Bombay Electric at Colaba is one of our favorite stores, currently made even sweeter by deep discounts on some seriously covetable merchandise, including clothes by Manish Arora, Pero, Morphe and more.
Pay special attention to a rack groaning under the weight of dresses, shorts, shirts and jackets by Manish Arora, perfect for when you want to invoke Charlie’s Angels or the Power Puff girls, marked down by up to 70%. See for instance an A-line skirt crowded with storm clouds, or a quilted jacket stamped with a fierce gold tiger, fit for cooler climes. If you’re hankering for an instant transformation, walk out in the blue sequined t-shirt featuring an angry antlered ram and printed shorts you can kick-box in. Plus, there is that dress drawn with an entire city, gilded in beads and silver thread, which we are sure holds magic powers. Accessorise these with leather backpacks large enough for a hairbrush and a Russian-made Izhmash as well as gem stone sunglasses that are marked down to Rs 3,000.
Downtime dresses should always be from Pero, whose sorbet-sweet red-and-white collection is also on sale – think lace insets and blooming flowers, tiny buttons and scalloped edges. If you’re feeling rich, check out the label’s SS15 line as well, delicious and wincingly expensive, with an embroidered duster coat for Rs 41,000.
Plus, there is that dress drawn with an entire city, gilded in beads and silver thread, which we are sure holds magic powers.
Spend time searching through the edges of the store, under dress racks and inside drawers – ask to see the surplus sale collections – and you’ll find unexpected treasures, like little yoga pendants and a Bottega-ish acid yellow clutch, as well as spiked hairbands and bracelets for your next undercover mission.
Good luck and Godspeed.
Getting there: Bombay Electric, 1, Reay House, Best Marg, next to Taj Hotel, Colaba, call 22876276, sale on until first week of June, Rs 3,000 for gem stone sunglasses, Rs 8,500 for a Manish Arora cloud skirt.
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