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THE LULU MALL MAGAZINE
Start For the Winters
Fashion for the season
GOOD OLD FASHIONED SHOPPING
Why brick & mortar stores score over online stores
THE JOY OF SHOPPING Dear Friends,
Ashraf Ali M.A. Publisher
Shopping is something that has always been a part of us, whether it is heading to the grocery store and buying your first candy or the time you went out with your friends to purchase clothes for a celebration. As you stroll by the stores, you spot the striking mannequins don the clothes in total panache. Your eyes sift through the store, where a few things easily catch your eye. There’s one thing everyone loves about shopping, it’s the surprise of seeing what’s new. And yes, there’s that anticipation stirred in you, the one where you wonder whether you should buy something or not. When it’s finally bagged, there’s the joy that you’ve got something new in your life. It just made your day better. Though online shopping has become a great rave, it’s also a great experience to shop and not let everything happen a click away. Shopping at malls is truly an experience. From the discount sales to excellent service, it’s something that caters to the five senses. It gets better as a season of festivals awaits you. To celebrate the mood of the season, our stores are brimming with new collections. Have fun and explore what the belated rains and the forthcoming winter bring you. Happy reading and shopping.
Ashraf Ali M.A
Executive Director, Lulu Group
Nishad M. A Director, Lulu Mall
Business Head, Lulu Mall
Aiswarya Babu Asst. Manager, Marketing
PREMIUM LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE
Design & Layout
Lakshmi Babu Pankaj Sadasivan
Arun Menon Anand Krishna
firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 8943348452 Lulu International Shopping Mall, 34/1000, N.H. 47, Edapally, Kochi, Kerala- 682024 Model: Anson Paul & Serin George Photographer: Jinson Abraham Assistants: Arun Menon & Anand Krishna Styling: Haan Tom Cover Image Assisted by Lakshmi Babu Makeup: Shalu George Costumes: Marks & Spencer, Lulu Mall, Kochi
Looking for functional yet contemporary home decor? Chumbak presents the perfect solution. Chumbak has products that are sure to be the centre of attraction and add colour to your life. When Chumbak launched their brand in 2010, their dream was to make some really fun products with epic designs. Their product range has grown from souvenirs, stationery, gadget cases and wallets to eventually a whole lot of stuff for the home and the new line of apparels called Collection One. This range includes tops, dresses, leggings, t-shirts and skirts for women along with shirts, sweaters and shorts for men.
DAMINI Imbibing the spirit of femininity and confidence, Damini was launched in Lulu Mall. The brand retails a wide variety of jewellery ranging from those made of silver and semi- precious metals to gold plated, costume, glass paper and Thamara silver jewellery. There are also leather accessories to pique the curiosity of the discerning crowd. With a wide selection of earrings, rings, pendants and bracelets, the brand ensures that these trinkets perfectly complement any of your ensemble.
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SAMSONITE Embark on an exciting journey with Samsoniteâ€˜s collection at Lulu Mall, Kochi. Sophisticated and creative, the collection seamlessly fuses functionality with style and reinvents their new collection in exciting colors of red, black and a python patterned grey and white. With multidirectional and silent rolling wheels, it ensures a smooth journey even on difficult terrains.
Shop G - 13, Ground Floor, Lulu Mall, Ph: 0484 4047424
MICROMAX Our gadgets get smarter and our world moves faster. Lulu Mall has given an extraordinary space for Micromax, which has pioneered the democratization of technology in India. They offer adorable innovations through their products and remove barriers for large scale adoption of advanced technologies. The brand is very close to the heart of the youth and celebrates the vibrancies of life through digital empowerment.
U.S. POLO ASSN. Still searching to find the right sport-inspired lifestyle brand for yourself and your family? Search no more! The unequivocal casual wear leader, U.S. POLO ASSN. has been launched in Lulu Mall with an unbeatable Autumn-Winter collection for the seekers of sophistication and refinement in Kerala. U.S. POLO ASSN. brand products are authentic and officially sanctioned by the United States Polo Association, the governing body for the sport of polo in the United States since 1890. Visit the store now to discover a timeless yet trendy range of menswear, womenswear, kidswear, accessories and more!
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Root for the rooster! If you are ready for a tasty ride, hop on board the spice roller coaster at Galitoâ€™s. With the best of Afro-Portuguese cuisine, you can choose how spicy you want your meals to be, from mild to insane. Do not miss out on their special authentic flame grilled chicken. And if you are settling for the juicy burger, you would enjoy their freshly baked bun speckled with sesame seeds and the grilled patty. Enjoy the ambience with African art and decor, with the use of rugged and natural timber finish.
