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SPAGO: Toast of global indulgence.

IF YOU are crazy about international brands, then Spago could be the answer to your self-indulgent prayers. This luxury retail chain stocks only international brands to cater to the "growing demand for branded ware". Spago, which was called Accents in its former avatar, also has outlets in Mumbai, Chennai, and Delhi. The chain is headed by Narayan Todi and Amar Agarwal, who brought Swarovski to India.

This store has popular brands such as Swarovski and Bluefire in its jewellery section. The range of fragrances is exhaustive and virtually every perfume you can think of is available here. Deodorants are priced at Rs. 435 upwards, while the perfumes range between Rs. 850 and Rs. 7,000.

Giorgio Armani, Polo Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Oxydo, Bluebay, Diesel, Pierre Cardin, and Esprit are some of the other brands available here.

If it's watches you are looking for, you can take your pick from the wide range showcased at Spago. Carrera watches, priced between Rs. 6,000 and Rs. 11,000, are distinctly sporty and come with leather straps and chrono dials. While the Swiss-made Pierre Cardin watches, which are elegant and more suited for formal wear, cost less.

There are also watches studded with Swarovski crystals. The US-made Esprit watches have unique shapes for their dials, straps, and so on. Whether you are looking for a rectangular, square, circular, or oblong dial, they are all here. One can also pick a watch with denim straps or make a style statement with a double looped strap.

Spago's sunglasses range offers an impressive choice with brands such as Pierre Cardin and Polo Ralph Lauren, double-shaded ones from Bluebay, Diesel, and Gucci along with the rimless ones from Oxydo.

In home collectibles, there are awesome designs in Lladro porcelain.

This section again has an interesting collection of exquisitely carved figurines, in matt and glossy finish. While the prices are slightly steep, the one particularly captivating Lladro piece is the Ganesha at the entrance. Made in a limited edition of 2,000 pieces, this statue was made after the designers came down to India to study this popular deity.

The Swarovski crystals section is dominated by designs from the Crystal Memories range. These pretty little crystals make suitable gifts, and the range includes movie cameras, tea sets, trains, microscopes, clothes clips, mobile phones, and so on. As for crystal jewellery, there are beautifully carved broaches in the shape of ballerinas, roses, fans, and Venetian masks. There are also some designs with gold and silver finishes, both in heavy and delicate designs.

The major attraction at Spago is its classic collection of Bluefire jewellery in white and yellow gold.

Bluefire uses De Beers diamonds and has a buy-back policy, where the customer can exchange the jewellery after three years, for another piece worth 75 per cent of the jewellery's original worth. Be it all these or Versace & Rosenthal dinnerware or candle stands, Spago promises world-class service.

The showroom can be contacted on 5323038/39/40.

TINA GARG

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