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Shopping is one of my favorite things to do! For some it may be therapy, for some it is necessity & some people do not like shopping because they are too lazy to shop! I am honestly stuck between the therapy & lazy phase, which is why I prefer shopping off-season.

Why to Shop Off-Season?
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Well, this is pretty obvious! This is the normal demand, supply & price phenomenon. Demand is directly proportional to the price which means higher the demand, higher the price and lower the demand, lowers the price! This is why things are cheaper off-season. Who would wear a jacket or even buy a jacket in summers? Well, I suggest you do! A jacket which costs Rs.4000/- in winters may cost Rs.2000/- in summers.

Hola! You are ready for winters in advance and that too without wondering if you’ve paid way too much.

Going Out? You Always Have Clothes

We usually try to escape the weather in our city for a while! When it is too hot, we plan a vacation to areas where it is cold and vice versa. If you’re shopping off-season, well you may never be short of clothes. It means you will always have clothes for all the seasons, all year round. You don’t have to worry about wearing the same old jacket for your vacation.

Escape the Latest Fashion Swindle & Save Fortune

Who said only clothes are bought as per season? Did you ever notice that all phones are released in October! Everyone wants to buy them in October, because who doesn’t want the latest phone in the market. There comes in the Demand-Price Phenomenon again. Since everyone is willing to buy the phone, the prices are high. If you wait to buy the same phone for 6 months, you may just get a better deal!

Having the latest technology is pretty cool. Saving money is way cooler than that!

Be the Who Starts the Trends

While everyone is busy following celebrities and their styles, you can be your own trendsetter. When you shop off-season, it gives you more time to explore different styles and pair up. Since you can buy things for cheap and you have more time to explore, you may just come up with a really interesting outfit idea! It gives you time to think about what looks good on you.

These are the few reasons why I love shopping off season! Having the latest fashion maybe cool, but saving money in even cooler.

What to Buy?

There are things which never go out of fashion which are best bought off-season. The list is down below:

Shorts
Shorts
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Shorts will never go out of fashion and, you could buy the shorts cheaper during the winter season!

Boots
Boots
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Boots have been in fashion since the beginning of the time. They are super costly & we always think twice before buying a pair of boots, but have you ever checked the price of the boots you loved at the end of the winter season? Well should and you’ll know what am I talking about!

Cashmere Sweaters
Cashmere Sweaters
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Well, cashmere sweaters are one of the most expensive pieces of clothing. They’re soft like a baby’s skin and even softer when you get it for half the price! How can you get one at half price? End of season sale!

Mobile Phones
Mobile Phones
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Who says shopping is limited to clothes & shoes? Some of us love buying technology and specifically phones! We love changing our phones but do you really think it is worth buying a phone for Rs. 50,000/- when you can buy the same thing for Rs. 40,000/- immediately after the release of the next model which has no significant difference from the model already in the market!

Holiday Cards & Festive Décor
Holiday Cards & Festive Décor
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Many people already do it and we end up calling them cheap! But do we realize that they aren’t cheap but smart! Do you realize that festive décor & cards are exactly the same every year and super expensive during the festival!

Travel Packages
Travel Packages
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The prices for travel packages rise during winter & summer vacations! Why not make your bookings for the season in advance?

So be smart and save money! Off-season shopping can be risky but what’s life without risks?

“The eyes are the mirror of the soul and reflect everything that seems to be hidden; and like a mirror, they also reflect the person looking into them.”

– Paulo Coelho

The eye expressions offer a glimpse of the hidden emotions. They reveal exactly what you feel inside. Whenever you smile, feel deserted, disgusted, or desire strongly for something, it’s clearly visible in your eyes. The eyes are like the reflection of your soul that control emotional communication.

Are you surprised to know that a pair of the human organ does so much apart from letting you see things around? Well, your eyes are precious that deserves all the love and attention. The eye makeup products can enhance their beauty to a great extent and make them look stunning. The best part is that you can create different types of looks ranging from smoky and shimmery to bold and sexy with the help of a few makeup products.

Given below is the list of glamorous eye makeup products that can transform your look within a few strokes. You can easily buy these products from the market or order online as per your convenience.

Kajal
Kajal
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Kajal is the most important eye makeup product that can be easily found in any woman’s vanity box, which they love to wear every day. It is a cosmetic that underlines the eyes, protects them from infections, and provides a soothing effect. Available in a variety of types and shades, you can purchase a kajal that’s easy to use and look absolutely fabulous on you.

