Several Bollywood celebs – mostly the fashion-conscious set – made their way to the opening of the Marks and Spencer store in Mumbai, India on November 11, 2013. The Marks and Spencer brand is in partnership with Reliance Retail and is aiming to make India its second largest market. They plan on launching 80 stores in the country by 2016, which will make India their largest international market.
Marc Bolland, Chief Executive, Marks and Spencer and Nita Ambani
The news was revealed by Marc Bolland, the Chief Executive of the company, who looked very spiffy in a grey pantsuit, white shirt and blue tie, the latter bringing out the blue of his dreamy peepers. He said that India remained their main target in the Asian market since the brand was more well-established here. That’s why they decided to prioritise growth in India over China.
Marc Bolland, Chief Executive, Marks and Spencer
Well, that’s certainly good news for anyone who loves shopping and fashion, and these Bollywood, TV and social celebs came out to celebrate in their best.
Nita Ambani joined in the fun, looking casual and contemporary in printed pants, a loose-fitting black blouse, and black platform heels. She rounded off her look with a statement necklace and other pieces of minimalistic jewellery.
Celebs at New Marks and Spencer Store Launch in Mumbai
Bollywood actor Purab Kohli looked mischievous despite his serious garb of deep grey pants and jacket, white shirt and printed blue tie. He had a gala time as he hung out and posed with all the beauties at the event.
Anushka Manchanda, Purab Kohli and Sophie Choudhary
Bollywood actress Anushka Manchanda took a walk around the store to check out the goodies on display. She looked like she was modelling for the store herself thanks to her edgy, sexy and very in vogue outfit. Anushka wore black pants, a white tee, a red leather jacket to die for, and rocker chic booties that had interesting cuff detailing around the ankles. The outfit was complemented by a gold cuff bracelet and deep red lips.
Anushka Manchanda at New Marks and Spencer Store Launch in Mumbai
Bollywood actress Sophie Choudhary was all aglitter in a fully sequinned dress. She teamed the glamorous number with red heels, dangle earrings and red lips – all rounded off with dark eye makeup and loosely curled locks.
Sophie Choudhary at New Marks and Spencer Store Launch in Mumbai
VJ Archana Vijaya seemed to be in a bit of a serious mood, if her outfit is anything to go by. She donned a plain black pencil skirt with an off-white, floral print blouse. She did, however, add a couple of elements of party fun with red lips and silver sparkly peep-toes.
VJ Archana Vijaya at New Marks and Spencer Store Launch in Mumbai
Red heels seemed to be a popular go-to footwear choice as even VJ Shibani Dandekar was spotted in them. She wore her peep-toes with a little blue dress boasting a lace overlay. Soft, inviting pink lips and wonderfully wavy locks made her look fresh, fun, young and vibrant.
VJ Shibani Dandekar at New Marks and Spencer Store Launch in Mumbai
Actress Bipasha Basu turned heads in a short pink dress and nude peep-toes. Cat’s eye makeup and a side-swept chignon completed her look.
Celebs at New Marks and Spencer Store Launch
Meanwhile, fellow actress Sonakshi Sinha wowed in a nude dress, scintillating red leather jacket and leopard print bellies. We like the neutral and red combi as much as we like seeing her in a Western avatar.
Celebrities at New Marks and Spencer Store Launch in Mumbai