A FRESH START FOR THE WINTERS Look left, look right and notice bold autumn-winter trends making headway at lulu mall Model: Anson Paul & Serin George Photographer: Jinson Abraham Assistants: Arun Menon & Anand Krishna Styling: Haan Tom assisted by Lakshmi Babu Makeup: Shalu George Costumes: Marks & Spencer, Lulu Mall, Kochi
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On Serin Marks & Spencer Tuck Tencel Mulberry Shirt: `.2,999 Dark Teal Crop Jeggings: `.1,899 Double Zip Bag: `.2,999 On Anson Marks & Spencer Authentic Wash Blue Jean: `.3,499 Blue Linen Stripe Tuxedo: `.8,999 Front Panel Wine T-Shirt: `.999 Shaze Red Wrist Band: `.2,560 OCTOBER 2015 LH 9
On Anson Marks & Spencer Navy Cotton Shirt:`.1,999 Black Belted Heritage Jacket:`.7,999 Stretch Tobacco Chino:`.1,999 Linen Flat Navy Cap:`.1,499 Blue Travelling Bag:`.4,999 Metro Menâ€™s Ankle Boots:`.2,890
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On Serin Marks & Spencer Open Camel Jacket:`.3,999 Black Roll Neck Top:`.1,699 Tregging Dark Green Trouser:`.2,499 Metro Beige Heels:`.2,890 12 LH OCTOBER 2015
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On Serin Marks & Spencer Cashmil Coral Mix V-Neck: `.1,699 Light Grey Woolen Waistcoat: `.4,499 Blue Jegging: `.1,999 Metro Golden Heels: `.2,290 Addons Chain Necklace: `.999
On Anson Marks & Spencer Indigo Printed Shirt: `.2,799 Navy Quit Patch Jacket: `.6,999 Blue Travelling Bag:`.4,999 Metro Mens Blue Suede Ankle Boots: `.2,890 Shaze Black Square Band: `.2,710
On Anson Marks & Spencer Cotton Blend V-Neck Cardigan: `.1,699 Dobby Lilac Shirt: `.2,299 Woollen Blend Perf Black Trouser: `.3,999 Metro Black Shiny Shoes: `.3,890 Shaze Chain Bracelet: `.2,410 Card Cufflink: `.1,890
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On Serin Marks & Spencer V-Neck Chevron Black Mix Dress: `.4,999 Addons Ear Hanging: `.499 Metro Triangular Sling Bag: `.1,190 18 LH OCTOBER 2015
OLD FASHIONED SHOPPING
No amount of click - shopping would fetch you the pleasure of a real shopping experience at your favorite store, here is why.
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ou have probably been through the ordeal at least once. You spot something nice on an online store, say a pair of pretty shoes, and immediately place an order. You wait expectantly for it to arrive and when it does, you find it nothing close to the display image that you saw on the website. The ends are worn, the finish poor and the quality sub-standard. Havenâ€™t you been there? No, we are not saying that online shopping is absolutely unreliable.
Stores, both conventional and online, have their pros and cons based mostly on the specific needs of the individual shopper. In the recent years, we have certainly witnessed a pronounced uptick in terms of consumers who opt to shop online. E-Commerce, undoubtedly is a rapidly growing industry; but while the internet gives you a gratifying shopping experience, the relevance of a physical store shall remain undiminished. OCTOBER 2015 LH 21
“The market is not saturated yet, especially so when it comes to the higher end brands. And moreover, as opposed to online stores, conventional stores allow the customers to get a feel of the product before you actually buy it.” Shibu Philips Business Head, Lulu Mall
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Grab and Run Habitual shoppers would know how much of an instinctive act shopping is. If you spot something, would you really want to wait for three or four working days to bring it home? Wouldn’t you want to grab it, pay for it and run home? The shopaholics would agree that the high one gets out of the act can never be replicated on an online store. If you are nodding your head in agreement, just walk into our stores for another shot of the shopaholic’s high. Touch and feel Wouldn’t you want to feel the fabric before you buy yourself a nice dress? What if the fabric sticks awkwardly to your skin? Is that something you would want? Or imagine all the bookstores in the world shutting down and you not being able to spend hours
browsing through them. Imagine not being able to breathe in the fragrance of freshly printed books. Doesn’t the thought of it give you the creeps? The touch and feel of a product is something every buyer is fussy about, no matter what the product is and well, Online robs you off that. Stroll into a store You could be complaining that online stores come to you on your computer screen whereas you have to walk into a real one. Well, you are also discounting the fact that the products takes its own sweet time to reach you when you are online shopping. Also the brick and mortar stores do not categorize products as those with shipping costs and those without. Do you still think strolling into a store can be a worrying task?
Treat for the eyes We bet you have had trouble trying to convince your parent or your spouse about buying something that you have always wanted to own. You may have pointed at the computer screen a thousand times, made a puppy face hundred times and still not have succeeded. How about stepping out of the house and bringing them to one of our stores? We assure you that in no time, the visual impact of it will bowl them over and you shall have your gift. It is a fact that has come out of studies and surveys that humans respond to real stimuli than a virtual one. Okay, that’s a piece of stat that you could always use to your favor.
Fake offers On top of the pro’s list for a brick and mortar store is the fact that we don’t fool you with a “Hog zillion day” where you are lured with virtual offers and have to return with virtually nothing. More often than not, all the expert reviews that you see on shopping websites are paid for and doesn’t speak the truth. It is always better to examine the product first hand and decide for yourself if the offer is worth it or not. Don’t you think so?
“We conducted a survey last year among the customers to take the feedback about their shopping experience. A handsome percentage of the customer population does not like to shop online for products like formals, footwear, etc. The difficulty that most shoppers experience online is regarding the after-sales and service issues.”
