River Island at Jabong | First Dorothy Perkins, now UK giant River Island has made its way to Indian markets courtesy Jabong. River Island has beat H&M in the race to enter the Indian Market, and we’re not complaining; as long there is a race, someone will win! Although River Island shipped to India via their website, Jabong helps us beat customs issues and long delivery time, and gives us the cash on deliver option {Hallelujah}. For now, rumor has it they’re only hosting River Island’s mainstay collection {over 200 pieces of clothing} for both men and women, but are promising collaborative collections as well in the near future. For every bad girl Ri-Ri fan, this means her collection will soon be available as well! Another high street brand off the list, and still so many to go, Topshop are you listening?

Where: Start shopping here.

Pure Ghee Designs | Every time we’re convinced that no new design house could catch our fancy, another one comes along and has us at accessory. Pure Ghee Designs is one such label, creating textile bags out of fabrics sourced from around the country. So if you haven’t been around, you can be sure the fabric on your bag has. Founder Aditi Prakash takes her fabrics very seriously, and tries to ensure each one has a story to tell, from the Gamcha from Bihar and Lungis from Hyderabad and Cochin, to the block print Ajrak from Bhuj and Punjabi weddings Shamianas, she even has a line {the Tutti Frutti} dedicated to bags made from scrap, leftover fabric at her studio. All bags are made using recycled fabrics and crafted by local women residing near her design studio. To find out more, click here, or follow Pure Ghee Designs on Facebook here.

Where: Ogaan {Santushti and Khan Market} and Kamala Shop {Gallery-1 Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, Connaught Place}

TSG on Flipkart | If you’ve lived in Delhi long enough, you probably own a pair of custom-made shoes from the almost iconic The Shoe Garage in Shahpur Jat, back when TSG was Shahpur Jat’s only claim to fame. Now, we come bearing good news; you don’t have to attempt to navigate your way through SPJ, because TSG is now retailing on Flipkart. So far, it’s only women’s footwear, and is limited to flats {if you don’t count a slight wedge} including sandals, ballet flats, brogues and Indian flats {we want to say fancy chappals}. Staying true to their affordable pricing, the line of shoes starts at INR 499 and goes up to INR 1,000.

Where: Start shopping here, and follow The Shoe Garage on Facebook, here.

Nida Mahmood at Second Floor Studio | It’s clear we can’t get enough of Shahpur Jat, and not just because we’re stationed there, but because it’s always giving us something to report. The newest entrant to have made its way to our HQ’s neighborhood is kitsch designer Nida Mahmood’s line of products, available now at Second Floor Studio, Shahpur Jat and Khan Market. You’ll know her design sensibility anywhere, owing to the pop colours, eclectic prints, and an effortless inclusion of iconic Indian references in her collection of notebooks, cushions and bags. Follow her on Facebook here, and follow Second Floor Studio here.


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