Here is something that is sure to top your to-do list this weekend: shopping. There’s good news galore for shoppers; they needn’t worry about their shopping leaving a dent in their purse/pocket, as the much-awaited, end of season sale is here. Most stores in malls have started declaring discounts that are having Navi Mumbaikars thronging them even on weekdays.
Center One mall’s management head, Amaan Fakih said, “Seventy per cent of the stores, especially fashion and lifestyle stores like, Pantaloons, Provogue, Blackberrys among others, have started giving discounts from the first week of this month. The official communication from the mall will be done in a few days.”
Rahul Nair, manager of the Pantaloons store said, “We have up to 50% discount on most of the brands — F Factor, John Miller, Louis Philippe, Remanika etc. Buy one get one offer is for Peter England apparels and customers can buy three apparels to avail a 40% discount. We have fresh stock in all the brands.”
“We have a buy one get 20% off and buy two get 30% off for men’s bottoms. In men’s shirts and t-shirts one can avail a 30% discount for buying one and 40% for buying two. In women’s wear, it is buy one get, one free,” said Mangesh Gaikwad, store manager of Levi’s.
At Inorbit Mall, shoppers will find discounts at outlets including Biba, Globus, Jashn, Max, Vero Moda, Jack and Jones among many others. Shoppers Stop started sale on January 4 with up to 51% discount on many brands. Homestop and Mothercare also have announced the same offer.
Rutuja Joshi, a Vashi resident, who has been waiting for the end-of-season sale has been to Inorbit to finish her first round of shopping. “I purchased western wear, formals and some accesories. I went with a budget of Rs5,000 and was able to buy five formal shirts, two t-shirts from Shoppers Stop. I also picked up handbags and sunglasses that also were on sale and it suited my tastes. I have made plans as to what to buy and from where for my next trip to the mall. This weekend I’ll go and buy some kurtas that have up to 51% off, kids wear from Mothercare and Tommy Hilfiger watches that have up to 40% off.”
There are some, though, who are yet to pay a visit to the stores and fill their kitty. For Nerul resident Sanchita Mishra, Vashi is her shopping haven as there is no dearth for brands and the end of season sale means some serious shopping. “With my sister’s wedding approaching, I wish to stock some traditional wear that includes Anarkali suits, salwar kameez, designer saree and jewellery to go with it. My favourite stores are Memsaab, Roop Sangam and Hastkala. Usually I buy months’ worth of apparels and accessories during the end-of-season sale. This time it will not be everyday wear, but some special ethnic wear,” said Mishra.
What to buy?
At the Centre One mall, 70% of the stores, especially fashion and lifestyle stores like, Pantaloons, Provogue, Blackberrys among others, have started giving discounts from the first week of this month
Pantaloons is offering shoppers up to 50% discount on most of the brands — F Factor, John Miller, Louis Philippe, Remanika etc. There’s a buy one get one offer for Peter England apparels and customers can buy three apparels to avail a 40% discount.