Brand loyalty As you browse through the online stores, you may have come across brands that you have never heard of
Sudheesh Nair General Manager, Lulu Retail
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“The percentage of the population that shops online is minuscule compared to that which shops conventionally. People enjoy the experience of conventional shopping and are also aware of the difference between the postpurchase service of online and conventional shopping” Das Damodar Buying Manager, Lulu Fashion Store
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yet selling at premium prices. The online space is replete with such dubious brands with fancy Italian or French names and many of us have been victims of this lowly trick. A conventional store however sells brands that are either well known or locally produced merchandise and do not confuse customers, conjuring up new brands. Nothing shall replace service Brands like Apple, Whole Foods and Nordstrom have set a high standard of service, training employees on both products and customers. As other brands are trying to emulate them, customer service becomes an integral part of the shopping experience. The fact that online stores take away the customer - salesman interaction that is an integral part of consumerism,
is lamentable. Reading review after review online would never equal having a personal conversation with a store manager who could suggest the perfect product according to your personal requirements. The perfect fit The biggest risk in online purchases is the fit. You order a perfect looking printed tee online only to discover that it is a touch short when it arrives. With a yard-stick that is not uniform, randomly throwing up UK or US standards, you are bound to make mistakes. Spot the flaws Buying an expensive gadget online only to be delivered a malfunctioning or faulty device is an experience that can really crack open your skull. Of all
the disappointments that online stores dish out, this could be the worst. And what’s more, the hassle of getting it replaced would only make you wish that you had walked into one of our trustworthy gadget stores and picked up the product in person. Hidden costs Sometimes you are paying more than just for the product you purchased. Yes, they all say delivery is free. But often they charge you for its shipment etc. Additional service availability A Shopping Guide at a store is a great aid for you to make the right choice. Most brands make sure that their staff is well equipped to answer all the 26 LH OCTOBER 2015
queries that you have regarding the products and so help you make an informed choice. Quality assurance Don’t they say a picture conveys as much as a thousand words? If you thought that was a harmless statement, you were wrong. As you shop online, wonderfully edited pictures easily coax you into falling for a product. There is hardly anything other than these pictures that you can rely on when you make the decision. On the contrary, a conventional store gives you the assurance in person as well as the brand itself. Counterfeits Many E-commerce companies find
“To get a feel of the most happening trends and color palettes of the season, there could be no better way than visiting a truly international brand like Marks & Spencer. And for the right fit, nothing can beat try-outs. So walk in and shop” Aswin Suresh Store Manager, Marks & Spencer
â€œAll our products are hand woven, so it is always better to walk into the shop, see the texture and color that suits you, and then buy. Customers are aware that online shopping is not preferable hereâ€? Lavanya Vimalan Retail Head , Calonge
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it difficult to keep counterfeits off their inventory even with all their good intentions, owing mainly to the fact that the products are sourced in a segmented way. While at the conventional stores, it could be your manners that stop you from asking too many questions about authenticity, at an online store it is only because there is nobody to answer. Identity theft The internet has become the hideout for all the crooks in the world. No, it is not just a group of greedy pirates any more. There are scores of them, every nationality, every ethnicity, waiting to make a quick kill out of an unsuspecting online shopper. The web has no boundaries. The fact that you
are giving out extremely confidential information online, is another reason for you to be wary of online shopping websites. Exclusivity If you stack online stores alongside the brick and mortar ones, you see two spaces selling a wide range of products. One a burgeoning space, selling products to millions, the other a smaller, more personal space that caters to a few hundreds every day. Which one is likely to value its customers more? Which one do you think would be able to give more exclusivity to its customers? We believe that the answer to this question should govern the choice that you make. And the answer undoubtedly is, conventional stores.
IT IS ALL HAPPENING AT LULU MALL
The much loved mall in Kochi becomes the venue for many celebrations and festivities.
LULU MALL PRESENT LULU SHOPPING FESTIVAL 2015 This chilling monsoon was a witness to the hottest shopping spree of the year! As Lulu Mall commenced its third consecutive grand shopping festival, hopes were high for compulsive shoppers across the state. Lulu shopping festival 2015 kick started on July 15th and was set to last for an amazing 35 days of pure shopping frenzy, finally bringing down the curtains on August 20th. Everyone kept their calendars crossed on these dates as no one wanted to miss the exciting offers and surprise gifts Lulu Mall had in store. Two selected shoppers who shopped for the highest amount from any store 30 LH OCTOBER 2015
in the mall, were gifted with gold coins. This was an everyday offer and continued till the last day of the festival. Furthermore, every buyer who shopped for 5000 rupees was eligible for the Mega Bumper Surprise that came as a car from Chevrolet, another gift partner. Two top notch cars, Chevrolet Sail, and Chevrolet Beat were gifted to the Mega Bumper Surprise winners. The next big surprise came from Mahindra two wheelers, another gift partner, which gifted the bike ‘Centuro’ and the scooter ‘Gusto’ for the Mega Bumper Surprise winners. Every brand featured amazing discounts and offers across the mall to put an average shopaholic in a state of uncontrolled excitement.
