Those of us in the suburbs (especially Powai, Ghatkopar and Chembur), have something to cheer about this holiday and Christmas shopping season. Located on the second floor next to Nature’s Basket, and just one level down from Kidzania, the über classy Home Collective in the new North Wing of RCity Mall (same side as the Jean-Claude Biguine Salon) claims to be the only store of its kind that stocks hard-to-find chef quality kitchen tools, truly distinctive bar and desk accessories, home garden products, and everything drool worthy in between.
The quality, for starters. The handpicked selection is imported straight from Western Europe and the US, and the store currently retails 27 well-known international brands such as Mastrad, Chef’n, Blomus, Emsa, Gefu, Fred n’ Friends, and Arradamenti Italia, just to name a few.
But, what really sets the store apart is the philosophy that products in the home or kitchen should not just look good but also make the user’s life more convenient. Take, for example, some of their kitchen products. The stainless steel Pineapple Corer that makes ‘can-style’ slices with a simple twist of the wrist. Create just one slice or slice the whole fruit with minimum waste and fuss. Perfect for pizza toppings or fruit salads or even tropical cocktails recipes! Then there is the wide selection of peelers (the ‘Julienne’ Peeler is excellent for Thai papaya salad). The egg separator, the flame torch for caramelizing, barbecue tongs, cookie cutters and moulds. Another gem is the microwaveable silicone hot plate that keeps food warm for second servings right at the table. It heats quickly, and stays warm for one full hour. No cords, batteries or external flame necessary and keeps warm rotis, rolls, tea, coffee and one dish hot while preparing another. Perfect for when you have friends or family over for a meal.
Beyond the kitchen, there is a comprehensive range of scald-proof hot beverage mugs and green tea infusion tumblers for people on the go – stylish and practical for the workplace or for carrying in the car. The beverage range also includes vacuum jugs that keep hot for 12 hours with special thought given to the lid design so it can be used with one hand. Fancy something refreshingly cool? The ‘Flow’ cool carafe impresses with real innovation. A first of its kind cooling station that guarantees cold refreshment for several hours (Chilled water at your bedside?). They’ve also got non slip, safe serve trays and Italian dinner trolleys with amazing functionality!
What’s even better, their products make unique gifts. Like the fashionable handbag holder (or umbrella hanger for that matter!). Made in Germany, it is portable and perfect for keeping your favourite handbag safe and clean when out and about. Or the trendy “Pill Case”? Also made in Germany, the stainless steel paper-weight that is also a self locking measuring tape, or the stainless steel retractable belt clip are especially perfect for men, that hardest-to-buy-gifts-for species.
Ummm…but I don’t need any of this stuff. Is this store really for me?
Actually, the Home Collective store has something for everyone.
Whether you are a new Mumbai expat looking to re-stock cherished items from your home country that are not easily available in India, the home chef bored by the ordinary equipment in his or her kitchen, the mom seeking BPA-free plastic containers to keep food fresh for longer, or the proud owner of a fantastic new apartment– prepare to be delighted.[box]
Visit to explore the selection for yourself, and ask the well-informed staff about the unique features of each product.
Home Collective is located on the 2nd Floor of the new North Wing of RCity Mall, LBS Marg, Ghatkopar West. Next to Nature’s Basket.
Ph: 25181445, 8425824446[/box]