Having developed a knack for leather products early on in their lives, Riddhima and Saloni from the brand Risa followed into their father’s footsteps of working with leather products. The brand ‘Risa’ does not just provide premium quality leather handbags but also provides an opportunity to customers to express their individuality through customisation. We met the two sisters to find out all about their journey and here are the excerpts from the interview.
Meet Riddhima and Saloni, two sisters who combined their knack for creativity with their business acumen and started their own label Risa which specializes in leather handbags. The siblings take pride in the fact that their designs go beyond the usual and offer customers much more in terms of quality and styles.
“The kind of people who come to buy the products are those who appreciate new techniques and designs and are not just limited to classic bags. They do not just want blacks and beige, but like to explore more stuff and colours. There are a lot of foreigners also who come to the store, and they are the ones who have now become the main market customers, since they like exploring new stuff, and we are mostly catering to them.”
A quick glance at their store in Delhi’s Mehar Chand market is good enough to help you understand their design sensibility. Intricate detailing and a touch of uniqueness are prominent in their craft and their products speak the same story.
“We do a lot of hand-weaving, and hand-tooling, hand-painting, embossing and perforation which is something very different and not in the market as of now. We are trying to make something very unique and different in terms of leather handbags in the market. The next collection coming up will be a tie and dye collection with a lot of weaving incorporated into it and hand-painted leather.”
You can choose from a wide variety of bags for men and women available in their various collections or even have them customise a bag for you. A new feature in the Indian market, Risa lets you add little details to your bag as per your liking.
39 Meherchand Market