Narain Niwas Palace Hotel,
Kanota Bagh, Narain Singh Rd,
Ph: (0141) 510 8932.
Created over a decade ago by Munnu Kasliwal of Gem Palace and now, since his passing in 2012, run by his family, Hot Pink was and remains Jaipur’s iconic design destination. Located in the gardens of the heritage Narain Niwas Palace Hotel, the store design itself is inspiring and the in-house range of fashion and accessories is outstanding.
The hip white-washed store carries leading Indian designers including Abraham & Thakore, Aneeth Arora (Pero) and Manish Arora plus fabulous Lena Cashmere shawls from Jenny Housego’s company, Kashmir Loom, many of which are designed exclusively for Hot Pink.
The store also has an elegant men’s collection, homewares and a very cute children’s collection, gorgeous! A personal favourite is the stationery products, particularly the notebooks and the ‘I love my India’ notecards.
Look out for Sophia 203, a range of delightful accessories created by Swedish designer, Sophia Edstrand, who now lives in Tokyo but creates all of her pieces in Jaipur. The whimsical range combines contemporary graphics with a rich traditional embroidery technique, and is in demand in fashion forward boutiques in London, Paris and Tokyo.
Hot Pink Amber, Amber Fort. Ph: (0141) 253 0178. Daily 10am-5pm.