Your Guide to the Perfectly Planned End
of Season Sale
There’s no time like an end of season sale at your favourite store to upgrade your wardrobe, shoe closet and home décor. While it might be tempting to invest in the trendiest styles, it’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on more high-end essentials you’ll cherish for a longer while. The Palladium Luxury Fest has a host of options now available at up to 50% off. The sheer range and span of the offerings at nearly half the original pricing can be a tad overwhelming. But here is a handy little guide to help you prep up – so you can march in through our doors with a plan. Scroll down to browse through our end-of-season-sale checklist that will keep you on track.
Some festive flair
August marks the beginning of the vibrant festivities across the country, leading up to the auspicious wedding season. The end of season sale is thus your chance to get ahead on your holiday shopping. Don’t wait for last minute Deepawali offers to pick up all the ethnic wear you’re going to need – whether it’s a Sharara for Eid, a Chaniya Choli for Navratri or a Saree for Dussehra.
Pro-tip: You can expand your traditional wardrobe with just a couple of well-fitted blouses in neutral shades like golden or black can be teamed with anything from a saree, a lehenga or even a brightly embroidered skirt. Keep a pair of metallic heels ready for the sarees and flat Kolhapuris for the Garba nights.
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A dash of ‘retro-cool’
The great thing about vintage style is that it never goes out of fashion. Besides, retro pieces could help you create your own signature look – think Zooey Deschanel’s shift dresses and Johnny Depp’s black-framed glasses. You can even mix and match elements from different decades; polka dotted shirts from the 70s, drainpipe cuts from the 80s and goth-chic inspired chokers from the 90s. Brands like Being Human, H&M and American Eagle are steeped in fashions that will keep coming back every few seasons, keeping your wardrobe fresh and crisp for every era. And they’re all on sale right now. Make the most of it.
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Inspiration for your home
Investing in your interiors is just as important as upgrading your wardrobe. Sometimes, a home makeover is all it takes to lift your spirits. Use the sale to redecorate your favourite space with that coffee table, couch or crockery cupboard you’ve been eyeing for months on end. For small-scale transformations, refresh your furnishings – it might seem minor but is bound to make a big impact in your interiors. Check out the discounts offered by high-end brands like D’décor, Stories and India Circus for rare and tasteful home décor that endures.
It’s no secret that fashion, like art, is all about bending the rules. But, first, you must “learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” The couture-rendition of this Picasso quote is that you must stock up on the basics before you invest in the season’s flavours. The elementary checklist for women includes a little black dress, red lipstick, well-fitted denims and a plain white blouse. For men, it’s a smartly cut blazer, light coloured shirts in blue and white, a basic white tee and white sneakers – to name a few. The list might seem long, but with the sale, you can raid brands like Hugo Boss, Canali, Kazo and Cover Store for unique versions of the basics.
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A little whimsy
Once you’ve picked up the essentials, seize the chance to scale up your wardrobe with some rare pieces, to define your own personal style. Hunt for quirky prints, distinctive cuts and bold jewellery for those times you need to make a striking fashion statement. Don’t just dress for the job you want – dress for the red-carpet appearance you dream of. You never know, that eccentric ensemble you put together might just be your ticket to one.
Pro-tip: To balance out the whimsy, pair up an edgy looking piece – like a pleated pair of shorts, a bubble skirt or a floral printed shirt – with something more conventional.
Here’s wishing you lots of happy shopping this End of Season Sale-Season! Have some
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