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Wonders in glass at Elite

The Elite Store offers an exhaustive range in glass and crystal ware. From trendy refrigerator jugs, serving bowls to figurines, check out for the home `must-haves' and exquisite gifts here.

BRILLIANTS GALORE: A rich collection in crystal and glassware.

IT IS no more off-the-shelf plain glasses, regular serving trays and vases at home or for standard gifts at farewells and shaadis. The modern lifestyle is all about personal choices, be it serving bowls or the corner piece in porcelain, with a flexi-budget to pick the right stuff. Crystal ware has become more detailed while the glass has turned fashionable and functional -- be it for microwave or as storage jars.

EBANO MAGIC: A figurine on an amethyst base.

Here is a store that offers several options in crystal, glass and also melamine. Called The Elite Store, the outlet located at Reliance Classic, First Floor (above Barista), Road No 1, Banjara Hills, is a division of the East Coast Distributors Pvt Ltd and a part of the Elite Stores chain present in New Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Goa.

The products are sourced from Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong and other parts of the globe, and are imported directly. With a major thrust on wholesale, the chain caters to the leading hotel chains, pubs and corporate houses. Some of the brands one can check out here are Royal Crystal Rock -- the worlds most popular brand from Italy comprising articles in 24 per cent lead crystal, Walther Glas from Germany with coloured glass products, the Arcopal range of France, consisting of cookware designed for microwave and oven, blown crystal from Luigi Bormioli and the collectibles at Linea Argenti with silver plated Italian marble.

Figurines in plain and frosted crystal, tiny trinket boxes in glass or the microwave sets -- the shop has much to offer. There is stemware for champagne, wine and tall glasses for beer, ice buckets or you could pick up the seven-piece set for whisky here. For the kitchen you have the airtight storage container for biscuits for Rs 485 or the refrigerator jugs in tempered glass in one and two litres capacities and serving bowls for banana split.

PURE PEACH: The Walther Glas collection.

The coloured glass from Walther Glas exhibits a detailed hand painted soft ornamentation in peach. This is one awesome collection to check out for. Other products in the floral series comprise photo frames and flower vases. For the figurines-penguins and polar bears, there is the hand blown glass range from the Morano Island, Italy.

In the collectibles range at the store are the individual pieces from Ebano - porcelain figurines mounted on unprocessed semi-precious stones such as amethyst and crystal, priced at Rs 20,000-Rs 1,00,000. Yet another range of collectibles here is the Linea Argenti comprising exclusive hand polished Italian marble plaited with silver in dull finish. Candle stands and table pieces are some of the products in this range, which stand out for the workmanship. The fruit bowls and vases from Cevik shows a combination of exquisite crystal paired up with hand painted porcelain.

SHEER SPARKLE: Lead crystal vases from Italy.

The new arrivals section features melamine serving trays (Rs 166-Rs 750) in pastels. The designs are not very loud and illustrate freshness. The plain trays are functional and ideal for offices. Another new collection one can check out is the La Anina range comprising lamps with floral embellishment. The 24 Carat gold- plated Italian bowls from Delta are the new offerings ideal for gifts such as for the distribution of sweets during celebrations. The store offers attractive discount on bulk orders. Also one can look up the catalogues of the various international brands here to place any further product orders.

The Elite Store may be reached on 3321663, 6625575.


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