Lounge Review | Do women really get more?

Lounge Review | Do women really get more?
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First Published: Sat, Oct 27 2007. 02 30 PM IST

Updated: Sat, Oct 27 2007. 02 30 PM IST
Van Heusen
The friendly store manager at their only exclusive Mumbai store at Infinity Mall, Andheri, says the shirts are their best-sellers. There is a varied palette (currently, there is lots of pink, blue, grey, black, white and brown) that is updated every few months. Their trousers have three fits; I tried on two. The regular fit, cotton-lycra blend (Rs1,295) in my size is slightly tight for me; the low-waisted poly viscose (Rs1,395) is even tighter. I like the shirts (from Rs1,395), but prepare to be disappointed if you are a size S. They even have a modest collection of stilettos (Rs1,845) with all the season’s requirements—patent, peep-toe, silver. They have PVC bags (starting at Rs1,595) and some dresses (starting at Rs3,000).
Allen Solly
Shopper’s Stop, which stocks the brand, does not have their latest range. The only exclusive outlet in Mumbai is at Malad’s InOrbit Mall, nearly two hours from where I live and work. I am clearly not their target audience.
Park Avenue
They have set aside almost an entire floor for womenswear at their exclusive store on Linking Road. The lady who assists me is well informed and friendly. There are jackets (in grey, black, black with stripes) with coordinated trousers and waistcoats, jersey tops, shirts, formal knitwear et cetera. The jacket (Rs5,499) fits nicely, but the trousers (Rs1,999) remind me of the 1980s when anything you bought in India was loose at the waist and tight at the hips. They have plain cotton-lycra shirts for Rs1,399, dinky waistcoats that range from Rs1,799 to Rs1,999. Plus, there is an eveningwear line. They have basic black leather pumps for Rs3,300, and some great thin belts in white, red, blue, black and brown (Rs449 to 459).
ColorPlus
ColorPlus womenswear has lots of casual tops, tees, knits and skirts. I liked the silk and sandwashed silk blouses in the Rs2,000 plus range.
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First Published: Sat, Oct 27 2007. 02 30 PM IST
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