These three pop-ups are sure to keep you occupied for the weekend
With Christmas and New Year eve around the corner, shopping is a given. If you’re looking for chikankari kurta, artisanal jewellery or organic honey then these three pop-ups happening over the week are a must visit.
Every thread counts
Handwoven trousers and reversible jackets anyone? Sourced from Andhra, stitched in Kashmir and made in Brindhavan — Hands of India started by sisters Malyada and Ramya Goverdhan continues to celebrate the art of handcrafting techniques for the eighth year in the city. “If you’re buying a kurta, two sets of artisans are being benefited. One who sources the fabric and the other one who works on it. Most of our customers are all working women.” This year’s theme will be 10 hand-embroidery forms — Phulkari from Punjab, Chikan from UP and Kantha from WestBengal. Sungadi saris from Madurai by artisans from Sowrashtra will be a highlight.
`700 upwards. December 1- 5. At CP Art Centre. Details: 98452-27919
For those with an eye for geometric shapes and metallic detailing, you’re sure to find some impressive chokers and handcuffs here. Check out Mumbai-based Misho’s architecture-inspired silver chokers, Delhi-based Malleka’s brass and rhodium neckpieces and Mumbai-based Roma Arsinghani’s lacquered bracelets and bangles in concentric circles. This pop-up further makes your job easier by helping you find matching apparel from 13 fashion brands that will be showcased. After shopping, help yourself to some
chocolate, tea and cheese pairing sessions at the event.
`3,000 upwards. On December 1 & 2. At MaalGaadi. Details: 4210-3242
How about some naturally extracted honey or freshly made Gulkand lassi? Going the organic route from skincare to vegan mayonnaise, this pop-up organised by Skylife features 30 city-based brands. Among others are Astrea’s spa products, herbs and spices from Herb Regalo and exotic chocolates from Enchante chocolate.
`200 upwards. At Khader Nawaz Khan Road. Details: 98407-58615