The line goes, right after the name of Second Skin, "Expressive Clothing for the Contemporary Woman". And they sure don't disappoint!
To all the au courant ladies of town aiming to be the next Queen Bee in the clique, Second Skin righteously beckons. The tastefully done-up interiors (predominantly white) showcase some of the best in designer wear from saris to salwar suits and Western wear to dress material. The store also has a small collection of bed sheets, quilts and night wear.
Second Skin is always au fait with the newest wrinkle in the fashion circuit, and if you are hunting for a store which offers elite garments in an enormous range of prices, then you have started at the right place. A concern of "My Choice", this is a spic and span, capacious, glassy (or maybe we should make that classy) duplex showroom, neat as you please, and has become popular with the 20-somethings as well as the fashionably older faction in a short stint of 2 years.
Let's start with the collection of the whole nine yards, which includes a huge variety of Kanjeevarams, Kanchi, Benares, Crepe and Georgette saris. They are priced Rs. 1,000 upwards, and go up to about Rs. 51,000. The designer saris with stitched, semi-stitched and unstitched blouses start from Rs. 7,000.
From fancy names conjured up to build anticipation, to the display mechanism and presentation style, the store has put in a lot of brain, as well as brawn behind it all. Take a look at the Queen Pallu (a georgette embroidered sari) or the Kanjeevaram Silk Sari with eight forms of the peacock woven in exquisite colors. The salesman explains the significance of the designs and how saris inspired by nature are a huge hit. You can also get made-to-order saris with or without the blouse, so you get your choice of color, shade and design.
The Western wear section is replete with formal as well as casual fare. You can find T-shirts starting as low as Rs. 200 and also kurtis for casual and party wear. There are also some of the most exclusive formal trousers, skirts, tops and accessories in a range of Rs. 350 to Rs. 3,000. The salwar kameez section on the ground floor has both unstitched and stitched suits in beautiful colors and different patterns. They have a wide range of them, from dresses made for everyday wear to the ones for occasional party wear.
Walk into Second Skin if you are a connoisseur of royalty in garments, be it Indian or Western. They hold discount sales and other promotional offers once in a while, so keep watching this site. You could indulge yourself with a designer sari or that lovely fitted skirt and be transformed into a femme fatale.
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