A range of Spring/Summer collections from high-street brands have just hit the stores
At Lacoste (Rs1,350 to Rs8,500, at all Lacoste stores), load up on fluid jerseys, knitted tops in fine cotton and oversized shirt dresses in bold colours or nautical stripes. For men, the options are buttoned-down striped Oxford shirts with matching trousers and double-breasted jackets in vibrant colours. Lacoste has also recently launched its footwear collection in India. Pay a visit if brightly-coloured footwear is your thing.
To stock up on basics, head to CK (Rs1,295 to Rs15,000, at Shoppers’ Stop, Juhu and Malad and Vama, Mumbai). The brand’s offerings in India are still small, but there’s a good basic range of jeans, trousers, shirts, bags and belts. CK underwear (Rs399 to Rs999) has also just arrived.
The summer line at Benetton (Rs499 to Rs6,999, at all Benetton stores) is a flirty collection with bright, flowery prints and polka dots for women, and a sportswear-inspired collection, comprising lightweight striped knits and polo tees for men.
At FCUK (Rs795 to Rs6,000, at Shoppers’ Stop, Juhu and Malad and Vama, Mumbai), for the women’s line, there’s a lot of emphasis on volume, with floaty trapeze blouses, short dresses with graphic prints and pullovers. Short, pleated cotton skirts, skinny jeans and simple tees are also on offer. For men, stripes are the biggest statement—for both casual long-sleeved tees and more formal shirts. Also check out the range of denims for both sexes.
At Parx (Rs1,799 for shirts, Rs3,000 to Rs4,000 for jackets, at all Parx stores), men can keep cool with the line of 100% linen shirts in bright, candy colours. There’s also an interesting range of casual sports jackets.