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Shop special

If you are sick of showing up at work or at a party and finding two other people with the exact same accessories as you, there's a great store in town that's just the place for unique jewellery and bags. Teronga, which recently opened at Gulshan Road no 10, boasts great copper and other metallic bangles, earrings, sets and great beaded and other 'jholas'. Most earrings cost between Tk-30-65 and bangles cost between Tk-30-100. Sets can cost up to Tk-300. However, these are certainly not the only things to buy here. They have bags in the style of jholas available at Jatra and other stores but with an unique look. They have some great Jamdani saris and unstitched shalwar Kameez sets at about Tk-2300. There are other clothes, kurtis and some clothes for men but somehow the jewellery and little home décor items steal the show. If you like Jatra, Piran and other crafts stores, you'll love this place- it's likely to give it's predecessors some serious competition.

By Diya

DesignZ with a difference
Tired of the same old boring blocks and unimaginative formals? Strike gold this season with DesignZ, and their exquisite collection.
The line features shalwar kameez, dresses, kurti-and-skirt ensembles, and panjabis. Their specialty is the fusion between georgettes and Mirpur Benarasi. Clean cuts, bold colours, and simple but intricate embellishments define DesignZ' designs.
Prices range from Tk 1200-2800 for ladies' apparel, and 1400 for men's wear.
DesignZ is located at Shop 28, Pink City Shopping Mall, Plot 15, Road 103, Gulshan Avenue
LS Desk

Mini Mart reopens @ Pink City
Mini Mart reopened recently on the second floor of Pink City Shopping Plaza in Gulshan (next to Wonder Land) at the same site where they were originally located. Owned and managed by women entrepreneurs, its 15 designers provide continuous creativity in a kaleidoscope of colours and designs in saris, shalwar kameez, fatuas and household linen.

The Saris available here are in muslin, kota, Tangail, georgette, with appliqué, embroidery, karchopi, and vegetable dyes providing a wide range of choices. There is a Special Offer of 10% discount on hand-painted, saris, during the month of Ramadan.

The shalwar kameez three piece suits (stitched and unstitched) are available in terry, cotton, georgette, silk, muslin, crepe with block, embroidery, cut work, sequins, zardozi and vegetable dye.

Fatuas are also available in cotton, silk, georgette with blocks, embroidery, appliqué, sequins and karchopi.

In the household goods corner, there are vegetable dyed products in an exclusive range of cushions, bed covers, curtains, quilts and other linen. Appliqué work, Nokshikatha, blocks in ethnic colours extracted from nature gives the linens a natural and subtle look. In matching designs and shades, the items can be coordinated for living, dining and even bedrooms. Mini Mart, Gulshan continues to maintain its tradition of providing quality products at competitive prices for its customers, which has earned it a goodwill in the market.

Eid gifts @Etcetera
This Eid, Etcetera boasts an impressive clothing range with prestigious foreign brands like Arrow, Wrangler, Excalibur, Newport Jeans and local brands like Artisti and Yellow. There's also a kids' line that includes clothing by R & B and Lee Youth. The prices cater to budgets in the mid-level to high-end range. In addition to all this, an exclusive women's' wear and kids' collection designed by Roxana Salam will also be launched at the store. Her kids line is already available at Etcetera Dhanmondi.
Besides clothes, there are also other gifts to choose from at ETC. You can buy someone you love some great perfume- floral fragrances, spicy ones and many others. There is also a wide-ranging collection of watches from brands such as Rado, Pierre Cardin, Cellox, Tissot, Wester, Kolber, Titian, Citizen, Romanson, Credence, Catena, Charles Jourdan, Espirit, Guy Laroche, Polo Club, Timex and many more at prices of tk.1700 and above.
Etcetera show rooms are at Gulshan: Plot-SE (F) 1, Road # 140, Gulshan 1, Dhaka-1212 and Dhanmondi: Concord Royal Court, Plot # 275G, Road # 27, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209.
And if you enjoy coffee, you'll be happy to know that Coffee World will be open during the Eid Holiday so you can go and enjoy some time there with friends and family.

-LS Desk



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