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AtlasA�wristband
Atlas measures your heart rate, calories, steps, reps, V02 max. The band is ideal for gym aficionados. It sizes up all your weights and workout details to track your progress and coach you on demand. atlaswearables.com

Leica X-U

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Leicaa��s X-U is a new rugged, shock and waterproof camera with an extra large sensor and top grade lens for outstanding image generation. Made in Germany. leica-camera.com

Misfit Specter

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These earphones have dual drivers for deep bass and clear treble. They incorporate noise isolation tech for super clear calls and audio. As a bonus they also track activity and sleep. Coming soon. misfit.com

GarminA�Quatix 3

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Garmina��s Quatix is designed for mariners of all types. It has a GPS navigator, altimeter, barometer and electronic compass. When paired with external devices it also provides you data such as wind speed and direction, water depth. It also features tide tables and specialised sailing features.A� buy.garmin.com

RichardA�Mille Pen

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Alright, leta��s cut to the chase. You may be able to buy an apartment somewhere for the price of this fountain pen, but then again, anyone using a Richard Mille probably has cash to spare. richardmille.com

Fender Earphones

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Ace guitar-maker Fender has a new pair of earphones with balanced armature tweeters and 3d printed ergonomic ear shells. Available in March. intl.fender.com

Asus Zenfone Zoom

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The Zoom is a super thin phone with 3X optical zoom built in. The phone also has DSLR-like OIS along with an aluminium unibody frame and premium leather trim. The 5.5 inch device also has 403 ppi resolution, 4G LTE,A� 3000mAh battery, a 64-bit quad core processor and 4GB of RAM. asus.com

Smart Rope

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The Smart Rope tracks your jump count, calories burned and time elapsed. Buy now. store.tangramfactory.com

Is there a shiny new A�gadget youa��dA� like to tell A�us about?A� Mail A�gadgetboy@newindianexpress.com

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    Dance off
    Today, Sulthan Ahmed Street
    Dance school Salsa Madras is conducting a free one-hour workshop, Salsa Night, at the night club Drizzle today. It is being conducted by Asia Salsa Champion, Arun Srinivasan, and is open to all interested in learning the dance form. Ladies can expect two complimentary drinks, while the 10 per cent off on food can be availed by all. 8.30-9.30 pm. Details: facebook.com/salsamadras

    All forA�football
    January 30-31,
    Netz Cricket, Citi Centre
    City-based football academy and agency, Turn Pro, is hosting a football tournament this weekend. The event is divided into age groups of 13 to 15 and 15 to 18 years. Win cash prizes of Rs 8,000 for the Under 15 category, and Rs 10,000 for the Under 18 category. The entry fee for both is Rs 2,200 per team (eight players). Participants above 18 can register for the Open Category tournament on Sunday, too (entry fee Rs 2,500) and take home a prize of Rs 12,000. Details: 7871030151

    Grab the crown
    January 31, Grand Mall
    Registrations are open for the 16th edition of the beauty pageant Miss Madras and Mrs Chennai. Organised by cookware company, Pray Lady, in association with Virgo Events, the event kicks off on Sunday. Participants can win in categories like Cookery Queen, Investment Queen and Fitness Queen. The grand finale will be on February 27. Eligibility: 25 to 40 years for Mrs Chennai and 17 to 22 years for Miss Madras. Rs 500. Details: 984148351

    Temple calling
    March 3 onwards,
    Thanjavur and Khajuraho
    Apparao Galleries is organising a series of lectures in Thanjavur and Khajuraho. The former will be spearheaded by well-known author and historian Dr Chitra Madhavan, and will discuss the temples of South India (March 3-6, Svatma Hotel). The Khajuraho series (March 17-21, Taj Chandela) will be helmed by art historian and critic Dr Ashrafi Bhagat and will look at the temples of North India. Expect city visits to historic places like Kandariya Mahadev Temple and Saraswathi Mahal library, too. Rs 36,360 onwards (not including airfare).
    Details: 9941012388

    Buy and help
    January 31, Alwarpet
    With the support of jewellers from across India, the Bhoomika Trusta��which was at the forefront of relief work and rehabilitation during last yeara��s floodsa��is organising an auction in aid of Chennai flood relief. Amitabh Bachchan will be joining Good Samaritans from the city at the Heart of Gold event. On Sunday, at 7 pm, at Hotel Crowne Plaza Adyar Park.
    Details: 9840182299