ONAM AT LULU Spirits were high at Lulu Mall, Kochi, which was all set to give a dramatic welcome to the harvest festival of Kerala. The mall is always widely admired for its magnificent festivalfriendly atmosphere and continues to exceed the expectations of visitors every single time. This Onam, the mall was determined to push the limits to give its visitors an elaborate and spectacular 13 day non-stop entertainment extravaganza. The festivities began on the 18th of August, resembling a vivid picture of the traditional Onam celebrations with various fun filled games that lasted till the 30th of the month. As always, the main attraction of Onam was undoubtedly the friendly and benevolent king Mahabali, with whom the visitors were allowed to take photographs and selfies. A plethora of traditional art performances
such as Panchavadyam, Keraleeyam, Chakyar Kooth, Pulikali, Kummatti, Theyyam, Mohiniyattom, Kathakali, Thiruvaathirakali, and Kalaripayattu were showcased on various dates at the mall. On the other hand, various exciting games such as Olamedayal, Quiz, Tug of War, Pakida, Ring the Bell, Flower Carpet Competition, Payasa Malsaram and Malayali Manka Competition drew the visitors into an exuberant, fun and joy-filled mood. To reflect on the good times of a glorious past, Lulu Mall had arranged fun filled games for grandparents and their grandkids with exciting gifts. The beautifully decorated mall adorned with traditional flavors became the venue for games that were enjoyed by all. Visitors enjoyed the installations and the activities that were organized. Lulu Mall was indeed the best place to celebrate this Onam with family and friends. OCTOBER 2015 LH 31
WOMEN’S WEDNESDAY Lulu Women’s Wednesday is an initiative started at Lulu Mall on 22nd April, 2015 as a positive change to shape more equitable societies by celebrating womanhood. So on every Wednesday at Lulu Mall, women have access to unlimited shopping with attractive discounts, free parking for self-driven cars, various workshops and activities as well as the chance to win surprise gifts. On the other hand, this is a free platform for confident women to bring out their hidden talents and also to learn something new. Various eminent personalities have contributed to this event by conducting creative workshops, educating and teaching different skills. One of the celebrated chefs in the state, Chef Saji of Kochi Marriott Hotel ran a session by demonstrating the preparation of Ilaneer 32 LH OCTOBER 2015
Payasam. An insight into the world of jewellery making was shed by Mrs. Jaya Panikar. The event also showcased Mrs. Manju Vishnu with her top notch glass painting methods and Ms. Rahana– VM of Marks & Spencer with her unique approach towards the latest in ladies’ fashion. Hot Kitchen class by Bloomsburry’s Chef, Mr.Abdul was well received among the women folk while Ms. Asha Ayoob drew a large crowd of fine arts enthusiasts with her pot making skills. In addition, the whole mall goes in to festival mode every Wednesday with fun games such as Ladies Tambola. From glass painting to aerobics, cooking classes and quizzes, Women’s Wednesday is the perfect supplement for confident women who can shape a perfect society. All thanks to Lulu Mall!
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CAKE MIXING How about a delicious cake? The rich aroma of fruits and nutty goodness is guaranteed to have a flood in your mouth. That too, about 30,000 kg of cake haven. Lulu Mall was set to make many varieties of cakes like rich plum, cherry, eggless, sugarfree, Xmas plum cake etc. 6000 kg of ingredients were used including honey, baking soda, cashew nuts, bulk raisins, tutti frutti, candied cherries, lemon peel, orange peel, mixed fruit jam, ginger candy, non-alcoholic red wine, and mixed spices. Lulu, the mall of happiness hosted a grand cake mixing ceremony powered by Lulu Hypermarket. A 50 ft long table with all the ingredients was arranged in public view. Visitors, therefore, could be part of yet another exciting event at Lulu Mall and mark the beginning of yet another festival.
PAKIDAKALI The ancient game got a modern touch in Lulu Mall to entertain the young and the old alike. As a part of the Onam celebration at Lulu Mall, a live Pakidakali show was conducted. A twenty-foot kalam was created and the parents along with kids, took part in the game. Since using a dice on a huge platform was not possible, the selection was done by rotating a spin wheel by a parent. The child would move to the recommended column, depending on the number the spin wheel stopped at, as either Vamanan or Mahabali.
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INDEPENDENCE DAY Every day is an event at Lulu Mall and when there is something to be celebrated, the mall will make it even more special. As the whole country celebrated Independence Day, the mall of happiness rejoiced with an array of programs. The day was pleasant and clear as the national flag was hoisted by Mr. P.K.H. Tharakan, former DGP of Kerala at the Lulu Mall premises. He also inaugurated the Independence Day painting exhibition. There were other programs to celebrate the triumph of a nation, which everyone enjoyed.
THE PERFECT STRIDE
IN YOUR JEANS Be a ‘jean’ious with our style tips
t’s all about a cool slide. Its all about a throwback body hugging jean. The road to finding the perfect pair of jeans and choosing from the dizzying array of styles out there right now, in which one will feel good, can be a daunting task. So on your quest for denim this fall, remember what has worked for you in the past, but don’t be afraid to try something different. Die hard skinny jeans devotees should shake things up in their wardrobes (change is good, after all) and try their hands in the season’s chicest flares. Explore and try on as many different fits as you have time for. Often, it’s the fit you think won’t work for you that you end up falling in love with. 36 LH OCTOBER 2015
FASHION LONG AND LEAN- THE CLAUDIA SCHIFFER WAY When you are tall, you can definitely rock lean and long straight legged styles-or go retro and try flared,’70s inspired-denim. Flare jeans, full length skinny jeans and super high rise boot jeans will work well for your body type.
THE HOURGLASS BEYONCE
BLAKE LIVELY’S I’M A MOMMA LOOK Finding just the right pair of jeans can be difficult, even more so in pregnancy. Cigarette maternity jeans, maternity pull on toothpick jeans and maternity flare jeans could be the best options when you are pregnant. Soft, stretchy, jersey front panel that expands with your bump and a supporting band of wide elastic is ideal for pregnancy.
