Kolhapuri Centre offers a unique collection of ethnic Indian footwear. The store derives its name from Kolhapur, in Maharashtra. It was founded by Sashibhusan Das in 1962 . Their first retail store was established in the 1990s. Kolhapuri Centre has chappals, jooties( Rajasthani boots) and leather covered shoes ,bags and belts. Kolhapuri Centre has products for men , women and even children. Quite unlike other shoe stores, Kolhapuri Centre houses only Indian traditional footwear and accessories. Each piece is assembled individually and is hence unique.
Though there are other stores that carry traditional Indian footwear, none of them exclusively trade in shoes. The quality of the stitching and leather is also very good. Shoes tend to last years, even after regular use. It is also the only known store in Kolkata with a vast range of party, marriage and special occasion ethnic footwear collections for men. The store is a favorite among Bengalis and the leather and design quality of the jooties, nagrais and chappals make them a must buy during festive season. Hence ,Kolhapuri Centre is a popular destination during the marriage season, Durga Puja and Id . They also aim to keep prices at affordable range without compromising the quality of products.
Chappals and jooties range from Rs 300 to Rs 700/-.per pair.
Belts and accessories are also in the range of a few hundreds per piece.
Hindustan Park, not being the only branch, it is however the busiest and one of the most well known branches, owing to its prime location.
Other known branches of Kolapuri are at :
56/2A Gariahat Road,
76/1, Bidhan Sarani,
4 No. Keshab Chandra Sen Street,
198/A S P Mukherjee Road,
Kolkata – 700026
190B Maniktala Main Road,
Lake Market Branch
79A, Rashbehari Avenue,
28/1C Gariahat Road,
32/2/1 Gariahat Road