    Behind the canvas
    February 4, Alwarpet
    Ashvita Bistro will be screening filmmaker and co-owner Sruti Harihara Subramaniana��s documentary, A Far Afternoon (2015). The film is based on the painting (by the same name) by renowned artist Krishen Khanna, who had moved to India from Pakistan in 1947. It features the people and events which influenced the gradual development of the Mumbai-based paintera�� art. Free entry. From 7 pm. RSVP to events@ashvita.com

    Butterflies and sunshine
    Ongoing, Teynampet
    City-based childrena��s interior dA�cor brand, Peek-a-Boo Patterns, has launched its latest collection, The Butterfly Tunes. Featuring plush chairs, cushions, mobile hangings, bedding sets and tie-bands for curtainsa��all made fromA� pure cottona��they have also incorporated elements of silk and felt. Available in colours like white, coral and mint. Rs 400 onwards. Details: 24992365

    City on the run
    January 31, Rajiv Gandhi Salai
    Lace up. The Wipro Chennai Marathon 2016 is finally here. Jointly organised by The Chennai Runners and Wipro, it has three categories. While the full run and the half run start from Rajiv Gandhi Salai (till the CPT – IP Grounds in Taramani) at 4 am and 4.30 am respectively, the 10 K run starts at Napier Bridge, at 7 am. Proceeds from the run will go to United Way of Chennai, an organisation that supports community service. Also track your friends with the Wipro Chennai Marathon App. Details: thewiprochennaimarathon.com

    Fashion hunt
    January 31, Royapettah
    Grab your phones and slip into your running shoes. Shopskipper, the mobile app, is organising a Mega Fashion Treasure Hunt this weekend. Race from store to store, solve riddles and find hidden treasures placed in Maalgaadi, Globus and other fashion destinations. Participants are required to download the Shopskipper app. The event will be flagged off at CSI Grounds by singer-composer Anirudh Ravichander. Report at 10 am for the on-spot registrations. The event is from 11.30 am to 2 pm. Free entry. Details: facebook.com/ShopSkipper

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      Yoga for Sports – BKS Iyengar

      Published by Westland Ltd; Rs 1,499
      BE it cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, footballers in Australia or top tennis players and golfers, BKS Iyengara��s brand of yoga has helped in treatment of injuries, flexibility, improved stamina and mental concentration. SoA� it is good to know that the world renowned yoga exponenta��s teachings for sportspersons are now in a book, and with over 400 photos too. According to Rajvi Mehta, a teacher at the Iyengar Yogashraya in Mumbai, who fine-tuned the book after the yoga guru passed away in 2014, it began as a manual for cricketers. a�?a�?That was back in 2007. Mumbai Cricket Association paid for the many photos, but the project was stalled for various reasons,a��a�� she says. It was only when the publishing house Westland came into the picture that the project saw the light of day. And arena��t we glad, for the heavy tome is packed with asanas and great words of advice for anyone from eight years onwards. There are solutions to travel fatique for frequent fliers, answers to common health problems, even tips for sportswomen. a�?a�?Yoga,a��a�� says the guru in the book, a�?a�?is intelligence of the head and heart…it calms the mind and makes the body alert.a��a�� There are pictorial representations of asanas for just about everything, for strong arms, knees, to counter nausea, long absence from loved ones and so on, that it is a pity they left out a bookmark. On one of the pages is a quote, a�?a�?In asana practice, attention is fixed inside the body by the inner eye, while in sports it is fixed outside the body.a��a�� Mehta recalls how BKS Iyengar did headstands till his last days, and he was 95!

      Launched in December, the book is also available on Kindle, says Mehta, though with all the postures inside, perhaps an app would be welcome too?

      The Ultimate Treadmill Workout a�� David Siik

      Published by Adams Media Corp; Rs 1,269
      Who said treadmills are boring? Elite runner and celebrity trainer David Siik changes your perception and introduces BITE a�� Balanced Interval Training Experience into your workout to help you burn fat and lose weight. With a clientele that includes Hollywooda��s top celebrities, like Naomi Watts, Reese Witherspoon and Heidi Klum, Siik tells you how many minutes of running to dedicate per day. Released last month, the book is divided into two parts a�� the first focuses on maximising calories burnt and minimising pain while the second includes introductory workouts and plans. There are warm up and cool down options, what speed you should be running at, how you could tweak your speed a�� all this and much more information is broken down into tables. Available on amazon.in

      a�� Team Indulge

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        Page-turners to help you lose weight, get fit, eat right and keep up with all those New Year resolutions

