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Setting the pace for children’s fashion across the country
Kenya’s fashion industry is growing steadily and children’s fashion is at the centre of it all. A while back, sourcing kids’ clothing was as simple as picking a tee, denim or shorts. Today the narrative has changed, and this has gripped the attention of major international fashion brands.
The local children’s fashion scene has grown in such leaps that a dedicated annual countrywide fashion week just for children – christened the ‘Kenya Kids Fashion Week’ – was created and debuted last December.
One of the reasons why the children’s fashion industry has grown globally over the years is because celebrities and influencers now dress up their little ones to reflect their personal style. This has piqued international fashion brands’ interest to introduce unique and stylish kids clothing.
North West, daughter of the world-famous Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, is one of the most popular fashionable celebrity children. In Kenya, young parents are definitely keeping up with the trend and are grooming their children to rival celebrity kids.
One of the brands setting the pace for children’s fashion in Kenya is Manix Kidzz. The brand opened its 5th store at The Junction on July 8th and stocks top quality clothing brands for the youngsters.
Manix Clothing Store – which is marking its 20th anniversary this year – established Manix Kidzz in 2014 to offer a complete setting for family shopping while guaranteeing quality, variety and convenience.
Manix Kidzz at The Junction stocks a variety of fashionable and trendy outfits. When you walk into the store, you will find contemporary, colourful and funky kids’ fashion for new-borns to 15-year-olds.
Being at the forefront of the evolving fashion industry, Manix Kidzz prides itself in providing quality, durable and affordable children’s clothing.
With the newly opened store adding to the variety at The Junction, there is absolutely no reason why your child shouldn’t be as fashionable as yourself. Visit Manix Kidzz at The Junction to enjoy the current 20% discount on selected items.

 

17
Jun
16
Come feel the rush at the Junction mall this father’s day!

Looking for exciting activities for the men in your lives this father’s day? Junction is the place to be! The mall has planned a range of fantastic activities for dads and their sons! In partnership with Johnny Walker Blue, shoppers will have an opportunity to buy the bottles and have them engraved and keep it as a memento! How cool is that?

Great discounts with Hisense TVs will give shoppers the opportunity to purchase TVs sizes of their dreams! Hisense will be showcasing their various TV sets and sell them at a discount!

For the game lovers, our unique man cave is every man’s dream home! Come experience your favourite play station games throughout the day! The Game Changer offers you an array of different exciting games too!

For the suave man who likes to smell good! Fragrance Lounge, one of our stores will be showcasing Hugo Boss and Gucci for the man at a great discount! You do not want to miss this opportunity!

Our first ever laser tag competition will be taking place in our third floor parking! We have various competitions lined up for you! Compete, enjoy and stand a chance to win a get away with Savage Wilderness!

We have made the Euro cup even more exciting in partnership with Mercury last drop at the Junction. Watch, enjoy and win! Come watch your favourite matches at the Mercury last drop, enjoy your favourite drinks and meals at amazing discounts. Predict the winners in various matches and stand a chance to win a Hisense TV! It never gets better than this! Looking a place to spoil your dad? Junction is the place to be!

11
Mar
16
Exciting tips on enjoying your shopping experience!ve you money

Shopping can be the most exciting experience when you are clear of what you want and know exactly where to find it. To have a good shopping experience is to find a great shopping mall that caters to all your needs under one roof. This means you will not have to hop from shop to shop tying to look for a good perfume, or a good food court after a day of shopping.

Here are great tips you can adopt to make your shopping experience even better:

1. Write up a list of what you want and what you need. Take a look at your wardrobe, your kitchen, your living room and decide what items you need. Then, decide items to buy based on urgency and importance. What you need is more important than what you want.

2. Draw up a budget and stick to it.

It is always better to plan a bracket figure than a set amount. Sometimes, certain clothing items will be on sale, or you'll see the perfect pair of shoes that wasn't really on your list, but that you've been searching for months for.

3. Get there early.

If you are a weekend shopper, get to the mall early enough. This gives you enough time to find the perfect parking spot close to the entrance, and to be the first customer in the door.

4. Wear comfortable shoes.

It's great to want to get dressed up and go to the mall, but if you're going to be walking around for a few hours - it's best not to wear those heels. Wear as little as possible. Wearing fewer items of clothing (depending on the weather), makes it easier to try on clothes in the fitting rooms.

5. Don't have a time limit.

If you don't have somewhere to be after shopping, and you're going to be buying quite a few things, don't put extra stress on yourself by giving someone else a time as to when you'll be back. This way you really can take your time to source out bargains and to not grab something that you don't really want - but need, because of the time.

