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After years of mastering textile innovations, designer Deepika Govind has now set up a new concept store, Neel Sutra at The Oberoi, Gurgaon. Co-curated by Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI, the fashion boutique has a long list of Indian designer collections on the shelves including Anju Modi, Abraham & Thakore, Pankaj and Nidhi, and Arjun Saluja, amongst others. Embodying a textile heritage focus, an exclusive sari room has been set up within the store that stocks hand-woven sixyards sourced directly from the artisans including weaves such as Kanjeevaram, Patola, Chanderi, Ikat, Jamdani, Uppada and Paithani.
The Oberoi, 443 Udyog Vihar, Phase V, Gurgaon, Haryana-122016 (011-2348790)
Following on the heels of the success of their Delhi store, Diva’ni – a cinema inspired couture label, launched its second boutique in Mumbai. A partnership between Yash Raj Films and the Delhi-based Karol Bagh Sari House (KBSH), the store offers a range of ethnic wear. The chic hand-painted sari collection should be your pick for stylish monsoon soirées.
Anand Kunj, Link Road, Santacruz West, Mumbai-400054 (022-26488090)
Kolkata gets a new style haven as Gucci opens its luxury boutique in the City of Joy. The 2350 sqft store is replete with the Creative Director, Frida Giannini’s signature design concept of open spaces, warm and neutral hues, and natural light. The store houses leather goods, luggage, silks, jewellery, fragrances, sunglasses, watches and gift items from the fashion brand’s classics and current collections alongwith a childrens’ line.
Quest Mall, Syed Amir Ali Avenue Ballygunge, Kolkata-700017 (033-22870888)
Ankur and Priyanka Modi
Fashion enthusiasts in Mumbai can rejoice! The talented, designer-duo Ankur and Priyanka Modi has opened doors to their chic creations for you. Their first store in Mumbai houses the latest collection amidst an understated yet eclectic ambience. The ivory, black and grey shades of the interiors play perfect backdrop to minimalist furniture and miniature design elements.
3rd Floor, Palladium Mall, T-11A, Lower Parel, Mumbai-400013 (022-40034074)