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07.09.2016

The bucksa stops in Bangalore this weekend for Nappa Dori, the Delhi-based leather brand; meanwhile, the evangelists of Japanese minimalism will have you lusting for everything from socks to satchels at Muji.

Muji: Say Konnichiwa to the brand that according to The New Yorker commercialised zen and Asian minimalism. Their first Bangalore store is spread over 6,000 square feet, and will be stocked with everything from right-angle socks to mattresses with legs. From what we know, however, no luck yet on scoring their U-shaped spaghetti or any food items. Read the bpb review of the Mumbai outlet for a heads-up on what to put in your shopping cart and what to steer clear of. Game-face e-muji on.

Getting there: Muji, Upper Ground Floor, VR Bengaluru, Whitefield. Opens to the public on September 9.

Nappa Dori: Everything you’ve put on your wishlist online now appears in person in a 255-square-foot space: Nappa Dori promises the full product range in their new store. We suggest you lug home a glossy, painted trunk; it’s not the most practical travel luggage, but it will definitely inspire you to take that long-postponed cruise to Cuba.

For more pragmatic accessories, choose from satchels, backpacks with Ikat patches, postman bags, totes and overnighters. Each of their pieces is sturdy, and most are beautiful. (You can skip the kitschy printed wallets and bags.) Also, remember to pick up some of their stationery: we want postcards from that Cuba cruise.

Getting there: Nappa Dori, Upper Ground Floor, Phoenix Marketcity, Whitefield. Opens to the public on September 12.

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