion Mall help them define a new style statement. Men who like their style retro head to the Prestige Men Store for their pocket squares, cufflinks and suspenders.

Zip... zap... zoom
To buy or not to buy, guys are always looking for new vehicles, be it cars or bikes. Some of the most popular outlets are the Audi showroom, the Harley Davidson store, the Bajaj showrooms dealing with KTM duke bikes, the Porsche showroom, the Mercedes outlet on Kasturba Road.

Men in the city also rave about a showroom on Double Road, next to Vision Cinemas that offers good deal on most of these secondhand hi-end luxury cars. And when it comes to secondhand super and imported bikes, Joe’s Garage on Queen’s Road is what has been talked about.

So, next time when you don’t find your man around, you know where to look for them. 

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