Tucked away in a beautiful quaint colonial bungalow, and yet located in the heart of Bangalore city, Cinnamon is a one-stop destination for lifestyle products. Stocking a range of designers including Sartorial, Meghanan Panchmatia, 11.11, Scarlet Sage, Tilla, Alterego, Ezra, Artisau, Akaro, Cord, Payal Pratap, Mallika Mathur, Sunita Shanker, Pero, Eka, amongst many others. The store’s collection emphasises Indian design with a large selection of unique quality merchandise.
It is deliberately and strikingly however, not a store for conventional Indian ethnic products. Catering to a distinct aesthetic subjectivity, every single piece at Cinnamon is handpicked by Radhika Poddar – the mind behind the vision – and traditional forms and artistic practices are reimagined and recontextualised with a contemporary twist.
This marriage between the vintage and the modern extends beyond the merchandise to the very space itself –a historical building that was constructed in the last leg of the nineteenth century, its reconstruction and renovation was undertaken with great care. Retaining much of the original structure and material, Cinnamon creates an organic transformation between the old and the new that effortlessly translates into its collection as well.
Designed as a multi-store complex, Cinnamon currently houses collections from Ahilaya, Almirah, Anjali Sharma, Artdinox, Museum of Art & Photography, Wudapple with a view to expand and eventually include a cafe as well.