Sunday, October 2, 2011

Discover QVENDO, Discover Yourself!

Shopping was something that was on the cards for the past few days. Reason: One of my school friends has his wedding early next year. We both are very close since we sat on the same bench in the school, went to the same Higher College and then were together again as roommates and college-mates for 4 long years during our engineering days. So you can well imagine how close we are and I was looking to buy new clothes and accessories to don during his wedding. Indian weddings are spread over many days with many functions which require different styles of clothing, formals and casuals!

Budget was tight still I wanted to shop for the best and create a class of my own that would stand out in a crowd, but where In India will you get such luxury? You might ask. Well, you do!

As luck would have it, thanks to this Indiblogger contest, I stumbled on QVENDO, a private shopping club dedicated to luxury and exclusivity offering its members the best in hip and comfortable yet luxurious fashion picked up from over the world, and all of this at unmatched prices and significant deals and savings, just imagine! It offers brands that are world famous and also which are up and coming thus providing a perfect blend of items to choose from. Discounts on international brands such as Armani, Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce and Gabbana and even Ralph Lauren is a steal, I’d say as these hi end brands are not even available in India easily, let alone being available for a discount!!! They even have a dedicated blog for the members. Hence, without even thinking twice, I immediately signed up and am today not only a privileged member of the exclusive checking out their range of items but also asking myself (As part of the contest mentioned above) – What would I buy if given Rs 50,000 and why? What’s more, am even blogging about the same!

Shopping, for It's My Best Friend's Wedding!

Seems quite simple but it was not as all the products attracted me and I was literally spoilt for choices! First I made a blueprint of what I needed to buy! The list included - Formal Shirt, A Chino, A Suit, Shoes, Sunglasses, Belt and two gifts (one each for my friend and the bride)... I got down to the task of selecting the items one by one, mixing and matching, the colors, the styles, the fitting... Everything had to be perfect, I could not make a mistake... My job was made difficult by the range of dazzling items on display but I made it eventually... Then came the even harder task of selecting the gifts, they had to be in sync and should look pleasing to the eyes. I browsed through the catalog and made up my mind finally!!

So here is what I zeroed in on, finally...

1. Valentino Shirt White and Rose

First up, I lay my hands on this slim fit and button up cotton shirt shirt from Valentino.

Retail Rs.9700 Rs.4500 (Valentino Shirt white and rose)
Casual Friday (Sale available only till 1st October)

The long sleeves and cut corner buttoned cuffs will provide a dapper look! Stylish and comfortable, it would serve excellently in the informal events of the wedding! Also you can choose the size which suits you because size does matter.

2. Polo by Ralph Lauren Chino Sand

This flat front sand coloured Chino, to team up with the casuals and the slim straight legged fit will definitely amplify the entire ensemble appeal!

Retail Rs.7800 Rs.4500 (Polo by Ralph Lauren Chino sand)
Casual Friday (Sale available only till 1st October)

The two front pockets and button through back pockets means there will add that something extra to the already creamy, soft, cotton feel of the chino!! Again, you can select your comfortable size.

3. Tommy Hilfiger Sack Coat

Now for the for the formal occasions, a dark blue twin buttoned Tommy Hilfiger Sack Coat perfectly suited for my style and looks smart too!

Retail Rs.19500 Rs.11000 (Tommy Hilfiger Sack Coat)
Casual Friday (Sale available only till 1st October)

Two button single breasted notch lapel, sleeves with four button cuff, two front pockets, one buttoned pocket inside packs enough power to blow anybody off its feet!! Adding to this, is the cool Tommy Hilfiger logo on the sleeve hem!!

4. Hugo Boss Shades Silver

To up the cool quotient, cool shades I stumbled upon from Hugo Boss!

Retail Rs.13600 Rs.6200 (Hugo Boss Shades Silver)
Designer Sunglasses (Sale available only till 6th October)

These Silver color shades from Hugo Boss having a sleek metal frame and providing 100% UV protection will up the heat quotient and with Hugo Boss inscribed on each arm, this will surely make heads turn!

5. Lawrence Grey Belt Black

A trendy belt to hold the entire ensemble together.

Retail Rs.4600 Rs.2300(Lawrence Grey Belt Black)
Love Leather (Sale available only till 12th October)

Lawrence Grey leather belt with stylish metal applications and a metal buckle will go perfectly with the Valentino shirt and Ralph Lauren Chino, don't you think!!

6. Hamlet Derby Shoe Vintage Grey

Upturned front with lace up design, a classy pair of shoes from Hamlet derby, providing a final touch up to my elegant couture!

Retail Rs.12300 Rs.7900 (Hamlet Derby Shoe Vintage Grey)
Love Leather (Sale available only till 12th October)

This formal yet trendy Hamlet vintage grey leather derby shoe can be paired with jeans or trousers alike and will surely help in giving my feet much needed relaxation from all the running that is required during my friend's wedding!! There are different sizes available from which you can choose the one fitting you the best!

7. Bulgari Clutch Rose/Creme, gift

A gift for my bhabhi, a beautiful purse for the beautiful bride!

