Sunday, November 14, 2010
There are some places I pass by in Rome, while I’m on a bus or in the car, that I always mean to go to, and then immediately forget about as soon as they are out of sight. Fabindia, a store tucked between Piazza Navona and Castel Sant’Angelo is one of those.
I’d always admired the brightly hued fabrics in the windows, which looked bold, but tasteful. Yesterday I received an invitation to attend a charity organic market, and it turned out to be right in the front of the store.
Bold, bright fabrics are only half the story. They’ve got things for the house, as well as clothes. Not a lot of either, but what they have I liked a lot. Simple tablecloths and napkins. Pot holders, dish towels, etc. Then gorgeous quilted cotton jackets and coats, plus robes, nightgowns and pijamas. And not that expensive.
Evidently the company, Fabindia, has been going for 50 years. But they’ve only recently opened a few international boutiques, outside of India, like the one in Rome.
I only picked up a pair of potholders today, but I’ll definitely be heading back for more Christmas shopping.
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