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More Indians flying overseas to shop for cheaper luxury goods

UK, France and NY top attractions as big brands offer huge discounts, logistical support. La Vallée Village in France, which is home to brands such as Armani, Jimmy Choo, Givenchy and Versace, has been organising trade events in India and saw visits by Indians increase 40% last year.

How much should you spend on a smartphone? The cost has 3 parts

Every expense would have three components— the basic mandatory spend; the discretionary spend; and the lifestyle spend. The distinctions between the three are not rule-bound. As incomes increase, what was a lifestyle expense might become mandatory.

Indian cosmetics industry: Mini on mind for beauty conscious

The phenomenon of mini-sized versions has been gaining ground in high-end cosmetic products in India. Cos say the trickle of selling beauty products in mini size is now becoming a flood and brands are cashing in on the millions of Indians.

Here's the list of BIS licensed jewellers selling hallmarked gold, silver jewellery

Due to the high price of gold and silver products, purity is always a concern. Though BIS hallmarking of gold and silver products helps to ensure the purity of product but to be surer BIS also provides a list of licensed jewellers.

Festive season sales traps that buyers must watch out for

Festive season sales traps that buyers must watch out for

Many of us wait until around Diwali to make some high-end purchases. It is that time of the year when we are looking to spend and with the massive o

Five things you should know before buying silver

In the festive season, while prices of gold are hovering around at all-time highs, silver is a cheaper alternative you can consider to keep up the tradition. Apart from silver coins and bars, you can also buy silver jewellery and utensils in the festive season.

How to check the purity of gold

Most of us visit jewellery stores to buy gold jewellery and ornaments at this time of the year, around Dhanteras and Diwali. One can now buy gold jewellery online as well. But how do you c

Buying gold jewellery this Dhanteras? Here’s all you need to know

Did you know that there is a chemical metal that is added to gold that brings down the purity and in turn, the value of the jewellery? Also, making

Why you should carry forex prepaid card instead of credit card while travelling abroad

When you buy a forex card, you are being charged an issuance fee (which is the cost of the card). And, when you buy a credit card from a financial institution, especially for travelling abroad, you need to pay a joining fee and annual fee.

5 festive season sales traps you must watch out for

5 festive season sales traps you must watch out for

Retailers, builders and lenders, among other players, are going all out to lure buyers this festive season.

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