The city of Mumbai is full of vibrant minds and creative souls, who never stop coming up with new ideas to make things more interesting. Be it the way one works, to the way one has fun; Mumbai knows how to have fun. One such innovative and interesting idea is that of the Lil Flea 2018, which is organised in this city. Lil Flea Mumbai is not like any other ordinary market. It is full of quirky ideas, interesting products, delicious food and heartwarming entertainment. It is not just a market, but a festival in itself.
Here, several well-known brands and people from various parts of the country set up their stalls. These stalls have a variety of items right from jewellery to antiques, clothes to bags and so on. One can find a huge variety of quirky and interesting items to shop over here. Not only this, there are several food stalls selling delicacies and desserts as well.
Another attraction in Lil Flea, is the entertaining elements present here. Right from music, to movies, there is something for everyone.
History of Lil Flea Mumbai
This awe-inspiring market idea is the brainchild of two creative minds – Priyanka Punjabi and Alankar Jain. They began organising the Lil Flea market in Mumbai in 2014 to bring together the communities of fashion, music, food, and so on.
All the stalls put up in this market, are personally curated by Priyanka. She efficiently designs the plans for the setting up of stalls and brings in ideas to make them more interesting than they already are. Alankar handles the other aspect covering the finances and business. He makes sure that the event is profitable.
Lil Flea is for everybody!
Yes, unlike ordinary markets, it does not believe in serving a bunch of people. It has something for everybody. TLF is for the people who love to shop, to eat, to watch movies, to experience band performances, to read and so on. It is for all the art enthusiasts, for the poetry lovers, for the aesthetic lovers, for the music enthusiasts, for the shopping addicts, for the foodies, phew! The list is endless.
What To Expect In The Lil Flea Mumbai, November 2018 Edition
1 – Stalls for the shopper in you
Lil Flea is is a paradise for all shopaholics and window shoppers. Pick from some of the most quirky and chic products. You will find a plethora of branded and hand-crafted gifting ideas here. Choose from countless apparels, bags, shoes, jewellery, home decór, styling, pop up arts, and so on. There will be around 100 brands participating for the first time. And the most exciting part is that you will find 140 outstation brands. You won’t find their products in Mumbai otherwise.
2 – Heaven for book-readers
Leave a book and take another at The Lil Book Exchange! Take a like-minded person with you or find someone who has the same taste for books as you. Discuss a book, weave a story over a cup of coffee or a pitcher of beer.
3 – Festival of experimental and Fusion Foods
Ditch all your diets and roll up your sleeves. The Lil Flea will be home to about 70 food and dessert brands and microbreweries too. Don’t miss out on those home chefs and bakers selling amazing stuff. P.s. come empty stomach!
4 – Festival of Indie Music
Lil Flea market is here to give you some heartfelt beats and soulful music on all the days of the festival. Every evening, Lil Flea Mumbai has a new band or artist to entertain and make your evenings musical. The list includes Boombay Djembe Folas, Nikhil D’souza, Fanculos, The Many Roots Ensemble, Clayton Hogermeer, Ankur Tewari and friends.
5 – Enjoyyy at the Festival Bar
If you love beer, or wine, or cocktails, you can go park your yourself at The Lil Flea’s festival bar. With 7 of the cities best micro-breweries plus classy cocktails and wines, sangrias and slushies
6 – Movie under the stars!
How about watching a movie right under the twinkling stars and the black blanket of the sky? Mesmerising, eh? From classics to cult films, TLF will be screening all-time favourites that you’ve been waiting to watch or re-watch. Make your pick today!
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7 – Contribution for nature – One Lil Tree.
An initiative to go green and give back to nature. Collect free seeds at One Lil Tree. Learn some organic gardening. or adopt a plant, give them a name and take them home to do your bit to improve the air you breathe.
8 – Happy place for Art-lovers and artists alike
One can find several works of artists from around the world at the Lil Flea Mumbai. There is live art, art for a cause, and a collaborative art section here. It tries to bring in the artists who are unique and believe in spreading their thoughts through the art.
9 – Loads, Loads of Games
Re-live your childhood or just bring the child in you out. TLF has countless carnival, board, and adult games for you. Hula hoops, giant Jenga, trampolines, dart games, are just a few of them. Not to forget, they also have a range of drinking games such as beer pong, battle shots and more to keep your buzz going.
