In a mall stacked with H&M, Zara and Forever 21, the opening of a new fast fashion store may not make a millennial’s heart leap; especially without trademark pink or cutesy music encouraging you to shop quick and hard. But let your eyes settle and you’ll spot enough patchwork emojis here to #OOTD.
Fair Leather Friend
Welcome to Lulu and Sky, Saket; the online label lets us into their closet, with a store the exact size of one. Curated with trademark Lulu style, a little bit of everything and no premeditated method to the madness, we spot a sparkly bronze maxi with a thigh-high slit holding its own next to floral culottes with braces.
This closet is curated with trademark Lulu style, a little bit of everything and no premeditated method to the madness.
White and grey lines contour the space and deep, backlit grooves showcase shoes, bags and accessories. The clothes are led and displayed by whimsy, though patience and familiarity with Lulu’s online aesthetic will help unearth pieces with potential. We find a faux leather skirt we would wear to work the second November arrives; and a black-tiered maxi resembling an angry wedding cake. Skip the resort-wear unless you’re hankering after a kurti turned into a kaftan and give the shoes a chance.
The handbags are a … uh… tribute to the Gucci Garden collection of 2016 at 1/16th the cost (we wrote more about this here), while Anya Hindmarch’s aesthetic dominates clutches and wallets.
Knock (It) Off
With only one trial room, no sign of the promised personal shopper, and 7-day exchange policy as opposed to a month's, Lulu and Sky may need some #follow4follows. That wedding-cake dress, though, is well worth a visit to the mall.
Getting There: Lulu and Sky, Select City Walk, Ground Floor, (opp Massimo Dutti). Rs. 800 for an A-line skirt (discounts running from 30-80% currently).
This review was contributed by Kakul Gautam who writes on Instagram as (@hyperbolemuch).
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