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Spykar, one of India’s largest denim brands, announces the promotion of Sanjay Vakharia to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Sanjay co-founded the brand in 1992 and was the COO & Director since 2014.

The announcement comes at the back of an excellent year for the business where the brand clocked retail sales of over 550 crores. The revenues of Spykar have doubled and the profits grew by 4x in the last 3years. The business was acquired by the Metdist group from Mr. Prasad Pabrekar in 2014. The Metdist Group is owned by the Bagri family, led by Apurv Bagri. The group is a global conglomerate with diversified interests in metal, hospitality, fashion and technology.

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The Oberoi Mall recently hosted the launch of celebrated retail author Dr Gibson G. Vedamani’s book ‘Retail Beyond Detail’ in the presence of Rakesh Biyani, Joint- Managing Director, Future Retail Ltd. Sharing the extracts from the book during the discussion Dr. Gibson narrated some instances of from his early years in retail.

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Celio Club Store JayanagarBangaloreFrench menswear brand Celio has launched its Paris concept store at Jayanagar, Bengaluru. The store will also house the country’s first ‘Celio Club’ – a concept brand by Celio that offers a line of business and formal menswear.

The new Celio Store is 1,600 sq. ft. spread across two levels—with the ground level displaying casual wear and the first level stocking the Celio Club.

The store is aesthetically designed using minimalistic settings using metal and wood for major fittings and fixtures. The store dons an edgy look with a cement floor and open architecture resembling a loft. It has created a rugged whitewashed brick wall to showcase the latest denim collection. Celio has also added subtle elements such as books, rugs, plants and cushions to create a vibrant yet comforting atmosphere at the store.

Apart from this Paris Concept Store, Celio also has flagship stores at prime locations in Indira Nagar, Phoenix Market City Mall, Orion Mall and HSR Layout in Bangalore. These stores also offer a complete range of apparel and accessories from Celio.

Celio retails in India through 300 points of sale in exclusive stores, national chain stores, distributor and partner stores and leading e-commerce portals across 89 cities. It boasts a total retail area of 1,00,000+ sq. ft. The omni-channel retailer is also present on major e-commerce channels like Myntra, Amazon, Jabong and Flipkart.

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jack and jonesHigh street fashion labels JACK & JONES, VERO MODA, ONLY celebrated completing 10 path-breaking years of fashion in India at a gala in Mumbai. The star-studded evening saw the unveiling of SELECTED HOMME, JUNAROSE and ONLY & SONS’ AW’18 collections. The event was attended by Bollywood’s fashionable young brigade Ranveer Singh for JACK & JONES, Sonakshi Sinha for VERO MODA, Kiara Advani for ONLY, Jim Sarbh for SELECTED HOMME, Shikha Talsania for JUNAROSE and Priyank Sharma for ONLY & SONS. Each sporting a look from the latest collections, the celebrities took to the ramp and introduced the soon-to-launch AW’18 collection in a fun unique way.

The celebration attended by leaders from the world of business, retail, fashion and lifestyle who raised a toast to the brand. Pop-Rock music band ONEmpire brought the house down by performing a few famous hits.

The 10th year anniversary celebrations kicked off with actress and fashionista Kiara Advani walking the ramp for ONLY India. Television sensation Priyank Sharma was at his fashionable best as he took the ramp for ONLY & SONS. Actress Shikha Talsania took to the ramp in JUNAROSE to celebrate fashion for women with curves. Critically acclaimed Actor Jim Sarbh looked dapper and suave as he sported a look from the premium menswear brand SELECTED HOMME. Fashion icon Sonakshi Sinha looked surreal in a look from VERO MODA. The show concluded with an energetic performance by Brand Ambassador Ranveer Singh as he took to the ramp for JACK & JONES.

Speaking on the occasion, Vineet Gautam, CEO & Country Head, BESTSELLER India said, “This evening is an extremely special one as it marks a momentous decade of JACK&JONES, VERO MODA and ONLY in India. It is the constant support that we have received from our partners, loyalists and consumers that has allowed us to further diversify our portfolio with premium menswear fashion by SELECTED HOMME, plus size offerings by JUNAROSE and effortlessly casual styles for men by ONLY & SONS. Truly grateful for the love, success and growth our brands continue to enjoy in India. This journey has been an extraordinary one for us and cannot wait for the incredible years that lie ahead.”

Brand Ambassador for JACK&JONES Ranveer Singh added, “I’m really proud of being associated with JACK&JONES! Driving the brand is a team that is passionate about delivering top quality apparel to the youth, thus empowering them with cutting-edge, boundary-pushing style. It’s been awesome to have been a part of JACK&JONES’ exhilarating 10-year journey in India and I wish JACK & JONES continued success! I look forward to creating many more iconic moments that stay true to our motto of DON’T HOLD BACK!”

