Rachana Reddy ClutchesYou must have seen those dainty little handbags on the runways, on the bold hands of Avantika Mallik and Sameera Reddy and at exhibitions peeping out of the woodwork - yes, Rachana Reddy bags and clutches are everyhwere and they're dying to be part of your own festive wardrobe.A graduate of the Cordwainer's - London College of Fashion, Rachana Reddy's travels and interesting assignments in the fashion industry have helped shape the beauty and uniqueness of her designs. The clutches are handcrafted by skilled local artisans and there is a complete revival of traditional india - with clean cuts, elegant motifs, intricate ideas and fine detailing. Her wooden clutches have been very very popular in the recent months - and the line works with traditional accents such as lotus, paisleys and jali work. The Global Gypsy collection is quite nomadic and worked with luxurious fabrics while her newest collection, Revel is a diffusion line that brings luxury to connect beautifully with glamour and colour. We are in love with the Box of Love and the ultimate Lotus Sutra collection that is both timeless and chic.
Buy all of Rachana Reddy's bags here.Picture Courtesy: Rachana Reddy
Isharya JewelleryIsharya is the new-age jewellery label that has done so very well in the USA and has opened up it's doors in India recently.Blending Indian design with a global perspective is easy - especially for the sisters-in-law Gauri and Radhika Tandon who work with modern designs and materials to create beautifully bold and affordable statement pieces.The unique thing about Isharya is the way in which each piece represents something very very Indian. There are heirloom details, polki work, filigree work, jhumkis, royalty-inspired pieces and Bollywood inspiration - each Isharya piece reinterprets the past with the future, mixing modern techniques with heirloom details. Isharya has been worn by Hollywood’s most fashionable celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Drew Barrymore and Eva Longoria and this label is now ready to be shopped online here. Though, it's sold abroad mostly, this label ships everywhere and that's just what you need this festive season.Picture Courtesy: Isharya
Taramay FootwearTaramay has stolen the hearts of all fashionistas lately with it's simplistic design and timeless appeal. The luxury footwear label, all thanks to Nayantara Sood who runs it, exemplifies the ease of good design and the beauty of young fashion. The looks are global, very chic and totally in tune with the season of the moment. It was perhaps Nayantara's global aesthetic that builds this footwear brand into a classic label - we are totally in love with the brogues and the smoking slippers. The Effiel Tower ballet flats will always melt our hearts - they're feminine and ready-to-slip-in. Handcrafted in India using the best quality leather and fabric, these shoes are just the thing you need to run from one party to another with minimal effort. Taramay recently won the award for ‘Best Accessories – Shoes’ at the Grazia Young Fashion Awards 2012.The Taramay collection is available at select boutiques here.
Cupidity by Karishma and MasumiWhat really catches your eye? The bright colours, the easy design and the fun vibe you get when you run your fingers through the season's most coveted bag label, Cupidity. Young and urban, easy-going and funky, this is one label that can add a lot of chutzpah to your look this season, whether you're getting into a number of card parties or just partying it up with your friends. Brought into this world by Karishma Jhaveri and Masumi Jain, this avant-garde label is now officially available here.
From simple leather bags to glitzy clutch bags, Cupidity handbags and accessories are all about pop colors, trendy fashion and great attitude.The collection ranges from high society sling bags to shiny evening bags to work totes, smart shopping bags, trendy cross shoulder bags, envelope clutches and heart-shaped extravaganzas for budding fashionistas. And what's more? The label also gives you an option to customize your own bag with the colours and materials you want - so if you're an animal-print gal or a shiny clutch babe, you can have it all according to your style right here.Picture Courtesy: Fashionatclick and Jabong
Zariin JewelleryVery modern, intensely romantic and extremely well-crafted - Zariin jewellery has been taking over the internet quite a bit lately. Yes, you've seen them on Pernia's Pop Up Store, on Chitrangada Singh's papparazzi shots and at socialite dos and intimate Diwali parties. The jewellery is very unique, contemporary and eclectic - from luxurious breathtaking necklaces to gemstone encrusted boho-chic cuffs, glimmering oversized rings to deliciously enthralling gypsy-chic earrings, Zariin is your best bet for this festive season as it melds beautifully with indian as well as western wear. Founded by sisters, Vidhi and Mamta Gupta, Zariin is now available for shopping right at your doorstep - just click here. For those looking at some good bargains, take a look at their vast sale section, it's totally worth investing in.
Often a question arises…what kind of a shopper are you? And that’s something you hardly think about but let’s say, you need a single word answer. What would that be? Are you a quick shopper or someone who mulls over a purchase for a good one hour? Are you the one who shops at discount stores and storms the house with multiple bargains or are you a will-shop-only-if-it’s-designerwear kinda gal?
The good thing is, no matter what kind of a shopper you are – online shopping is just the thing the doctor ordered, especially if you’re looking for new and amazing labels to stock up for the season! And more points, if it’s by designers/labels that are small but significant, discreet yet ubiquitous. And so we thought we’ll give you five super cool labels that have started online stores for your viewing and buying pleasure.And hey, no more running to middlemen, designer stores and multi-stocking e-commerce sites to get your fill of the coolest stash in town, you can buy them right here online and psst, you might even get lucky with their seasonal discounts and sales!