This weekend make sure you are setting aside ample time for some exciting shopping, good food and lots of fun with your family. That's what the four-day ‘Jumbo Discount Shopping Fair 2010' that got under way at the Chennai Trade Centre here on Thursday is all about.

A majority of the stalls are showcasing products keeping household needs for the Dusshera and Diwali in mind and offering discounts up to 70 per cent too. From artistically decorated diyas to silk bedspreads to fancy stores selling jewellery, shopping here should get one into a festive mood.

There are a whole lot of products for those planning to refurbish or decorate the home.

A handicraft stall has curtains made of wood with vegetable colour, which promises to be long lasting besides beautifying the room.

Check out the soft pillows that come in various shapes and sizes with cushion covers or de-stress yourself in the massage chairs. The furniture – dining table sets, cots, sofa sets – is classic and come with one or more added features. For instance, the sofa-cum-bed, made from high density foam, is lightweight and can be moved without any help.

Do not miss the stall showcasing clocks with antique finish and the one that has displayed marquetry art works where shades of wood are used to create different designs.

Then there are travel bags, fitness equipment and office furniture.

A range of innovative and technology-friendly products such as cable management system, bathroom accessories and utility products for the kitchen are part of the display.

After shopping, the food stalls outside the auditorium should satisfy your thirst and hunger.

Jumbo Discount Shopping Fair 2010, being organised by iAds and Events, is on till October 17.

It is open from 10 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. Entry tickets are priced at Rs. 40 each.

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