        Valuable fitness tips, backed by celebrities who are in great shape a�� your goals of a perfect sculpted body is as easy as picking up a book. The Indian market is obliging with the latest crop of tomes offering gems like theA�myth bustingA�fitnessA�remediesA�inA�The Great Indian Diet, chalk treadmill workouts fromA�TheA�Ultimate Treadmill WorkoutA�or foam rolling inA�Taller Slimmer and Younger.A�a�?In terms of getting visibility,A�havingA�celebrityA�authors helps, as it gives a general idea of the content and itsA�credibility. TheA�amount ofA�researchA�gone into the content also counts when it comesA�to audience appeal,a�? says Caroline Newbury, VP of marketing and publicity for Random House India.

        Taller, Slimmer,A� Younger
        a�� Lauren Roxburgh
        Published by Ballantine Books;A�approx Rs 2,341
        Known for her expertise with the currently trending foam-rolling workouts,A�Lauren Roxburgh was featured in Top 50 Hottest Trainers in America (2014) by Shape magazine. She has trained celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Melissa Rauch of Big Bang TheoryA�fame, and two-time NBA All-Star Baron Davis. Her bookA�Taller, Slimmer, YoungerA�will be available in India fromA�FebruaryA�2. She describes the fitness regimen for connective tissue,A�fascia, thatA�wraps around our muscles and organs and keeps them in place.A�Her book explains how foam rolling techniques also help in reshaping and elongating muscles, for extended and tension-free youthfulness. Details:A�amazon.com

        Indian Superfoods
        a�� Rujuta Diwekar
        Published by Juggernaut; TBA
        Mumbai-based author Rujuta Diwekar rues the fact that the green bananas available ten years ago have now been replaced with yellow or itsA�Californian version. This is just one of the examples that she quotesA�withA�referenceA�to her upcoming novel,A�IndianA�Superfoods, which isA�her quest to bring the attention back to our traditional foods. One of Indiaa��s first celebrity nutritionsts, she has helpedA�industrialistA�Anil AmbaniA�and actors likeA�Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor,A�Anupam Kher andA�Richa Chadda change their eating habits for the better.A� She wishes toA�documentA�the tried and tested oral wisdom of food, now replaced by the current mono-diet. Details:A�books@juggernaut.in

        Jelly Belly
        a�� Dr Aparna Sanantham
        Published by HarperCollins India; Rs 250
        Dr Anjali Tendulkar and her cricketerA�husband Sachin Tendulkar launched Jelly Belly last monthA�in Mumbai.A�It is written by the beauty and wellness consultant from Mumbai, Dr Aparna Sanantham, who is their childhood friend and who reportedly brainstormed ideas for fitness and healthy living with the duo.A�TheA�author ofA�Skin DeepA�(2010) fame, she talks about prevention and remedies for the dreadedA�belly-bulge by combining modernA�medicinesA�withA�traditionalA�remedies.A�It is also about motivatingA�readers to prioritise their fitness amidst their family and work commitments.Available at Landmark. Details: 23746974

        The Great Indian Diet
        – Shilpa Shetty
        Published by Random House India; Rs.299
        In an attempt to break the mindset that Indian food is generally unhealthy,A�actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra co-authoredA�The Great Indian DietA�with Mumbai-basedA�internationalA�fitness consultantA�and cancer specialist, Luke Cutinho. TheirA�researchA�highlights the nutritionalA�benefitsA�of locally grown vegetables, with Kundraa��sA�ownA�recipes which helped her shed 32 kgs in four and a half months after herA�pregnancy. Cutinho also gives inputs on howA�he used the Indian diet to heal some of his patients. The book was launched with much fanfare in Mumbai in November, amongst personalities like AmitabhA�BachchanA�and Anil Kapoor. Available at Starmark. Details:A�64550262

        Sneha Jalan and Seema Rajpal

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          White, black, greys, tones of beige and cream, fennel green, brown (coffee, chocolate, brick brown)

          IN India, the denim has always been a thing of comfort, and worn casually. Of late however, this wardrobe essential is getting more fashionable, as luxury brands make their way into the country. Mitali Purswani of The Denim Story, a Mumbai-based collective of high-end denim brands, says retro styles are coming back in fashion, but with a twist.

