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    At Style Bazaar’s second edition, find weaves, shoes and more

    Like its first edition this August, Style Bazaar’s upcoming event is all about showcasing what Chennai wants. “When we select designers and brands, we reach out to them and ensure that their products are in line with the city’s tastes,” says founder Sheetal Jain. She cites the example of Booblie Banerji from Kolkata, whose intricately designed silk saris, she believes, will find fans among the women here. “Chennaiites look for the quality of the fabric and the weaves when choosing saris. That’s where Booblie scores,” she says. Nearly 60 designers from across the country are participating this time, with 24 debutantes like Vibrant from Jaipur, Vastra by Payal, and Delhi Textile, besides a few showcasing Pakistani suits.
    “The two-day event will be inaugurated by Osman Abdul Razak of Gabbana Life and Prabhu Lakshman Buddy, a leading showstopper in the fashion circuit,” says Jain. With an expected footfall of around 7,000 per day, there are designers showcasing jewellery, accessories and home décor, too. “You will see gold and diamond pieces by Karat Craft, along with Meera Jewellers, Rekha Rao and Studio 2. Temptation from Kolkata is bringing down footwear,” she says. And with Diwali round the corner, do not miss gifting options from Delhi-based Kreative, who will display candle stands and decorative artefacts. Jain has plans to host Style Bazaar thrice a year, with the next edition to be held on January 7-8. “We are also launching an app this December, which will enable customers to purchase products from all the designers who participate in our event,” she concludes.

    At Hyatt Regency, from October 26-27. Free entry. Details: 9840119732

    —Karan Pillai

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