Bandra, an artsy Mumbai suburb on the Arabian Sea, is a favourite of the town’s artistic set and counts Bollywood stars, movie producers, artists and designers amongst its residents. Outdated bungalows in various levels of dilapidation and colourful graffiti murals adorning the partitions of cafes and retailers lend a bohemian really feel to the world, about three.5 miles from bustling South Mumbai. Buzzy eating places abound. However above all, Bandra is a mainstay buying vacation spot for Mumbaikars, who discover it handy that cool retailers are clustered on a couple of streets. Consumers are sometimes looking out for one-of-a-kind wares, whether or not it’s house items, garments or works by rising artists.
This five-story, 10,000 square-foot store is a magnet for artwork lovers. The works right here embrace greater than 400 work from up-and-coming Indian artists, tribal sculptures crafted in central India and lots of of statues in teakwood and marble of Hindu gods similar to Ganesha and Krishna, in addition to elephants. The educated workers might help consumers navigate by the overwhelming assortment. Costs from 200 rupees, or about $2.90.
353 Linking Street, satgurus.com
This fashionable Indian model, which has shops all through India, prides itself on its vegetable-dyed hand block prints on tops for each genders, bedcovers, pillowcases and equipment — all largely in cotton and with a recent really feel. Though that is nonetheless the primary cause that consumers come to Anokhi, the store has branched out to incorporate textiles with embroidery, patchwork and beading. Costs from 30 rupees.
210 Waterfield Street, anokhi.com
The boutique sells high-quality costume trinkets from sisters Kaabia and Sasha Grewal which can be decidedly arty and attention-grabbing. The assertion jewellery ranges from daring cuffs, necklaces, earrings, rings and headpieces that use supplies similar to Swarovski crystals, semiprecious stones, leather-based and metals. A part of the enjoyable of buying right here is making an attempt on the Instagrammable designs. Costs from three,000 rupees.
Store No. 6, 116 Watefield Street
This three-level boutique shares clothes and niknaks for each women and men from greater than 30 prime Indian designers, together with Anita Dongre and Manish Malhotra. The wares embrace informal and dressy kurtas and saris in vibrant colours in addition to Western items similar to attire, button-down shirts and swimwear. Costs from 1,000 rupees.
24 Turner Street, azafashions.com
It’s hardly routine memento buying at this retailer that describes itself as a collective for greater than 80 Indian artists from across the globe. These artists electronic mail their digitally scanned works, largely graphic designs, to the store, and the crew of in-house staff affixes their designs onto cellphone instances, mugs, greeting playing cards, T-shirts, tote luggage and extra. Whether or not it’s a pocket book with a black and white artwork deco sample or a pink males’s T-shirt with numerous evil eye designs, all of the gadgets have an edge. Costs from 395 rupees.
241 Hill View, 2nd ground, Hill Street, kultureshop.in
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