Posted on 25 January 2012.
Here is a new cotton paradise for Kochiites. Cotton Hut has hit Kochi with an exclusive collection of cotton wears. You can shop kurtis, dupattas, stoles, salwar materials and patialas from here. You get to select some trendy haram pants, which is the in-thing in fashion now, from Cotton Hut. Both men and women can choose apparels from here. The shop located at Panampilly Nagar, is a place you would not want to miss checking out.
Cotton Hut has been into business since the past two months, and the response they have been getting from Kochiites is quite remarkable. “We sell our goods at the best reasonable rates. As we manufacture the apparels for our store, we ensure that they are of the best quality”, says Dinesh, Owner of Cotton Hut. You get to shop some trendy skirts that come at prices of 400-800 rupees and tops worth 500 and more.
There are night wears and pyjamas for both men and women. Work out trousers (for both genders), clothes for babies, etc. are the other clothes that you can check out from Cotton Hut. Dinesh adds “We are supplying for 52 clubs on the onset of the Olympics 2012”. Well, so now we know they master in quality as well! The shop is a family business, and they are all excited about the store being opened in Kochi as our city is now one of the India’s most sought after fashion hub.
You can stitch your clothes from here. You buy a salwar material from Cotton Hut, and you get a discount when you stitch it from there!
Drop in at Cotton Hut: ‘HB-29’, Sreyas Palace, 4th Cross Road, Panampilly Nagar, Cochin- 36. You can ping them at 0484- 2313058/59 or mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Posted on 05 November 2010.
What do girls do when they are bored? They shop. But what do girls do when they are bored and broke? They window shop! Yup, there are a lot of women out there who find shopping a thoroughly enjoyable and therapeutic experience, but opt for window shopping when they are low on dough. There aren’t many feelings on earth that match the soft feel of silk on your skin, the smell of pure leather and looking longingly at a pair of stilettos. But when you are hitting a low financially, you cannot bag any of those. Now that shouldn’t deprive a girl of this wonderful and rejuvenating experience which is almost like a birth right, isn’t it? That is when you can get out and have some fun window shopping.
But window shopping is no easy task. Just like every other task, this requires specific skills. Some women can crumble when the enquiring sales girls hover them with their demanding questions. Girls, don’t buckle under pressure. Follow these steps and you will be a pro.
1. Do your research well. Barge into places where you are sure that the sales staffs don’t nag you with questions like “but WHY don’t u like it”? Chose a customer-friendly place, and one that doesn’t let you feel that they are doing you a favour by letting you check out their stuff. In short, chose a place which lets you be you.
2. As soon as you get into a place, scan around and get a grasp of what the store DOESN’T have. And ask for EXACTLY that. You can even use your prior shopping experience to help you decide that. Let them feel inferior for not having what you want. Watch out for that apologetic look on their faces. Pretend like you want only what you have asked for, but you are still looking around just to see if there is a vague possibility of finding something even remotely interesting. You are just obliging and doing them a favour by giving them a chance even when they don’t really match your standards. Now they will be eager to please you and will encourage you to look around.
3. Pretend that you are there to buy a gift for someone. That way, even if you find something irresistibly awesome, you can say that your friend (whom you are gifting) won’t like this. So you will be spared that look of utter belief which is usually thrown at someone who cannot appreciate something good. You are the classy lady with good taste, ofcourse! But along with lot of class, you also have a big throbbing heart generous enough to befriend those with bad taste and even get them gifts.
4. Always have the name of some nice and fancy colours at the tip of your tongue ready to roll out when nothing works. You can say “I totally love the design and the cut, but I want it in a deep shade of “Blush” or “Eton blue”. And come up with an expression on your face to match that absolute despair in your voice. The sales staff will empathize with your deep misery.
So go girls. Have some fun!
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