By Editors

We’ve had a great year, Delhi! Along the way we’ve had the good fortune of discovering home grown, artisanal and winning brands, concept stores, and lifestyle services. Here’s pages from the end of our 2014 Little Black Books; presenting to you our top 12 lifestyle finds for the year. 2015, the pressure is on.

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Bhaavya Bhatnagar

It’s no secret we’re obsessed, and the proximity of her studio to our HQs doesn’t make staying away too easy. With classic, elegant and understated silhouettes, figure flattering forms {ladies, hips}, and designs that’ll never get old, she had to make this list. She does both Indian and Western wear, and does it all to perfection. Find out more, here. 

Bookmark For: Structured jackets and blazers, statement blouses and three piece jersey saris.

Where: For appointments, call 9818523109

You can shop her online here, here and here.

Baby Jalebi 

Far from ruffles, one too many bows, and enough net to cover a lake, Baby Jalebi nails children’s clothing and accessories. They do everything from linen, carpets, curtains, cribs, accessories, bedding, and Indian and western clothes. A special mention to their line of Indian clothing, we can’t get enough of the mini floral lehenga and Nehru jackets.

Bookmark For: Indian Clothing for Kids

Where: Shop them online, here. 

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Safomasi

Perfect prints, Indian and international inspired motifs, stunning bed spreads, home accents and soft furnishings, Safomasi made our bed one of the hottest spots in 2014. Even though we were the only ones in it. Every single product is hand made, unique, and tells the designer’s story.

Bookmark For: Quilts and Cushions {especially the Japanese inspired collection}

Where: Shop them online, here. 

Nimai

A multi-designer concept store, Nimai is god sent for an accessory addict. Bringing together some of the best jewellery brands {Suhani Pittie, Bangdar Sarali, Fool Jhadi and Prerto}, even if not for the jewels, the store is a piece of art.

Bookmark for: Delicate headpieces and statement necklaces

Where: Shop no 8, Shahpur Jat Market {behind Dada Jungi Lane}

For regular updates, follow them on Facebook here. 

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1701

1701’s luggage tags and personalised leather notebooks have seen the world with us, or rather whatever parts of the world and the city we have seen. If you see someone with their luggage tag, you can be sure it’s a gift we’ve given. Also, tagging worthy, their personalised gym bags and travel accessories.

Bookmark for: Personalised Luggage Tags

Where: Shop them online, here, and follow them on Facebook for regular updates here. 

Needledust

Handcrafted, timeless and detailed jootis, Needledust reinvented the popular flat this season. Choose from more casual everyday wear, to the heavily embellished wedding perfect variety. They also have available a limited collection of dupattas and saris.

Bookmark For: Jootis

For regular updates, follow them on Facebook here.

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Kardo

Finely tailored menswear is an art, and Kardo clearly took their art lessons seriously. Kardo blends traditional with modern, to present hand-crafted and perfectly tailored clothing. Each item comes complete with a lable mentioning who cut, stitched and finished your shirt. Find out more, here. 

Bookmark for: Shirts and Jackets

Where: 5G Jungi House, 2nd Floor, Shahpur Jat

The Shop

More than a label, The Shop is well, one guess. Excellently stocked with women’s apparel, kitchenware, linen, bags and bedding, they’ve been covered by every major publication, so we know we aren’t the only ones loving their produce and quality. As for aesthetic, it’s rooted in more traditional prints and styles, with a contemporary edge.

Bookmark For: Linen and Bedding

Where: 10, Regal Building, Sansad Marg, Near Connaught Circus

Shop them online, here. 

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Suket Dhir

Easily in our top 5 brands we discovered this year. Understated, elegant and traditional without being archaic kurtas with matching salwars, linen shirts, Nehru jackets, all made of natural fabric and sustainable materials. If you’re a Gentleman doing store rounds, Suket Dhir should be your final destination.

Bookmark For: Bespoke services and Salwar Kurta sets.

Where: Shop him online, here. 

Rara Avis

If you like your leather as a fashion fabric, you’ll feel very good in designer Sonal Verma’s studio. Timeless leather bombers, black and tan weave sweatshirts, leather wrap around blazers, and leather crafted accessories, let’s just say it’s a good thing leather probably won’t ever go out of style.

Bookmark For: Everything made of leather

Where: 253 Shahpur Jat, opposite Govardhan Sweets

For regular updates, follow them on Facebook here. 

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House of Wandering Silk

If you get to shop and support a cause, it’s two birds and one silk scarf. House of Wandering Silk supports communities, especially women, by encouraging financial empowerment, as well as pride in craft. They use recycled and up cycled silk to produce scarves, jewellery and other accessories.

Bookmark For: Kantha Bow Ties

Where: Shop them online, here. 

Ikka Dukka

Bridging the gap between mass-produced mainstream and one-off pieces with hefty price tags, featuring unique designers form across the world, Ikka Dukka keeps it novel, unique and awfully interesting.

Bookmark For: Home decor, men and women’s lifestyle

Where: Shop online, here.