Pretty In Plaid

December 18, 2008

Burberry's flagship store in Delhi

I’m a long-time fan of the true blue British brand Burberry. I still remember the first time I got my own taste of Burberry plaid, with its signature check pattern. It was an umbrella (my stash in the bank allowed me only that much).

Burberry

And now it’s here, at my doorstep — the latest Burberry outlet in the fashion hot spot Emporio in Vasant Kunj. This is the second store for the brand — they’ve had one in Mumbai since 2005 (how I envied my Mumbai gal pals). Spread over five rooms, with interconnected doors, there are rows upon rows of perfectly sculpted handbags, shoes, heavenly jackets, and that Burberry classic — the trench coat. As well as accessories and fragrances.

But the best bit about this store is that it’s the first time in India it is going to sell key pieces from its couture range Burberry Prorsum! One room is dedicated to this collection, where you will find goodies from the the Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2009 collection — bootleg pants, ruched waist dresses, tulip dresses, and skirts, trench coats — tiered, panelled, quilted. In emerald, amber, purple, amethyst, smoky brown, cigar, ash, charcoal grey, gold, and dark nickel.

I’ve fallen for the copper ruched trench coat that could easily double up as an evening dress when paired with solid black tights or leggings. And I’d definitely wear the metallic purple bootleg trousers paired with an unstructured top for a night out with the girls. The black platform peeptoes, and the stunning necklace with amber glass crystals, would complete my look.

And how could I forget the quintessential Burberry bag? Called the Lowry Bag (inspired by the popular British painter LS Lowry), it’s a stand-out piece — timeless beige, pleated and ruched leather with metal stitches, and functional pockets for my wallet, mobile phone, and MP3 player.

Need I say more?

Burberry, Emporio Mall, Nelson Mandela Road, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Ph: 46529850. Prices from Rs 5,000 on, up to Rs 1, 20,000.

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