This Abandoned Warehouse Is Now Kolkata's Coolest Design Hub

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Ten-Second Takeaway

This Port Trust shed in Alipore could easily be mistaken as just another abandoned warehouse. Drive past it and it would be a mistake. For inside is The Hangar, an ensemble store with a range of clothing, jewellery, home decor and stationery by six Delhi-based designers under one roof.

Play Clan - Products Telling Stories

Play Clan’s range of products all have a vibrant visual story to tell, whether it be their eye masks, cushions, stationery, mugs and bags or their paintings, shirts, chairs and coasters. If you are looking for unique gifts with a contemporary twist on traditional elements, Play Clan is for you.

Rajesh Pratap Singh - Dress Like a Man

There are plenty of classy outfits for men to choose from at Rajesh Pratap Singh’s shop – kurtas and jackets galore, with emphasis on weaves. There’s a huge chunk dedicated to white, which seems to be everyone’s favourite colour this season. Grab a smart white kurta for Raksha Bandhan celebrations. There are a few women’s products, as well, in case you and your better half are both shopping together.

Payal Pratap - Tap Into Your Feminine Side

Payal Pratap’s collection of ethnic wear, shoes, bags and jewellery are pleasing to the eyes. The choice of soft colours, embroideries and stitching offer a nice feminine touch. And there are many products that fall in the 5-10k range. You will love the pastel kurtis and sets for a traditional occasion in the monsoon.

Pankaj and Nidhi - Get Your Party Started

Pankaj & Nidhi

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Dresses, tops, ethnic wear – every woman is bound to find the perfect party outfit right here. While you can pick up a Western outfit within 5-8k, ethnic outfits will cost you between 10-15k. There’s a sale happening throughout July at Pankaj & Nidhi!

Namrata Joshipura - Dress It Up

They place a lot of emphasis on contemporary silhouettes. If you are looking for a classy dress, gown, top or tunic, you might have a lot of luck browsing through Namrata Joshipura’s collection. You can pick out a new piece for your wardrobe within 6-15k.Rush here now as they have a sale going on, and the pieces are going fast!

Tulsi - Printing Charm

Tulsi by Neeru Kumar offers a nice variety of prints on scarves, dresses, kurtis, cushion covers, ethnic bags and more. And the quality of fabric is pretty exquisite. The products are affordable with stoles as low as 1.5k, bags {that will compliment your sari to perfection} at 3.8k, and so on.

A queen at multi-tasking, LBB writer Amanda Sodhi is a singer-songwriter, filmmaker, theatre professional, VO artist, social media consultant, journalist and writer who has lived in Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Mumbai. She now calls Kolkata her home, where she can be found drowning in a cup of hot chocolate at the newest cafes, among the company of a few good books. She's also always planning out new backpacking adventures to satisfy her perennial wanderlust.