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Contemporary Arts & Crafts
Mumbai’s oldest homewares store, furnishing chic local homes since 1962, is balm to the eyes with its stock of beautiful things. There’s a mix of traditional crafts and fresh design, all sourced directly from artisans. You may see handmade geometric quilts from Bengal, handmade paper, brilliantly-coloured lacquered trays or glass lanterns inspired by Mondrian. Other items revive lost crafts, such as dhokra, which is the art of using cast metal to make decorative objects, or using beautiful local materials such as mango wood.
Contact: 00 91 22 2201 3378; cac.co.in
Opening times: 10.30am-7.30pm
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Bombay Shirt Company
There’s nothing quite like getting a perfectly cut custom-made shirt made to measure. Select your fabric from a vast array of soft, crisp cottons, taking your pick from a rainbow of checks, stripes, or cool plain blue or white, then settle down to discuss your preferred type of collar and cuffs, plackets and pockets (you can even arrange a home visit or do it all online). The Bombay Shirt Company is a cut above the rest: this is no dusty tailor’s, but an immaculate boutique with polished, mid-century-style furniture and beautifully clad tailors’ dummies.