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For the family...

Shopper's Stop, New Delhi, offers a discount upto 50 per cent on men's, women's and children's clothes and shoes till September 17.

Open from 1030 hours to 1930 hours. Closed on Tuesdays.

Shopper's Stop, Ansal Plaza, Khelgaon Marg. Phone: 011-6258866.

For the book lovers...

Book Shelf, Ahmedabad, offers a 10 per cent discount on books on fiction, nonfiction, management, computers and children's books till September 18.

Open from 1030 hours to 2030 hours. Closed on Sundays.

Book Shelf, 16 City Centre, Swastik crossroads. Phone: 079-6441826.

Designer stuff and more...

Sale in Jaipur

Roop Laxmi offers a 50 per cent discount on saris, lahengas and chunnis till September 15.

Open from 1100 hours to 2130 hours. On Sundays, it remains open from 1200 hours to 1800 hours.

Roop Laxmi, 181 Johari Bazaar. Phone: 0141-566520.

For the house...

Osaka Furnishings, Station road, opposite McDonalds. Phones: 022-6146008, 6103368.

Sale on woolies

Eastern Stores, Bangalore, offers a discount upto 50 per cent on woollen sweaters, thermals, long johns, overcoats, blazers, gloves, socks and jackets till September 15.

Open from 1000 hours to 2100 hours. On Fridays, open from 1230 hours to 1400 hours.

Eastern Stores, Commercial street. Phones: 080-5589526, 5098887.

Ethnic ware...

Leather stuff...

Palem Leathers, Hyderabad, offers a discount upto 30 per cent on college bags, wallets, leather belts, brief cases and ladies' bags throughout the year.

Open daily from 1130 hours to 2030 hours.

Palem Leathers, Hindi Nagar lane, Punjagutta. Phone: 040-3353696.

Discount upto 35 per cent in Calcutta

Skipper offers a discount upto 35 per cent on curtains, carpets, upholstery and sofa material. The sale is on till October 30 and is open daily, from 1000 hours to 2000 hours.

Skipper, Ballygunge AC market, Gariahat road. Phone: 033-4637781.
Skipper, P.14/1, CIT road, Scheme VII-M Kankurgachi. Phone: 033-3550371.

Crossword in Madras

Crossword, the book store, has opened its eight outlet in Madras.

Located at Harrington road, the store is spread over 6,000 square feet, and has books on fiction, non-fiction, management, cookery and about India, with a special children's section. This large store has a cafe on its premises. It also has a cards section, toys section and stationary section.

Open from 1030 hours to 2030 hours daily.

The other outlets are Bombay, Pune, Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Goa, Baroda and Nasik.

Crossword is opening two more outlets soon, in Hyderabad and Bangalore.

Crossword, Harrington road. Phone: 044-8204853.

Planet M has a new outlet!

Planet M the music store, has opened a new branch in Andheri, north Bombay.

Located at Shopper's Stop, the store is spread over 4,500 square feet, and has over 30,000 titles in music, with special sections for Western classical, jazz and Indian classical music in addition to pop, rock and Indian popular music. This store also has CD-Roms, audio accessories like headphones and CD racks and memorabilia, which includes Planet M T-shirts, Planet M mugs, stress balls and basketball nets.

Open from 1030 hours to 2030 hours daily.

Planet M, Shopper's Stop, Andheri west. Phones: 022-6240451, 6240452, 6240453.

Sale of books...

India Book House Limited, Bombay, is having a sale of toys and books till this year end. The store offers a discount of 15 to 35 per cent on fresh stock and 50 to 70 per cent on seconds. The sale will be open from 1200 hours to 2000 hours.

India Book House Limited, Fleet building, next to Star TV building, Marol Naka, MV road, Andheri East. Phone: 8508644, 8597014.

Athletic shoes...

Nike, Bombay, is offering a 40 per cent discount on shoes and garments, in all its factory outlets. The sale is open throughout the year, from 1030 hours to 2030 hours.

Jai Niketan, 16th Cross Road, Khar Danda road, Khar West. Phone: 6498470.
6, King's building, 151 Dr. Ambedkar road, next to BPC Petrol pump, Parel.

New addresses to shop at

Finally, Bombay has a mall

Crossroads, the new shopping mall in Bombay, is spread across 1,50,000 sq ft. The shopping complex has four floors in buildings A and C and building B houses Jammin', the fully equipped family entertainment centre.

The mall houses outlets of casual and formal wear with brands like Levis, Pepe, Benetton, Pantaloon and Osh Kosh B'Gosh, designer wear by leading designers like Rohit Bal, Suneet Verma, Manish Malhotra and Krishna Mehta apart from music systems, Shyam Ahuja carpets, refrigerators, microwaves, washing machines, cosmetics, perfumes and designer jewellery and even Murano glass. Fountainhead, the book chain is opening a large outlet in the mall as well.

Jammin' the entertainment centre is spread across three floors and will be equipped with pool tables, a bowling alley, a video games parlour, bumper car rides, go-kart racing and a food court with seven outlets including Cafe Ole, the sports bar, Biscotti, the Italian restaurant and McDonald's, the very popular fast food joint. The shopping complex is connected to the entertainment arcade by atrium bridges.

Crossroads will house 130 shopping outlets with related products in close proximity thus making it easier for shoppers to select the shop of their choice.

Crossroads is open from 1000 hours to 2200 hours.

Crossroads, 28, Pt M M Malviya road, Haji Ali. Phone: 022-4945890, 4945891.

Land on Planet M

Bombay has a new music store -- Planet M!

Spread over 8,000 square feet, the store -- the city's largest -- has over 30,000 titles in music, with special sections for Western classical, jazz and Indian classical music in addition to pop, rock and Indian popular music. This large store also has a books section with 10,000 titles, CD-Roms, a DJ console, a stage, a cards corner and a cafeteria on its premises. The cafe is located in a gallery on the first floor and is decorated with photographs of hand and foot prints of famous stars.

Open from 1000 hours to 2200 hours daily.

Planet M, Times of India Building, DN road. Phone: 022-2620271.

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Hand painted ceramic ware

Earth Signs, Bombay, offers an exclusive range of hand painted ceramic ware, coated with non-toxic paints from Germany. The ceramicware is oven and microwave proof.

Earth Signs, Shop no 7, Khatau Mansion, 99/D Warden road. Phone: 022-3670960.

Reasonable Reeboks

Reebok gear is now available at factory prices at Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi.

At this new outlet every purchase worth Rs 1,000 earns a Reebok T-shirt free.

Reebok, 48, Ring road, Lajpat Nagar III.

Deshi department store

Westside, a new department store has opened in Bangalore, Bombay, Madras and Hyderabad.

Run by the Tatas, these large stores stock a wide variety of clothing, gifts, household goods and accessories. Westside is open daily, even on Sundays, from 1030 hours to 2030 hours, except in Hyderabad, where the shop remains closed on Mondays.

Commerical street, Bangalore. Phone: 080-5550938.
39 Hughes road, Bombay. Phone: 022-3841730.
Spencer Plaza, Madras. Phone: 044-8410577.
Fateh Maidan road, Hyderabad. Phone: 040-243597.

Shyam Ahuja at bargain prices

Shyam Ahuja, the furnishing store, has opened a discount shop called S A Surplus in Thane, north Bombay.

Rugs, cotton furnishings, curtains, towels, upholstery, cushion covers, tableware and accessories will be available at discounts between 20 and 70 per cent. The store is open daily, except Sunday, from 0900 hours to 1700 hours. This store also stocks its entire carpet collection. Its branches at Crossroads and The Oberoi stock more limited selections of dhurries.

S A Surplus, opposite Murphy Radio, Hajuri road, off Eastern Express Highway, Thane. Phone: 022-5822155, 5822549, 5823614.

Your clothes don't fit?

Big and Beautiful has opened in Fort, Bombay. This boutique offers salwar-kurta sets, lingerie, evening wear and late evening wear (nightgowns) for larger and taller women. Prices range from Rs 500 to Rs 3,500 for salwar-kurta sets to Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000 for evbening wear and Rs 175 to 600 for lingerie. Open daily from 1100 hours to 1930 hours, except Sunday.

Big and Beautiful, Bombay Mutual Annex, Cawasjee Patel street, Fort, Bombay. Phones: 022-2612469, 2641681.

An art studio for books

Timeless The Art Book Studio has opened in South Extension, New Delhi.

This studio will offer only art books on India, art, craft, carpets, archaeology, interior decor, gardening, landscape gardens, sculpture, photography, fashion, paintings and history in a well furnished, two storey art studio. Unusual books and museum catalogues from all over the world are available. A selection of the best picture books on India are on sale. Its USP is to allow book connoisseurs the best environment for browsing.

Timeless The Art Book Studio, 46 Housing Society, South Extension, Part I. Phones: 011-4632903, 4690513. Fax: 011-4610576. Email: The Art Book Studio

New shop, same wares

The Rajasthan government emporium in New Delhi has been renovated.

The emporium now called Rajasthali offers six floors of ethnic crafts from the state of Rajasthan.

Rajasthali, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place.

