Pune is brimming with entrepreneurs, full of talent and passion and can easily be called a hub of small businesses. From fashion to home decor, accessories to stationery, here are the top homegrown brands from Pune you should know about and check out to support local talent. All of them ship across India too!
These Are The Top Homegrown Brands From Pune That You Must Check Out
Carousel is Pune's one-of-a-kind home decor and stationery brand that is known for its planners, handmade nameplates, buntings, photo frames, polaroid frames, and other cutesy products. Started by Twisha Maniar, you can also score lovely calendars and gift sets here.
Love a breezy summer dress or printed tunics? This sustainable clothing label will make you go gaga over its collection of organic, trendy and handcrafted apparels. Check out Darjja, an online brand based out of Pimple Saudagar in Pune, which has the most gorgeous outfits at affordable prices. They have a lot of collections under their labels and you will love their kurtis that are perfect for casual outings or workplace. The range is affordable too.
Chappers , a homegrown brand popularly known for ‘Indian Handcrafted Sandals’ designs sandals and Kolhapuris for men and women. Each pair is painstakingly made by hand and is available in a wide range of bright colours. You may buy them from their website, or by visiting their store.
#LBBTip: They also offer repair and servicing for their footwear – with door-step pick-up and delivery.
The Dwell Decor
Want the iconic Monica Geller's yellow door-frame, or Carrie Bradshaw's Love-shaped signage or ornate trunks with your name and favourite quote? Contact The Dwell Decor, a Pune-based online decor brand known for all things pretty. You can also check out their custom nameplates and gift trunk boxes.
We found a hidden gem in the city that deals in beautiful jewellery at unbelievable prices. INKLIME — an online store founded by engineer-turned-entrepreneur, Maneesha Nanda, is known to give modern touches to the resplendent temple jewellery. You will find a vast collection of toe rings, finger rings, jhumkas, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, all made of different metals and alloys. We absolutely loved their temple jewels that will add glamour to our wardrobes. We love that all the jewels are handcrafted using traditional methods.
Cuero is a luxury brand, handcrafting bespoke shoes and bags for men and women using only the finest quality leather and tools. Armed with the philosophy, ‘every pair of shoes is a story’, Naman Shah built Cuero from the ground-up in 2013. Their mission is to bring comfort, class, and style to a wider audience, without the gigantic price-tag that is usually associated with luxury leather goods. From kolhapuris to loafers, moccasins to Oxfords, brogues to mojris; step up your game with a pair of Cueros! You can even go one step further and have your initials embossed on the shoes or bag of your choosing.
If you’re looking to add pretty plates and custom nameplates to your collection, there’s a Pune artist that hand-paints ceramic tableware and serveware. Contact Shibani Dhavalikar who paints designs that you’ll rarely find anywhere else (mostly botanical). From bright, colourful frames to kettles, plates, serving bowls, and other home accessories, Dhavalikar paints everything by hand. She mostly works with acrylics on wood, but her finishing touches make your buy worth it and make it look as if it’s been designed by machine.
An eco-lux handloom label, Athas celebrates fashion across different eras through their prints and designs. While there are many casual and festive picks to choose from, you can revamp your work wardrobe with sleek kurtis having Jaipur prints, handblock print, Ikat, tie & die, and more. The angrakha set with chiffon dupattas has a very chic and formal appeal.
Shop handcrafted jewellery and accessories from IO - Irisha Originals, a lifestyle brand that curates beautiful jewellery and accessories crafted by local weavers and artisans from different parts of India. Started by Irisha Poonawala, this label is artisanal, empowering, and conscious. Their best creations are choker necklaces, stone-metal earrings, and multi-layered necklaces.