Eyeliner
Eyeliner
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Eyeliner is another integral part of the eye makeup clan that make your eyes look bigger, make lashes look longer, and most importantly make your eyes stand out. It is generally applied on the upper lid. Available in the form of pencil, gel, and liquid, each of them requires particular skill and perfection to be applied to your eyes. With the help of eyeliner, you can create swooping lines, dramatic lines, or winged lines based on your preference and overall look.

Eye Shadow Primer
Eye Shadow Primer
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Eye shadow primer makes sure that your eye shadow or liquid eyeliner stays in place throughout the day. It prevents your shadow from crumpling or smudging on your eyelids and comes in a gel-like form that melts away during blending. Choose the right shade of primer that matches your complexion or is a tiny bit lighter. Take a small amount of eye shadow primer on your fingertips and blend up and outward. You can use a concealer brush to blend evenly. And let the eye shadow primer set for 1-2 minutes before applying eye shadow.

Eye Shadow
Eye Shadow
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Eye shadow is a cosmetic that comes in the form of a fine powder which is applied on the eyelids and under the eyebrow. Apart from adding depth and dimension, eye shadow makes the eyes look more attractive. The color of the eye shadow must complement your eye color. The neutral shades of salmon and bronzy gold accentuate the look of brown eyes. And the hazel eyes look best with the shade of eyeshades ranging between green and brown.

Mascara
Mascara
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Mascara is a key eye cosmetic that is used to darken, thicken, lengthen, and define the eyelashes. It makes your eye look brighter and fuller. Made up of the combination of oils and waxes, mascara provides pigmentation and uniformity. It is also available in bright and vibrant shades of black, blue, red, pink, and yellow. One suggestion- Always go for waterproof mascara!

Eyebrow Enhancer
Eyebrow Enhancer
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Over time, the eyebrows lose their volume and luster. Eyebrow enhancers do the magic to well-groom your eyebrows that makes a huge difference to your entire face. They help increase the eyebrow length, darkness, and thickness that makes them look fuller and nourished and give them a perfect desirable shape.

Eyelash Extensions
Eyelash Extensions
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Eyelash extensions are a huge relief for people who are not blessed with fuller eyebrows and doesn’t like to use mascara to make them look darker and thicker. There are three types of lash extensions available- synthetic, silk, and mink. With the help of specially formulated, semi-permanent glue these extensions can be applied to the eyelash line to enhance the length and volume of eyelashes. They do not cause any irritation to eyes nor damage the natural eyelashes. Their application takes almost two hours and stays for around a year with touch-ups suggested every three to four weeks.

Hurry up and fill your vanity box with these essential eye makeup products!

The seasons keep changing all year, but there is one season that’s constant and we can’t get enough of it. Any guesses what are we talking about? Yes, the much fun and loved party season that stays in full swing throughout the year!

Be it a fancy dinner party with colleagues, BFF’s gathering or club night with your handsome man, looking your glam best is one of the great things about parties. And playing dress up is always fun-

  1. A) Because it makes you look different and attractive.
  2. B) It makes you look more confident.

Now finding the perfect party outfit can be a whole lot of work. You need something that brings out the best in you and makes you feel comfortable at the same time. Whether you are a girl who loves to shine in shimmery sequin dress or a woman who prefer an elegant black dress, we have got it all covered for you.

Presenting to you the list of highly desirable and perfect party dresses that will quench your thirst for the ultimate party season wardrobe.

Little Black Dress
Little Black Dress
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It’s a staple but timeless and works well for every occasion. This simple and feminine dress makes you look chic and allows you to be yourself. Just throw in a pair of heels and minimal jewelry! You’ll notice heads turning, once you walk in the room.

Sequin Dress
Sequin Dress
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A perfect option to amp up your party game. The sparkly, all-body sequinned dresses will glitter details are for the nights that you will always remember. You can choose them in mini, midi or maxi dresses, whatever works for you!

Mini Dress
Mini Dress
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The killer mini dress in any style or color is the perfect outfit for day, night, and the last-minute parties. You can team them up with heels for a glamorous look or style with white kicks for a cool, casual look.

