Its day four and i am in no mood to bear the mumbai heat, so i have decided to chill out and head towards the most happening lifestyle destination in mumbai "The High Street Phoenix".Lower Parel very proudly houses this "it " shopping mall.
The very first thing you will notice about this elite shopping mall is this really tall chimney........As i walk into this huge complex, i realise that it has been divided into three different shopping malls the palladium mall,the grand galleria and the skyzone.Now the palladium mall houses highends brands like Burberry,Paul& Shark,Dkny,Canali,Emporio Armani, Rohit bal,Anita Dongre,Zara,Mango and many more.The Grand galleria and the Skyzone house the usual brands like Marks & Spencers,Pantaloons,Lifestyle,United colors of benetton etc etc.
The Bombay store, Tushiv,West2india are three stores that i found interesting.The bombay store is a contemporary lifestlye store,it specialises in indianised gifts and home products.Their product line is very quirky.They have hand bags with digital prints of an indian maharaja and maharani,match box with an elephant print, silk scarves,marble inlay artefacts,bookmark brass cycle,nameplates and so on.............................
Tushiv offers sculptures with a difference....they are holographic sculptures that touch the soul and connect with you whenever you move because they are three dimesional.These are images that follow you from whichever angle you look at them.Each sculpture is individually handcrafted.The collection includes shiva,ganesha,jesus,buddha............ very interesting!!!
West2india claims to be gateway to indian spirtuality.They offer spiritual clothing for indian gods like dhotiset ,chudi,chitrapat,gaddi,mukut,dress,fan,throne.........very adorable.
Having said that, i had a lot of expectation from this mall since its mumbai's best.I kind of feel disappointed because i come from delhi and we have malls like emporio,dlf promenade and ambience mall, vasant kunj,select city walk,saket and compared to them it kind of fell short.But i must applaud phoenix mills as they transformed a defunct,disintegrating textile mill into mumbai's finest retail address.The phoenix symbolises rebirth and it surely has resurrected itself from ashes.... so kudos for that.
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