There's something charming about penning down our thoughts in a diary. No matter how digitized our lives get, we somehow keep going back to the old ways of ink pens and leather journals. This is exactly what circled our brains when we were going through Kaagazi. They have an online presence with many retailers present in Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Leh, Goa, Dehradun and Ahmedabad.
Based out of Kolkata, this brand excels in handcrafted stationery and contemporary art. Their products range from sketchbooks to leather journals to notebooks and much more. If you're someone who loves to collect different kinds of notebooks and journals then there's a high possibility that you're intrigued by the kind of paper that's in it. For all our travelogues, recipes or other kinds of documentation (the field is wide), we would love to score their ruled notebooks and sketchbooks. What's great about these notebooks is that they don't use regular paper. It's either the parchment or cartridge paper - both equally carrying an old-school vibe.
Just when we thought we were done browsing through these sharp notebooks we came across their range of Marble Split Notebooks (INR 400) which are simply mesmerizing. The covers are made of handmade marbled paper from Rajasthan. How absurdly cool is that!
Kaagazi also has a separate collection for notebooks with printed covers - Hot Air Balloons, Marauder's Map (not the Harry Potter one, how we wish it were though), Flowers, and more. Apart from that, you can also shop for leather journals, planners, strap-on pencil cases, leather roll-up pouches and even some beautifully designed wallets. Their collection is not freakishly huge and caters to those who have a fine taste when it comes to buying stationery.
Price: INR 200 onwards