After opening its doors to New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Tarun Tahiliani is now looking eastwards; the designer has just inaugurated the brand’s first design studio in Kolkata at the Galleria 1910. Primarily showcasing the brand’s ready-to-wear and occasion wear collections, the store also houses the label’s menswear and a select few bridal-wear pieces.
Galleria 1910 is Kolkata’s first Heritage Manor that has been gracefully transformed into a retail and lifestyle destination—both of which make it an ideal fit for the boutique store. “Kolkata has always had the most exquisite mix of architecture and a bustling vibe of a metropolis, a city where tradition has been kept alive. When we found this beautiful location, lovingly restored by Mr. Poddar and his son, it seemed like a superb celebration of all-Bengal style. As a designer I have always learnt a tremendous deal from the people I dressed and the culture they represent, and I am hoping that this exchange from this city will provide the vitality to our collections going forward,” says designer Tarun Tahiliani.
The 2,200 square foot store is divided into two floors with two mezzanine levels. Elaborate staircases, exquisite wooded dados, brass inlays, and soft chandelier lighting accentuate the signature wallpapers and create a luxurious ambience that embodies the Tarun Tahiliani voice.