Thursday, 28 June 2012

A Dash of 'Bombay' in Bangalore

The flagship 'Bombay Store' has spread its legacy from the maximum city to the silicon valley of the country. Situated in the heart of Bangalore city, at 1 MG Road Mall, the lifestyle store has continued its heritage of bringing swadeshi artifacts and home decor to the patrons. I was one of the lucky bloggers to get a chance of touring the newly opened outlet along with four other bloggers.

The Founder- Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Ethnic Lampshades
Being a Mumbaikar, now based in Bangalore, I had already picked some stuff from the Fort outlet in Mumbai a couple of time. But this store and the products on display totally left me enchanted.

To begin with, the items in home decor section of the store is sure to figure in every home maker's wishlist.
Unlike the other retails outlets which caters only to the contemporary taste, The Bombay Store blends well the traditional and modern approach thereby giving the consumers a wide array
of choices.  

The archiac lamp shades caught my eye the moment I entered the store. They were beautifully done and came in different colours. 

Another intriguing home decor item were t he round shaped woollen  balls which anyone would mistakenly take for being kids play item but
it was actually a fancy piece which is quite a 'in-thing' now.

Fancy Round balls 
Fancy balls as home decor pieces
Up next it was time to explore the 'Elephant Company' products. Inspired by the pachyderm this collection brings out a rare appeal to all the products under its belt. From mouse pads to fancy umbrella, fancy tissue holders to trays these range of items were quite a hit amongst the buyers.

Tissue holders
The trays on display wore a pretty picture and were inspired by the 'India' theme. Interestingly they had each city on display. Talk about serving your city!

Trays in the 'India' theme

Another  highlight of the store were the Mughal motifs and artifacts which I'm sure are a Bombay Store exclusive. These pretty things serve as perfect gifting options. They not only add to the decor but also bring out the essence of a rich cultural background that the Mughals have brought to India. 

Mughal Motifs


Traditional clocks to adorn you wall
The monsoon fever was also well caught up in the store with umbrellas in vibrant colours, newspaper prints and animals prints hanging across the walls.
Newspaper print umbrella
India themed Umbrella

The tour ended with on a funny note when I came across a set of T-shirt that associated the major cities of the country. And it goes without saying that the city which amused me the most was Mumbai. Take a look and let me know if it truly depicts the attitude of us Mumbaikars :)

Mumbai-inspired T shirt

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

The Bombay Store: A Perfect Blend of Traditional and Contemporary Style

The Bombay Store, first thing that pops up on my mind hearing these words is rich heritage and culture. The Bombay store is truly a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary style. Started in December 1906 by Bal Gangadhar Tilak, The Bombay Store is still classy as ever.

More than 100 years of tradition is what sets 'The Bombay Store' apart from other retail outlets. From Home Decor, Wellness, Fashion accessories to Artefacts, it has a variety of products that appeal to different tastes and sensibilities.  

On one hand they have their range of traditional 'Mughal Motifs' trays, coasters, candle holders and on the other hand they have a popular range of 'Ishstyle' apparel which is quite a hit amongst the youth.

My favourite section of 'The Bombay Store' has to be Artefacts and Home Decor. They have a wide variety of equisite artefacts in metal, leather, wood and clay to perk up the ambience of your home and make it more beautiful. Be it the 'Om' hanging bells or the cute Ganesha idols, these artefacts are bound to mesmerize you. 

If you haven't experienced the shopping at 'The Bombay Store', you for sure are missing on something.