• Thursday, September 18, 2014

SHOP REVIEW

CATS EYE

By Mehereen Aziz

Cats Eye has always been one of the favoured options when one wants to go the extra mile in terms of Western or fusion fashion. Geared towards the youth but classy enough to be worn by anyone young at heart, Cats Eye strives to strike a balance between trendy and sophisticated.

Starting out with solely menswear and still predominantly being a menswear brand, the men have a lot to choose from in Cats Eye. Men attest that the formal shirts in Cats Eye are their favourites, as there is a wide selection having reasonable prices, and men can choose between two types of fits depending on their preferences. Formal shirts are predominantly cotton in plain colours, checks and stripes starting at around Tk.1500. For the quirkier customers, there are shirts with prints at the cuffs and collars to add some interesting detail. There are also polo shirts that are priced at Tk.1200.

The men's collection has a wide selection of pants as well. Be it jeans, coloured denim, chinos or cargo pants for the casual to semi-formal looks, or formal pants for work or a special occasion. Pants start at about Tk.1800. Cats Eye also has a collection of ready-made suits, with prices depending on the fabric and cut.

The women's collection is quite limited compared to the men's. There are tops in different lengths, with some sporting interesting asymmetric hemlines. Most of the women's collection caters to party wear more than casual wear. For casual wear, there are some kurtis and comfortable shirts that women can choose from. Fabrics used in the collection include jorgette, satin, cotton and linen. Most of the collection focuses on single colours with perhaps some detail in contrasting colours. Tops start at Tk.1200 and long kurtas start at Tk.2000. There are pants and jeggings for the ladies in different colours and also some in pretty floral prints, at around Tk.2000. Palazzo pants, a current favourite, are available in Cats Eye in single-coloured chiffon or printed linen. You can also take your pick from a limited selection of skirts in varying lengths.

What sets Cats Eye apart is their plentiful accessories collection. For the women, there are shoes, bags, jewellery and watches. For the men, there are belts, shoes, bags, caps/hats, cuff links, ties and watches. Cats Eye has made some well-known brands available in Bangladesh in prices that are not heavily marked up, such as Michael Kors, Skagen, Fossil and Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Cats Eye's women's jewellery collection is small and not one of the store's finer features, when weighing price against quality and originality of design. When it comes to bags and shoes, many women visit Cats Eye for the variety and sophisticated designs; there are plenty of options to mix and match to their heart's desire. Bags range from Tk.3000 to Tk.5000. The average price of shoes is Tk.3000, but it goes up depending on how elaborate the design is.

There are also some hand luggage options starting at Tk.6900. Besides this, men can choose from a quite varied collection of bags that are not found in most other stores. With regards to men's shoes, sandals start at around Tk.3000, and shoes start at Tk.5000. Cats Eye is also one of the only places in the city where you can get a nice collection of men's accessories under one roof.   

So the next time you're looking to revamp your wardrobe, you can check out Cats Eye for some great options. For more information, visit www.catseye.com.bd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Photo: Shahrear Kabir Heemel
Model: Meghla, Imran, Farhan
Wardrobe: Cats Eye
Make-up: Farzana Shakil
Styling: Tabassum Anila Hridi

Published: 12:00 am Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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