Shoe Stores

Rohan Arora

locationBallygunge
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Kick Up A Storm With Stunning Couture Footwear By A Kolkata Shoe Designer

Sneha posted on 12 December

Rohan Arora’s eponymous label was launched in the year 2010 at Lakme Fashion Week. Exactly five years later in 2015, Rohan Arora, the flagship store opened its doors at Ballygunge Place. Many of the footwear created by brand have shod the feet of top actors and fashion designers like Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahaliani, Ranbir Kapoor, Fawad Khan, Deepika Padukone, Sonakshi Sinha. Sonakshi even danced at an award show in a 3-inch Rohan Arora heels, and has said that those were the most comfortable pair she has ever worn.

Handcrafted Couture For Your Feet

Spread across three rooms, the decor of Rohan’s store is a blend of Rajasthani and Middle-Eastern. The shoes, stacked neatly on the floor along the walls or kept in the shelves, blend perfectly with the decor which bears a dark beige and brown colour scheme. Open from noon to 8pm, walk-ins are most welcome. Only if you want to meet Rohan Arora do you need a prior appointment. A pair of shoes from this place can literally make or break your look. Rohan pays as much attention to each pair created by the brand, as it requires to create a couture dress. The elaborate surface ornamentation using intricate zardozi ups the luxury quotient, while keeping comfort in mind. From chappals, wedges to jutis {mojris, nagras} and even formal lace-up, there’s a perfect pair awaiting every feet. It’s best to keep a month in hand from the time you select a design — as these are customised pairs it takes time and effort to produce. A trial is scheduled around the third week before the shoe is delivered around the fourth week. If you are very lucky and your feet fit into the shoes which are available at the store, {there’s only one pair for each design} you might want to pick it up.

Learning On The Job

It all started when while shoe shopping one day at a “reputed shoe store” for over an hour, Rohan couldn’t find a perfect pair for himself. Neither did he see a group of women like any, even after trying all the shoes at the store. That gave him the idea of customising shoes. When finding details on Google didn’t help much, he decided to join a shoe factory in one of those dingy lanes in CIT Road. After failing to convince them about his inclination to learn about shoes for the first couple of days, he landed there in torn tees, and shared a sad story emphasising how badly he needed the money. And he managed to bag a job for Rs 200 a week. His task was the finishing of the shoes with kerosene oil. And to get chai and bidis for his trainers too. After making shoes for local brands for a while, the big break came when Rohan got a chance to work with designer Rimi Nayak for her Lakme Collection in 2008.

Pick Up A Pair

Making comfortable and good quality shoes is the priority here and not just great designer footwear. The brand doesn’t believe in online sales as sizes differ from brand to brand. For a Rohan Arora pair, you need to visit the store and place your order. The brand ships across the globe. Prices are on request.

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Rohan Arora

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    locationBallygunge

    83/4-A, Ballygunge Place, Ballygunge, Kolkata

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    Shoe Stores

    Rohan Arora

    locationBallygunge