Chic Alert: It’s sales season again!

It’s July, and it’s time for bargain hunting at the monsoon sales in almost every store across India. So break your piggybank, demand a salary/ pocket money hike, and hit the mall like there’s no tomorrow.

For our shopaholics’ convenience, here’s a list of fashion stores/ brands on sale. Print it out, mark your preferences and carry it with you to the mall. Tick off your list as you dole out the cash.

Clothes (stand-alone brands/ designers)

  1. AND
  2. Global Desi
  3. Anita Dongre
  4. Ranna Gill
  5. Globus: 40% off
  6. Ed Hardy: Up to 50% off
  7. Zara
  8. H&A
  9. Chemistry: up to 50% off
  10.   Promod: up to 50% off
  11.   Latin Quarters: up to 60% off
  12. French Connection: flat 30% off for men, up to 50% off for women

Lingerie

  1. La Senza: up to 50% off

Accessories

  1. Nine West: 40-60% off
  2. Charles & Keith: up to 30% off
  3. Reebok: Flat 40% off
  4. Citywalk: 50% off

reebok sale

Multi-brand/ designer stores

  1. Mogra: up to 80% off
  2. Re: up to 70% off
  3. Ensemble: up to 70% off; from July 7-9, 2011

Jeans/ casual wear

  1. Lee: up to 50% off
  2. Pepe Jeans: up to 60% off
  3. Levi’s

Beauty (Special Offer)

b:blunt’s Monsoon Manicure Madness: every new customer gets a complimentary manicure. Existing customers can recommend a friend and get a free mani.

Have a great shopping weekend!

Chic accessory trend: Cross-body bags for casual, smart, dressy (and all other) looks

Here’s one fashion trend that’s high on style and function. Cross-body purses are cute and stylish, and they’re also the Bluetooth of bags (they keep your hands free).

And because they come in whatever style you want them to, we suggest you make a cross-body bag your best friend for the next few months.

Here’s our pick of some cool cross-body bags to go with a variety of looks:

Casual

Take your pick of colour and embellishment to go with your jeans and tee.

Below: Ballestero cross-body bag from Aldo; Ambrosiana from Hidesign.

Aldo Ballestero crossbodybagHidesign Ambrosiana02

Satchel

Great for college or work, these spacious cross-body bags with extra pockets and buckles are great to dump your wallet, keys and makeup kit!

Below: Glasto linen satchel from French Connection; City bound foldover convertible cross-body satchel from Nine West

French Connection Glasto Linen Satchel Nine West City Bound Foldover Convertible Cross Body

Dressy

Shiny, embellished or printed—match (or clash) your evening or day dress with a eye-catching sling bag or miaudière.

Below: Poppy Love clutchbox from French Connection; Party box animal minaudière; Patent shoulder bag from Zara

French Connection Poppy Love clutchbox Nine West Party Box Animal Minaudiere Zara patent shoulder bag

So which bag is your pick?

Chic accessory trend: Cross-body bags for casual, smart, dressy (and all other) looks

Here’s one fashion trend that’s high on style and function. Cross-body purses are cute and stylish, and they’re also the Bluetooth of bags (they keep your hands free).

And because they come in whatever style you want them to, we suggest you make a cross-body bag your best friend for the next few months.

Here’s our pick of some cool cross-body bags to go with a variety of looks:

Casual

Take your pick of colour and embellishment to go with your jeans and tee.

Below: Ballestero cross-body bag from Aldo; Ambrosiana from Hidesign.

Aldo Ballestero crossbodybagHidesign Ambrosiana02

Satchel

Great for college or work, these spacious cross-body bags with extra pockets and buckles are great to dump your wallet, keys and makeup kit!

Below: Glasto linen satchel from French Connection; City bound foldover convertible cross-body satchel from Nine West

French Connection Glasto Linen Satchel Nine West City Bound Foldover Convertible Cross Body

Dressy

Shiny, embellished or printed—match (or clash) your evening or day dress with a eye-catching sling bag or miaudière.

Below: Poppy Love clutchbox from French Connection; Party box animal minaudière; Patent shoulder bag from Zara

French Connection Poppy Love clutchbox Nine West Party Box Animal Minaudiere Zara patent shoulder bag

So which bag is your pick?