SteppinOut Pop Shop
SteppinOut had recently hosted a pop shop at Indiranagar Club which was nothing short of a fashion and food market. I couldn’t help but groove to the mellow karaoke songs in the background while I sipped on a beer and looked around the stalls.
Each stall was so different that I couldn’t hold myself back from buying everything I saw. The stalls that allured me the most were — the first one being in the entrance itself — The Bag Lab, Bengaluru.
Every clutch here was very unique and had intricate work happening on it. If you’re a sucker for detailed work, then this is something to treasure. I couldn’t stop admiring how beautiful each piece was made.
When I turned to my right, I found a stall that looked really vibrant. I walked into it and was instantly greeted by the masterminds behind this brands, a couple that’s working together to supply the best products into the fast-paced market. They gave me a demo of how their products came to life. It all happens on their website that functions by the suggestions of a couple of designers. One can customize their bags and lamps according to the material they prefer, the color scheme and pattern they would like. Also, for a bag, they get to choose whether they want a sling or not and whether they want a bag handle or not. The customer gets to pick every bit of the product according to his whims. The best part is that the customer doesn’t face the “is this combination I’ve chosen well?” because the customer keeps getting updated with the suggestions of the designers on board.
You don’t like a product we’ve created? You can always return it back. That’s how much confidence they have in their workmanship as it’s all hand painted.
The next one that I liked was the Chicas stall. This stall had the most trending bags especially the Kardashian’s iconic, transparent bag. I was so tempted to buy all their bags, they had such classic handles and clean finishing.
After all these external shopping, I had to get some small bites for my hunger. I turned around to find Morsel of Memories. A bakery stall by Tanupriya. She had her special Red velvet brownie cheesecake samples laid out. It tasted so good, I can’t stop salivating while I write about it.
I love all organic handmade products! Every time I find products that smell good, I jump right into it. I found a stall named Svashudhi who makes soaps, shampoos, hair oil, packs and lotions. I can’t wait to try a few products I picked up from her. If they work well for me, I’ll definitely be bringing in more information about this.
The stall that was my personal favourite and the stall I actually was looking forward to the whole day was Mohrang by Ria. Her outfits are a fusion Indo-western wear, which is really contemporary. The detailed stitching always has me in awe for her garments.
Towards the end, while I grabbed some beer and got some food to eat, I stumbled upon a different kind of stall — Bayu. They transform natural threads, vegetable dyes, handwoven and unconventional textiles into responsibly made fashion and lifestyle creations.
After this, I called it a day and took back some great products home. I am definitely coming back for more such pop shops.