Bodycon Dress
Bodycon Dress
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The hottest of all- glamorous bodycon dresses are the perfect fit for date night. They embrace your curves and hug your figure in all the right places. So grab yourself one and pair with the right accessories to dance the night away!

Lace Dress
Lace Dress
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An absolute treat for summer parties that gives you comfort without compromising with your style game. Keep scrolling through lace dresses that come in different patterns, style, and embroidered details. You definitely need one of these in your wardrobe, which can be accessorized with loop earrings to make a style statement.

Strapless Dress
Strapless Dress
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When you don’t mind showing a little bit of your flawless skin and chiseled beauty bones, a strapless dress is your go-to option for party wear. Team up with an elegant minimalistic neckpiece and your favorite lip color to look your best. All the compliments will be your way and some flirty looks too!

One-Shoulder Dress
One-Shoulder Dress
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Something that will show a glimpse of your skin while keeping up all the support. Offering a unique neckline, the one-shoulder dress trend is worth following. For all the major parties coming up, dress up in a one-shoulder dress and make heads turn.

Skater Dress
Skater Dress
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The skater dress offers both style and comfort, which all girls would love to have. Be it the first date or a cocktail party, sporting a stunning skater dress along with right footwear and accessories will make your friends envy of your super cool dressing style.

Backless Dress
Backless Dress
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Sexy & sophisticated, you would want to save this bold dress for special parties. Hope you’re getting the hint! It will not only make you look hot but also present as a confident super lady. Someone who knows what she wants and how to get it!

Shift Dress
Shift Dress
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Everyone’s favorite and perfect for women of all shapes and sizes. They fall straight down from your shoulders and are less body-hugging, which means super comfortable. From work parties to semi-formal events, these are your go-to attires. Pair your shift dress with sexy heels to add a little bit of glam to your free-flowing look.

As Kate Spade quoted once, “Playing dress-up begins at age five, and never truly ends,” so keep up your dressing game. And dress up like you are about to take over the world!

We ladies have so much to look after & that includes getting ready too. Every morning we have a to-do list for the entire day before we even take a fresh breath of air to thank god that we made alive another day in this world. For women working it gets hard to make decisions every morning about what to wear. Here are 5 basic must-haves that are also extremely versatile. Having these can make it easy for you to repeat clothes and still keep your fashion statement on point.

1.    White Shirt
White Shirt
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A white shirt can go long way if you know just how to pair it with different things in your wardrobe. The color white can get along with almost everything. Pairing your white shirt with a pair of blue jeans and a pair of nude heels/pumps or just simple flats (because of the comfort) looks casual and comfortable. The attire is effortless and classy. A White shirt can be coupled with a long pencil skirt and heels for that matter. And if you don’t want anyone to notice if you were to be repeating your shirt, add a denim jacket on top of it or wear it with a t-shirt inside and keep the buttons open. A white shirt attire can turn heads trust me!

2.    LBD
LBD
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Moving on to the next item, LBD as we all know it. I suggest every woman must have at least one Little Black Dress in her wardrobe. It is such a versatile and statement piece. It can be dressed button up or down. Wear it just as it is, or add that classy white shirt on top of it. You can add a denim jacket on it, or a simple t-shirt and in winters you can throw a trench coat on top of it, add some stockings and heeled-boots and you’ll be good to go. You can also pair this LBD with a long shrug or kimono in summers with your work footwear and voila! LBDs are a staple piece in our wardrobe that can make a statement, however.

3.    Classic Pair of Heels
Classic Pair of Heels
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Owning a classic pair of heels can make dressing up so easy! Just go out at any brand, find yourself a classic black heel, strap, no strap, pumps, wedges, or whatsoever! A pair of black heels can make your whole outfit go from okay-ish to WhAAATTTTT! One thing that you need to take care is they must be comfortable to walk around. Wear them with jeans, trousers, palazzos, skirts, dresses basically anything and everything. Heels are women’s best friend. And you can never go wrong or too much with heels. They’re the perfect possessions in our wardrobe. Invest in good & comfortable heels.

4.    Blazer
Blazer
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Blazers play an important role in our wardrobe. They are the quintessential outfits for every woman. You can throw a blazer on a shirt, t-shirt, LBD and you’ll be good to go. Investing in a good blazer can make you go versatile with so many different styles. Blazers can be worn in winters, or even if it’s just mildly chill. You can carry it with you to your workplace and just keep it there as an option of any sudden meeting. Become an unconventional slayer in your group by possessing a classy & yet a casual blazer.

