There are three shops that top the expat shopping list time and again. If you don’t know about them yet, here’s an introduction.
There are plenty of places for shopaholics in Delhi, but these three places top the expat list time and time again.
Fab India, all over India and wider
For over 50 years Fab India has been producing products using traditional hand based techniques and process.
Claiming to link over 55,000 craft based rural producers to India’s rapidly growing urban market, this business thinks creatively about India’s rural skills and sustainability, packaging it up for the urban consumer to take away. It’s CSR report can be read here.
Women’s, men’s and kids clothes, complemented by home ware, furniture and personal care form part of its product list.
With over 220 stores in almost 90 cities (and in 10 countries) you’re never too far away from Fab India. Find the store nearest to you at this link.
Anokhi, six stores in Delhi and many more across India
For the past forty years Anokhi has excelled in producing traditional Rajasthani hand block printed clothes that cross cultural divides.
Founded in Jaipur, the traditional skills of artisans have been combined with contemporary fashion to create a brand that’s well known inside and outside India.
Location: Stores across India with six in Delhi. Find out where by clicking on this link. The flagship is in Jaipur.
The Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, near to the Amber Fort, Jaipur, is well worth a visit too. See artisans in action and get a better understanding of block printing from the people that do it.
Good Earth, Saket CityWALK, Santushi Shopping Centre and Khan Market
In January 2016 Good Earth celebrated its 20th birthday by partnering with the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK on The Fabric of India exhibition. This should give you a good idea that Good Earth is all about exellence and quality.
From tableware to wall covering and much more besides, this is a store that’s worth exploring.
So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to shop.