Head Over Heels
What's festive shopping without pretty shoes? And if you have always wanted to buy bespoke footwear, head to Rohan Arora's store in Ballygunge Place. The 32-year-old footwear designer's handmade pieces spell class and there's something for all kinds of tastes and occasions. For weddings and occasion wear, pick up Arora’s platform heel sandals in velvet and handwoven silks featuring dainty and intricate sequin work. Pretty feminine jootis in leather and velvet with pops of bright threadwork are versatile enough to pair with both Indian and fusion wear. A must-pick from Rohan Arora are his “world famous tota or bird chappals”. Quirky and colourful, these slippers make for a unique and fun gift.
For men’s footwear, there are Oxford brogues in leather as well as classic mojris in velvet and silks. Worrying about how mojris can be uncomfortable till they break in? Have no fear. “The linings in all the shoes are vegetable tanned sheep skin leather that is really soft and does not leave shoe bites,” says Arora. Another Arora statement is the block print and ajrakh insoles which while not visible, certainly gives the wearer a sense of joy and comfort.
PRICE Rs 3,000 onwards
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Block heels by Rohan Arora