If you have an hourglass shape and concerned about extra weight in the middle, try high waist slim leg jeans, light wash flared jeans, skinny jeans and skinny flare leg pant. And still show off your sexy curves, as higher rise works for a curvier woman.
KIM KARDASHIANISQUE Pear -shaped girls with curvy hips should steer clear of anything super tapered to create an overall balance, which helps your hips look slim and streamlined. Boyfriend denim, regular fit jeans and high waist jeans will flatter your curves. And if you want to hide some of your not-so-favorite curves, try a straight leg which helps to balance out your curves.
PETITE LIKE LADY GAGA If you’re on the petite side, there are many great cropped options out there like boyfriend denim, black skinny high waist jeans and slim jeans. But denim is also easy to alter, so don’t limit yourself because of your height. Try a cute boot-cut or sexy, cropped skinny jeans.
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1. Teddy Necklace Code: SLV E17123 Price: ` 3,590
2. Studded Bracelet
Code: JTB931 SLV Price: ` 4,110
3. Stripe Studded Band
Code:SLV 70014 Price: ` 5,590
4. Criss Cross Set Code: 655S3 Price: ` 14,990
5. Pollen Ring Code:SLV 82597 Price: ` 2,190
6. Pearl Star Code: PDT P6092 Price: ` 4,390
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7. Leaf Tassel Code: E827 Price: ` 2,290
8. Floral Studded Bracelet Code: BC B625 Price: ` 11,730
9. Rectangular Earring Code: E639 Price: ` 2,490
Disclaimer: Price and features are subject to change. Buyers are advised to act on data after cross-checking
Accent your casual wear with warm Jewels from Ayesha
1. Plain Bangle Set Code: 17768 Price: ` 348
2. Gold Hand Cuff Code: BL-CUFF-198 Price: ` 198
3. Pink Heart Ear Hanging Code: ER-AY1846 Price: ` 498
4. Beaded Necklace Set Code: AY-39 Price: ` 1,498
5. Studded Bracelet Code: AY-33 Price: ` 598
6. Jade Studded Ear Hanging Code: AY1812 Price: ` 598
7. Chain Necklace 9
Code: AY1802-2 Price: ` 798
8. Multi Colour Stone Ring Code: RG-AER-12 Price: ` 398
9. Leaf Embellished Ear Hanging Code: KECDER-492 Price: ` 398 Disclaimer: Price and features are subject to change. Buyers are advised to act on data after cross-checking
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DOC N MARK
1. Leather Lace-up Shoes Code: 208BN6 Price: ` 4,495
2. Brown Oxford Code: 322BN Price: ` 2,995
3. Brown Laser Cut Formal Shoes Code: 399BN Price: ` 3,995
4. Dark Tan Slip-on Shoes Code: 503DTN7 Price: ` 3,595
5. Buckled Brown Brogues Code: 613BN7 Price: ` 3,995
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6. Black and Red Striped Loafers Code: 475BK6 Price: ` 4,595
7. Black Ankle Boot Code: 355BK6 Price: ` 3,295
8. Black Formal Shoes Code: 111BK7 Price: ` 2,995
Disclaimer: Price and features are subject to change. Buyers are advised to act on data after cross-checking
SIMPLY PRETTY Explore the latest collection from Addons as Lulu Happiness takes a sneak peak and brings you the finest pre-fall collection.
1. Beige Studded Kitten Heels Price: ` 2,299
2. White Dockside Price: ` 1,999
3. Black Studded Slippons Price: ` 1,399
4. Black Ballerina 6 8
Price: ` 1,599
5. Red Studded Sandals Price: ` 1,599
6. Black Embellished Sandal Price: ` 1,299
7. Brown Moccasin Price: ` 1,499
8. Red Kitten Heel Price: ` 1,799 Disclaimer: Price and features are subject to change. Buyers are advised to act on data after cross-checking
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WOVEN TALES The shifting of seasons bring a series of crafts and art. Kick start your autumn-winter with woven bags from Calonge.
1. Assorted Clutch Code: CACL-054 Price: ` 2,700
2. Black Safari Code: CA-JENIE/ELITE Price: ` 10,800
3. Cream Brown Swagger Code: CA-1136/ELITE Price: ` 10,800
4. Wintersky Sachel Code: CA-1183/ELITE Price: ` 9,000
5. Suede Black Tote Code: CA-72/VACATA Price: ` 12,000
6. Brown Pouch Code: CA-571/10MM Price: ` 5,700
7. Cyan Envelope Purse Code: CAW - 30 Price: ` 3,300
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8. Azur Minaudiere Code: CA-1167/ELITE Price: ` 6,000 Disclaimer: Price and features are subject to change. Buyers are advised to act on data after cross-checking
Swiss Watch Boutique Kerala’s biggest array of luxury watches
he Swiss Watch Boutique at Lulu Mall, showcases a stunning collection of premium luxury watches which are now highly sought after by movie stars, businessmen, diplomats and other celebrities. The showroom features leading Swiss watch brands like Rolex, Ulysse Nardin, Hublot, Longines, Mont Blanc, Frederique Constant, Oris, Tag Heur, Davidoff, Gucci and more. When arriving at the showroom, a customer can not only take home his long cherished dream watch, but also enjoy a truly world class shopping experience.
