“Keep a eye out for good bar­gains!”

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APARNA BAD­LANI, 36 Owner, ATOSA

Cosmo: Where do you like shop­ping the most? Aparna Bad­lani: “It’s a mix of thrift shops, de­signer brands, high-street la­bels and flea mar­kets.”

C: What pieces do you look for when thrift/flea shop­ping? AB: “In­ter­est­ing ac­ces­sories. A lot of my ac­ces­sories are from flea mar­kets from across the world. You al­ways end up find­ing good pieces there!”

C: Which shop­ping web­sites should we be check­ing daily for good deals? AB: “I’m not big on on­line shop­per, but I reg­u­larly visit ASOS, Ne­ta­porter.com and Koovs.com.”

C: What are your top three tips to be­ing a bet­ter shop­per? AB: “Fo­cus on what you have gone to buy—it’s so easy to get dis­tracted and lose your way. Keep an eye out for good bar­gains, and, if pos­si­ble, carry your shoes and ac­ces­sories to match your clothes and vice versa, to save time!”

C: As a buyer for ATOSA, what do you look for in clothes? AB: “The style and fin­ish of the prod­uct. Plus, the price of the prod­uct... whether it’s worth the money I’m pay­ing for it or not.”

C: What’s the one thing shop­pers should be on the look­out for? AB: “New prod­ucts, la­bels, and de­sign­ers. They come in with a fresh ap­proach and per­spec­tive. And good bar­gains! Do­ing a bit of re­search al­ways helps.”

C: What is your shop­ping phi­los­o­phy? AB: “I usu­ally know what I want the minute I see it. I don’t ever sit and think or mull over buy­ing some­thing. If I can af­ford it, it’s bought in a jiffy!”

Printed draped dress, Rishta by Ar­jun Saluja; colour blocked shoes, Zara; cuff, (neck­lace worn as bracelet), Kokommo; watch, Cerutti-1881

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