5.    Dainty Statement Jewellery
Dainty Statement Jewellery
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This is one thing that can amp up your whole outfit in seconds. Any dainty statement jewelry piece can make it look so dressy. Become a hoarder of dainty jewelry pieces for styling minimal yet classy. A single piece of neckpiece can change the whole outfit perspective. Or add a touch of sophistication with elegant statement earrings. Wearing jewelry to work can be a tricky choice. One doesn’t have to go all out there. A Single piece of chain with a little pendant, layered neckpieces or loops can work their charm. Try this and you’ll be amazed how a little piece of jewelry can amp up your outfit.

These wardrobe essentials need no explanation and can never go passé. They can be your foundation for your styling wardrobe. Add the right basics to achieve the best wardrobe. Try these staple styles by mixing and matching.

Home isn’t a place, it’s a feeling.

– Cecelia Ahern

Your home is not just a living space. It is the reflection of your personality and ideas that define your living standard. Home is the place where you love to return to at the end of each day that enhances your comfort. With the incorporation of different aspects of home décor, you can make your home look like right out of a picture book.

A decade ago, interior designing was much of a professional’s deal as it involved a lot of work from choosing the right fabrics to colors and then combining them together to create a tasteful space. But thanks to the gazillions of home décor ideas available online and of course not to forget the dreamlike Instagram pictures. They definitely give us home décor goals and inspire us to turn our home into a beautiful abode even on a tight budget/

Because furniture is just not enough to add warmth to your home and make it look welcoming, we are introducing here some amazing home décor items that you can feature in your home to improve its overall look and make it look more elegant.

Hang Wall Art
Hang Wall Art
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From photo frames to classic art pieces, hanging wall art adds a personality to the home. Make sure the artwork you select is the right size and color for the wall you are decorating. And it needs to be hung on the wall very strategically where it gets the maximum attention. The size matters a lot. The artwork shouldn’t be too small to get overlooked by the adjacent furniture and not to be too big to look as it is all over the space.

Cushions for Comfort
Cushions for Comfort
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Cushions are the right ways to add a pop of color to your home. An easy way to accessorize your living area and brighten it up. Mix and match the colors with other elements in the house for symmetry, but don’t go overboard with cushions. They should serve the purpose of making your home look vibrant and offering comfort during long sitting hours.

Window Accessories
Window Accessories
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When it comes to window draperies, stick to linen, cotton or silk (if your budget allows). The neutral color drapes will make for a cozy and comfortable vibe while the sheer drapes will offer a classy look to the home. You can also play with bright and playful colors to add warmth to your abode. The wood blinds or bamboo shades are also an alternative way to dress up your windows and compliment your home décor.

Use Mirrors Tactically
Use Mirrors Tactically
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Did you know that mirrors can add visual space to your home? And they are perfect to make space look larger than it actually is. Using large mirrors on the walls of your house reflects the room back and make it look more spacious, almost double the actual size. The placement of the mirror should be on the right wall to maximize its effect on the décor. The mirrors should reflect something striking like artwork or lighting objects.

Make a Difference with Decorative Light Fixtures
Make a Difference with Decorative Light Fixtures
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Lighting plays an important role in changing the way your home look and feel. Without spending a fortune, you can buy unique designer light fixtures at budget-friendly prices. Ranging from contemporary, eclectic, and vintage to inverted hanging lights, you can choose the lights that go well with your interiors to add more grace to your home.

Use Area Rugs
Use Area Rugs
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The rugs can be used to outline or separate areas. Select a rug that provides enough space for both the couch and table to create a better space. Do not use tiny rugs because they make a room look small and congested.

Display Decorative Pieces
Display Decorative Pieces
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The accessories give an enhancing look to a home. You can use antique and contemporary decorative pieces made up of metal, wood, terracotta, and stone on the coffee table, bedside table and wall shelves to add a charm to your beautiful home and make it look more sophisticated. Make sure you group the decorative objects by color and concentrated in a few areas to create a special focal point.

Even if you are on a budget, you can create a home of your dreams with the amazing décor ideas mentioned above.

