Alpana Bawa doesn’t believe in black. Her love of color is beautifully evident in her NoLIta boutique, from the red vinyl floor to the infinite color palette that defines her clothing and accessories. Alpana Bawa’s upbringing in India is apparent in her brilliant designs as well, as the mix of textures and patterns suggest. An embroidered circle and dot motif can be found throughout much of her work, and she likes working with all natural fibers such as silk, cotton and wool. In addition to apparel for men and women, Bawa has a home collection and an accessories line. Unique to the designer is her openness to custom design, as she works on one piece at a time, and can create something fresh in a different color than what you’ll find in store.
Written by Alison Ives
* While ZTrend strives to write fact-based pieces about New York City's small boutiques, "splash visit" profiles may contain inaccuracies, as "splash visits" are merely the interpretation of the writer's first-hand experience and should not to be relied upon as fact.
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Established in: 1992; Opened on Elizabeth Street in 2012.
Daily: noon - 7 p.m.
Clothing for men and women, made with Alpana Bawa's own signature colorful fabrics embroidered with subtle patterns.