Ten-Second Takeaway

Walk into this unassuming shop in Paharganj main market and find yourself surrounded by bags and boots – there are Aari work bags, fringed backpacks, colourful satchels and patchwork leather totes. The collection of boots is small but significant.

Mission Kashmir

150816_embroidered-slings-from-paradise-bags02Two whole walls full of Aari work bags are a treat for sore eyes.

Confusing as it may be, the shop doesn’t hesitate in giving you options. So, even if you don’t like embroidery or colour, you can find something for your grown-up sensibilities, like plain brown suede bags in different shapes and sizes.

The patchwork leather bags will patch things up with all those lace dresses or boho maxis you’ve put aside because they’re too girly – the bags act as a worthy foil to undercut the daintiness.

There are wild animal prints, fringes, beads, embossed stitches and more if you invest enough time wading through the stuff. If this isn’t enough to per-suede you, there are also small leather slings with varied patterns and hues.

Fuss In Boots

Winter’s not too far and we can’t wait to drink spicy soup wearing fringed suede boots. If you have similar plans for the season, take a look at the neatly lined row of boots at Paradise, all of which do a great job of stealing each other’s thunder.

If you like lace-ups in olives, browns and maroons, you’re sure to lose your heart to one of these.

Where: 1130, Main Bazar, Paharganj

Photos: Vaibhav Sharma