Retail Rs.11700 Rs.5700 (Bulgari Clutch Rose/Creme, gift)
Love Leather (Sale available only till 12th October)

This Bulgari leather clutch with belt styled strap with a metal buckle will surely go down well with the bride. Also with the Bulgari logo metal hang tag and with Bulgari printed all over the bag and the cute Rose color, this clutch will surely be a hit with her!

8. Porsche Design Purse Cognac Gift

Lastly, one for my beloved friend...

Retail Rs.9100 Rs.6200 (Porsche Design Purse Cognac gift)
Love Leather (Sale available only till 12th October)

My friend loves fast cars and with this Porsche design purse he will skip a beat for sure! The premier leather wallet with orange color and a slightly grainy texture will make our friendship bond even tighter. It has 1 compartment for coins and 2 for bank notes.

Items in my QVENDO Shopping Cart: Rs. 50,000 - My QVENDO Shoppe List

So, the complete 50,000 shoppe List of Mine looked like this :

50,000 worth kitties in my shopping bag

Rs.4500 (Valentino Shirt white and rose), Rs.4500 (Polo by Ralph Lauren Chino sand), Rs.11000 (Tommy Hilfiger Sack Coat), Rs.2300 (Lawrence Grey Belt Black), Rs.6500 (Hugo Boss Shades Silver), Rs.7900 (Hamlet Derby Shoe Vintage Grey), Rs.5700 (Bulgari Clutch Rose/Creme, gift), Rs.6200 (Porsche Design Purse Cognac gift)

Wish I had some more...

As I kept checking through their vast catalog featuring a range of items from various brands and styles that are nowhere available in India displayed in big and bold images at such discounted prices, I couldn’t help but admire its vision in striving to bridge the gap between the so called affluent shoppers and the frugal ones. I wish I had some more money to splurge so that I could take something for my family members too –

Like this flat, bow-button centered Ballerina Shoes for my sister, these will look chic with dresses, jeggings, leggings and churidars, She will love this one!

Retail Rs.7800 Rs.4800 (Fornarina Ballerina Black)
Love Leather (Sale available only till 12th October)

and this dark blue with contrasting red colored zip Armani windbreaker for my dad, elegant and comfortable, will help him keep warm and comfy,

Retail Rs.11500 Rs.8200 (Armani Jeans Windbreaker)
Casual Friday (Sale available only till 12th October)

and this elastic-buckled golden/pink clutch for my Mom, not too ethnic yet not too modern very well defined for my mom's style of fashion!

Retail Rs.3300 Rs.1400 (flip*flop Clutch metallic gold/ pink)
Flip*Flop (Sale available only till 19th October)

(The sale on the above items is over now but a few are still available in the DIWALI SALE SECTION. So Hurry, you don't get second chances often!!) ---> (NOW OVER)

There are also a few very exciting things that will soon be available at QVENDO like -

1. Essential Accesories (Now Over)

With sleek JOOP belts, Calvin Klein black leather briefcases and Christian Audigier's flashy gold trim bags, this campaign guarantees something for everyone and is sure to bring with itself a bagful of surprises!

2. Joana Danciu (Coming Soon)

The Romanaian-born and German based designer provides dresses, tops and jackets which are a rare combination of femininity, cool elegance and inspiration from different cultures.

3. True Religion (Now Over)

True Religion Brand Jeans is not only known for its denim wear, but also for their exquisite knit and woven sportswear, such as t-shirts, western shirts, sweatshirts and sweatpants.

4. Replay Watches (Now Over)

The watches fromItalian designer brand Replay will create a flutter in your heart as yousee them. Crafted to perfection, The range of styles and the sale will want youto get on time everywhere!

5. Luis Trenker: THE brand that truly lives in their fashion! (Sale Ends on 13rd November)

Modeled after the famous mountaineer, explorer, actor and film director, Luis Trenker, is the perfect name sake for sporty clothing that knows no limits. QVENDO brings you a line with pieces that are easy to mix and match! Styles for both men and women let you create the ultimate urban outdoors look or simply give yourself over to nature in a cool casual ensemble. Either way, get in touch with your outdoors spirit in clothes that will make you feel like you can conquer the Himalayas in a day!

6. Pink Poodle: Introducing a new brand for Handbags (Sale Ends on 23rd November)

What woman can resist the allure of a great handbag? If you haven't been introduced to the hot, edgy, and unique Pink Poodle bags, let QVENDO get you acquainted and we guarantee a lasting relationship! Leopard prints, colored leather, and sleek street art designs are some of the raging different styles this hip lifestyle brand has to offer. A bag a day is easy with the vast selection and sizes we have in store for you! Shoppers, totes, clutches and more will welcome you to bag bliss!

7. Replay Jewel: Designer Jewelery (Sale Date: 3.11.2011 - 16.11.2011)

You loved their watches, now check out what Replay has to offer in jewelry! Hip urban style Italian brand Replay has had smashing success for years with their hot jeans and street chic apparel so their trendy jewelry line was a natural step. Get your 'bling' on with QVENDO's special selection of silver chains, rings, bracelets and more. Several pieces feature some amazing colorful stones. From day ware to formal ware, men and women, there are pieces for every occasion to keep your outfit looking sharp and stylish!

