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A new Bata outlet has recently opened its doors on the 18th of January at the Molly Capital Centre on 76 Gulshan Avenue (right next to Ecstasy, and below the new Mayasir). The outlet is quite spacious, well lit, and houses new arrivals for men, women and children. For men, there are dress shoes in basic black and brown with prices ranging from Tk850-Tk1600. 'Weinbrenner' and 'Power' (both Bata brands) keds come in shades of ash, brown, beige, and black and cost between Tk800-1200. Men's slippers are priced between Tk1000-Tk1300. Comfy looking 'Hawaiiana' sandal shoes (for both men and women) come in black with red or blue stripes and will cost around Tk1300.
The women's range come in a host of different colours, and include sandals, mules, slippers, thongs and dressy shoes. Cool summery shades such as pink, light blue, yellow and light purple are showcased alongside the basic browns, blacks, beiges and chocolate. The women's range of shoes consist of both Bata and the Bata brand 'Marie Claire'. Slippers will cost between Tk250-Tk500, dress shoes are Tk300-Tk950, and sandal shoes are priced at Tk800-Tk1200.
Bata has a large children's section consisting of slippers, thongs, sandals, formals, and school shoes. There is also a special range for toddlers aged from one to one and a half years. Children's brands include 'B-First', which has the school range including school bags (school shoes come in both black and white, and cost Tk300-Tk700), and the colourful 'Bubblegummers'. Both brands have prices ranging from Tk300-Tk590. A small offer is also up for grabs--you could buy a pair of selected 'Bubblegummers' and get a pair of socks for free.
Bata shoes have always been not only durable, but comfy to wear, so go check out this new outlet--you may just find something hip and cool to complement your summer wardrobe.
By Rubaiyat Khan
Check it out
There is no end to collector's items. In fact these are directly proportional to one's hobby. You can collect the usual stamps and postcards, or masks from all over the world or even things like miniature kettles in ceramic, porcelain, stainless steel. What you want to collect depends just on what your heart fancies and knowing a woman her heart is stuck to a lot of things. Among items of desire like shoes, bags, and exclusive jewellery, crockery holds a special place in her heart.
When she invites friends over for lunch or dinner, what's going to be the menu and which crockery set she is going to use to lay the table is equally important as what is she going to wear. Cashing on this particular fancy, the dynamic couple of Clay Image, Kamal Ahmed Maruf and Rehana Akter Nayan have brought ceramics, pottery and clay to a completely different height.
"We understand that pottery is one of the most intense form of arts, and also the link between nature and culture, between the individual and society, between utility and exquisiteness. The goal of our work is to illustrate how clay can be made both to carry value and at the same time to be used for everyday domestic work," is what they say about their work.
What is grand about their product line is that they are exclusive and exquisite. Giving colour, glaze and unique shape to clay, they have added a new dimension to creative ceramics. They are mainly working on ceramics, which fall under the category of stoneware and stoneware products. In order to attain the body and the glaze characteristics that their products possess, they need to burn these in temperatures between 1200 degree Celsius to 1250. This means that the products are fit for regular use.
Anyone with a love for trendy items and preference for beautiful and a little out of the ordinary things would fall for their crockery. Serving tea at a ladies' lunch, on a tea set made from mere clay is indeed very lavish and definitely the 'in' thing now. Using colourful utensils, pots and pans and dishes also brightens your mood and not to forget that it catches attention of your peers. They are holding their second exhibition at GalleriKAYA in Uttara, from February 11 to 24, and they also have a showroom in Sunrise plaza.
Anyone who fancies fashionable crockery should visit Clay Image's exhibition not only to add to their collection but also to add that different stroke to life.
By Raffat Binte Rashid
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on a key chain
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