6. Look out for discounts.

As you don't have a time limit, you'll have enough time to hunt through the "for sale" and discounted items - who knows, you might just find a few bargains!

7. Break up your shopping.

Shopping is supposed to be retail therapy - it's supposed to be fun. After you've visited a few shops, or are halfway through the mall - make a stop at one of the coffee shops. Sip a cappuccino, read a magazine - relax, and rest your feet!

Blog courtesy of http://hubpages.com/style/Shop-Like-a-Pro-and-Enjoy-Shopping

07
Sep
15
Smart shopping - simple tips and tricks to save you money

From your weekly food shop to your next big electrical purchase, here are a few smart, simple ways to get the most from your money.

See what you’re spending

To start saving, it’s a good idea to look at where you’re spending the most. Doing a budget and keeping a spending diary is an excellent way to get started.

Shop around

It could be cheaper to go to a different store if you find you’re spending a lot on your groceries. You can save money on your food shopping with simple ideas like checking what you have, making a list and meal planning. It’s also smart to avoid smaller supermarket convenience stores as these can be more expensive.

Watch out for ‘special offers’

Special offers can be a great way to save money, but they can sometimes catch you out. Make sure you work out whether a deal is really as good as it looks and if a ‘2-for-1’ or ‘3 for Ksh. 1’ offer will actually save you money.

For example, your favourite cereal is on a ‘3-for-2’ offer, when each box is normally Ksh.1.50. Three boxes will cost you Ksh3 so you’ve saved Ksh.1.50, right? Not necessarily. If another supermarket is selling the cereal for 80p a box you’d actually get 3 boxes for Ksh.2.40 – a saving of 60p by buying it there and ignoring the offer.

It’s also smart to check the sell-by-date to ensure you really are getting a good deal. If you do find a genuine deal then it might be worth bulk buying if you’re shopping for the whole family.

Always compare prices

If you’re making a big purchase, it’s important to always compare prices. Check the prices in a few different shops on the high street and online to see where you can get the best possible deal.

Buying online will sometimes be the cheapest option but you may not be able to try before you buy. In most cases (see the CAB website for exceptions) you have the right to cancel until seven working days after you receive your goods. If you are buying online, think about postage and packaging as these costs can stack up.

Comparison sites are a great way to save money on your supermarket shopping too. You can compare the price of your weekly shop across many of the big stores and see when your favourites are on offer.

Check the reviews

Always take a few minutes to read customer and expert reviews on the products you’re interested in. You can use price comparison sites to compare the cost of anything from fridges and washing machines, to digital cameras and TVs. These sites also have user reviews which can help you decide what’s right for you.

Impulse buying an expensive item should generally be avoided. In addition, your distance selling rights to cancel within seven days won’t apply if you buy it in store, so if you have any regrets, it might be harder to get a refund.

 

Get vouchers and coupons straight to your inbox

There are many websites dedicated to emailing you daily or weekly with a set of discount vouchers you can use against various products and services. Many of the deals claim to offer between 50% and 90% off the original price, so always check similar items or services first to see if that’s really true.

Some shops and restaurants may also give you vouchers if you sign up to their weekly newsletter or start following them on Facebook or Twitter, so it can pay to keep a closer eye on your favourite brands.

Blog Post courtesy of www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

07
Sep
15
10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying Something Expensive

There comes a time in every shopper’s life when the idea of splurging on a designer piece arises. With so many gorgeous bags, shoes, and clothes out there, how could it not? But, in order to ensure you’re shelling out your hard-earned cash for the right reasons, there are a few things you should take into consideration. Namely? The below 10 questions to ask yourself before buying anything expensive.

Question 1: Do I already own something like this?

First things first: Take a cold, hard look at your closet and see if you already own something that resembles your potential pricey purchase. If the answer’s no, move along to question two.

If the answer is yes, there’ a little more work to do. Let’s say the item in question is a fabulous black designer cocktail dress. Do you own a million similar less expensive black dresses that you love and find yourself reaching for often? If so, you might want to skip shelling out big bucks for a new one unless you’d rather get rid of those, and only have one. Why? Because it’s a known fact that the more you own, the less you wear.

 

Question 2: Do I love shopping? (Or: Am I addicted to fast fashion?)

This is a big one, ladies. We’re not going to condemn you for shopping often for things you probably don’t need—we’re totally guilty—but we will say that when comes to spending on an investment piece, you might want to think about whether you’re still going to want other items in the same fashion family.

