Gladiator Kolhapuris, Tasseled Brogues & More: Your Next Buy Needs To Be These Vegan Couture Shoes


Nupur Chaudhuri Footwear


If you love animals and are always on the lookout for more eco-friendly and ethically made fashion, then you gotta check out Nupur Chaudhuri’s vegan couture footwear.

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A journalist by profession, Nupur Chaudhuri decided to combine her passion for shoe design and love for animals by making cruelty-free shoes. Her A-ha! moment happened in 2007, over a glass of wine and a movie watching session with her girlfriends.

It was only in 2011 that she then took a Footwear Design course at the London College of Fashion, and followed it up with another course at the Footwear Design and Development Institute India (FDDI) in 2013. Together with the support of her husband Ashwin, she quit her job as deputy editor of a city-wide newspaper and decided to launch her eponymous label for shoes in August 2014.

Her goal is to bridge the gap between high and low-end footwear, creating comfortable, wearable, and quirky shoes for women. Each pair of Nupur‘s shoes is made by hand, using man-made materials and expert craftsmanship. You can rest assured that, “no souls were harmed in the production of these soles”, as Nupur says!

Think gladiator-style Kolhapuris, sequined tie-up mojris, embroidered wedges, bling and tasseled brogues – a contemporary take on classics that will elevate your style game to a whole new level. She partnered with designer Vidhi Wadhwani, showcasing her signature bling brogues at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2017 finale show.

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You can find Nupur‘s label at boutiques Krimson, and Kalakriti, in Pune. Priced between INR 2000 to 5000 for a pair, you can also commission bespoke shoes for special occasions {like a wedding}, and/or buy them directly from Nupur herself. They’re super trendy, and vegan, to boot! We’d call that a win-win.


Stay tuned to her social media {Facebook & Instagram} feeds for behind-the-scenes peeks and info on where to find/buy her shoes at pop-up bazaars and couture shows.