Handmade Bags in Hauz Khaz Village

  • Nappa Dori is located in the funky South Delhi neighborhood of Hauz Khas Village,

    Nappa Dori is located in the funky South Delhi neighborhood of Hauz Khas Village,

  • Nappa Dori created hand-stitched bags, wallets, and accessories.

    Nappa Dori created hand-stitched bags, wallets, and accessories.

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The next time you’re in the funky South Delhi neighborhood of Hauz Khas Village, be sure to browse the artisanal “objets de luxe” at Nappa Dori (Shop 4, Inner Lane; 91-11/2656-3384). Launched in 2010 by fashion-school graduate Gautam Sinha, the brand—which means “leather and thread”—excels at finely crafted leather bags and screen-printed canvas totes (like the Rickshaw laptop bag pictured above) that combine a vintage sensibility with a thoroughly modern-day appeal. Also in store are handsome hand-stitched camera bags, belts, wallets, and patent-leather trays that make ideal gifts—providing you can bear to part with them. –David Tse

Originally appeared in the October/November 2013 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“In The Bag”)

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