In sharp contrast with most upscale stores, this one in Mumbai’s art district Kala Ghoda, offers a vintage look with unplastered walls, old clocks, mirrors, tiles, books, photographs and prints from the bygone era— creating a stylish mix of traditional and modern—just like his creations.
Sabya says that the store’s décor is inspired by Parisian romance. “The reason why the whole world celebrates
is because the Parisians celebrate themselves. The best way we could achieve that kind of vintage romance was by using pieces from our own history. Which is why I was very particular about each piece that went up here - I’ve sourced photographs and prints from all over the place.” Paris
The lamps were specially made for the store by using old medicine labels. Sabyasachi used old switches and burnt the old tiles to add an authentic old-world charm.
Old cupboards were mounted on the wall to display Sabya’s jewellery line. Everything in the store is organic and natural. Rose essence emanates from all corner of the store. A very small portion has been reserved for the clothes.
All the items have come from Sabyasachi's own collection of antiques, from the vintage Nawabi chandelier positioned over the cashier’s desk (4th pic from above), to the black and white photographs of newly-weds from another era. “Someday you might walk in and find your grandparents in one of the photographs,” he says.
|Costume and jewellery by Sabyasachi|