Now when one thinks of an event titled ‘EID BAZAAR’, one image that strikes the mind is the overly crowded space with ladies bumping into each other where the stalls are setup with women and ppl busy selling away their stuff at reasonable prices. At many occasions, while my stint at AMIR ADNAN, I also spotted one of these ‘entrepreneurs’ selling away on racks AMIR ADNAN KURTAS AVAILABLE HERE, causing quite a laugh when we sat down to discuss it. Well this event however was a far cry from the small table and sweaty hordes of people.
Me and a fellow blogger MALIHA RAO, went to check it out. With FM 89 playing fun music, the exhibition space was one of the best ones I have seen of the EID BAZAARS. The cleanly done setup with a controlled crowd, with each of the kiosks with their own theme and setup by the designers themselves. The handpicked designers were fuss free and interacted with the buyers as well as the media pretty well through their kiosks. While for some it was their first outing, for others it was a great response to their business. While the stalls were aligned on the either sides of the hall, the centre was dominated by Sabs set as well as a display of products by each of the participating designers
While the products ranged from apparel, home textiles, menswear and jewellery, a kiosk had also been setup with ngos under one roof. Being the craft and textile sucker that I am, I spotted some pretty neat chikan kari pieces and kantha embroidered pieces (nostalgia from my India trip).With pretty steep prices, it was pretty much a great bargain for people looking for some good local made products. Special mention to bags by Saba Pirani, the Pink Tree and the craft based NGOs. The red carpet and eating area was setup outside from the main exhibit hall providing a breather of sorts.
Kudos to Production  and S&S Events for organizing this event for people who want many indie and upcoming brands under one roof so that out of their busy schedule they have what Maliha calls ‘ONE STOP SHOP’. PR was done by Take II PR&Marketing.