The months of July & August are a shopaholic’s delight, since there is a sale going on in almost every other shop! Pothys, RmKV, Chennai Silks, Mokshaa, Pantaloons, Westside to even Jute Emporium, Metro, Woodland, etc. etc.! Seeing the newspapers filled with all the ads announcing the sales, it’s hard not to be bitten by the shopping bug! 😉 And the result of that is the shopping I did in Rekha’s Boutique last month and in RmKV yesterday.
Rekha’s Boutique is in Mookambika Complex, Alwarpet. Their anniversary sale is in the month of July. I went there for the first time last year and liked the collection of salwar-kameezs so much that I had decided last year itself that I would go there the next year too. Cotton & silk salwar kameezs form a major part of their collection along with kurtas, skirts & a few sarees and there is a good mix of casual, everyday wear and a bit grand ones which you can reserve for special occasions. The stitching is also excellent there. In fact, of all the tailors I have tried till date, theirs has been the best! But like most of the boutiques, they stitch only the materials bought from there. With almost all the dresses being a bit expensive, price might be the only thing that might make you think twice before you buy a dress. So, going there during the sale would be a better option.
If we want to go for shopping in T.Nagar, we usually make it a point to not to go on a Sunday and even when we go, irrespective of whether it’s a weekday or weekend, we go there by 10 am or so, since that’s when there will be less crowd. But this time, we went on a Sunday and that too at 12 noon! Entire Usman Road was very crowded! One should have seen the crowd that was there in and outside Saravana Stores, which is near RmKV! I wonder how people managed to actually go into the shop through the crowd! Before the introduction of Aadi sale by Pothys a few years back, Usman Road used to be crowded like this only during Diwali…
With the flyover already taking up so much space in South Usman Road, there is only a little space on both sides of the road below the flyover. I wish vehicles hadn’t been allowed through those little spaces too, atleast on a Sunday when the crowd is too much. Walking on the narrow lane surrounded by people all around and adding to it, having cars and two-wheelers honking, is so irritating!
Though RmKV was also crowded, the crowd there was bearable. There is a huge collection of salwar-kameez in RmKV and I loved the collection there! There were just too many to choose from! It took a lot of time to just take a look at all the salwars. The best part was, irrespective of whether the price was 300 or 3000 Rs., almost all the dresses were good! And the best part to me personally was that I could find readymade salwars of my size. The one problem of being tall is that most of the readymade salwars in many shops turn out to be small for me!
The only complaint I had with RmkV was the poor organization of the crowd at the bill payment counter. There was just one counter and only one person was in charge of it. But that’s fine. What caused a chaos there was all the people pushing each other in a hurry to pay first. Shouldn’t they have asked a queue to be formed? I asked a couple of salespersons near the counter about it, only to be met with no response whatsoever.
Despite happily doing so much shopping, the ads continue to lure me. So, who knows, I might go on a shopping spree again and write about it here too. 😉 Let’s see. Happy Shopping to all you shopaholics out there! 🙂