8. Hunter Boots: NYC boot-style of the season (Sale Date: 16.11.2011 - 30.11.2011)

If practice makes perfect then Hunter’s boots are the new definition of perfection! With over 100 years of experience in making amazing “wellies,” you cannot go wrong with a brand who still hand assembles each boot from 28 specially crafted parts! As usual, QVENDO brings you the best and brightest, this time in women's and children's boots. You’ll quickly see why Hunter not only has a huge celebrity following but a couple crown jewels on their resume too! Both HRH the Duke of Edinburgh and Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain have awarded Royal Warrants to Hunter for their decades of keeping the feet of the royal family warm and dry.

Shopping at QVENDO is a pleasurable experience

Shopping at Qvendo was truly a wonderful experience with luxury and exquisiteness all available under one roof! And the best part is that after you are done with your shopping, the ordering and payments is pretty simple, ruckus free and most importantly secure and confidential too. Goods are delivered within just 4-6 days of order and all aspects of delivery (custom inquiries and taxes) are handled by them making things easy for us buyers and thereby ensuring that we make the most of the shopping experia.

It's high time You Discovered QVENDO: Become a QVENDO Member!

Qvendo is a private online shoppe and their membership is by invitation only: either by the existing members or the members of the Qvendo team. But you need not worry! Now, you too can easily check out their store and do some shopping! All you need to do is give your 2 minutes and Register with them. That's it and You are done! It's that Simple!

So, if you want to pamper yourself with some luxury and maintain your individuality in a crowd without burning a hole in your pocket, then don’t forget to sign up for an account using this exclusive link: or alternatively you could also grab one of the 5 membership invites that I have with me! Remember, it’s not only an opportunity to discover Qvendo, but it’s more about discovering yourself! Get set, REGISTER, loosen yourself and indulge!


Another gift from QVENDO, the icing on the cake, this festive season of Diwali. Enjoy FREE shipping on all QVENDO sales! Offer ends on 27.10.2011 !!


And there is a special Diwali sale too from today i.e. 20th October to 27 October - Do check it out here!!

Happy Shopping!!!

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pramod said...

superb write-up, really well conceived.
best of luck.

DS said...

Thanks Pramod:)
All the Best to you too.

pramod said...

I really liked the way you arranged and styled the entire post. great efforts.

Ricky said...

AWEsome post man.. :)
Bulls-eye.. nw dats wat i call a fabulous complete post.. jst amazing!!
Keep on rolling dude :D

Stranger said...

AWEsome man.. :)
Bulls-eye.. nw dats wat i call a superb fantastic complete post :)
Keep on rolling dude :D

DS said...

@ Pramod
Thanks a lot. I thought I will do something different this time, so I made a collage. Glad you liked it.

DS said...

@ Ricky, Stranger
Thanks for super-liking my post:)

Ranjith | A light hearted talk said...

It's high time you start a fashion blog! :-)
All the best

DS said...

@ Ranjith
I will give it a thought! All the best to you too:)

GeetS said...

awesm great!! all d v best!
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Megha said...

very impressive!! specially d way u have put the pictures!
all d best
check out mine at

Chapters From My Life said...

Hope the groom will not be pushed into background ;)

DS said...

@ Geets

DS said...

@ Megharana
Thanks. I have always loved collages. Glad you liked it too.

DS said...

@ Farila
Haha :D
I will ensure that does not happen :)

bemoneyaware said...

Great description of products..wish I had used them in my post :-(. Best of Luck.

DS said...

@ bemoneyaware
Thanks for that compliment. You can write another post describing the products as you like in a similar manner :)

Pooja Abhay said...

I love the choices you have made. You have such a good fashion sense :)

DS said...

@ Pooja
Thanks for the comment. Qvendo has really great designer brands, that too available on sale. Its a steal!

sriramnivas said...

What a way to celebrate a wedding ceremony!!! It's the sheer luxury and posh, that is making me admire this grand wedding ceremony....
That's the way to select gifts and well written too


DS said...

@ sriramnivas
Yes, with QVENDO one need not worry about anything. Clothes, accessories, jewels, shoes, belts... They have it all, and the brands are just irresistable coupled with the sale prices:)

Arti said...

What a wonderfully compiled post DS! The way you have presented QVENDO is really attractive very well complemented by the large pics! I see that you are also updating the post to include the latest sale
dates and other offers which is not an easy job too... superb! A winning entry i must say :) All the best :)

DS said...

@ Arti
Yes, I have been updating the post regularly and its tough. Everyone has loved the way I have presented the pics, so its been worth the hard work that I put in:)
Thanks for such a fabulous comment, coming from such an experienced blogger, I appreciate it all the more.

Calicoaster said...

Awesome selection and a great presentation, I must say......All the best DS!! :)

DS said...

@ calicoaster
Glad you liked the presentation. Thanks:)