It’s always the little things that can make a difference – whether it’s your jewellery, décor, accessories or even the gifts you give. Take a look at these fairly new lifestyle brands in Bengaluru that can ramp things up for you in the chic department.
Décor – Freedom Tree
The main focus of Freedom Tree is to make “Good Design Every Day” accessible to a broad Indian and global audience. The brand has an extensive range of eclectic “colour design” furniture, tableware, textiles, floor coverings, lighting, home fragrances, and accessories. The 2,400 sq ft. outlet in Indiranagar feels like visiting a friend’s beautiful home. From the quirky sofas in the living room to inviting footstools in a cosy bedroom, here is a store you will spend hours wandering in.
Gifting – Provenance
Provenance is a gourmet boutique and a coffee house offering carefully curated gourmet and lifestyle products. Spread across 750 sq ft. with a 14-seater coffee house, Provenance Bangalore retails gourmet products thoughtfully chosen from different parts of the world, including the luxury tea brand- TWG tea and the largest collection of exclusive, gourmet chocolates in India – Royce’ from Japan, Coco from Scotland, Dolfin from Belgium, Maxim’s from Paris, and more. The store showcases local artisan and gourmet products including artistic cakes and a craft coffee bar. In-store gift stylists are trained to personalise gifts for any occasion.
Find their island store on the ground floor at UB City
Jewellery – Sangeeta Boochra
When Bollywood’s favourite silver label opens a flagship outlet in Bengaluru, you take notice. Located conveniently on Commercial Street, the city’s favourite shopping area, you will step into a store that showcases quite breathtakingly a wide range of artistic work. Think necklaces, bracelets, anklets, rings, earrings, and more that embody a variety of handcrafted designs by master artisans from across Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Afghanistan, and Uzbekistan among other regions.
Accessories – Kassa
Kassa meaning ‘House of two’ was started by two like-minded contemporary artists Aarushi and Arpan. Kassa’s work is about the imaginative use of materials intrinsic to India’s traditional craft culture, pushing boundaries of techniques and sensory experiences. The store at Café Green Theory in Bangalore brings you a signature style of goods and houses a range of young Indian designers across apparel, accessories, and home decor.
Kassa sees exclusivity in natural beauty. Their products are all individually handcrafted using the finest leathers, many of which are oil pull-ups giving the leather tremendous strength. Their eco-friendly accessories include bags, clutches, planters, and more.
Shoes – Flatheads
Something for the fashionable men out there. All-day sneakers that promise to give 14 hours of comfort. Simple to wear, all you need to do is pull them on and off sans worrying about lacing up. Stylish enough for both work and play, there are three ranges for you to choose from Kapow, Vronk, and Ooof. These shoes are comfortable, provide breathability, zero break in period, and are stylish. Just the thing the multi-tasking professional in the start-up world would need.