Shopping on a whim. Shopping on a fancy.
Shopping rich. Shopping poor.
Or just plain ol’ rushing for that Flat 50% off.
When was the last time you shopped for a charitable cause?
A shopaholic confession: we know a good deal when we see one. And the ideology behind multi-label exhibition Prayas makes it one such. It’s of charity. An annual exhibition- with edition numero 9 coming- sees Lions Club of Calcutta Chetna [an all-woman body] come together to raise funds for causes they hold close to their hearts. Think running a deaf-and-dumb school in Salt Lake, installing water units in Rajarhat and Kumartuli or toilets in Sundarbans.
How? By involving other women via a thing they love doing best- shop.
The current edition will see close to 122 stalls and 132 exhibitors showcasing fashion and lifestyle products. But a common thread that unites the exhibitors from different parts of the country is an emphasis on Women Empowerment. You’re a woman entrepreneur? Prayas welcomes you with open arms.
The ladies, upped their game by roping in bloggers and invited me for an exclusive preview. Over high tea, and yummy puchkas, I not only got a fair idea of the charity bit of it, but also a summary of what to expect at the two-day affair via a select bouquet of exhibitors.
So put on your fave shopping shoes [c’mon, we’re women! We have a pair of shoes for everything!] and head over to Royal Bengal Room at City Centre 1 this Wednesday and/or Thursday, 11am-8pm.
I’ll be there one of the days, so come say hi if you see me! ❤
Till then, #WerkItGirl!