For example: If you buy that $3,000 Céline bag, do you foresee yourself not buying any other bags—no matter how cheap or trendy—for the next year or two? When someone buys a new car or a new house, they don’t buy a bunch of smaller, cheaper houses and cars a few months later, right? We like to use the mentality for fashion items. If you know you’re someone who likes to own a huge variety of bags, maybe buying a super-pricey one isn’t the right move.

Question 3: Will this item cause problems for me down the line?

Another thing to figure out: Will this expensive purchase cause real problems for you down the line? Meaning, will that pair of Isabel Marant boots set you back far enough that your phone bill or student loan payments won’t be met this month? If so, it’s a good idea to let them be for now, and start saving a little every month so you can eventually buy them guilt-free (the best way!)

Question 4: If the label was cut out, would it still be my taste?

As fashion lovers, it’s a given that our inner Sybarite will occasionally emerge. Nothing shameful about that—most designer things are beautiful—but if you’re buying simply for a label and the item isn’t really your taste, well, isn’t that silly?

Question 5: If Instagram didn’t exist, would I still want it?

We hate to assume you’d buy anything expensive simply so people know you own it, but alas, this is the world in which we live. Are you buying that Balenciaga bag because you really, really love it, or because you want others to know you have it?

If you buy those designer shoes, will you be able to truly enjoy them without posting them to social media (“artfully” hiding them behind a vase of peonies counts as posting, people.) If the answer is no, you might have some thinking to do

Question 6: Is this an impulse buy?

Like social media, today’s world is also jam-packed with online promotions, flash sales, and deals. While these can be a fantastic if you’re legitimately in the market for something, they can be pretty dangerous for the casual shopper who—when she woke up this morning—had no idea she needed or wanted, say, a $600 Phillip Lim blouse until she got an email that it’s 20% off.

If you’ve been itching for a certain pair of designer jeans and you fortuitously see they happens to be on Gilt today, or they’re 30% off at Barneys, go for it. But if you’re ready to pony up for $500 in five minutes for a pair of shoes you’ve never seen before, well, you might want to step away from the computer for a few hours and revisit the item when your dopamine levels recede. After all, most impulse buys end up causing serious cases of buyer’s remorse.

 

Question 7: Will I realistically use it often?

There’s nothing wrong with treating ourselves to special-occasion pieces now and again, but with truly expensive buys it’s worth calculating the cost per wear—especially if the item might not fit into your lifestyle.

Are you a pre-school teacher who would never wear heels to work? You might not want to shell out $600 for those Manolo Blahniks right now. Are you an attorney at a conservative firm? You probably won’t get much wear out of that bold printed Kenzo suit. Why spend your hard-earned money on something that will just sit in your closet?

Question 8: Am I buying because [insert blogger/street style star here] had it?

Any street style addict knows that there are certain personalities that simply kill it every time they’re photographed. However, just because you saw Miroslava Duma, or your favorite fashion blogger draped in Miu Miu, Stella McCartney, or Valentino—or because you’ll be in New York during Fashion Week and want to get snapped by a street style photographer—isn’t a great reason to go out and splurge on the same stuff.

Don’t forget: Several big street-fashion players, editors, and bloggers get sent designer stuff for free to entice folks like us to go out and buy it. Others are, well, richer than us and it’s their day job to flit around the world in the latest designer clothes, which is fun to admire but not necessarily healthy to emulate.

Instead, seek out lesser-priced pieces of things you admire on street style stars, and out your own stamp on it—and splurge when it’s something you really want, not something you really want to copy.

Question 9: Can I get it for less?

As with any big purchase, it pays to price-shop a bit before biting the bullet. For current items, check out department stores, boutiques, and every online shop you can find. For vintage or discontinued items, call your local consignment shops, or scour eBay, Etsy, and Craigslist. If it’s a new item that you really want but don’t necessarily need this second, sign up for site like Shop it to Me, which scours the web for every discount from brands you specify. Otherwise, check out these 10 places to buy designer bags for less.

Question 10: Is this item a one-season wonder?

Let’s be clear: We certainly don’t think every spurge needs to be something “classic” that’ll last forever and ever (where’s the fun in that?) but we do think dropping a ton on something that’s so obviously the “it” item from one collection (ahem, Alexander Wang‘s $1,000 Parental Advisory sweatshirt,  or Givenchy’s $900 floral Birkenstock-style slides ) is silly.

Why? Because there’s an excellent chance that, after the season is up and the luster starts to fade, you might start to feel that your splurge was partially due to the immediacy of having something covetable, rather than having something you absolutely adore.

