THE BRAND: NANA KI,PARIS
Similar to their women's line, Nana Ki accessories demonstrate unique aesthetics that blur fashion and cultural borders to offer a mélange of influences. The accessory lines range from large weekend bags, beach totes and various pouches to delicate and sophisticated party clutches, and even a selection of their own stylish slippers. New to the collection are a range in neon shades, in luxurious leather or patent canvas with leather finishing.
Created as an extension of the women collections, the babies and kids' lines offer apparel for newborns to teenagers, woven in the finest cotton and in a large variety of shades, printed with ancestral techniques or embroidered with smock detailing and other hand embellishments.
NANA KI HOME
The Shop offers a selection of stylish home accessories decoration, ranging from striking ethnic hand embroidered cushions, linen pillows embroidered with quirky phrases in metallic shades, to kitschy Indian mugs and trays; pieces to reminisce a Goan vacation by.
The small but stylish men's collection features Nana Ki's own collections and also designs by Joli, with a range of casual shirts and Kurtas, stylish pants and shorts, all in light fabrics ideal for the beach or an evening out.
THE SHOP: OTHER BRANDS
JOLI, Proudly made in India
“JOLI, Proudly made in India”, created by two European designers living in India, Jonas Grier and Liane de Selys. The passionate duo is deeply attached to the idea of “Proudly made in India” to promote 21st century Indian craftsmanship. The JOLI vision is to create sharp, stylish and contemporary bags focusing on the quality of the materials and on the finishing rather than on embellishments. The JOLI accessory collections at The Shop features weekend bags, totes, party bags and a popular “giri giri” key-chains showcasing handpicked pieces from India’s market streets.
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- La Vie de Boheme by Veronique M: Ethnic bags and unique pieces designed by French designer Veronique and handmade in India.
- Meera S.: Fashion and accessories, with delicate finishing, designed by Indo-German designer Meera Saxena, handmade in India.
- Aish : luxurious hand-spun, hand-woven sarongs and scarves employing traditional textiles techniques of India including Jamdani, Ikat, Khanta, and classical embroidery.
- Sweet Lime : Handcrafted jewellery, by Elspeth J. Walker and inspired by her 20 years of living in India, pieces of silver or gold plating, using semi-precious stones, tassels and other embellishments.
- Lunazef + Purple Jungle : Quirky and kitsch home accessories at very affordable prices, perfect for souvenirs and gifts
Truly French, and Parisians at heart, Danielle and Chloé Le Bonnois, mother and daughter, are passionate about travelling and textile. They have been creating a collection of rich unique textiles since their first trip to India in 1998 – when they fell in love with the country and all its facets: the rich traditions that go back thousands of years, the people and their remarkable heritage of craftsmanship.
After travelling across India, the pair returned home to France to create their own exclusive brand - “NANA KI”. Nana Ki began with a small, beautifully decorated, pink boutique in the famous Parisian neighborhood of Saint Germain des Prés. Bringing to Paris a select range of traditional Indian products with a contemporary edge, Nana ki soon became wildly popular.
In 2005, Chloe became the mother to the delightful Lola, who was born in New Delhi. The concept of “Lola’s World” boutique, dedicated to the universe of the child, was born with her.
In October 2006, Danielle and Chloe opened the now famous “Lola’s World” boutique, the very first mother and children concept store in New Delhi. The idea was simple yet genius: bringing together the universe of Nana Ki, from the babies and kids collections, women fashion and accessories collections, along with a luxurious selection of other international brands and local finds within the spacious 2000 Sq Feet pink store, in the heart of Delhi’s Hauz Khas Village.
In 2009, after the birth of her second child and with “Lola’s World” establishing itself in Delhi's retail sphere, the Parisian duo set out on another challenge to open a new space. The concept was to create a new frame for Nana Ki’s universe… but withthe feet in the sand! And in December, “The Shop by Nana Ki”in Goa was launched. Delighted clients discovered the beach-y side to Nana Ki, with sophistiacted collections created of light natural fabrics in loose fits presented under the magical roof of a Maharaja tent.