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Thursday , September 20 , 2012
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Three shop stops in association with t2

Hansel & Gretel, in association with t2, is back for round two — just five months after their first edition in April.

“We launched the exhibition in 2010. The response has been so phenomenal that this year we felt two editions were a must. We plan to go global next year,” said friends and organisers Padmini Garg and Uditay Surana. With 60 stalls, housed at The Park banquets, there’s plenty of action for kids and their mommies.

“We have a lot of kidswear and products related to kids — that’s what sets us apart from the other exhibitions. We have corners for kids to play in while their mothers shop. Expect a hair salon and an arts-and-crafts corner,” says Padmini.

While picking things for their little ones, moms can do some browse-and-buy for themselves too. Gaurav Gupta, Gauri & Nainika, Malini Ramani and Siddhartha Tytler are some of the designers that will be on showcase!

Hansel & Gretel will be held from 11am to 9pm on September 22 at The Park banquets.

Here’s adding more fuel to the Puja shopping fire — two editions of Maharani Premium Lifestyle Exhibition, in association with t2, are coming to town! So block these dates — September 21-22 at Haldiram’s Banquet, Ballygunge, and September 29-30 at Royal Bengal Room, City Centre Salt Lake, from 11am to 8pm. The exhibition promises to bring fare from all over India. “We have about 100 participants. There will be jewellery stalls from Jaipur, saris and salwar suits from Mumbai, Kashmiri silks and more,” said organiser Navneet Kanoi.

Prana, the lifestyle store at 13/3 Ballygunge Circular Road, is hosting a carnival of fashion, jewellery and home accessories in association with t2. On display will be an eclectic mix of about 50 labels from Dubai, Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Guwahati and Calcutta.

Expect a varied product portfolio of bridal wear, western wear, formal and semi-formal ensembles, menswear, home decor, accessories and trendy jewellery. Things to look out for include Falguni Mehta’s jadau jewellery, Aneesh Agarwal’s traditional Indian wear and Indira Agarwal’s collection of ikats, telias and hand-painted kalamkaris.

Prana will be exhibited at the Taj Bengal on September 21.