Chic Accessories: Essential picks for all budgets (Part 2)

Chic Accessories: Essential picks for all budgets (Part 2)

Budget: Rs 1001- Rs 2000 for each accessory.

Fun college bag

Every college girl needs a bag that shows off her quirky side. And has space for books.

Try: Messenger bag from Unhappily Married (Rs 1400)

Happily Unmarried-messenger_bag 1400

Classic ring:

A sleek, elegant ring is a multi-purpose piece of jewellery. Looks great with saris and dresses, at a wedding and party, with minimal looks and bling.

Try: Silver ring with stone from Lucera (Rs 1095)

Lucera silver ring with stone 1095

 

Everyday wallet:

What you need from a wallet- a colour you like, some detailing, and enough compartments to hold cash and your dad/ boyfriend’s credit card. 😉

Try: Wallet from Wills Lifestyle (Rs 1699)

 

wallet wills lifestyle 1699

 

Ballerinas:

Slip into comfortable ballerinas for college, office or a casual date. Or when the heels begin hurting you.

Try: Ballet flats from Catwalk (Rs 1295)

Catwalk ballet flats 1295

Chic News: Junglee is here, brings limited fashion choices

Amazon.com’s Junglee is here! I was quite excited to know Amazon.com had finally made a foray into India so I’ve spent good amount of time over the past few days on the website.

junglee-logo

Junglee.com’s got over 1.2 crore products to choose from with over 14,000 brands selling books to electronics to clothes to garden furniture. But of course, I’m more interested in the fashion. 🙂

Brands, brands, brands

On the fashion front at Junglee, there’s not-so-good news- the fashion choices on the website are still limited.

Junglee-clothing

While there are quite a few big fashion and accessories brands on their seller list, Junglee still has a long way to go to make a mark. Especially if you compare it with amazon.com and amazon.co.uk’s brands- they’ve got some really cool brands like Mango, Desigual, Diesel, Gas and Esprit, among others.

Currently, the fashion (clothes and accessories) brands on Junglee.com include Label by Ritu Kumar, Satya Paul, Fab India, Hidesign, Gitanjali, Bata, Puma and a handful of others.

Facing the fashion competition

Junglee will have to face competition from the fashion and flash sales websites that have been around for a while (Fashion and You, 99 Labels, Myntra) along with the more recent launches (Freecultr, BeStylish.com).

I would love to see Junglee’s fashion section acquire a strong local flavour with focus on Indian brands and designers like Latin Quarters, Wills Lifestyle, Metro, AND, Seven East… you get the drift. Junglee could even seek to carve out a niche in this area as a supporter and an online store for several Indian brands.

Some cool international brands would be fun too! It would be good to see top brands on Amazon during the season throughout the year, instead of just seeing old maal on flash sales sites.

In terms of user experience, the website is easy to navigate, clutter-free and has a good range of filters—like price, colours, sellers and brand.

Junglee-clothing-filters

Waiting to grow

Of course, it’s still the early stages for the site and for Amazon in India (someone told me Amazon has big plans for India and Junglee is only a beachhead for them). I assume the folks at Junglee will be working hard to expand their fashion brand base… fingers crossed!

What do you think of Junglee.com?