Luxury is what luxury sells! Well, if that is to be believed, India isn’t short of it. With the economy booming, India is also home to the youngest population in the world with escalating levels of purchasing power. This new generation of affluent and fashion- conscious Indians present an incredible opportunity for global luxury brands to enter the market. Harrods in London or The Shoppes in Marina Bay Sands Singapore may be on your to-do list…. but India’s purchase power is bending backwards. While malls are trending, there are some that are a notch more luxurious. These niche shopping addresses add just a bit more glamour to retail therapy. Here are the top most luxurious malls in India, that you can’t get enough of…..
DLF Emporio is a name synonymous with luxury. The mall offers a unique shopping experience where the accent is on exclusivity, space and aesthetics. There is simply no other place where such a wealth of designer and luxury merchandise, lifestyle products and services are showcased under one elegant roof. Only the finest signature brands, designer labels and high end lifestyle products co-exist here. Some of the brands in DLF Emporio include Giorgio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Fendi, Dior, Tod’s, Suneet Varma, Burberry, Hugo Boss, Tarun Tahiliani, Ranna Gill, Ashima Leena, to name a few.
Where: 4, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj II, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
The Chanakya, Delhi
“The Chanakya” is an award winning plush mall, home to renowned luxury brands like Hermes, Chanel and to those showcasing their presence in India for the first time, like Ralph Lauren and Ted Baker. It also houses a mix of other luxury international and Indian brands such as Montblanc, Rolex, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Yoku Moku, Nicobar and Anita Dongre Grassroot amongst others. Located in the heart of Lutyens’ Delhi, at the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave, it is spread across 1,89,000 square feet, The mall houses a mix of contemporary, lively, niche diners as well.
Where: Yashwant Place Commercial Complex Opposite Chanakyapuri Post Office, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Bergamo Luxury Mall, Chennai
Located in the heart of the city of Chennai, in its most celebrated neighbourhood, stands the classy yet contemporary Bergamo. Spread across 30,000 sq. ft. in a prestigious location on Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam, Bergamo is the ultimate shopping experience that exudes luxury and offers complete exclusivity for its customers. It is a carefully crafted architectural monument that is inspired by grand Romanesque structures, detailed frescoes and ornate embellishments.
The mall offers elite and international upmarket brands, high-end labels like Lladro, Harman Kardon. Apart from luxury brands, the mall accommodates two floors of parking space and offers a perfect setting, a revelation, revolutionising the shopping experience for the urban customer.
Where: 5/3, Khadar Navazkhan Road, Thousand Lights West, Thousand Lights, Chennai
Palladium, India’s first and only true lifestyle destination strategically located at High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel, Mumbai presents an environment that spells refined elegance. Palladium is a unique retail destination offering an international mix of shopping-food-entertainment
Four levels of exceptional shopping in an atmosphere of sophistication and refinement under one elegant roof, extends a striking structure in the architecture of the city that never sleeps. Palladium has become a landmark, resting on retail and lifestyle mix, coming alive with the luxury labels, high fashion brands, cafes, fine dining restaurants, a stand-up comedy venue, spas and salons it houses.
Where: 462, Tulsi Pipe Rd, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Quest Mall, Kolkata
Quest, as the name suggests, is the culmination of the pursuit for luxury retail and fine dining in Kolkata, the cultural capital of India. This landmark destination, in just a little over three years, has turned out to be a radical revolution in fashion and lifestyle. Its impressive facade is a mesmerising interplay of solar-powered lighting against a modern and energetic asymmetrical structure – inspired by India’s varied culture and natural beauty.
Quest mall is a high-end luxury destination for some of the best retail and fine dining choices. It is, undoubtedly, Kolkata’s best, competing with the world’s finest.
Where: 33, Syed Amir Ali Ave, Park Circus, Beck Bagan Row, Kolkata
UB City, Bangalore
Launched in January of 2008, UB City is India’s first Luxury Mall… Built with the idea of taking Luxury to an unseen level, UB City set forth in roping in some of the biggest names in International Fashion, including Louis Vuitton (rated as the most powerful luxury brand by Forbes in 2009), Alfred Dunhill, Burberry, Canali, Estee Lauder & Rolex to name a few.
Spread across 3 levels, The Collection at UB City offers shoppers over 1 lakh sq ft. of opulence through over 40 Nationally & Internationally acclaimed brands… So, be it exquisite jewellery, accessories to adorn yourself, cosmetics, bags, shoes or clothes, UB City serves as a one-stop destination for all this & more.
Where: 24, Vittal Mallya Rd, KG Halli, D’ Souza Layout, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru