About a year back, while on assignment in New Delhi, I discovered Nappa Dori in the trendy enclave of Hauz Khas Village. Hauz Khas Village is a Tim Burton-esque pocket of hip bars, cafes and boutiques intertwined with ancient ruins.
In an alley lined with street art and vintage Vespa scooters I spied Nappa Dori, no larger than a closet, packed with candy-coated patent leather trunks and handcrafted leather bags. One of which I nearly melted for and has been my favorite go to bag for all my travels since. The companies aesthetic is firmly rooted in all corners by the Indian art of handicraft, purity of materials and attention to detail. With nods to the history of India and its people.
Nappa Dori contacted me recently to offer my readers a chance to win this incredible Chennai-inspired bag, featuring Chennai’s own Egmore Station. Crafted of canvas and genuine leather, it has a deep pocket for your laptop. I took it out for a spin in one of my favorite neighborhoods in Chennai, George Town, an area of Chennai as quintessential as Nappa Dori itself and I’d say it fits right in. Locals recognized the photograph on the bag and everyone (and I mean everyone) wanted to get their hands on it.
To enter for a chance to win this bag head on over to Instagram: Follow me @elisehanna and @nappadori then simply like the contest image, tag a friend and tell me your favorite Nappa Dori product. The more friends you tag, the greater your chance of winning. Winners will be chosen one week from today.
Thank you Nappa Dori!