Blog Post Courtesy of http://stylecaster.com

07
Sep
15
6 Easy Ways to Break Out of a Style Rut

Staring at your packed closet for 20 minutes and still maintaining you have nothing to wear. Suddenly hating everything you own. Getting unusually upset at your reflection. If you’ve done any or all of these things lately, you might be stuck in a serious style rut, ladies. The good news? Breaking out doesn’t have to be a big song and dance that involves overhauling your entire wardrobe and spending an ungodly amount of money on labels.

In fact, all it really takes is a few thoughtful tweaks to totally transform your look and break out of that style rut for good. Read on for 9 easy tips to try this second!

  1. If you normally wear heels, start to wear flats—and vice versa. It’s useful to think about the power footwear can harness when it comes to changing our look. After all, our clothes typically fall in line with the shoes we wear, so switching things up can lend a totally unexpected twist to pieces you already have. If you’re someone who’s in heels every day, start testing out this season’s amazingly chic flat shoes like pointy loafers, Birkenstock-style slides, or slip-on sneakers. You’d be surprised how different your clothes start to look. Basic pieces like black ankle trousers or a short swingy skirt could look predictable with heels, but think about how they’ll appear with a pair of checkered Vans—totally reinvented and very modern. Likewise, if you’re someone who’s always in flat shoes, try reaching for a pair of cool heels a few times a week, even if your outfit is just jeans and a tee. Your clothes will hang differently, and you’ll look taller, both of which can shake up your look.

 

  1. Pair up colors with colors … Even if you’re someone who isn’t afraid of color, odds are you still rely pretty heavily on the neutral players in your wardrobe. That said, it’s amazing how refreshed your clothing can look when you start pairing up colors with colors. For example, instead of wearing those slouchy lavender trousers with a basic black top, why not try them with that awesome yellow blazer you have or a baby blue cashmere sweater? Designers often pair their colorful pieces together on the runway, which gives collections an amazingly modern feel, so why not try it out with items you already own?
  2. Or really amp up your neutrals if you’re not someone particularly into wearing a great deal of color—red and fuchsia isn’t for everyone, we know—why not really amp up your use of neutrals instead? It’s very easy to break out of a style rut using very basic pieces styled in new ways. For example, buttoning up your white blouse to the top and pairing it with black or navy trousers that fit perfectly or high-waist black shorts will give your look a modern minimalist vibe that’s simple but incredibly cool.
  3. Replace old accessories with trendy accessories. Trendy has become something of a dirty word, but in truth, there’s nothing wrong with embracing the ones you truly like. That’s what makes fashion fun, right? If you really feel like you’re in a style rut, why not seek out updated versions of accessories you already own and wear, which will absolutely make your clothes feel more now. For example, if you’re someone who loves flip-flops or flat gladiators in the summer, try replacing them with a pair of flat pool-style slides, which are trendy right now but look quite modern. Same goes for smaller accessories like sunglasses—this year, we’re seeing tons of cool pastel shades that’ll instantly lend any outfit a cool-girl vibe. Sick of your oversized work satchel that felt fresh a season or two ago? Replace it with an off-the-moment leather bucket bag.
  4. Start wearing bold lipstick. The cheapest and easiest way to break out of a style rut? Play with bold lipstick shades, like matte orange, bright red, or flamingo pink. You’d be amazed how something so easy can transform your look.
  5. Part your hair on a different side. Obviously cutting and dying your hair are real style-rut remedies, but did you know experimenting with a brand-new look can be as simple as parting your hair on one side if you’re normally a center-part gal? In fact, it turns out there’s a science to figuring out which part flatters your facial features most.

Blog Post Courtesy of http://stylecaster.com

05
Jun
15
WHAT YOU CAN TELL FROM A WOMAN’S SHOES

The shoes a woman has on, tell a lot about her, from her outlook on life, to the way she feels about herself, from her occupation, to her evening destination. You see, shoes take us where we want to go and tell the secrets of where we have been…

05
Jun
15
HONEY AND CINNAMON

A couple of times, benefits of both honey and cinnamon have been mentioned. They are great alone, but mixing them together increases their power exponentially.

05
Jun
15
CALM YOUR NERVES DOWN

Crazy lifestyles, nerve wrecking occurrences, a lack of taking proactive steps to counteract perpetual negative effects on our bodies can cause a rather shaky nervous system.


Since opening its doors in November 2004, The Junction has grown to become one of the most sought after shopping mall in Nairobi owing to its expansive size that is home to over 115 stores both leading local and international brands offering wide variety of goods & services. Visit The Junction and experience the shopping revolution. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at the Junction because here shopping is all about you!

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