Bombay Electric is, to quote one source, “Mumbai’s answer to Colette.” The New York Times calls India’s first concept store “the Barneys of Mumbai”. Suzy Menkes of the International Herald Tribune says it could just be the “template for the next millennium of Indian style.”
Located in the bustling heart of Mumbai, Bombay Electric is a cutting edge designer boutique that’s become a hub of experience, and a landmark for progressive Indian design. Bombay Electric features the best of the established Indian designers — names like Manish Arora and Rajesh Pratap Singh — and is known for being the first to spot, and nurture, emerging talent. Indian fashion collections share space with a carefully curated selection of international brands, such as Comme des Garcons and United Nude. You’ll also find rare gems, antique tribal jewelry, hand woven scarves, cashmere, and limited edition & vintage selections on display.
Bombay Electric is regular host to photography exhibitions, concerts, and launch parties, which it holds in its palm tree-lined outdoor courtyard. The store is housed in a historic heritage building that’s been restored and redesigned, with “antique futuristic” interiors that showcase original, tree-size teak beams (a present from the King of Burma), and provide a backdrop for sculptural white racks and industrial aluminum trunks.
PHOTOGRAPHY via Bombay Electric
PAULA PURYEAR is a Lawyer, Film & Television writer, HuffPoster and Founder of Revel In It Mag.