I once told Bombay Electric owner and fashionista Priya Kishore that more of my paycheck goes to her than my landlord. It wasn't much of an exaggeration. Many of my wardrobe's most fun pieces have come from this awesome (and wincingly expensive) Colaba store, whose main stregnth lies in clothes that seem radically different at first, but end up being wardrobe staples (big-hipped lotus pants; electric blue satin coats; Little Shilpa hairbands...).
So of course I made time in my work-rain-vodka pelted weekend to go down there and check out the semi-annual sale, and found lots of good stuff. If you decide to go, here are some things to check out:
1) The Pero rack is on sale, and I bought a super red-and-white checked silk shirt i've been eyeing for a while. It's a cross between gingham and gamccha, made luxe with paper-thin, glossy silk fabric and minute thread detailing (Rs 3,800 now, 30% off). Also a burnt orange kurta for my mum (Rs 10,000 now, after 40% off). They don't, however, have the latest line on the discounted rack.
2) Jasonanshu double-lined silk halter dress (Rs 5,400 now, 50% off) - it has butterflies and buildings and no back.
3) United Nude perforated white leather shoes with square inset heel (Rs 4,200 now, 50%). My cousin stole them before I could take a picture, but think of an infinitely cooler version of Jitender's signature white shoes. These will make you dance too.
4) Rasa at Bombay Electric is a bit of a rip-off I feel, because i've been to the original store in Jaipur and found the same merchandise at less than half the price. But the canvass blazer in blue and white (Rs 9,000 now, 30-40% off) is on sale, so unless you're going to Jaipur soon, this is a good time to snap it up.
Bombay Electric, 1 Reay House, Colaba, sale on for another three weeks.