India Today - - SIMPLY KOLKATA -

A riot of colours greets you as soon as you en­ter the Byloom store. Housed in an old ren­o­vated man­sion in a leafy south Kolkata lane, Byloom is a favourite haunt among the city’s women who are look­ing to flaunt ex­clu­sive style state­ments. Rich hand- wo­ven tex­tiles, vi­brant colours and strik­ing pat­terns mark Byloom’s saris, de­signed by Bap­pa­ditya and Rumi Biswas. Spread across two floors, Byloom’s range of of­fer­ings is as ex­haus­tive as it is unique. Stoles and scarves, hand­bags and bat­uas, purses and mo­bile pouches, jew­ellery, footwear and home fur­nish­ings jos­tle for space in the store. Saris un­doubt­edly are the high­light here and you can find plain cot­ton weaves as well as stylish eth­nic silks in bril­liant colour com­bi­na­tions. Men can also find some fine silk and cot­ton shirts and kur­tas here, though the col­lec­tion is rather lim­ited. There’s also a small col­lec­tion of colourful earth­en­ware that you can pick up for your kitchen. The kantha stitches are re­vived in their mod­ern avatars on the home fur­nish­ing pieces— be it cush­ions or quilts. Byloom also has a line of or­ganic soaps and scrubs with won­der­ful aro­matic blends. 58B Hin­dusthan Park 750 to Rs 15,000 for saris 24198727; byloom. in

SU­BIR HALDER/ www. in­di­a­to­day­im­ages. com

SUVASHIS MUL­LICK/ www. in­di­a­to­day­im­ages. com

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