Rolex pioneered many milestones in the watch industry like waterproof watches (1926), datejust watches (1945), watches that remain waterproof even at depths of 100m below sea level (1955), watches that display time of different time zones (1954), perpetual datejust watches (1956) and more. Rolex watches have earned worldwide fame with their high quality components which ensure precision and durability. Even though Rolex watches were established in England in 1905, the founders Hans Wildorf and Alfred Davis shifted base to Geneva, Switzerland in 1919.
The showroom is owned by the reputed Swiss Group which has over six decades of expertise in the retailing of premium watches in Kerala. It also has won fame as the first authorized retail outlet of Rolex watches in Kerala. The showroom has a separate enclosure ‘Rolex Corner’ set apart for Rolex watches. The Rolex range of watches starts from a modest Rs. 3.38 lakhs and rises to staggering prices of few crores. All models of Rolex watches available in the international market are showcased here.
Ulysse Nardin, another prominent Swiss brand at the store used to bring out marine watches for fifty navies of different world nations. Now it has most modern watches with high precision materials. Longines, the reputed Swiss watch brand has a range of classy yet sporty models. Frederique Constant, established in 1988 by a Dutch couple, is well know for its high precision Tourbillon watch and the Worldtimer model which indicates the time of 24 cities. Oris, the Swiss luxury watchmaker has won repute for its mechanical watches, eventhough it also has quartz watches. The mechanical watches fall under four divisions – Motor Sport, Aviation, Culture and Diving. Tag Heur’s collection includes Formula One, Aquaracer, Link, Carrera and Grand Carrera.
It was Rolex which raised the identity of watches from mere time instruments to icons of classiness, style and success.
At the Swiss Watch Boutique, a connoisseur of fine luxury can also come across watches, pens and wallets of Mont Blanc and Davidoff. Mont Blanc pens are renowned across the world for their delightful writing experience. Their nibs are made of either 18 carat gold or platinum. Mont Blanc, the German brand was first involved in the manufacturing of pens, but later expanded itself into the making of watches and jewellery. For enabling more people like the salaried classes to acquire premium watches like Rolex, Swiss Watch Boutique has announced customer friendly offer like 0% monthly instalment schemes. At frequent intervals, special offers are given with the purchase of specific brands and models. OCTOBER 2015 LH 43
BEAUTY AND WELLNESS
1. Pigmentation Reducing Complex Intense Clarify HD Price: ` 1,190
2. Skin Awakening Rinse Super Orange Bloom Price: ` 490
3. Derma Stemness Benefactor Antiageing Cream Youth Excell Price: ` 1,990 LOTUS HERBALS
4. Hypnotica Pearl Shine Long Lasting Eye Liner Price: ` 275
5. Pure Stay Compact SPF -20,
Hazelnut Star, 9g Price: ` 625
6. Safe Sun Anti-ageing, Anti-tan Ultra Sunbock Price: ` 745
7. Ecostay Lip Gloss Rose Buds Price: ` 425
GLAM IT UP
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8. Ecostay Matte Long Lasting Lipstick Price: ` 545
9. Whiteglow Intense Skin Whitening and Brightening Serum Price: ` 375
Disclaimer: Price and features are subject to change. Buyers are advised to act on data after cross-checking
Recognising the best fragrance is only half the beauty-battle won. Find your scent and youâ€™ll know when your nose knows.
LULU FASHION STORE
1. Roberto Cavalli Aqua (50ml) Price: ` 4,200
2. Yves Saint Laurent Jazz (100ml) 3
3. Nina Ricci Mademoiselle Ricci (80ml) Price: ` 5,300
4. Gucci Guilty Intense Spray (90ml) Price: ` 5,300
5. Azzaro Club Women (75ml) Price: ` 2,900
6. Elizabeth Arden Red Door (100ml) Price: ` 5,900
7. Giorgio Armani Aqua Di Gio (100ml) Price: ` 5,800
8. Issey Miyake Pleats Please (100ml) 7
Price: ` 5,400
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THE MALL OF HAPPINESS TURNS
Restaurants and food courts in Lulu Mall hosts the shoppers with their recipes
ulu Mall, which manages to surprise and excite us folks, now kicks off a new saga of culinary treats at its restaurants and food courts. As the new season kicks in, Lulu Mall’s food outlets promise to surprise their guests with the best culinary offerings of the season. The restaurants have always impressed us with its ingredientinspired menu, which keeps on adding interesting new gastronomic gems. For busy professionals, who don’t have 46 LH OCTOBER 2015
time to brew up a dish but still yearn for a great meal, Lulu Mall offers a perfect solution. What makes this multisensory experience truly special is that you can shop your heart out and have a lot of fun when you are done dining. From spicy to sweet, cheesy to chilly, creamy to crumbly, trust us: there’s an immense choice out there for you. The happiness in satisfying your tongue and stomach prompts you to shut down the kitchen at home and head to the mall of magic.
THE CHOCOLATE ROOM Like to have some delicious chocolate? Level 2 of Lulu Mall welcomes you with the smell of fresh and delicious chocolate, inviting you to indulge. The Chocolate Room, a warm and cozy place, is just perfect for choco lovers. Whatâ€™s more, the menu covers almost every item that could invigorate the sweet buds on your palette.