          1. Cropped flairs
          Cropped flairs in lightweight denims, especially in white, are going to be big this year. Check out American luxury brands such as J Brand, Citizens of Humanity, Siwy Denim, Paige, DL1961, and the US and UK company Frame Denim. Suited best for taller women, it sits comfortable at the ankle for those who arena��t. Ita��s also apt for most body types, except for a plus-sized person. Rs 15,000 onwards

          2. Slim boyfriend
          The new season will see the slim boyfriend in darker washes, and more so in black, grey, and charcoal tones (by J Brand). Paigea��s Jimmy Jimmy is best suited for the Indian curvy body type, and the Le Garcon style by Frame. For those who are petite, most washes in this style work. For curvy women, a darker wash is better suited. Also, pick a size down when it comes to this style. Rs 16,000 onwards

          3. Technological denim
          California-based brand, Joea��s, has introduced the a�?spotless denima�� where if you drop wine on your white denims, it will remain stain free. The fabric is wax coated, and can make for chic evening wear as well. Theya��re also working on another technology called Cool Off Denim, a lightweight fabric that is predicted to do well for Indian climates. Rs 18,000 onwards.

          4. shorts STORY
          Brands have started to hybrid the boyfriend, distressed, and roll-up styles to create a new look in shorts. The new styles include cutout shorts, slouchy boyfriend shorts, and bicycle shorts. Check out Hailey, the white distressed denim shorts by the American denim brand AG. DL1961a��s Karlie is perfect for the curvy body, and J Branda��s bicycle shorts, which are almost till the knee, are ideal for plus-sized women, and as well as for the older demographic. Rs 13,000 onwards.

          5. ALL Dressed up
          Silhouettes for dresses are going to be boxy, but with cleaner lines. The whole idea is to keep the look flat, and this is across dresses and skirts. The classic styles, such as the shirtdress, and cuts, such as the A-line are perfect for older people. For the younger generation, dresses with raw edges are ideal. Rs 8,000 onwards.
          At Alta Mount Road, Mumbai, Details: thedenimstory.com (the online store goes live at the end of the month).

          a�� Priyadarshini Nandy

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            Two Argentinians have begun wooing Chennai with a contemporary take on South American food and drink

            HE South Americans are warm, passionate and expressive people. How do I know this you ask? Being welcomed into the restaurant with a pleasant embrace and a jolly a�?Hola!a��, I can vouch for it with all certainty! Friends Chula Barmaid, 28 (who interestingly adopted her own last name with the profession she absolutely loves) and Max Luqul, 29 are the Mixologist and Head Chef duo looking to surprise your tastebuds with flavours and textures typical of the dynamic foodie countries of South America. All this with a curious infusion of modern elements, trendy techniques and local inspiration. Located inside the compact Hotel Legends right opposite their competitor 10 Downing Bar, the investors are the hotela��s Chairman and MD Kanaka Subbu and Senthil Kumar, who have roped in Consultant Arasu Dennis for Sudaka. Even before I question Dennis about the name he clarifies, a�?a�?The term by which South Americans are usually addressed in other Spanish speaking countries is Sudaka and perfectly sums up the concept of this resto-bar.” Luqul shares excitedly that they hope to create a unique experience. a�?a�?We want to introduce the art and fun of drinking without getting you drunk,a��a�� adds Barmaid.

            Mixed effect

            Insisting that the duo are artists here to bring to life flavour-bomb dishes and fresh intoxicating cocktails, the talented team have many a skill up their sleeve. Showcasing the myriad flavours of the many countries, Luqul is introducing speciality ingredients like Ecuadora��s sweet chilli and the Argentinian smoked pepper powder in his Chimichurri sauce or even the aroma of Perua��s smoked Palo Santo wood. This is combined with ingredients and styles that best represent each country. Think corn in dishes from Bolivia, the slow cooked marinated lamb shanks of Argentina, and the latest food trends from Peru, which have immense Chinese and Japanese influences.