Fashion is a tough nut to crack, especially in winters. This winter, we round up some weird fashion fails that can make you say ‘what the…?’ One needs to understand that winter can look fashionable yet comfortable. Why is ‘Skin show’ a fashion statement, specifically in winters? If you ever find out an answer to this, do hit us up in the comment section below!

Here are some wackiest fashion trends of winter:

Ripped Jeans

Ripped Jeans
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There are things that can make you doubt their existence. Ripped jeans are one of them. They look cool in summers but in winters? What’s even their purpose? We see girls walking around in thigh/knee high boots, sweaters and ripped jeans! Such fashion statements can make you go bonkers. There’s still some winter breeze going through the tiny distressed holes, sister! You may want to take care of that.

Crop Sweatshirts/Sweaters

Crop Sweatshirts/Sweaters
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Next on our list is yet another brainstorming fashion trend, crop sweater or sweatshirts. When we hear the word sweater, all we could think of is a comfy, cozy & warm clothing item. But fashion has evolved. And this evolving fashion goes over our head.  A lot of women find them cute or let’s say ‘dope’. Last time when we checked, the purpose of sweaters were to keep us warm during the cold weather. Sweater and sweatshirts being cropped can still be considered when the weather is mildly cold. We still won’t take them into consideration. SMH

Cold Shoulders

Cold Shoulders
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Talking about crop sweaters and sweatshirts, we cannot skip cold shoulder sweaters. While this looks super cool and airy in summers, it looks equally discomforting in winters. Why would someone wear a sweater but with two big holes on either of the shoulders? The sight of it gives me chills, reminds me how cold it is! Well agreed, it can still be worn in mildly cold weather like in fall. But to take it further in winters…it’s just sheer stupidity.

Netted Sweaters

Netted Sweaters
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With cold shoulders, crop sweaters, there’s another one that just cannot serve the purpose it is supposed to go with its name! Netted sweaters- still a better option if you wear something underneath, something warm and layer it with something, still looks comfortable. But it still makes me doubt its existence!

Finger Cut Gloves

Finger Cut Gloves
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Saved the best for the last, finger cut gloves! Gloves are supposed to keep our hands warm and we get it, with the evolving lives that requires interaction with technology. Technology like mobile phones, laptops, biometric and etc. The option is either you wear it or you don’t wear it. Leaving your fingertips, just the tips exposed to cold, they get numb! Raising the question, why? I’d suggest you wear it while you travel and once you’re inside your office/school/college/homes, you can easily work with warm-enough hands! It does make sense right? Fingerless gloves do serve a purpose but it still makes us doubt the purpose of warming our hands while the fingertips are peeping out of them!

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Fashion is evolving. And how! This blog pretty much talks about some silly stuff that many of you might not relate to. “Fashion” is about comfort and feeling good. What’s the point if you are not comfortable because it is quite visible that when you wear such pieces, you’ll shiver and shrink! Why keep your health at stake because of making a statement or impressing anyone? Confidence is the key to make any fashion trend to stand out and make an impact! If you’re not confident enough to pull it, it definitely is going down. Winter clothing can be classy and fashionable too. Try trench coats, high waist jeans, knee high boots, and a lot more. Want to know few basic that can make you look fashionable and stylish even in winters? I’d get back with another blog with few basics to style and be equally fashionable but comfortable and confident! Self-confidence is the best outfit, so style it and rock it! Alas, it’s your choice. Maybe they’re comfortable, just not to us!

Darjeeling located in West Bengal was the Summer resort for the British Elite class back in the pre-independence time. Darjeeling has always remained famous for three things. Firstly is the Black Tea- the aroma of this tea is believed to be the best in this world and till today the best quality of Darjeeling tea is sent to the Buckingham Palace because the Queen loves it. Secondly, the railway transport of Darjeeling is also famous which is a narrow gauge railway and is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thirdly, the British-style public schools here attracts students from all over India and the world. But the most important point is, of course, Kangchenjunga- the world’s 3rd highest mountain. But apart from these identities of Darjeeling, do you know that shopping in Darjeeling should also be an important part of your tour plan.

Take a look at these famous points for shopping in Darjeeling and come back home with many memories from the land of Kangchenjunga.

The Mall Road
The Mall Road
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Coming to Darjeeling and not visiting the famous Mall Road is no less than a crime. You would get everything here and thus you must have enough time in your hand to shop here. Fancy jewelry items, woolen clothes, Pashmina Shawls, trendy jackets for both men and women, scarves, sweaters, cardigans, mysterious Tibetan masks, and other handmade souvenirs grace this market. And you must also go to the Glenary’s if you love the baked food! Hit this place between 8 A.M. and 7 P.M.

