From the desk of our guest blogger Purushu Arie comes a story of Rahul and his  Diwali shopping experience at Pantaloons.

“The festival of lights, Diwali is just a month away as Rahul has been invited to his office Diwali party.I was attending it with Rahul and we couldn’t wait to celebrate it with some delicious food and rock our ethnic gear. As the festive season beckons, can shopping be that far behind? I accompanied Rahul to Pantaloons to find that perfect traditional ensemble for the party.

By weaving its magic across the lifestyle segment, Pantaloons has held a reputation for catering to the discerning and trendy Indian consumer for a long time now.  The store welcomed us with festive-themed interiors stocked with latest trendy designs for every occasion from corporate to ethnic wear.

While browsing through the mens ethnic collection we zeroed in on traditional kurtas by Akkriti.  It offers classic styles with its array of traditional and contemporary kurtas in vibrant colors laced with festive embroidery and designs. The silhouettes were a fusion of Indo-Western which was ideal for an uber-cool Indian guy like Rahul.

After trying out a series of kurtas in different colours and designs, Rahul decided on a blue Nehru collared kurta with subtle chikan embroidery motifs. Me? I love my maroons, so it was a tone-on-tone embroidery maroon kurta.

The shopping experience was never going to be complete for Rahul without checking out the latest offering from his favourite brand Byford. I was impatiently checking the time just in case we run out of time for the football match.

The Byford collection offers British country inspired sports & lifestyle collection. Rahul headed to the trial room with a bundle of shirts, chinos and polos.  He decided to buy a a tan chino , navy polo t-shirt and gingham shirt in shades of beige & brown. Meanwhile, I treated myself to a pair of chinos in cranberry red.

As we wound up our shopping, we realized that we have ample time left for the game! Hurray! This is something I’ve always loved about Pantaloons – I got my entire festive shopping done in less time and effortlessly.

Rahul and I headed to the billing desk. What awaited us was a pleasant surprise as the cashier handed us the bill –Diwali festive offer, yay! And now a game of football to wind up the day as we wait anxiously for our party day.”