Brand new

A new Benetton shop has opened in Secunderabad. The outlet stocks the trademark Benetton sporty, casual wear for men and women.

United Colors of Benetton, 1-7-293/2/A/1 M G road, Secunderabad.

Rado and Cartier, Swiss and French watches, are now available in India. It is possible to purchase Rado watches from

Cartier time pieces can be purchased at:

New Adidas oulet in Goa/Bombay

Adidas has opened its first outlet in Goa. Keeping tourists in mind, the shop has opened in Panaji. Adidas India Trading Pvt Ltd is also planning to open another outlet at Calangute, Goa's popular beach. The third outlet in Margao, district town of South Goa, is also on the cards.

The showroom, situated along the commercial street of Panaji city, sells different models of shoes for running, training, adventure, tennis and basketball.

Also on display are sports apparel for tennis, golf, training, athletics and swimming, besides accessories including caps, sports bags, socks and wrist and headbands.

6, Magnum Centre
Opposite Delhi Darbar
Mahatma Gandhi Road
Panaji, Goa - 403 001
Phone: 0832-222278

Adidas has opened a new showroom in Bombay at Dadar. This is its third outlet in Bombay.

Adidas, 11, Hari Niwas
Lady Jamshedji road
Shivaji Park

Send flowers

Temple Flower, Bombay, offers to deliver flowers for you in some cities of India.

Fresh flowers can be delivered anywhere in Bangalore, Bombay, Calcutta, New Delhi and Pune. You could order the flowers online at

Bouquets start from Rs 1,350 onwards. Payments can also be made in dollars. Credit cards are accepted.

Temple Flower, 13, Tulsiani Chambers, Nariman Point, Bombay 400 021. Phone: 022-2824442. Fax : 022-2872549

Do you need to send a bouquet?

Call Cupid at 011-6480103, 6480104 or at 9810049712. Open 24 hours, Cupid will send flowers anywhere in the world and all over India. The charge:

Payment by cash, cheque or credit card.

New Shopper's Stop outlet in Hyderabad!

Shopper's Stop has opened a new outlet in Hyderabad. Shopper's Stop is a department store, stocking designerware, clothes, cosmetics, accessories, the works.

Shopper's Stop, S-6, Alladin Mansion, 1-11-252/1A-1D, Begum Peth. Phone: 040-7761103.

Attention: Bookworms!

Cyberbooks Browse is Calcutta's book supermarket.

The store is spread over 1,500 sq feet, with separate rooms for fiction, for the children's section, for computer books and more. There is a software library and a 'multimedia playground'.

The focus is on Indian writing in English, European, African and Latin American literature.

There are discounts on English books by Indian publishers on Sundays.

Browse also offers personalised giftwrapping and messages on greeting cards, mail order service and library services. This is in addition to the seminars and signings by the author during book releases.

Cyberbooks Browse, 1 Tilak Road, next to Priyadarshini Park.

Another gourmet food shop has opened in Bombay. Television gourmet Karen Anand operates a special food corner at Contemporary Arts and Crafts on Nepean Sea road.

Ready-to-eat salads, sandwiches, Indian and foreign cheeses, quiches, crumble, cheese, cheese dips, smoked ham, pate, mousse, whole wheat bread, olives, herbs, salad dressing, marmalade, freshly ground coffee, Indian masalas are available. The gourmet shop is also stocked with crockery and cutlery -- trays, dip bowls, platters, salad bowls, cheese trays.

For more information, please contact:
Contemporary Arts and Crafts, 19 Nepean Sea Road, opposite Baskin Robbins, phone: 022-3631979.
TAGheuer, the Swiss made professional sports watches, are now available. These watches can be purchased at

Charnock City has opened in Calcutta, near the Salt Lake stadium.

A multi-storied air-conditioned shopping complex provides a range of goods -- books, music, women's clothing, leather accessories, men's store, children's clothing. The complex is equipped with a cafeteria and a car park.

In case you are wondering at the choice of name... Charnock City... Job Charnock founded Calcutta.

For more information contact:
Charnock City, near Salt Lake.

Chelsea and Friends, a 'fashion store,' has opened in Bangalore.

The store offers the latest fashions, children's clothing, skateboards, skates, watches, and other trendy items and accessories for dressing or for entertainment.

For more information contact:
G-5, Gems Plaza, Infantry road

Titan has started a chain of watch shops across the country called Time Zone. Over 70 Time Zone shops have been established in 40 cities.

These shops offer watches of 10 leading brands and promises the best service facilties. The shops have been chosen on the basis that 'the shop is acknowledged to be the best in its locality with years of experience and a reputation for integrity'.