Nehru Road
Nehru Road
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Placed on the Hill Cart Road, you would see small shops in this market that is set up by the local people only to earn their means of livelihood. Why is it a must visit? Because of the delightful street shopping chance that every shopaholic would love. The non-shopaholics would also love the vibrant atmosphere of Nehru Road shops. Apart from the small shops, recently, some branded shops have also opened their outlets here. And the State Government also added a Handicrafts Emporium which is soul satisfying for sure. Apart from art and craft, you would love the varieties of Darjeeling tea, woolen clothes in latest designs, Khuree or Gorkha Knives, leather handbags, small souvenirs, Pashmina Shawls, and peaceful Buddha statues.

Ghum Monastery Market
Ghum Monastery Market
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If you are in Darjeeling, then the mesmerizing sunrise and sunset must be there in your “To Do” list. Ghum Monastery is a beautiful location to witness both these- sunrise and sunset. You would realize that the poets were true while describing the beauty of nature and all those people who have said you romantic things about sunrise and sunset were also true. Actually, the best time to visit this market is post-sunrise and sunset. Amongst the monks, while soaking the chilling wind and getting enticed by nature, your shopping in Darjeeling is definitely going to be an unforgettable experience. You can collect many Tibetan artefacts from here like the prayer wheels, prayer flags, singing bowls, bags, and Thangas- Tibetan wall paintings.

Batasia Loop Market
Batasia Loop Market
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It is called loop market because of its location. Batasia is a street shopping destination that is situated in Ghum and Darjeeling’s loop line. If you know how to bargain in markets, then this is the right place to shop for some top quality bags. Without feeling a burning sensation in your pocket. Along with bags, you can also buy accessories for women, woolen goods, and home décor items. There is also a toy train here and you must enjoy this ride. 9 A.M to 6 P.M. is the time to head for this small but beautiful market.

Teesta Bazaar
Teesta Bazaar
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As the market is located near the nostalgic and peaceful Teesta river, the market is called Teesta Bazar. Coming out of the shell of a metropolitan city, when you see a market surrounded by a large expanse of hills and greenery- you are surely going to be shocked. Yes, this is also India- the land of diversity. Now, on a daily basis, tourists drop here to go ahead to Siliguri or Gangtok or Darjeeling. Actually, you would cross this sprawling market while on your way to Darjeeling uphills as it is located on the Siliguri-Gangtok highway. Expensive and reasonable- you would get things here at both rates. Handicrafts sell here the most along with other things like hunting shoes, copperware, silverware, footwear, wall paintings, and lanterns.

You can come here anytime between 8 A.M and 6 P.M. Once you are done with your shopping, treat yourself with some piping hot momos served with soup and spicy chutney!

Mumbai is known as the financial capital of India. All the rich and famous people live here. Mumbai is in the wish-list of many people across India majorly for being the seat of Bollywood. But apart from that, Mumbai is quite a vibrant place with lip-smacking street food, wonderful architecture, and of course the roaring Arabian Sea. On one side lies the rich and cream of the society and on the other side lies the poor and dejected Dharavi- world’s largest slum. So, Mumbai is a place of a stark contradiction too. Therefore, very easily, you would find the posh and luxurious products at both at expensive rates and cheap rates. In this blog, I will let you know some of the best yet cheapest shopping destinations in Mumbai.

So, in case you are new to Mumbai or on a trip to Mumbai, you must visit the markets mentioned below and buy the amazing things at rational rates.

Colaba Causeway
Colaba Causeway
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If you are a shopaholic, then you would be mesmerized with the collection of Colaba Causeway market. Those funky bags, colorful t-shirts with catchy slogans, simple to heavily worked clothes, household items, jewelry – both traditional and modern, brass items, handicraft items, crystals, and a large variety of incense sticks are found here. So, if your new home in Mumbai requires necessary ingredients to deck up, then you must walk through the lanes of Colaba Causeway. The local people of Mumbai visit this market on weekends and tourists also never forget to shop from here.

