Chor1 Bazaar2 is an Indie-Indian-fused t-shirt label based in Brooklyn, NY, with firm roots in, India.
1Chor: One who steals. 2Bazaar: A market consisting of a street lined with shops and stalls.
CONCEPT & DESIGN
Our designs are meant not just to be "cool" but to evoke memories of experiencing India, the India that our parents were raised in and the one that exists today. Both are far different but both are still very Indian.
Our mission is to expand the Indian-fusion art form to another realm. Most have experienced this, "fusion", in music and literature but have hardly seen this transpire into urban apparel. We utilize the medium of our graphic t-shirts to assist in creating an identity that stems farther than mainstream's portrayal of Indian culture.
We take great care not to exploit South Asian culture and deter from using kitschy or religious connotations, like the Om symbol and a deity with eight arms. Our shirts are designed to allow anyone to wear them without the dismay of the South Asian community. Curry is played out and there is so much more for us to project.
Chor Bazaar adds a bit of fun and integrity to the idea of identity.
All of our graphics are designed and silk screened in our Brooklyn, workshop. Most of our t-shirts are fashion-fit, vintage soft, 100% ring-spun cotton. We wouldn't sell you a generic t-shirt.
The Designer, Visionary, and Mad Man — Umang has always itched to create. It started with drawings, tree houses, paintings, and eventually actual buildings. The common thread in all of these has been truth, originality, and himself. The idea of Chor Bazaar, stemmed from his RISD architecture thesis; to redefine Hindu Architecture for first generation Indians in the United States.
The Suit and Dreamer — Yash was born to run a business. The challenge for him was finding the right business. He couldn’t find the right business to meet his passions, a business he wanted to lead. Yash found that business, when his brother Umang approached him about starting an Indian-fusion t-shirt company. Through Chor Bazaar, Yash cannot only propagate a truthful and more complete image of Indians in America (something Umang and Yash’s father fought for), he can do so through his favorite piece of clothing — the t-shirt!
CHOR BAZAAR CONTACT
If you have feedback, we are always willing to lend an ear — firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition our Blog is a glimpse into our workshop and thought process.
COPYRIGHT CHOR BAZAAR EST.2003