Nappa Dori, based in New Delhi, plans two more locations in India. As of now it is in six locations across New Delhi and Mumbai. A nine year old artisanal leather brand, Nappa Dori literally translated means leather and thread. It combines Indian traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design. Nappa Dori has opened an outlet in the UK, with a second planned, and will in the next calendar year expand into Europe and the US as well.
The brand is one of India’s bridge-to-luxury options, catering to shopperswho are keen to invest in leather accessories at a fraction of the cost of high-end foreign products. It offers colorful trunks and luxurious leather satchel and messenger bags. Canvas bags come with leather trimmings. The brand also makes accessories, stationery, and small travel goods. While expats were the first to embrace the products and prices, Indians are slowly coming around. The customer base is now 40 per cent local.
The brand applied its minimalist, wanderlust-inspiring design ethos to a collection of pouches for an airline that features vintage city scenes from London, Paris, and Doha. The kits are given to business and first class passengers flying on short and medium-haul flights around the world.