Crawford Market
Crawford Market
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The other name of this market is Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai. This is a famous market for fruits and vegetables. Generally, this market is very crowded where you would find toys, beautiful home décor figurines, henna or Mehendi artists, etc. Crawford market is majorly inhabited by Muslim people and thus you would see the green flags and the melodious Azaan fills the air beautifully. Amidst the fast changing time, this market still retains the old-world style. It springs from a colonial building that reminds of the old times of the British era. So, visit this market located in Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort.

Zaveri Bazaar
Zaveri Bazaar
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Zaveri Bazaar is one of India’s most glittering markets. If you are in Mumbai, then you must visit this market once. You are surely going to be mesmerized by the luxurious aura, royal embellishments, and the brilliant creativity of the artisans here. The popular name of this Zaveri Bazaar is “Glittering Market”. It is famous for jewelry items of all kinds and gems. Located at the North of Crawford market, this Zaveri Bazaar would require a whole day or two for you to properly explore. Just like Crawford Market, this Zaveri Bazaar is also a shopping spot that has sprung from old colonial buildings.

These buildings of the 19th century built in Victorian-Gothic style stands the test of time and have been a witness to the changing world around them. The most famous names of this market are- Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri, Dwarkadas Chandumal, UTZ, and Dhirajlal Bhimji Zaveri. So, visit this market between 10 A.M and 7:30 P.M. except Sundays in Bhuleswar of South Mumbai.

Fashion Street
Fashion Street
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Located in MG Road of South Mumbai, this Fashion Street is the place for all the fashionistas. From Gucci to Dolce & Gabbana, Puma to Nike – every brand is here at a low or cheap price. You would find, fake, real, first hand, and second hand all types of clothes, clutches, bags, and other accessories. This market has near about 150 stalls and is mainly famous among college students or teenagers. They come to shop here and go home happy with their branded t-shirts, bags, and shoes and also save some pocket money!

Mirchi Galli
Mirchi Galli
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As the name itself suggests, this market specializes in chili and various other spices and condiments required in our Indian cuisine. You would find the premium quality nits, dry fruits, snacks, sweets, and after-meal digestive spices. Mirchi Galli in Mumbai is more than 100 years old and people from all over Mumbai drop here to shop the best spices. The spices and dry fruits are sourced from authentic dealers and that’s why the top-class quality is guaranteed. It is open from Monday to Saturday from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. So, don’t forget to visit this market located at the end of the Crawford Market leading to Jama Masjid.

Girls, Bollywood inspired lehngas are our dream dress! We all daydream about Sabyasachi and Manish Malhotra’s designer pieces. And yet we know, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea to afford the same. But “shaadi karungi toh Kareena wala lehnga pehen ke karungi nahi toh dulhe ko bolo tata-bye bye ho jaye”, as quoted by Alia Bhatt in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya, we all want it to happen. As easy as it may sound to hush away the ladka wallas just for a lehenga, it’s not. Growing up watching Karan Johar’s grand weddings set up, we somewhere have pictured ourselves wearing the heavy, embroidered, and embedded with stones blinding us with their shine lehngas. Hands down, it’s our DREAM to walk down to our handsome grooms wearing that. Alas, it’s all in a dream, we know it. Now if we’re done with the nostalgia, let’s come back to the reality. And coming back to the reality here’s a happy news for you, we bring you the ultimate gem for all you beautiful brides-to-be!

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As much as we know what we want for our D-Day, we know Chandni Chowk is the hub for some really gorgeous looking ethnic designs also because of the affordable prices this place offers. Adding to your excitement, this treasure is loaded with lehngas that are breath-taking.

How to reach to Navya Collection Chandani Chowk Delhi?

To reach Navya Collection, we suggest you take the metro considering the fact that the place is flooding with humans at any given time of the day! You’ll eventually experience this once you start exploring the place. FYI, Do not travel by road to get there on weekends, you may get stuck there for life (Over exaggerating is our thing!) De-board the metro at Chandni Chowk Metro station and start walking towards jalebiwala or take a rickshaw to Dariba Kalan. Once you reach spot Nav Nidhi shop and right adjacent to it you’ll find Navya Collection.

Navya Collection, Chandni Chowk

Navya Collection
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This store offers you bridal, non-bridal, girlish, party gowns lehngas with the price range starting from Rs.750 to according to your liking. Here comes the star of the show, you can also find BOLLYWOOD DESIGNER REPLICAS. The quality of these replicas is nothing to compromise for. This hidden gem brings you replicas of Sabyasachi, Manish Malhotra, and few higher-end designers.  For what it’s worth, we loved the collection. Their 2018 premium & exclusive collection has some really magnificent designs that are actually to die for. In such an affordable range, this deal is a steal.

