spent few hours in zara shoroom in pune.Found store doing brisk business in women’s wear category.Compaed to all other (mango) merchandise was fresh and more youth centric and wearable.(it drilled a hole of 9200 rupees in my pocket as bitter half was with me).
But one thing was absolutely clear there is no slowdown and pessimism in women consumers
and the consumption stocks which cater to women consumers will keep on doing well even in slowdown.
Trent seems to be list discussed stock on most of the forums.Most of the people are put off with the fact that it is trading at 50 plus PE and do not bother a single look.But it is run by a credible management and is mostly debt free has to be taken in acount.If we are ready to pay 40 plus PE to page why not trent which has got wider basket of products,more scalebility and better management.West side is performing good in semiurban areas and even in metros women buy stock cloathing( office/college and casual) from westside and quality is good.Heard from wife that she get fed up with dress but the colours do not fed up.Star bazar is picking traction. Trent looks a good long term safe bet.A tiny marketcap is again a plus point.