Christmas pop-up in Mumbai offers unique gifts from around the world


A neon sign hanging from a floor at BEST Marg in Colaba promises to be your guide to being the best gift giver this holiday season. Whether you are looking to surprise your loved one, be a very Generous secret Santa Claus or if you just want to treat yourself to surviving a trying year, One Amazing Thing (OAT) store offers everything from beauty and fashion to home decor.

“The aim is to make sure that you discover new brands at OAT or that you can buy brands that you know but cannot easily access in Mumbai,” said Brown paper bag founders Kanika Parab and Mansi Poddar who carefully curated this 10-day holiday pop-up shop, which runs from December 16 to Christmas Day, with a few of their favorite things. “We presented soap makers from Nagaland, ceramists who live between Berlin and Jaipur, vases from London, beauty products [products] from Korea, Los Angeles and Maui, mouth blown glassware from Delhi, cast iron cookware from Kochi and more, ”they tell us, giving A D a preview of what to expect. Also to be won: the new sculptural collection of hand-shaped candle holders by architect and designer Ashiesh Shah, inspired by Michaelangelo; Mad Men the January Jones star’s favorite beauty products; and vintage clothing from Gucci, Valentino, Dior, Prada and The Row, just in time to transform you into the belle of the (New Year’s) ball.

After a two-year hiatus, this edition of the boutique opens with a lot of festive joy thanks to a live choir, candles and cocktails. “It’s an anti-pop-up if you will,” say Parab and Poddar, who have assembled elves to magically create a “luxury, beautifully marketed multi-brand store.” You’ll even notice traces of Poddar’s trendy minimalist style in the decor, like a curved sofa by Ashiesh Shah in pastel olive, much like the one we last saw in her living room when she opened her door. House at A D in September. What’s on the duo’s Christmas wishlist? “A modern ultramarine blue matka more curvy than the Kardashians from Tablescape by Eeshaan,” Parab explains. Poddar adds: “A dreamy white dress by Ode to Odd accessorized by a butcher’s knife from Tula.”

The One Amazing Thing Shop is open from December 15 to 25 15 to 19 | Address: Vaswani House, 1st Floor, 7 BEST Marg, opposite Taj Hotel, Colaba, Mumbai | Contact: +91 7045427466


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