Apparel brands roll out pre-GST discounts

Apparel brands roll out pre-GST discounts
It is raining discounts at apparel and accessories stores as the Goods and Services Tax (GST) draws near.

Retailers across Bengaluru have announced price cuts on branded clothes and accessories as they prepare for the new tax regime to kick in on July 1.

Retailers for brands such as Raymond, Allen Solly, Levi’s, Arrow and Pantaloon are offering discounts ranging from 25 to 50%. Titan is offering discounts of 10% to 50% on its watches, and the sale covers its premium Swiss line Xylys.

While most brands are on till the end of the month, some are promoting flash sales.Premium clothing chain Pantaloons is offering a flat 50% discount on a minimum purchase of Rs 12,000, with a cashback of up to Rs 750 on payments made through SBI cards, PayTM and MobiKwik.

The offer is on till Thursday evening. Allen Solly is offering three items free on the purchase of three items. For people who prefer cash savings, it is offering a 40% discount.

Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation’s Arrow brand is running two offers—buy three and get two free, and buy two and get one free. Puma, which makes athletic and casual footwear, apparel and accessories, is offering a flat 40% off on all products except its best-selling ones.

Branded fabric and fashion retailer, Raymond, which doesn’t usually offer discounts, has rolled out huge pre-GST cuts. It is offering a 25% flat off on the purchase of one piece of any garment, and a third product comes free on the purchase of two.

Online, Amazon is coming up with ‘Wardrobe Refresh Sale’ from June 23 to June 25.It is offering discounts in the range of 50%-80% on about 1,500 fashion brands.

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