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    City entrepreneurs bring 40 designers under one roof for a shopping fest

    Here is an excuse to update your wardrobe. City-based entrepreneur Shuba Jagan, along with partners Ashwini Gunashekran and Smitha Pradeep of Tashi Threads Boutiques, is all geared up for the Indulge Exhibition next weekend.

    With a line-up of 40 designers, one can expect a range of jewellery, bespoke apparel, handmade beauty products and home décor at their 14th edition at Crowne Plaza. “This year, we have designers from across the country — Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore — besides home-grown designers. So far, these exhibitions were limited to showcasing designs by women who were looking for a platform to sell their products,” says Shuba, who is also an event organiser and has teamed up with Tashi Treads for the first time since she started hosting lifestyle exhibitions in 2008.

    Shuba, who has started out with 10 designers for her first exhibition, is excited about the changing fashion landscape of the city. “People are now more open to investing in bespoke jewellery —both the precious and semi-precious kind, and handcrafted accessories,” the 35-year-old says with a smile.

    The two-day fashion event will feature jewellery from Zatica Studios, owned by Mumbai-based designer Aarthi Shankar, organic skin care products from city-based Bottled Bliss, quirky gifting options by Avec Amour, home décor from Mash Collectionz and ethnic drapes from Kochi-based store Handpicks, among others. The exhibition will also have a makeover studio and a painting workshop at the venue.

    Apparel and accessories from Rs 2,500 onwards. Entry free. February 3-4 from 11 am to 8 pm at Crowne Plaza. Details: 24994101

    — Rebecca Vargese

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