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Monday, March 18, 2002
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Some brands are for Netizens exclusively

Clothes maketh a man, as the cliché goes. No need to plan an expensive tour to countries like Paris when we can get all apparels sitting at home through Websites.


A site by Planetsaffron, Saffron style, is about the latest Indian fashion. The site takes care of men as well as women by having lots of designs for both of them. We can find a lot of stuff to get knowledge of fashion and order them the stuff of choice. SSL encryption, certified by Verisign, is used for the security of information and transaction done at the time of ordering a product. New shoppers help is a link for those who have never done online shopping. Style Buzz is a link where we can get the latest information on fashion and comments of fashion experts on style of famous personalities. Style shop is the page where we can buy the products. Below each item, there is a button "add to bag," we can click that button for every item we want to buy. Shopping bag is the link where we can finally review our order before making the purchase. This site has good collection of sarees, lehangas, salwar kameez, shawls, bags, casual wears, jewellery and accessories for ladies. Kurtas, pocket watches, casuals, Hawaiian shirts (Charagh Din), shoes, genes and shirts are there for gents. Carpets, leather products and few metal accessories are also available. Tips on Vaastu shashtra and Feng Shui are also available on the site.


It is an Indian site, which has a good collection of latest brands for men, women and kids. The site claims to provide delivery in more than 800 cities in India and more than 198 countries worldwide. Women section has cosmetics, jeans, jewellery, perfumes, sarees, salwar kameez, skin care products, tops, watches and wedding outfits. Men section has shirts, T-shirts, leather accessories, jeans, sherwani, perfumes, shaving kit, ties, trousers and watches. Personal care, office specials, kids, gifts and lifestyle are some of the other sections of the site. The special thing about the site is that the products available are not very highly priced. The site promises for the quality of the product and one can return the product within fifteen days. The site also claims the use of SSL protocol and 128-bit encryption for secure transaction. 'How do I shop' and 'how do I pay' are the sections, which guides a new shopper. All Visa and MasterCard are accepted for the payment of goods.



Abercrombie and Fitch is the number 1 brand of America. In India they don't have any outlet, as the brand is the most talked about in youngsters, its products can only be owned by buying online. Orders take 2 - 4 weeks for delivery outside America and the additional charges for delivery outside America is explained in the site. Quick shopping links are provided at the top of the site, which helps us to go directly to the page of the particular items we want to see. Polo, shorts, shirts, Jeans, pants, outerwear, cologne, accessories, capris, bikinis, sweaters and perfumes are available for shopping online. Latest products are highlighted on various pages. Description of products is given with the product photos. The site allows us to see the product in different colours and larger view of products is also available to have a closer view. Clothes available are of latest style and colours.

— Amit Puri