Vyoum means universal energy. And the store couldn’t have picked a better name. As soon as you enter Vyoum you’re greeted with bright flowers and lots of colours all around.
Owner Ritu Seksaria,a fashion designer and an image consultant, has a great sense of style and that reflects in her collection.
The multi-designer store offers more of ethnic wear along with some formal and semi-formal clothes. It has a vast range of saris, tunics, salwar suits along with shoes, all types of bags and accessories. In short it offers you a complete wardrobe.
The store has a of collection breathtakingly beautiful saris made by Ritu herself. Bridal couture is her forte and we must say, she has mastered the art. There is a new collection of clothes every 15 days which is something that will make you want to come back. And they have stuff even for college going girls. Funky bags and jewellery, matched with simple clothing is perfect for casual wear as well.
Ritu says, “We are all very passionate about everything that we do.We never push anyone to buy anything. It’s the work that makes them want to buy it.”
At the moment, the store doesn’t really offer much for men other than ethnic wear that is a part of the bridal collection, but they are planning on coming up with something in the future. The store has a very seasonal theme - depending on the festivals coming up. So, if you want something exceptional for Diwali you know where to head to. With a huge clientele of high profile industrialists and celebs, the prices are also a little high. Over all, Vyoum is definitely worth checking out and we give it thumbs up!
Where: 2A Ganga Niwas, Next to Dena Bank, V.L. Mehta road, Opposite NMIMS, Juhu
Contact: 022 26160143
— Shalvi Mangaokar
Teamo, Bandra, Mumbai
There are tons of clothes shops that cater to women. But guys, this one’s just for you. Make your way down to Teamo to get your fill of funky clothes and accessories. Targeted at the young college going crowd, the grovvy shop has something for everyone. Walk into an array of clothing, merchandise literally falling down on you from the shelves.
The friendly sales people are ever ready to assist you make your decision, patiently repeating the price till you remember it. Although the South Park pajamas (`495), cartoon tees (`350) and boxers will fulfill those in need of some fun, the store boasts an entire shelf of polo tee’s in subtle as well as vibrant colours so the less adventurous can take their pick.
Unless you’re looking for jeans (`2000), avoid the first floor. The store is slightly cramped, but the lower level is exciting enough to bear the lack of space. Also, don’t miss out on their chappals (`695) and affordably priced (`150) skull printed socks. And for those who don’t mind shelling out a bit extra, there are sunglasses and wallets.
But perhaps the most interesting thing at Teamo is their ‘Five Finger’ shoes. These odd looking shoes, part of ‘barefoot technology’, help you enjoy the feeling of being
barefoot. But be prepared to spend `1695 on them.
Where: Crystal Shoppers Paradise, Linking Road, Bandra (W)
— Rhea Dhanbhoora
What Vyoum has to offer
nSaris - `8000 onward
nTunics - `3500 onward
nSuits - `4000 onward
nDresses - `6000 onward
nClutches - `2500 onward
nBags - `1700 onward
nShoes - `2500 onward