Cutting Edge: Ankasa’s New Flagship Store in Soho

Ankasa’s new store in Soho. 424 Broome between Crosby and Lafayette

The beauty of New York City is that just a twenty minute wander can uncover incredibly inspiring stores and restaurants. Naturally, we depend on word of mouth, websites and magazines to help us navigate some of the best of the city’s offerings, but occasionally the most enjoyable way to scout out a new locale is just to peruse the back streets of downtown Manhattan.

I wanted to share with you one of my latest discoveries this Spring: Ankasa’s new flagship store in Soho. As an editor for a magazine, I have already been well acquainted with their brilliance, but I had yet to step foot in one of their stores. For those who don’t know, Ankasa is a home brand started by the couple Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia, who have also have their own fashion line and have worked for some of the top fashion houses in textile and embroidery. I remember going to their studio and seeing the closets full of inspiration fabrics brought back from India as well as a few of their own that they were developing. Sachin and Babi have taken their remarkable hand crafted embroidery and have applied it to pillows, bedding and tote bags. The result is absolutely stunning, and is unparalleled by any other brand out there.

In any case, I’ll let the photographs do the work and if you live in New York, you MUST go to see the store for yourself.

You can tell that Sachin and Babi have a foundation in fashion. Their pillows display some of the best in luxurious applications, embroideries and fabrics.

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