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    With four pop-up shops and exhibitions coming up, here’s what you should be saving up for this month

    10.1Three’s a charm
    Pavithra Sagar (31) and Nikita Kapoor (28), friends and fashion connoisseurs, started the Funky Fish pop-up stores six months ago. After the first two editions, which featured western wear, they have decided to go Indian for the next. “There is something for people of all age groups. We have carefully picked designers and curated pret and couture pieces that will suit each one accordingly,” says Sagar. The Desi Pop Edition will have clothes (for men and women), footwear, accessories and home decor by designers like Nitya Arora, 10.2Roshni Chopra and Kanika Jain. The add-ons will be an in-house stylist, Nirupama Hemdev, who will help guide customers to choose according to their age and personal style choice, and an in-house tailor who will alter clothes. Each day, the first 50 customers will also receive goodie bags. Drop in for the two-day pop-up at Art Houz, in Alwarpet, on October 9-10, between 11 am and 6 pm. Rs 2,000 onwards. Details: 24992173

    10.3Fashion week special
    Ladies, mark your calendars as it is time to revamp your wardrobes. The Armoire, a pop-up store curated by city-based entrepreneur Nandini Varshnei, debuts in the city later this month. It will feature Indian and Indo-western pret, jewellery and other accessories. “We are focussing on contemporary styles. I am bringing down collections from 10 seasoned and upcoming designers, some of whom have showcased their designs at fashion weeks like the Amazon India 10.4Fashion Week and Lakme Fashion Week,” says Varshnei. The three-day event will have fusion wear, including pre-draped saris and dhoti jumpsuits from Mumbai-based Sougat Paul’s Soup, embellished bags from Kanika Chawla’s e-store, Beau Monde, accessories by Mumbai-based Pipa+Bella and dhoti pants, anarkallis and saris from city-based INCH by Chintya. “The pop-up will also have one mystery designer, who we will reveal on that day,” she says. October 16-18, at Saumya, the fashion boutique on KNK Road. Accessories Rs 350 onwards and clothes from Rs 5,000. Details: facebook.com/thearmoirepopup, 9884960336

    10.5Blogger knows best
    Vishwa Dave, the city-based fashion blogger-cum stylist, is all set to host her first pop-up store. Embellvish Festive Trunk Show will bring together established designers like Hyderabad-based Jayanti Reddy and upcoming designers like Dimple Shroff from Mumbai. Speaking about how she curated the show, Dave says that, on her blog, she’s had readers ask her for recommendations on affordable designer wear and designers requesting her to review and feature their collections. “This reminded me that there is a gap in the market—of affordable festive wear. 10.6So I decided to bring that to the city,” says the 30-year-old, who is
    showcasing designers from Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Hyderabad. Apart from Indian wear, like anarkalis and lehenga saris, the collection will also include Indo-fusion. Like a kurta with a pencil cut (known as the pencil suit) or traditional Indian embroidery on neoprene. October 9-11, at The Collective, from 11 am-7 pm. Rs 4,500 onwards.
    Details: 9884716685

    10.7Delhi select
    Make the best of Indo-western outfits and jewellery with city-based entrepreneurs Surbhi Gupta and Megha Sanger’s first edition of Autumn Fashion Collection. Around 16 designers—two from Mumbai and the rest from Delhi—will showcase their collections. The duo is bringing down unstitched suits and semi-formals by Madhu S, funky jhutis with prints by Rara and Devina Juneja’s Suede clutches. They also have traditional jewellery by Delhi-based designer, Vinny Mehra. Children haven’t been forgotten—choose from nightsuits and Pathani kurtas to crop tops and skirts. And for the brand conscious, they have tied up with Genesis who will showcase accessories from Jimmy Choo, Paul Smith and Furla. Gupta’s partner, Sanger, a fashion designer, is bringing down her collection of Indo-western outfits from her brand MSAS. In bright colours like orange and pink, with hand embroidery and embellishments, expect crop tops, lehengas and pleated skirts. Customers can also place orders, which will then be conveyed to the designers. October 5-6, at Art Houz. From 10.30 am to 6.30 pm. Rs 1,500 onwards. Details: 9884280082

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