Originally a web-store started by sisters, Akanksha and Aarti, to fill the gap in the jutti market in Bangalore, and because they wanted practical shoes for their other sister, Neha's wedding, Pastels And Pop, now have a delightful flagship store in Indiranagar, that is stocked with the traditional Punjabi footwear with a modern twist.
If it's festive juttis you're after, check out their collection that has embroidery on it - from floral and paisley to the more spunky star bursts and firecrackers (perfect for Diwali!). The women's juttis come with everything from intricate embroidery, floral thread work and pom poms to beads, gold dust and tinkles. They even have quirky names like Bohemian Treasure (that really is a tribute to Bohemia in Prague), and Midnight Gold for a classy black and gold number. I've been wearing these for a while, and honestly, they last long and are genuinely comfortable. Mostly because they're handmade with vegan leather, and the founders ensure that each pair is supple and soft.
I specifically love the Beach Please pair that is an ode to a beach holiday, complete with starfish, little shells, palm trees, sand-eque embroidery and the thread writing on the back which reads Beach Please! Oh, all you start gazers, you'll love the Galaxy pair. With celestial bodies dotting the juttis, this one has Coldplay's lyrics Look How They Shine For You on them. You and the shoes will be sure to shine!
I'm a sucker for all things denim, so naturally I am eyeing (and adding to cart) Flower Power, which is a pair of denim juttis with floral embroidery and a delicately woven crown of baby’s breath. Ideal to wear to brunch with a flowy dress, or for when you go on holiday and want to look chic without impractical heels! hey have a few sliders too, so add all this to cart, immediately. Or better still, go to the store, if you're in BangaloreYou can even get monogrammed bags for your shoes, and for the bridal party, to make sure the memories are intact, and the shoes more so! Don't wait any longer, hop on to their website and order a pair today or just walk into their store as they are now open with proper sanitary and safety measures.