A pair of gorgeous kolhapuris can up your footwear game in no time. Originally found mostly in tan colours, you can now find a whole sea of designs in kolhapuris with artisans adding modern and chic elements every day. If you're a fan, here's a list of stores in the city where you can score these lovelies from.
Up Your Footwear Game With Gorgeous Kolhapuri Chappals From These Stores
Khas Kolhapuri Chappal Corner
This tiny store in Narayan Peth has kolhapuris for men as well as women. If you are looking for traditional pairs for reasonable rates, this is the place to be. Starting at INR 400, you will find beautiful pairs in tan brown or basic colours. The prices go slightly up if the pair is fancier.
A Pune-based fashion label, Chirkutt is all about young and vibrant style statements. Score colourful kolhapuris with a boho twist starting at INR 599. Every pair here is fun, featuring mirror-work, zari and intricate gold bells. To place your orders, DM them on Instagram.
The brainchild of Harshwardhan Patwardhan, Chappers is a homegrown footwear label that designs and sells the classiest pairs of kolhapuris for men and women. Available in bright hues and intricate embroidery, these kolhapuris are made of premium leather with soft foam insoles that not only provide comfort but also reduce foot stress levels by 60 percent. Prices start at INR 2,600.
Lane 1, Koregaon Park
While you might have crossed these little stalls at Lane 1 and 2 in Koregaon Park a number of times, what you might not have known is that they have the coolest collection of kolhapuris. What makes things even better is that you can add colour to your shoe rack just for INR 200 a pair. You could either go for the basic brown hues, or for a bright colourful one, or maybe even be a little adventurous and get the ones with floral print or warli art. Read our shopping guide for KP here.