Top Picks from Holt Renfrew’s Uncrate India Shop

Among the Louboutin, Dior and other world-famous high-fashion designer labels at Holt Renfrew, you’ll find a very special department named H Project, which was launched last year and is dedicated to carrying goods made of sustainable materials from artisans from around the world. This petite bazaar – for the months of April and May – will launch Uncrate India, which will feature a treasure trove of goodies from the subcontinent.

The department is curated by Alexandra Weston, Holt Renfrew’s director of brand strategy, and the India-born, now New York-based Waris Ahluwalia, a multi-hyphen tastemaker who designs jewelery (House of Waris) and is also an actor (check several Wes Anderson movies) and holds the distinction of being on international best-dressed lists.

Holt Renfrew Uncrate India Shop

The duo travelled around India last fall looking for extraordinary products, from batik silk scarves and handwoven rugs to spectacular gemstones, which Ahluwalia describes in a release as “fresh interpretations of ancient ideas and products that transcend borders.”

The shop will also support UNICEF’s work with children in India with a $15,000 donation to support local initiatives.

H Project departments will be located in Holt Renfrew at Bloor Street, Yorkdale, Calgary and Vancouver.

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Nappa Dori suitcase, $310, Holt Renfrew’s Uncrate India shop

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Joli Keychain, $24, Holt Renfrew’s Uncrate India Shop

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Manish Arora dress $345 at Holt Renfrew’s Uncrate India shop

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Nappa Dori Passport Case, $68, Holt Renfrew’s Uncrate India shop

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Manish Arora Clutch, $375, Holt Renfrew’s Uncrate India shop

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Hot Pink Notebooks, $14, Holt Renfrew’s Uncrate India shop

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Pia Pauro Bag, $250, Holt Renfrew’s Uncrate India shop

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Manish Arora dress $345 at Holt Renfrew’s Uncrate India shop

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Aish Scarf, $240, Holt Renfrew’s Uncrate India shop

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Alice & Whittles Shoes, $85, Holt Renfrew’s Uncrate India shop

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Nappa Dori Tool Kit, $180, Holt Renfrew’s Uncrate India shop

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OUTHOUSE Necklace, $310, Holt Renfrew’s Uncrate India shop

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Pia Paura Bag, $250, Holt Renfrew’s Uncrate India shop

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Sarita Handa Pillow Case, $95, Holt Renfrew’s Uncrate India shop

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To India with Love book $45 at Holt Renfrew’s Uncrate India shop