The year is 2016. Your Instagram feed is filled with fashion bloggers wearing clothes of high-end brands given to them, mostly free, for promotion. You walk up to your wardrobe, open it and let out a big sigh, wondering if and when you’ll be wearing exclusive, branded clothes just like them. You muster the courage to break your savings, walk to Zara and buy classy, expensive clothes. But you come home and cry, because what you’ve bought today isn’t nearly enough to satisfy your hunger.
Fret not. NearFox brings to you the ultimate list of Bandra stores that are exclusively export-surplus, selling the likes of Hollister, Zara, Chloe, Paul Smith, Armani, Louis Vuitton and Dior, to name a few. These clothes are so budget-friendly, you’ll want to own the whole store. The best thing about shopping here is their exclusive collection, which means you”re unlikely to run into someone on the street wearing the same stuff. (Boy! is that embarrassing?)
Here are five shops in Bandra where the rupee will smile – as will you.
1. Cherry Fig, Bandra West
This is as good as an export surplus shop gets. You will find tops for Rs 400, dresses for Rs 600 and a pair of good fitting jeans for about Rs 800-1000. They have two branches in Bandra.
2. Clothes Rack, Bandra West
Probably the most well-known on this list, they are well spread out with shops in Andheri, Vile Parle, Bandra and Breach Candy. The Bandra store has a huge collection of jeans, tops, dresses and the like for both men and women.
3. Mesh Clothing, Khar
A shop where you will find the cutest dresses, dungarees and jumpsuits. You can’t give Mesh a miss if you are looking for a really special dress. They have some pretty good stuff for kids as well.
4. Crash Boom Bang, Bandra West
Boys, it’s your chance, finally. At Crash Boom Bang, men can pick up uber cool shirts and shorts for a bargain. There are two outlets just a few feet away from each other. The old one is a little lighter on the pocket compared to the new one, but there is little to choose between the two.
Dheeraj Sneh Building, Shop No. 5/A, 30th Road, Pali Naka, Bandra West, Mumbai-400052
5. H2O the cloths store, Bandra West
When it comes to export surplus shops, H2O has built a name for itself over the years. They’re a little heavy on the pocket, but boast of an amazing collection of clothes, bags, shoes and accessories. A sale at H2O is to-die-for.