Amidst all the negativity and unfortunate news, there’s finally a breath of relief for the fashion fraternity in 2020. After several months of shutdown and closures, certain restrictions are being lifted up in terms of non-essential business that includes some of the designer flag stores.
Owing to the public and worker’s safety in these tough times of global pandemic, the designers had shut down their stores and workshops for an indefinite period. But, as the world is adjusting to this new normalcy, many high-end labels are reopening their stores with an extra set of precautions. Midst all the COVID crisis, Designer Manish Malhotra and Shantanu & Nikhil re-opened their flagship stores in Delhi.
It’s been more than 2 months that our stores and workplaces are all shut and looking into the welfare of our work family . Health comes first .. After many zoom meetings with the store teams discussing wellness and precaution measures to be taken .. the team wanted to be back at work and their enthusiasm and wanting to be at work following all the #safety measures was very touching . We are opening our Delhi flagship store today with limited people at work and store visits by appointments.. #manishmalhotraflagshipstoredelhi timmings will be 11 am to 5 pm .. I am truly missing being there .. Positivity , Prayers and Love for all of our well being .. #staysafe #staypositive @mmalhotraworld
Manish shared a post on his social media to announce the opening of its Delhi store with a limited staff. To avoid a large gathering of enthusiastic shoppers, the label has resorted to the option of allowing store visits with prior appointments. He is all set to open up his Hyderabad stores as well on May 25, 2020.
We are now open! . Dear Patrons, while our Delhi Defence Colony Store opens its doors to you, all our other stores are now virtually available through our Curated Digital Catalogues & video calling between 12PM to 6PM. Contact us on the below to book your virtual appointments now: #Defence +91 9910401234 | #Emporio +91 9540402580 #Bandra +91 8879335159 | #KalaGhoda +91 9167614686 #BanjaraHills +91 7675864222 . *In order to comply with all necessary safety measures, all physical visits at the Defence Colony Store will be by appointment only. . #ShantanuNikhil #NewDelhi #Mumbai #Hyderabad #NowOpen
Label Shantanu & Nikhil too, got their Delhi’s Defence Colony Store up-and-running by adhering to the precautions at their end. While they are yet to open other flagship stores in the coming period of time, the designer duo has given their customers an option to virtually connect to the stores via video calling and go through their curated digital catalogs meanwhile.
Well, that’s a start. What are your thoughts on this?
(Source- Instagram @ Manish Malhotra, Shantanu & Nikhil)