ZAKI Zaki, puts a piece of the Middle-East on your plate with its Arabian cuisine including dishes such as Al- Faham, Mandi al Faha, Majubus Chicken Kapsa, Peri Peri Chicken, Tandoori Chicken, along with Indian treats. Zaki gives a different food experience where Arabian food items conquer a handsome part of the menu card. The main branch is in Oman and the Lulu Mall outlet is their first in India.
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MCDONALD’S McDonald’s needs no introduction. This enormously popular American fast food chain opened shop in Lulu Mall and has been a crowd puller ever since. Occupying prime space on the ground floor of Lulu Mall, stroll into it for the legendary McDonald’s burgers and combos. The wide space and calm ambience gives you a great experience of comfort. The perfect place to grab a bite, once you are done shopping.
BEIJING BITES At Beijing Bites, in the food court of Lulu Mall, diners are promised a generous dose of drama. Featuring on its menu are Chinese/Thai dishes like Honey Chilli Chicken, Malaysian Noodles, Medium Spicy Chilli Chicken, Chinese Fried Chicken, Hong Kong Meifun etc. Its multi-cuisine format ensures that guests are spoilt for choice. As the winter draws closer, the restaurant gears up for their Beijing platters which include Spring rolls, Lollipops, Wantons, Momos and more.
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MUST VISIT DESTINATIONS IN KERALA BEFORE YOU DIE
We say that the world is a small place, but when wanderlust strikes you choose roads that are less travelled and you have a world of obscurity waiting to be discovered; from our list we pick a few destinations that are less explored.
NELLIYAMPATHY This picturesque tourist spot is located 52 km away from Palakkad. Nelliyampathy is blessed with ever green forests and a number of wild animals like elephants, hill squirrels and bisons. The sprawling tea gardens, coffee, cardamom and orange plantations add beauty to this wonderful summer destination. Nelliyampathy consists of mountain ranges providing immense opportunities for trekkers and adventure buffs. It is also a great place for handgliding. Nelliyampathy is connected by road to Palakkad and Coimbatore. Due to the hilly terrain, the best option is to hire a jeep for local travel.
GAVI, PATHANAMTHITTA Gavi is an eco-tourist spot in Kerala which has widely become popular after ‘Alistair International’ the world acclaimed tourism major, listed it among the leading eco-tourism centres and one of the must-see places in India. It’s a beautiful hill station that is part of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. One can see wildlife in their natural habitat during forest safaris. Leisure options like trekking and boating are also available.
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VAZHACHAL WATERFALLS This waterfall is very near to Athirappily Waterfalls, one of the most popular waterfalls in Kerala. Vazhachal is just a 5 km drive from the latter. Both these waterfalls are on the Chalakkudy River. The picturesque Vazhachal waterfall is close to dense green forests and is a part of the Chalakudy River. Vazhachal is quite popular among tourists for its exotic flora and herbal plantations. Swimming is strictly prohibited in the area.
THOMMANKUTHU WATERFALL Located 17 km from Thodupuzha in Idukki, Thommankuthu Waterfall is famous for its seven-step waterfall. The water falls down from a height of 1500 meters with a pool beneath each step of the falls. Thommankuthu is an ideal place for the adventurer. Adventure tourism, pedal boating, forest trekking, night camping, bathing in the waterfall etc. are some of the activities possible here. The wild beauty of the jungle and the small streams coming from the nearby hills allow visitors to have a memorable experience.
THENMALA Thenmala is the first planned eco-tourism destination in India. It is located about 72kms from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. It is near Punalur town, Kollam district. Thenmala is a small village at the foothills of the Western Ghats and predominantly a forest area. The famous Shenduruney Wildlife Sanctuary is the most important tourism resource of Thenmala Ecotourism.
THATTEKKAD BIRD SANCTUARY Thattekkad is the first bird sanctuary in Kerala. Described by the famous ornithologist Salim Ali as â€œthe richest bird habitat on peninsular India,â€? this bird sanctuary is part of a dense tropical evergreen forest. It is located at about 58 km from Kochi city. This region is extremely rich in bird diversity as more than 300 species of birds have been identified here. The wildlife here is also noteworthy. OCTOBER 2015 LH 51
Great music can make an ordinary day into an extraordinary experience. So plug in and get your week on!
here are songs that give you the chills, make you jump and have you running for the tissue box. There is a song for every mood and a beat for any day of the week. Music directly affects chemicals called neurotransmitters which relay information in our head, which is why it is the best solution for any emotional situation. We have a playlist that is guaranteed to put you on, wellâ€Ś.the right track. Here is our prescription to be taken daily as required. Side effects include foot tapping and head shaking.
