10 Of The Most Interesting Stores To Visit While You Are At Kitsch Mandi In Mumbai
By: Vandana Das on Nov 18th, 2015

The second edition of the most awaited Kitsch Mandi kicks starts this Thursday 19th of November and will continue to entertain you till Sunday 22nd of November at D’Monte Park, Bandra. This flea market-cum-Music and Arts Festival is celebrated in association with Celebrate Bandra, powered by Times Of India. The lively environment wooed the Mumbaikars last year with its creative workshops and music and this year it’s even grand and will be celebrated for over four days with nonstop fun. Kitsch Mandi, the brain child of Diva Ganeriwal and Laila Vaziralli was started to showcase the talents of creative entrepreneurs from varied fields, selling, practicing and teaching art through workshops , all at one place. The whole set up is very casual and is sure to leave you mesmerized.

Apart from the music and other cultural fests which you must experience here, Polka Café recommends these 10 stores which you should not miss at Kitsch Mandi, Mumbai.

Sky Goodies
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The paper products and printable at this outlet is sure to grab your attention. From calendars to notebooks to gift boxes to DIY’s, this outlet is full of fun things to do at your spare time. Young and old, they have got almost everything for everyone. Do check out their typewriter calendar and paper lanterns.


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They make handcrafted body cosmetics such as Soap Bars, Body Polishes, Foot Soak, Body Mousse, Face Mask, Make Up Remover etc. All their products are organic, chemical free and made without any preservatives. So, if you love your skin then this is a must visit outlet for you. The products here are not only soothing to the skin but also pleasing for the eyes with their innovative design, color and packaging.


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From sarees to skirts to shrugs, this outlet has got some awesome nomadic apparel which can make you feel better. If you like being ethnic and love the fresh smell and feel of cotton then this place will satisfy all your desires.


Gentlemen's Community
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Now, there is something for the gentlemen to rejoice as well. Gentlenmen’s Community sells some of the most stylish and innovative items which is sure to make you grab a few of them for sure. From Beard Oil, to keep your beard moistened and smelling good this winter to trendy wrist bands, sunglasses, cufflinks and vintage watches, they have got everything which is sure to attract all the gentlemen out there.


The Tiehub
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Neckties, Skinny Ties, Bow Ties, Pocket Square, Quirky Cufflinks, Socks, Mens Accessories, they have everything a men desires on a daily basis. This one-stop shop is the perfect outlet to pamper your men. Do pay them a visit.


Amoeba designs
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Home décor products, kids clothing, and homemade pickles, they have everything in store. They specialize in kids clothing that is inspired by bohemian creativity specially handcrafted for the little ones. Made up of natural cotton, all their fabric are pre-washed and preshrunk to make it comfortable for the tiny tots. Again the homemade pickles- sweet, tangy, spicy and salty can awaken your taste buds and give you a lift. They are purely organic without any artificial preservatives and can last for a year or more with refrigeration. Black lemon ka acchar, karele ka achaar and mirchi ka achaar is a must try. The home décor products are not to be missed- quirky wardrobe handles, dreamy lights, eclectic cushions, wine bottle and glass holders can give your house a perfect look and feel.


The Glu Affair
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This apparel outlet blends art and fashion in the right proportion and offers you something to wear which is completely different from the mainstream trend. They also aim at promoting art, art movements and artists from across the globe by blending art with fashion. Do pay a visit to add a dose of art on your wardrobe.


McSidd Razz
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Checking out vinyl record clock, quotes, t-shirts, coasters, shot glasses, wall clocks etc. will take much of your time at this outlet. They have funky stuff and is a must visit.


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LTWT stands for Love The World Today. They make apparels for kids with natural, organic fibres which are hand woven by artisans and weavers across India. Their simple yet elegant collection of dresses designed for the little angels is a must have. Do check them out if you like to keep it simple yet classy for the tiny tots.

Check out their website.

The Green Window
Image credit: Kitsch Mandi FB

If you are thinking to brighten up your home, window boxes and garden spaces with accessories, then this is the place for you. Do check out their funky flower pots, flower vases, tea light holders, bird feeder and quirky garden sets to brighten and lighten up your living area.


Image credit: Kitsch Mandi FB

Apart from shopping the other main highlights of the festival are:

Day 1- Thursday 19th November: First ever Stand-Up comedy night featuring comedians Varun Thakur, Kautuk Srivastava and Abhishek Upamanyu. You can also participate in the free wine & cheese tasting and some great deals on goodies.

Day 2- Friday 20th November: Enjoy a string of indie-electronic performances by FUNC! Live, Kanchan Daniel and the beards.

Day 3- Saturday 21st November: Since it’s the start of the weekend, the focus is on kids workshops like Charcoal Art, Urban Gardening and Stencil Making. Sand Animation by Artist Kaushik and a performance to watch out for by Acapella group, Voctronica and Singer/Songwriters like Gowri Jayakumar. Workshop for Adults includes Block Printing by Block 21 on both Saturday and Sunday.

Day 4- Sunday 22nd November: The highlight on Sunday is the performance by Rajasthani Folk Artists, Kutle Khan Project.

This is just a glimpse of the 4-day long festival, there will be around 50 such stalls set up there and we highly recommend you to visit the Kitsch Mandi along with your friends and family for an unforgettable experience.

Do let us know which stalls you are planning to visit in the comments below.

So, go shop, eat and make merry! Have fun.

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Vandana Das
Slenderly hare-brained, very unpredictable, always sarcastic, occasionally amusing and proud to be a North-Eastern (Look's can be deceiving).   Read more
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