Sreeleathers must rank one among the few Bengali-owned enterprises that have thriving businesses. Cheap yet good leather footwear have remained the hallmark of the company.
This perhaps is one reason why people do not mind waiting for hours on the footpath in queues leading to their Lindsay Street showroom during puja.
Talking about their Lindsay Street showroom, Sreeleathers now plans to upgrade the facility to become the largest shoe store in the country.
In a report in today’s ToI, Sreeleathers’ refurbished 35,000 sq ft megastore will be at least 3 times bigger than the currently largest shoe store, Hyderabad’s Loft, which occupies 10,000 sq ft.
Sreeleathers’ timing is really good, for already the year-end sales, called the Chaitra Sale, has commenced in right earnest.
The mega shoe store will be yet another ‘mega’ something in the city. These days, anything short than mega is just passé. No one cares a second look, no matter if in spite of smallness there is value within.
Meanwhile, here is a sample of the Sreeleathers’ company-speak (taken from ToI):
Many of the new designs that are being created will be comparable with design and quality of leading foreign brands. However, we are proud to say that we have been able to keep the price as low as possible.
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