Wednesday, March 8, 2023

About Radhika & Saman, a pop-up shop featuring handmade clothing from India and Pakistan

Photos and reporting by Stacie Joy 

Radhika & Saman is a pop-up clothing boutique at 618 E. Ninth St. between Avenue B and Avenue C.

Proprietor Saman Mahmood sells dresses (which can be custom-ordered), skirts, tops, and other accessories handcrafted by women in Pakistan and India.
Mahmood's business partner, Radhika Khanna, whom she met while a student at FIT in 2001, died of lupus in February 2022 at age 47. Part of the shop's proceeds goes to the Lupus and aHUS Foundation.
The storefront also includes handmade jewelry by Casey Clark ...
Radhika & Saman will be here through Sunday, though Mahood hopes they can either extend the pop-up shop or find a new space in the East Village or Lower East Side. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This designer uses beautiful fabrics, colors, and sparkles/bead work galore with a modern twist for downtown adults, to pair with leggings or as a skirt or dress for this spring and summer. They also have children's clothes that are colorful and sparkly, perfect for that inner princess. I bought a long, flowing scarf with gold trim for only $10. Hope they find another spot soon to move to. Great small business for our eclectic neighborhood.