            Barmaid to the rescue

            Working in sync is mixologist Barmaid whose speciality is creating cocktails that are full of character from the inspired country. From Chilean egg-white sours in your whisky to a classic strong Argentinian Negroni cocktail, Barmaida��s potions have a dash of swagger. The backbone of these traditional foods with a modern edge is Luqul and Barmaida��s painstaking focus on the basics. Made in-house are not only foundation sauces like Avocado Mayonnaise, Pink Mayonnaise, Barbecue and Green tomato Salsa but also all the syrups in the bar which include an impressive array like the CardaA�moA�m honey, Chocolate-vanilla, Spice & chilli alongside homemade blends, bitters, base mixers and even Vermouth. a�?a�?GastroA�nomically, restaurants in 2016 will be looking to create a wholesome experience that revives a sense of nostalgia and belonging, apart from the fabulous show of food and drink,a��a�� says Luqul. a�?a�?We will combine big, bold and flavourful food with fusion cocktails and that is all about harmony!a��a�� wraps up the vivacious Barmaid, who is looking forward to being welcomed to the small yet growing club of women behind the bar in the city.
            Avg meal for two: Rs 1,500 sans drinks. Details: 42004355

            a�� Preeti GT

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              Besides a website, Heritage Blend, aA� Coorg coffee brand, promises an interactive experience at Maalgaadi

              JOINING the list of freshly-brewed coffee choices in the city like Narasua��s, Flying Squirrel,Blue Tokai, ID and Kumbakonam Degree, the new Heritage Blend brand comes all the way from Coorg. It boasts fruit and spice undertones and an eco-friendly tag. For Aishwarya Srikkanth, coffee is a necessary luxury. a�?a�?To me it is more than just a hot beverage; it is an experience. This ritualistic experience is only possible if one has access to the most superior blend of coffee beans,a��a�� elaborates the 29-year-old owner of the brand.

              Heritage Blend coffee is from Srikkantha��s family owned sprawling estates in Coorg. a�?a�?Our family has been in the cultivation and export of coffee for over 150 years. It began with my great grandfather working alongside the British in Chikkamangalur plantations. With a family history that makes me immensely proud, crafting Heritage Blend was a natural progression,a��a�� says Srikkanth, adding that the e-store is up. Offering a curated blend of three types of whole beans a�� Robusta, Arabica and Peaberry a�� the coffee from this brew is best described as strong, exceptionally rich, full bodied and deep in colour and aroma. a�?a�?What makes it enjoyable further is the subtle tones of jackfruit, cardamom and pepper, whose trees provide the vital shade to the estate plantations,a��a�� shares Srikkanth. There is no chicory in these offerings. a�?a�?We are a UTZ certified brand, which is issued as a label to companies practising sustainable farming,a��a�� says Srikkanth. To be launched on January 30, in association with Maalgaadi at Besant Nagar, Heritage Blend will share the stage alongside eco-friendly fashion brands a�� Arture and Naushad Ali. Expect an interactive session, a coffee-tasting affair and DYI coffee kits.
              Rs 600 onwards). Details: heritageblend.com

              a�� Preeti GT

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                Northern spice
                Bayleaf, the restaurant in Gopalapuram, is celebrating its 15th anniversary with the introduction of new North Indian offerings. Head over for a taste of methi chaman and chole palak for vegetarians or galauti kebab and Amritsari macchi from the non vegetarians. Rs 120 onwards. Till February 7. Details: 28114557

                Bake and serve
                City-based Madras Midtown Ladies Circle 7, in association with spice brand Lalaha��s, is hosting the second edition of Bake a Difference. Besides encouraging home bakers, the event will feature sweets and desserts from Nickya��s cafA�, Tryst cafe and Bakera��s Nook. Saturday at Westin, 10 am to 5pm. Rs 50 onwards. Details: facebook.com/events/904874979560725

                Love bites
                The special wrapping from All Things kickstarts the month of romance a�� try Date Night. The Delhi-based chocolatier promises a truffle box with eight chocolatesa��like dark chocolate with salted caramel crunch and white chocolate with champagne and edible gold, in pairs. Rs 350 onwards. theallthingsshop.com

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                  The NIFT graduatea��s eco-friendly collection is inspired by Mauj dhurries and kilms

                  JAIPUR-based Swati Vijaivargie brings her latest collection, Mauj,A� to the city for an exhibition at Amethyst this week. a�?I have always loved painting and exploring different creative mediums. At the same time, Ia��ve always wanted to run a business. Being a designer has blessed me with the best of all the worlds,a�? she begins. The NIFT graduatea��s vibrant collection of tops, jackets, dresses and capes is inspired by Mauj dhurries and kilmsa��a special weaving style that incorporates upcycled materials. a�?Mauj is a flat woven dhurrie made with leftover yarn. This is a fantastic process where the end product often results in looking very interesting, while making the best of waste.a�? The upcycled designs are certainly unique with large geometric prints, colour-blocking and subtle embellishment characterising her long, straight silhouettes. She uses only the most luxurious of natural fabrics (pure silks, organza, chanderi and khadi). Vijaivargie admits her a�?play with bright colors and texturesa�? is her forte. Hues like beige, ecru, burgundy, emerald green, blue and black characterise the collection. The 36-year-old says that community involvement in her prints and designs is important, too. a�?I involve skilled artisans in and outside Jaipur. Most of our products are hand-crafted.a�? The designer, who counts famous faces Vidya Balan and Tisca Chopra among her clients, tells us, a�?My collection is tailored to the needs of a glamorous yet bohemian globetrotter who loves to travel and incorporates a chic, non-conformist attitude in her clothing.a�?
                  Rs 10,000 onwards. Details: 42085819

