The Orange Bicycle - Treasure trove of all things fun and kitschy!
The Orange Bicycle is tucked away in a quiet corner in Indiranagar. Once you step in to this quirky store, it is truly a treat to your senses. Whether you’re looking for designer wear or exotic art for your home, this store has it all!
The Orange Bicycle, a new lifestyle store in Indiranagar is a treasure trove of all things fun and kitschy. You will find almost everything from exotic art to quirky clocks, to junk jewellery, designer wear and even home décor - all under one roof! This is one place you just cannot return without buying a thing or two. You can find a mix of styles here contemporary and kitsch – trendy, fashionable, vibrant, and at the same time comes with a twist.
The Orange Bicycle is owned by four friends – Gunjan Khaitan Shahabadi, Leena Raizada, and two other partners. The store stocks 70 odd designers and labels from all over the country and is truly a shopper’s paradise. Gunjan who conceived the idea of setting up the store in Bangalore says, “We conceived of The Orange Bicycle in April last year and opened the store in October. We’ve always wanted to do something like this, a place where people can forget about everything and indulge in some pure retail therapy. Also everything about our store is carefully crafted; even our interiors reflect our style and personality,”
Orange Bicycle is a space that showcases a variety of things, a plethora of ideas and loads of creativity in an ambience that will allow you to experience each of these elements in the way you want to. They offer an eclectic mix of products including garments, jewellery, accessories, bags, shoes, art and pottery. No, that’s not all; they even have a kids section that stocks everything from toys to kids’ furniture.
Talking about the name of the store, she says “We chose the name The Orange Bicycle because we wanted to bring back memories for people through the name. Also we wanted a name that would intrigue people and not just give away everything. The name symbolizes something fun and quirky. This is a store for the woman who is comfortable in her own skin, someone who is always looking for a fresh idea and embraces the same in her life,”
The store stocks products from some well-known labels like Indigreen, Chumbak, Sanchali, Happily Unmarried, Etcetra, Ambrosia by Amrita, Suman Mishra, Masala Tees, Tribal Truck Art, Pop goes the Art, “Working with 70 vendors from different parts of the country is tough but they have always supported us. It definitely took us sometime to get all of them on board and we got in touch with most of them through Facebook. Also since we are totally involved in the process, we have a good idea of the stocks that come in,” She says.
Another interesting aspect is that most of the products are environment-friendly. Gunjan says, “It wasn’t really a conscious effort but most of the designers we work with believe in the concept of designing eco-friendly products. Also there’s an interesting story behind every product that’s displayed here and that’s why we never remove the label names from the products. You can find eco-friendly jewellery, clothing, bags, knick-knacks and more,”
The Orange Bicycle also has a small garden area where potted plants are displayed in colurful planters. They further plan to extend the area and set up a garden store. Gunjan also has plans to start a quaint little café in the portico. She says,” It won’t be a big café but just a nice place to hangout after shopping. There’s also a garden store coming up where we intend to stock garden accessories, planters and potted plants,” So the next time you are in Indiranagar, do check out this store. The Orange Bicycle offers a huge range of interesting products and you have to see to believe it!
The prices range from Rs. 100 to Rs. 10,000. To know more log on to www.theorangebicycle.in. You can find them on Facebook.
The Orange Bicycle
House No : 3353, 5th Cross 12th "A" Main ,HAL 2nd Stage
Indiranagar, Bangalore -560038 Map