Architectural Digest


It’s not like you need another reason to visit New Delhi’s luxurious shoppers’ paradise, The Chanakya, but with Perona, you have one nonetheless. Created by Puneet and Shruti Mangla, founders of Orion, one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of leather products, this home- grown brand opened its 2,850-square-foot flagship store in April. With its black-and-white ambience, it offers a perfect backdrop for the fashion carte blanche on offer—clothes, bags and accessories for men and women. If your taste leans to refined minimalism, then this subtly stylish collection certainly holds appeal. The contemporary, clean-lined designs have a decidedly global sensibility—courtesy of the team of international designers who work closely with Shruti to create the products that are manufactured in India.

Perona | Fine Quality

Then there is the unerring choice of materials in which the collection has been conceived—Japanese, Italian and Korean fabrics for the clothes and premium Italian leathers for the bags. The structured, contemporary shapes are as much a nod to elevating personal, everyday style statements as they are to fuss-free functionality, with diverse creations for any occasion. You have your pick of clothes and accessories (belts, wallets, iPhone cases) and an impressive variety of bags—briefcases (pictured), backpacks, strap-handle totes, fold-over laptop totes, small messenger bags for men, and clutches, handbags, totes and backpacks for women. And it’s all cast in a neutral palette—dark olives, pearl greys and dusky blues. If you are looking to update your wardrobe, Perona may even tempt you into overhauling it—at the very least.