VIP Night Shop till you drop 2018

Published : 12:57 am  October 19, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 

(69)

 reads | 

LATE-CITY-DM-1--11  

Pix by Damith Wickramasinghe

 

Untitled-9Despite the gloomy clouds and threat of impending rain, shoppers and fashion enthusiasts thronged to the Taj Samudra Hotel – Grand Marquee in Colombo to attend the VIP Night Shop till you drop 2018. This all day event organised by Latika Alok is a much looked forward to event in the social calendar as it offers people the chance to shop while having a sociable time with friends. Many of Colombo’s leading fashion, accessory , homeware and furnishing stores had a presence at the event. Held from 10am to 10pm, this 12 hour shopping extravaganza saw a steady stream of people visit the event throughout the day.

 

Over 60 stall holders had set up beautiful eye catching displays which enticed the shoppers. During the day shoppers and stall holders were entertained with sessions of flash mobbing with Bollywood dancers. There were also mini dance workshops with people encouraged to join in and indulge in some Bollywood dancing. This was a great hit amongst the audience who threw down their bags and swivelled their hips in gay abandon.


Life-1-840One of the most eye catching displays was done at the Ethical Isle stand which had House of Lonali, Sthri by Selyn, Cane Couture, Pedals footwear, Scribbles and Kantala display their products in an eye catching fashion. Promoting ethical merchandise from handbags to notebooks and dresses to shoes, Ethical Isle captured the eye of many. 


Up-market clothiers L’Atelier Touche also attracted shoppers with their eclectic collection of stylish clothing in muted colours and fashionable silhouettes. Aaryaa, Ayathi, Fusion 14 and 1331 also had a steady stream of customers throughout the day.


There were many jewellery designers who were offering a range of beautifully crafted jewellery from sterling silver to gold plated with semi precious stones. Zirc jewellery offered a fantastic selection of pieces at great prices along with Aiyaana who showcased a selection of jewellery with semi precious stones that had an art deco vibe running through the pieces. Desert Diamonds, Stonewell, Jewel Studio, Fiza and Tressor also had superb collections at affordable prices. Offering free eye tests, Vision Care also had a visible presence with display of various spectacle frames and sunglasses on offer.  Undoubtedly one of the most popular stands of the event was Chesma’s who ran out of their delicious handmade cookies!


Latika Alok the organiser of the event stated that she spent long hours organising this event which is now in its third year. “At Colombo VIP we endeavour to support local businesses that may not have a retail presence. With Shop Till You Drop it gives them an avenue not only to sell their products and services but we provide them with a platform and help them market their products. One further advantage is they can network amongst themselves and offer support to each other’s businesses.  I have received great feedback which has given me the impetus to do it again next year”

 

 


At Colombo VIP we endeavour to support local businesses that may not have a retail presence. With Shop Till You Drop it gives them an avenue not only to sell their products and services but we provide them with a platform and help them market their products. 

 

Life-2

2525

 

Life-2-5

(69)