Festive and holiday shopping needs were sorted this season by The Salt House Festive Pop Up, in association with The Telegraph. The day-long exhibition, held at the Shakespeare Sarani address just at the onset of the festive season, brought together 40 homegrown brands featuring the freshest and finest of apparel, jewellery, accessories, decor items, lifestyle products and more, all designed with an eye on the environment.
The Telegraph dropped by for a visit to the pop-up event and saw throngs of busy, excited shoppers making a beeline for their favourite brand stalls. Here are some that we handpicked from the lot that seem perfectly in tune with the ongoing partying, feasting and gifting season. Snapshots.
“We had a successful festive pop-up ahead of the Puja and Diwali season with over 40 participating brands. The most successful ones were womenswear, home decor and baked goods,” said The Salt House partner Saloni Jhunjhunwalla.
Go chic and comfortable with your daywear in this multi-coloured tweed co-ords set, by House of Dreams, with pants and blazer tops with pockets. Price: Rs 9,850
Get travel-ready this holiday season with this cotton-denim co-ords set for women by House of Dreams. Price: Rs 7,950
Kaos Gourmet’s assorted sweet and savouries collection will make the perfect Diwali gift hamper for corporates, friends or family. Price: 700 onwards
Your Diwali wardrobe can never be complete without a dressy, traditional salwar suit. Check out this pure dola silk mehndi-green kurta by The Needle Story by Kalpa and Dimple, with hand aari work on the neck and body. Available in several colour and print options, it comes with a shantoon bottom fabric and pure gaji silk dupatta in Patola print. Price of the three-piece set: Rs 5,000
Dress up for Diwali-themed parties with this bright yellow Chanderi kurta by Gunjan K, hand-embroidered with gota-patti and zardozi work, teamed with sharara and dupatta. Price: Rs 17,500
For a smart and sophisticated look, check out Mehr by Karishma’s zari-chequered Lucknowi chikan with cutdana and beadwork linen salwar kurta sets with dupatta in pastel shades. Price: Rs 14,500
This cotton-silk Nehru jacket set by Agape Menswear Studio is stylish, comfortable and great for festive and other occasions. The handloom jacket in contrast colour and design adds character to the ensemble. Price: Rs 12,800
Lashkara by Ritu Dhingra has a five-layered emerald and pearl handmade necklace that will look absolutely gorgeous with any fusion or ethnic eveningwear. Price: Rs 7,500. Accentuate it with an emerald and mother-of-pearl choker necklace with matching ear-drops (Rs 6,800) for a dramatic effect.
We loved this cross-backed quirky skirt and top for baby girls (top) from Little Weird by Neha Kankaria, that will make your little darling the star of any Diwali party. Price: Rs 5,500.
Accessorise it with a matching hairband with cute fruit and flower motifs. Price: Rs 1,000
Get your son to go twinning with his kid sis, with this smiley cowl-necked kurta set for boys by Little Weird, and watch the adorable pair rock any festive occasion. Price: Rs 3,500
Delicious Diwali gift hampers by Moonpie with choco caramel boat, lemon velvet cheesecake, ganache pie, tiramisu, madeleines and sandwich cookies. Price: Rs 1,100
Dress up your home this festive season with these tablemats by Dressmeup, handmade with Bengal grass and embellished with Pichwai paintings in traditional Indian designs. Price: Rs 600 a pair
This Diwali, give a gift that grows! This Chinese greens and snake plant set by Greenhouse Planters comes with a glass jar on a wooden tray. Price: Rs 3,500 (for the set); Rs 1,500 (plants with stands only).
This Dhuni hamper by Make it Matter has Dhuni cups, flavoured mishri, jar of nuts, honey and brass diya with hanging bells and a fresh jasmine garland. Price: Rs 2,750
Pictures: B Halder