If you are like us, you have moved away from shopping for every item that catches your fancy only to use it once or never even! The joys of shopping has turned into the joy of collecting prized items or responsible acquisition – be it clothing, home decor, travel essentials, skin care and what have you! The gratification that comes out of days of pursuit and patience to weed out the best “finds” that stand out from the run-of-the-mill products is immense.
Luckily, there are a host of new brands that are coming up to our aide! These are brands that focus on design at its core, responsible sourcing and helps us connect with our purchases through their stories. We present to you our current favorite Lifestyle Brands – we are sure that you will enjoy them just as much as we do 🙂
Nicobar is a lifestyle design studio launched by the family that gave us Good Earth. Their vision is inspired by the new crop of consumers who pass on mass produced items to buying from independent retailers and designers. We see influences from their namesake paradise and from across the vast Indian sub-continent with a focus on relaxed tones and effortless design – speaking to consumers who seek and treasure thoughtful pieces that helps express themselves.
They showcase an array of beautiful products across clothing, home decor and travel essentials. They retail both online and offline (Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore).
Often thought not to be India, Nappa Dori is a “tribute to quintessential Indian sensibilities, blended perfectly with contemporary interpretations in design, material and craftsmanship”. The Brand is taking Indian craftsmanship to global audiences (hello Naomi Watts and Eva Longoria!) while building a very strong list of Indian patrons.
Nappa Dori (“soft leather” + “thread”) is a delight to leather lovers the world over. Not only does it match up to the standards of some of the biggest names in the industry in terms of quality, it also weaves in Indian craftsmanship and aesthetics in all its products. The products range from Bags, Trunks, Accessories and Stationary.