Saturday, December 6, 2008

6 Worldly Buys

On your next trip to London, New York, Dubai or Singapore, six absolute must visit stores.

1. Bebe
Bebe represents fashion that is inspirational, distinctive and unmistakably sensual that provides for the modern, sophisticated and confident woman who aspires to a high level of luxury and glamour with clothes that fit and flatter the contours of her body.

Through high quality designs with its signature sassy edge and detailing, this American label makes dressing up effortless and exciting. Bebe’s collections are highly individual, beautifully structured and produced from quality fabrics.

And guess what? 8 out of 10 times you will find a Bollywood babe wearing the Bebe clothes you picked from the store.

Best pick: Dresses, t-shirts, vests, satin (skirts, dresses, blouses)
Weight on Wallet: $$$$$
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L-R: Priyanka Chopra, Mischa Barton, Malaika Arora, Eva Longoria in bebe
2. Karen Millen
Sophisticated, stylish, high-quality and fashionable describes the Karen Millen label. More upmarket than many of its high street neighbours, Karen Millen is one of the chic fashion brands that bridge the gap between the high street and designer markets.
Stars from Hollywood to Bollywood love to wear Karen Millen. They guarantee high quality beautifully designed clothing, footwear and accessories.

Best pick: Dresses, clutch bags
Weight on Wallet: $$$$$
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L-R: Deepika Padhukone, Mary Parker, Twinkle Khanna, Priyanka Chopra and Eva Longoria in Karen Millen

3. Zara
One of the best high street stores, the Spanish brand Zara, produces great versions of good quality high-end designer looks. The store is one of few that offers quick fashion after the clothes has appeared on the catwalk.

The perfect place to pick up everything you could need to get a fabulous head-to-toe look. No shopping trip is complete without a visit to Zara.

Best picks: Shirts (formal to casual), coats, dresses (I think almost everything).
Weight on Wallet: $$$-$$$$
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4. River Island
Known for its constantly evolving, stylish and high quality fashion, the British high-street brand River Island is a must visit store. From funky to sophisticated they have something to suit every woman's style. The attention to detail they give to their clothes and the quality they offer at the price offering is remarkable.

Best picks: Shirts, jeans, evening tops and bags. Their jeans quality and fit is amazing making it a must-buy.
Weight on Wallet: $$$
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L-R: Mana Shetty (top) and Katie Price (Bleached Jeans) in River Island

5. Topshop
Topshop is without doubt the best value and most cutting edge fashion store on the high street. . Their constantly changing collection, catwalk inspired clothing and accessories are favourite among the young style conscious audience.

Winner of several Best High Street Shop Award, Topshop is a must visit store on your shopping spree abroad. Their overwhelming choices (especially in the London Oxford Street store), huge variety in sizes and great collection, fitting every budget, will definitely make any woman happy.
Best picks: Jackets, denim pants, prom dresses and belts.
Weight on Wallet: $$$
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Stars love to wear Topshop

6. New Look
New Look offers trendy looks at reasonable prices. Their trendy collections are heavily inspired by catwalk and in terms of value for money, no one can beat new look among the high street brands.
Maybe not the best quality, but their products are good quality and last long enough to last many seasons till you get bored. Their constantly changing selection ensures that they always keep up with fashion. The accessories here are particularly fab.

Best picks: Accessories, shoes, jackets and knickers.
Weight on Wallet: $$
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  1. pllzzz if u could suggest some good stores in mumbai...for bigger sizes

  2. You can get bigger sizes at pretty much all good stores. Honestly, the plus sized clothing stores have really bad clothes. Their cuts and style in very unflattering and will do no good for your figure.

    You can go to Zara and Mango at Lower Parel Phoenix Mills Mall (Palladium) and get nice clothes. Vero Moda also has varied size options.

    Would suggest you also check this article and Gabifresh's blog:


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