The overcast skies and the elusive rain may have dug a pit in many a stomach of the Belgaumites, but have a stroll around city to find that it’s raining discounts everywhere. Last week, the two saree sales hogged the limelight amongst the womenfolk, one at Millennium Gardens and the other at Maratha Mandir. If the former was all about subtlety, the latter was a riot of colors and varieties with stall-owners chatting in Bengali and Kashmiri. With some spellbinding sarees on offer, something rarely available in Belgaum, and bargaining in full swing, the women went home happier. The city’s happening shopping scene has shifted to civil hospital road which is buzzing with discounts. From INmark and Unlimited offering up to 60% off, to Soch back with its Red Dot sale, even Alan Solly, Blackberry’s, Park Avenue, Van Heusen, Global Desi and Levi’s are offering mega discounts on the last stock of the season.
All said and done, the stuff put up for sale isn’t as good as the normal fresh ones usually on show at these beautiful stores. The options are limited and one can make out it’s the last rush to clear stocks before they fill in the fresh fashion of the season. But still, one can definitely make a steal with genuine brands at a minimum of 15 to 25% discounted prices. Khadim’s is bombarding its regular customers with SMSes of discount while Peter England has made efforts to popularize its sale. Even Karthika is back with its festive season sale. What’s amazing is that even the spas and salons are making hay while the sun is shining in the absence of rains! They have on offer some great packages with a haircut or massage free with some grooming packages. So grab your wallets and jump on to the brand-wagon.