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Style Shops
Published: Volume 19, Issue 3, March, 2011
Malls, boutiques, stores, e-zones....

For the arty/ earthy ladies of the capital, Appna is a stylish offering from actress and activist Nafisa Ali. Ethnic ensembles in handloom fabrics and handcrafted jewellery are easy chic, and easy on the pocket too.
Shop 44, Meher Chand Market, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi (+91 11 24654441).

Take a plunge with Olga Olsson’s swimwear range for Summer 2011. The maillots, tankinis and bikini sets are fun yet restrained, and just the right blend of sexy and sporty. Now available from their new online store.

Pune is the equestrian luxe spot of the nation. French brand Hermès has now opened a second Indian outlet in the ‘Oxford of the East’. The store, with its intimate space, displays a selection of the brand’s accessories – leather goods, scarves, ties, perfumes, watches and jewellery.
Hotel Ista, Plot no. 88/4, Nagar Road, Pune. (+91 20 41418848).

Your favourite T-shirt brand is now even closer to you. The new e-boutique of Masala Tee lets you browse and pick 100 percent organic cotton T-shirts from the men’s, women’s and children’s ranges. There are also some yum bamboo scarves to choose from. Green tee is good.

A swanky new space from designer duo Shantanu & Nikhil. Horizontal wooden strip cladding and curved interior shapes create a Zen-futurist atmosphere. The store stocks apparel from their couture, bridge and prêt ranges, and also carries their newly launched accessories line – S&N Co. Products. One-stop shopping.
DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi (+91 11 41096651/52).

Made 2 Measure (M2M), the renowned boutique for personalised, handcrafted suits, now opens the first Indian flagship store in celluloid city. Suit lengths from luxury brands like Zegna, Cerruti, Scabal and Valentino, in addition to high-end ethnic fabrics, get converted to dream fits.
1 Vasant Bahar, Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai (+91 22 26611073).

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