Furthermore, if you lack knowledge of quality and design, you need not to worry. The staff of the store guides you through your experience. They’ll let you know the make and the elements that you’ll be enticed to buy the attire! Rather than spending all your money on the designer lehngas and gowns, invest in such replicas or in their original designs because they’re worth it! Navya Collection is a lifestyle or fashion bloggers’ favorite if they’re residing in Delhi. You’ll find a bunch of videos to witness their magic while you sip your tea. But we urge to go and see for yourself as it offers you with the best of their collection of different colors & designs. So now that you know the secret to your #weddinglookgoals, slay and steal some hearts this shaadi season.

 

Fashion! It is an ever-changing industry. Fashion Trends keep changing every few months. What was considered trendy in July won’t be trendy in December and this is the beauty of this industry. Designers come up with new ideas every single day by putting their heart and soul into it. Moreover, it often makes a comeback like the Big Loose Shirts from 90s made its way back to 2018, bell sleeves from the 70s or patchwork denim from 80s. Good fashion choices always find their way back.

But apart from all the amazing fashion trends, there are some disastrous ones too! The trends which are followed by many but no one actually understands them. Not everything titled as the latest fashion trend looks good. Here is a list of 5 fashion trends I do not find as trendy as they sound:

Too Much of Ripped!
Too Much of Ripped!
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Don’t get me wrong, I love ripped jeans. Ripped jeans are amazing and they do make your outfit look trendy. What I fail to understand is that why did people take this trend to another? They have started to wear not only ripped jeans but super ripped jeans. Wearing ripped jeans is one thing and wearing torn is another. You can’t just wear something which looks torn and roam around the streets. When you look someone wearing super ripped jeans, you might think they took it too far but hey, no! Ever seen people wearing ripped jeggings? Yes, that’s what taking it too far looks like. It is not the right material to rip and it looks terrible.

Furry Slides
Furry Slides
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I always wonder why do people wear furry slides. I mean what purpose do they serve? Do they look good? No! Do they keep your feet warm? No! Do they make one look sloppy? Yes! Why wear something which looks terrible and makes no sense.

You do not have to follow every fashion trend celebrities follow. Their life is way different than ours. They do not have to use public transport wearing those fashion trends. STOP wearing Furry Slides people!

Sweater Crop Tops
Sweater Crop Tops
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Last time I checked, sweaters were supposed to make you feel warm. They are supposed to cover you when it’s cold not make you feel cold. Does it make any sense to wear something warm which isn’t covering you or protecting you from the cold? Just because it looks good, doesn’t mean you have to fall sick. Most people who wear Sweater crops tops complaint about being cold! Why wear it, people? Didn’t you decide to wear a sweater because you were cold?

Fake Tanning
Fake Tanning
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Now this is pure hypocrisy! We mock people for a darker skin shade and yet want our skin shade to be darker? Do you realize that it makes one look fake and stupid! Whereas people with a darker skin colour want to be fair? Stop messing around with your skin colour. Every shade is beautiful and even if one wants to go for a tan, then why do you go for over tanning? It does not look good! Remember Ross from friends with his Tan look? Yes, that’s how you look with a fake tan.

Extreme Eyebrows
Extreme Eyebrows
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So what’s the obsession with faking your eyebrows? Thick eyebrows look nice but so does thin ones. Why do people need to fill their eyebrows with eyebrow pencil? It looks good, and I understand people like doing it. What looks bad is overdoing them! Like you might have seen people with more eyebrow pencil than the real eyebrow! What’s that about? It looks fake, doll!

Chokers
Chokers
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This is something I will never understand! Why are chokers so cool and why are they trendy? These are often referred to as bold fashion! In my opinion, Chokers are similar to a dog’s collarbone!

So, these are the fashion trends I feel shouldn’t be called trendy! Although everyone has their own comfort zone and fashion sense but hey, it wouldn’t hurt to go for something better, something which doesn’t make you look awful. You don’t have to go for everything celebrities wear. In my opinion, fashion is something which makes one feel good and comfortable, not what’s trendy!

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