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Monday , October 25 , 2010
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The Nature’s Co, beauty and holistic wellness experts, have opened shop in South City Mall. Wooden floors, textured walls and warm LED lamps make the 515sq ft ground-floor store cosy. “The product is the hero in the store, so we decided to keep the ambience simple,” said Natasha Shah, the owner of The Nature’s Co. Ingredients are inspired by or derived from elements of nature and products are categorised into Atmospure, Starrize, Forressence, Earthborne and Aquaspark. Take your pick from Aquaspark’s Water Crest Shampoo and Irish Moss Oil and Forressence’s Kiwi Exfoliating Body Wash and Berry Soap. In addition, they also stock creams to combat acne, wrinkles and stretch marks. Prices start from Rs 225. Picture by Pabitra Das

Virachi, an ethnic style store, upped shutters at 61A Park Street (Ambassador Apartments near Park Street post office) recently. The store specialises in saris (both regular and pre-stitched) embellished with antique work, stones, gota and embroidery. Tunic and suits in georgette, chiffon, Maheshwari cotton and raw silk are also available. Saris begin at Rs 3,000 and suits at Rs 1,000. Picture by Bishwarup Dutta

Basil, the two-year-old furniture stop at 2K Alipore Avenue (near Old Russian Consulate), has unveiled a bouquet of table curios and artefacts for Diwali. In the midst of their colonial and Gothic style bric-a-brac are festive specials like antique brass bowls and urns with floating candles and brass tulip diyas. Those in the mood to splurge can go for a Tree of Life or a Buddha, carved on sesame or mahogany. Old Rajasthani doors are cleverly converted into bookshelves and tables. “We specialise in furniture sourced mostly from Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand, in addition to those closer home from Marwar regions of Rajasthan,” said Prakash Mehrotra, Basil owner. Prices begin at Rs 450. Picture by Sanat Kr Sinha

Scarves hanging from car tyres, a glass-and-black colour combo, slate mannequins… Jack & Jones on the ground floor of South City Mall is an eye-catcher. The menswear brand from Denmark-based Bestseller opened shop recently, sharing floor space with its womenswear counterpart Vero Moda from the same stable.

Graphic tees, graphic tees and more graphic tees — the racks at Jack & Jones stock them in large numbers. Girls who want to go grungy can also slip into them. Match them with a pair of shorts and you are good to go. The collection of striped shirts also look cool. Denims, Keffiyeh-inspired scarves, belts, chappals and shoes make up the rest of the range. While the ripped jeans look cool, a pair of Jack & Jones white sneakers have comfort and style written all over them. And if you think guys and cute don’t go together, check out the line of socks with Garfield, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck prints; perfect winter picks. Prices start at Rs 295.

While your man fills his bags, you can stroll across to Vero Moda. Black is mostly black. Fresh cream on the walls adds a feminine touch. On the racks girlie designs rule. Printed cotton dresses, polka-dotted dresses, jeggings, cool khaki shorts, buttoned tops in pink, black and grey, crochet tops, knit jackets, striped blazers, pink and white short skirts…the collection is peppy. Accessories include statement hair clips and bags. Prices at Vero Moda start at Rs 475. Picture by Rashbehari Das

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