What you see – Huge glass panes and the splash of the Adidas logo all over the store is an easy lead-on to this Adidas showroom, at Kuvempunagar, in Mysore. We see a brightly lit décor of colorful electric lights and high ceilings. Set up in 2007, this store stocks most of Adidas’ sportswear and accessories. We cannot stop gaping at the volume of the collection from Adidas.
What you get – Adidas, a brand synonymous with sportswear around the globe, has an impressive collection at this showroom at Kuvempunagar. We see clothes and footwear for men, women and children and accessories like belts, caps, headbands and wristbands, which are displayed on open racks and in shelves. They include T-shirts, round necked-shirts, jackets, full-arm casual shirts and track pants for both men and women. Prices for these range from Rs. 550 to Rs. 1,500.
While this Adidas store is a popular shopping destination for college kids and youngsters in Mysore, the store manager is happy to say that his customer-base has now widened to the brand-conscious group of mid-thirties and forties who like wearing sportswear for not just sports alone! For instance, we discover some semi-formal T-shirts that can be worn for an evening out or a casual get-together, and some round-necked shirts too with interesting graffiti on them. We like a white T-shirt, with light green stripes on the shoulder (Rs. 650), which is placed center stage and can go with either a black or any dark colored corduroy trouser. We also see some classy track pants (Rs. 1,200) for both men and women in several colors.
In the footwear section, we go by popular belief – priced high, but worth the comfort and durability. The store has half-shoes, canvas shoes, trekking shoes, sports shoes and a variety of casual footwear (priced between Rs. 800 and Rs. 7,000). Women can go for a pair of canvas shoes (from Rs. 990 to Rs. 1,300) to team up with denim. For accessories, the caps go for Rs. 300, the color wristbands for Rs. 150 and the headbands for Rs. 200. The kids’ section - which is limited - has T-shirts, round necked-shirts, jackets and footwear (prices range from Rs. 700 to Rs. 1,100 at these counters).
Our verdict – Adidas has an impressive collection of sportswear and footwear. Selection of these is easy as both are classified according to sizes and prices. The sales staff is helpful when it comes to choosing the right fit and color. Interestingly, the store has women sales staff for its women shoppers! There is ample parking space in front of the store and all major credit cards are accepted.
Anytime between – 10.30 AM – 9.30 PM (Closed on Sundays)