                  a��Shibi Kumaramangalam

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                  From wedges to sling backs and glitter to luxe suede, humble espadrilles get a makeover ahead of summer

                  These Basque rope-soled shoes can trace their roots back to the 13th century. In the 1970s, the flat sole got a lift when YvesA�Saint Laurent put them on a wedge. The experiments continue on the runway as designers and fashionistas swear byA�their comfort factor. Cheeky prints and embellishments surfaced late last year,A�and the trend is still on for summer 2016. Are you ready for your hemp fix?

                  Buckle up
                  Buck the summer pastel trendA�and go bold and black instead. With the branda��s signature cut-out heel,A�Alexander Wanga��s sandals come topped with four rhodium buckles for extra impact. The high wedge heel also has a cushioned insole for added comfort. This is a great pair to slip into, both during theA�day and at night. Rs 36,115.A�Details: shop.nordstrom.com

                  Colour block

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                  Aquazzura knows how to grab attention, and this pretty red-and-pink number is a good case in point. The a�?Malibua�� espadrilles are crafted from red suede and come with magenta grosgrain ties that support the arch of your feet and ankles. Lined in soft leather, its wooden heel also makes it very light. Rs 19,210 approximately. Details: net-a-porter.com

                  Check in

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                  Ita��s red, blue and white, and no, ita��s not the flag of USA. Burberrya��s espadrilles, with its traditional braided Hessian sole and jute stitching, are a stylish option for all your off-duty days. Crafted from canvas, the navy pair sports the labela��s iconic Heritage check. We plan to wear ours with skirts, denims and everything in between. Rs.21,000. At the store in Express Avenue. Details: 044 28464135

                  Get a lift

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                  Dona��t let all that beige jute wash out your feet. Add a pop of colour with these Charlotte Olympia Carmen espadrilles. From its Brazilian-inspired a�?Glamazona�� collection, the towering red canvas wedges is handmade and features the branda��s gold web plaque at the sole. Rs 53,964 approximately. Details: neimanmarcus.com

                  Keep it simple

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                  Balancing chic and casual, Michael Korsa�� Damita espadrille wedge sandals are the perfect pick for warm summer days. Made from light-catching mirrored and glittered leather, its zipper details lends a touch of cool to your feet. Team them with breezy dresses or even some cutoffs. At the store in Palladium Mall, Mumbai. Rs 6,788.A�Details: 022 40048040

                  Sparkle effect

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                  All that glitters is most definitely fun. And Miu Miu keeps it effortlessly so with their a�?flatforma�� sandals. This slip-on pair is made from glittered leather, and with a design that moulds to your feet, it offers great comfort through the day and well into the night. Rs 32,242 approximately. Details: saksfifthavenue.com

                  Stand tall

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                  Keep it timeless and elegant with Guccia��s horsebit-detailed black suede espadrille wedge sandals. Fitted with a slim ankle strap and finished with the labela��s iconic gold horsebit, this pair of made-in Spain shoes gives you great lift and comfort, thanks to its generous platform heels. At the store in DLF Emporio. Rs 40,394 approximately.A�Details: 011 46471111

                  SoleA�connect

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                  Sporting cotton uppers and lining, comfort takes centrestage in this sea green pairA�from Zara. Light thermoplastic rubber sole meets jute rope. Team these espadrilles with a pair of denim shorts and a loose white tee. At the store in Phoenix MarketCity. Rs 1,990. Details: 044 30083703

                  Poppy in the mix

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                  This cerulean blue canvas pair is unique as it is inspired by a drawing in the Fendi archives. Made in Spain, the espadrilles come with multi-coloured, all-over Fendi Roma print, and contrasting toe and edging in poppy red leather and grosgrain. At the store in DLF Emporio, Delhi.
                  Rs 29,850. Details: 011 46040777

                  A�Surya Praphulla Kumar

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