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MID WEEK CRISIS
Start your Monday right with a fresh cuppa and enjoy the sunrise. Shut out all those dreary thoughts in your head with some happy music and give yourself a good start to the day. Make a list of things that you are looking forward to doing this week along with your regular task list. Take an effort to dress up and hit the road on a positive note and get to work with a smile on your face. Anytime you feel the blues creeping in, take a gulp of fresh air and plug in those earphones. • Beautiful Day – U2 • I’m Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves • New Shoes – Paolo Nutini • Good Day – Nappy Roots • Hey Ya – Outkast • 500 Miles – The Pretenders • I’m Feeling Good – Nina Simone • Me Gustas Tu – Manu Chao
You are almost there and all you need to do is keep going. You probably have your browser open to some memes or viral videos. You feel the drag and just want the week to move on. It is definitely time for some good music and good feelings. Take a walk around office and have a short chat with your colleagues. Ask people what they are listening to and share music. Plan your after work time, may it be shopping, TV, a good book or dinner out. Have you got your energy back? • Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys • I Feel Good –James Brown • Everybody is Going to be Happy – The Kinks • This Head I Hold – Electric Guest • Dust Clears – Clean Bandit • Pumped Up Kicks – Foster the People • Kids – MGMT • YMCA – The Village People
SUNDAY SIDE UP It is the do-whatever-you-want day! Do you have that delicious Sunday morning feeling? Enjoy waking up and slowly moving into the day. Cook yourself a hearty and healthy brunch. Try not to do too many things and savour the smaller moments. Have you made plans or are you going with the flow? It doesn’t matter as long as you have music to keep up the beat. • Lazy Song – Bruno Mars • Banana Pancakes –Jack Johnson • Happy – C2C feat D martin • Happy – Pharell Williams • Sunday Morning – Maroon 5 • Come to Me – The Goo Goo Dolls • Could it be Another Change – The Samples • Young Folks – Peter, Bjorn and John
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SPOT ‘EM EASY GROUND FLOOR
G72 Thomas Cook
Marks & Spencer
G78 Ajmal Perfumes
G79A FB ATM
GA02, 03 &04
G80 Lulu Hypermarket
G14, 23, 24, 25
G15 Sky Jewellery
Standard Chartered ATM
G20A Sunglass Hut G22 Swarovski G29 Hidesign
STORE NO F01, 02
BRANDS Being Human
F03 Cotton World
Jack & Jones, Vero Moda
G49,50,51, F53,54, S 53,54
FA2B Wills Lifestyle
The Medicine Shoppe
FA03-01 LP Sport
Doc & Mark
Swiss Watch Boutique
F09 Donut Factory
G 65 Rado
F10 Fab India
The Body Shop
F14 V Dot
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STORE LOCATOR FIRST FLOOR F58 Imagine (Apple) F59 Seiko F60,61,62
Lens and Frames
F65 Hush Puppies F66
F 67, F68
F69 Mufti F70 Bata F71
Van Heusen Accessories
F72,73,79 Titan FIRST FLOOR
F19,20 Louis Philippe
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F40 Global Desi
F41,42 Indian Terrain F43 W F44 Bag Zone
STORE NO BRANDS S01 Bombay Dyeing
S05 John’s Umbrella
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F55 C Sia F56 Celio F57 Biba 56 LH OCTOBER 2015
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STORE LOCATOR SECOND FLOOR S21A Tommy Kids S22
Linen by Burgoyne
THIRD FLOOR STORE NO Multiplex PVR
S 23 Puma
FEC Lulu Sparky’s
S24,25 UCB Kids
FC1 Bread World
FC2 Meriiboy Ice-cream
FC 4 A
FC 4 B
S32a Photo Express
FC 4 C
FC7 Beijing Bites
S44 Club Mahindra
Toni & Guy
FC11 Noodle King
S 48 Aroma Thai
FC12 Fort Kitchen
FC13 Wow Momos
Natural Ice creams
S 56 Mothercare
FC15 Kailash Parbat
FC17 Kobe Sizzler
S 60 Skechers
FC17A Doner Kabab
S 62 Lavie
FC18 SFC Plus
S 63 Addons Women
ATM-01 SBI ATM
Federal Bank Branch
Rest-1 Pizza Hut
S 66,67, 68,69
Rest-2 Cream Centre
Citi Bank ATM
S70,71 Lens Magic
S74,75,76,83 Bloomsbury’s S78 Zahra Phones S79 Wildcraft S80 Identiti S81 SportXS S84 Chocolate Room S 85,88, 89,89A
S86,87 Crossword Kiosk Corals Kiosk
Kiosk Truetek Kiosk Wulf Kiosk Shilpakala
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SERVICES AND FACILITIES
Happiness has always been our motto and we make sure that we give you happiness with our services. Our first priority has always been to provide and make sure that our customers have a pleasant shopping experience. We offer a wide range of facilities for you, to make your visit memorable. ATM Ground floor, First Floor, Second Floor, Third Floor PHARMACY, TRAVELATOR Ground Floor INFORMATION DESK, WHEEL CHAIRS Ground Floor WI-FI, LOST AND FOUND, AMBULANCE Ground Floor BABY PRAM Information Desk SPECIAL EVENTS INFORMATION Ground Floor BAGGAGE COUNTER Near Lulu Hypermarket, Ground Floor, Basement Lobby MOBILE CARE/SERVICE Airtel, Zahra Phones, Second Floor CUSTOMER SEATING, CUSTOMER LIFTS, E ESCALATORS All Floors DOCTOR ON CALL Information Desk HELMET PARK, UMBRELLA PARK, LAUNDRY PICKUP Basement Lobby VALET PARKING Mall Entrance
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BANK Second Floor TRAVEL AND HOLIDAYS Second Floor, Ground Floor REST ROOM FOR DIFFERENTLY ABLED Ground, First and Second Floor CAR CALLING Ground Floor FIRST AID, MALL GUIDES Ground Floor BABY CARE ROOM All Floors PRAYER ROOM First Floor for Ladies, Second Floor for Gents MONEY EXCHANGE Ground Floor MOBILE CHARGING STATIONS All Floors DRIVERS LOUNGE AND WASHROOM Basement Parking Area DRINKING WATER First Floor BUTLER SERVICE Information Desk
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