Unpacking the Loot

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Here's what I managed to pick up during a little bit of shopping in India:

Fuschia embroidered skirt, about $20 at Janpath market. It has a fantastically poufy ballerina thing happening; I have a feeling that with a little tweaking, it could be one of my favorite pieces.

Wool carpet from Kashmir, about $13 at Janpath, now living in my office. How great is the color combination? I'm in a huge green and blue phase this week, possibly inspired by the vibrant dress just below from Kotwara by Meera & Muzaffar Ali, seen at India Fashion Week.

My blue and green love continued with this peacock printed fabric, which I purchased in a long wrap tunic for $15 at Anokhi. It's the perfect beachy coverup.

I grabbed these fabrics from Rajasthan in Bombay last month. Only $1.25 a yard and lots of vibrant hues:

Stone-accented sandals, about $30, from Ashley. I love flat shoes with a little embellishment:

When things calm down a bit, I promise I'll put together a proper shopping guide to New Delhi and Bombay. There are so many great things to be had, especially if you have a little imagination.


Anonymous said...

the prices you mentioned are in us dollars?...gosh its so difficult to find such cheap and nice fabrics in singapore...

Anonymous said...

oh the skirt and peacock printed fabric too... :)

Ms. Spinach said...

yep, these prices are us dollars -- that's what i automatically calculate all fiscal transactions in; it's hard to change such habits!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you are so lucky to have gone to India the fabrics and patterns are beautiful. Love your wool carpet, all the fabrics and your skirt!!

Anonymous said...

Your buys are beautiful! and such a steal! I love how colorful and feminine they are.

Anonymous said...

Hi there. I just found your blog through a long and convoluted route from Domino Magazine. I love It! I wanted to faint after seeing how much you paid for the skirt and rug. You're so lucky! Hey, I'm going to Paris at the end of September and have always found shopping there overwhelming. Do you have any good advice on where to go or favorite stores that won't break my bank account? After all, I work for a non-profit company.

Anonymous said...

i am in love with your rug. that is all.

Shayna said...

ack! oh my goodness i LOVE your rug and skirt and shoes and everything! the colors are so beautiful...what minor adjustments will you be making to the skirt?

la femme said...

Wow! Thanks for the peek!

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Unknown said...

Oh My God..... your skirt is very beautiful..... I am from India, Delhi..... I shop in Janpath a lot..... M sorry, But I must tell u this........ The shopkeepere must have sold this to you for 20$ just cuz u r a foreigner,....... bieng an Indian.... I cud have purchased this for just 5$ to 6$ Flat..... Or maybe even less....

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Hi can you please tell me where in mumbai did you buy fabric by the yard. I'm In Mumbai currently and would love to pick up some. Thanks