Showstopper for VERO MODA Sonakshi Sinha said, Showstopper for VERO MODA Sonakshi Sinha said, “Fashion is such an integral part of my life and profession. The VERO MODA woman is an empowered, fierce individual aka a total goal-digger – just like me. I’m really happy i got to celebrate this joyous occasion with the brand. A big thank you to VERO MODA for such an unforgettable night.”

Showstopper for ONLY Kiara Advani adds, Showstopper for ONLY Kiara Advani adds, “ONLY is such a fun, flirty and edgy brand that’s been a part of my wardrobe for the longest time. The brand has an extensive and enviable range of denims, that have had my back at every occasion. I am proud to be an ONLY girl and cannot wait for the A/W’18 collection to hit the stores.”

Showstopper for SELECTED HOMME Jim Sarbh said, “This will be my first rendezvous with SELECTED HOMME and I am looking forward to be a part of this event as a show stopper, and to flaunt their clothes. I don't really like to define my style, but as they say, it’s all in the details, and that is what SELECTED HOMME wants to be about."

Showstopper for JUNAROSE Shikha Tulsania adds, “JUNAROSE is the answer to the needs of all the curvaceous women who seek wardrobe choices that are fashionable and trendy. The AW’18 collection is marked by simplicity and timeless minimalism. It allows every woman to embrace the goddess in her and live every day to the fullest. I truly believe that when life gives you curves, you flaunt them and through this eclectic collection women like me can do just that!”

Showstopper for ONLY&SONS, Priyank Sharma said, “It’s been an absolute pleasure to be putting my fashionable foot forward at the ONLY&SONS’ grand celebration this evening. It is one of my favourite brands; comfortable yet edgy, laid back but so trendy – I love it and I know that fashion forward men everywhere do too. This Autumn Winter collection is their best one yet, with lots of uber cool sweatshirts, awesome graphic tees, easy tank tops, muscle tees and an enviable range of denims – stylish staples that one can always find in my wardrobe.”

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The fourth edition of Inorbit’s Pink Power initiative that empowers women entrepreneurs drew to an illustrious close recently. The season received close to 538 entries with business set-ups across various verticals like Food, Skin & Beauty, Home décor, handicraft, and much more. After a lot of deliberation, the judges finally chose the 10 promising women entrepreneurs as winners, who won free retail space within Inorbit Malls for a period of nine months. The winners hailed from like Mumbai (Malad & Vashi), Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Vadodara and were felicitated by youth icon Malishka Mendonsa.

MUMBAI (MALAD):

  • Vamaxi Mody (Founder of Nutricion): Nutricion offers a healthy range of home-grown power foods that include Granola Cereals, Dairy Free Stone Ground nut butters, Sprouted and classical flavours, Energy bars and Dairy Free milk.
  • Jyoti Chhetri (Founder of Wag & Love): The brand is dedicated to offer a new-age, natural and grain-free dog food.

NAVI MUMBAI (VASHI):

  • Krishna Tamalia Vora (Founder of Mom’s Therapy): Mom’s Therapy offers a range of herbal oils, Scrubs and Hair packs.
  • Sujata Hanchate (Founder of Shommy Snow Ice): It offers a unique mix ice-cream made of snow ice grated to a fine texture and low fat cow milk, sugar and fruits.
  • Vritti Vaswani (El Postre): It offers freshly baked cakes and desserts.

BANGALORE:

  • Kinnery Garg (Founder of Arome Herbals): Arome Herbals offers a wide range of handmade soaps, body lotions, face scrubs, pure essential oils and natural skin care products.

HYDERABAD:

  • Sai Deepika (Founder of Sippy Monks): The brand offers a unique spread of milkshakes and mocktails with a blend of tender coconut milk and tasty flavours.
  • Shipra Nayyar (Founder of Ozel Bir Say): The brand offers handmade potli bags, clutches, bridesmaid hampers, wedding giveaways and jewellery.

VADODARA:

  • Suvarna Solanki (Founder of Salad Republic): The product offerings includes Salads, juices and shakes.
  • Devashree Rawal (Founder of Humble Bee): Humble bee offers Handcrafted natural bathing essentials like soaps, bath salts and fragrances sourced from 100% natural ingredients.

In addition to the retail space, Inorbit will mentor the winners with the support of TRRAIN (Trust for Retailers and Retail Associates of India) for understanding the operations in a retail format and grow their business. The Central Bank of India too has associated with Pink Power to offer soft loan assistance to the winning entrepreneurs.

Speaking about the initiative, Naviin Ibhrampurkar, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications Inorbit Malls Pvt Ltd, said, “We have got the best 10 out of so many entries that we received this year. Wishing the winners great success and a grand welcome in the Inorbit family.”

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