These are just some of the interesting things that one can find at The Lil Flea.
If you are looking for a different and not-so-ordinary way of spending your weekend, Lil Flea is the place for you!
The Lil Flea Mumbai, November 2018 Schedule
|2nd November 2018|
|Therapeutic Doodling||3:30 pm to 4:30 pm||INR 768|
|DIY Organic Handmade Paper||5:00 pm to 6:00 pm||INR 1024|
|Relief Clay Modelling||6:30 pm to 7:30 pm||INR 1088|
|Juggling||8:00 pm to 9:00 pm||INR 499|
|3rd November 2018|
|Decoupage||3:30 pm to 4:30 pm||INR 896|
|Slack lining||3:30 pm to 6:30 pm||INR 499|
|Beer Cocktail Workshop||4:30 pm to 5:30 pm||INR 1280|
|Write it – Draw it – Paste it – Zine Making||5:00 pm to 6:00 pm||INR 1024|
|Party Titbits Workshop||6:30 pm – 7:30 pm||INR 1600|
|Japanese Origami||8:00 pm to 9:00 pm||INR 960|
|4th November 2018|
|Grow Your own Micro Greens Workshop||3:30 pm to 4:30 pm||INR 832|
|Wine Cocktail Workshop||4:30 pm to 5:30 pm||INR 1280|
|Slime Making Workshop||5:00 pm to 6:00 pm||INR 1280|
|Juggling||6:30 pm to 7:30 pm||INR 499|
|Hula Loop||8:00 pm to 9:00 pm||INR 499|
The Movie Line-up:
|2nd November 2018|
|The Shawshank Redemption||6:00 PM||INR 200|
|Kill Bill Vol.01||8:00 PM||INR 200|
|Love, Rosie||10:00 PM||INR 200|
|3rd November 2018|
|My Fair Lady||6:00 PM||INR 200|
|Me and You and Everyone We Know||8:00 PM||INR 200|
|Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind||10:00 PM||INR 200|
|4th November 2018|
|Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind||6:00 PM||INR 200|
|Love, Rosie||8:00 PM||INR 200|
|The Shawshank Redemption||10:00 PM||INR 200|
The ALT Stage Fun:
|2nd November 2018|
|#BigMic Mixed Bag: Open Mic, Hosted By: Shriram P||4:30 pm – 6:00 pm|
|Hive Music Club Showcase, Hosted by Sargam Ipshita||6:30 pm – 7:15 pm|
|Hive Music Club Showcase, R#OnBus||7:30 pm – 8:00 pm|
|#BigMic Magic Showcase||8:00 pm – 8:30 pm|
|Hive Comedy Club Showcase, Featuring: Raunaq Rajani, Bhavish Ailani, Andy Reghu, Masoom Rajwan||8:45 pm – 10:00 pm|
|3rd November 2018|
|#BigMic Mixed Bag: Open Mic, Hosted By: Govind Menon||4:30 pm – 6:00 pm|
|Best Of Stories On Toast By Books on Toast||6:30 pm – 7:15 pm|
|Improvised Stories with Croc Tales, Featuring: Anand Sivakumaran||7:30 pm – 8:15 pm|
|Hive Poetry Club: One Sided Aashiqui, Featuring: Faisal Khan, Mallikarjun, Saaya Vaidya, Shaurya Shah, Priyanka Gadhia||8:45 pm onwards|
|4th November 2018|
|#BigMic Mixed Bag: Open Mic, Hosted By: Abhishek Sinha||4:30 pm – 6:00 pm|
|Hive Storytelling Club, Featuring: Jashn E Qalam||6:30 pm – 8:30 pm|
|Hive Magic Club Showcase, Featuring: Sai Gopal, Shikar, Praveen Nair, Karan Chauhan||8:30 pm onwards|
Be Ready For Shopping!
Lil Flea is surely a temple for all you shopaholics!
Aion Homes present the daily home utility and homeware items in the most sui generis way.
This New Delhi-based brand is the ideal example of finesse that brings together charming traditional and modern elements in its jewellery pieces.
Bombay Shaving Company
A popular men’s grooming brand with a range of premium pre, during & post-shaving products in packaging that makes shaving and grooming exciting.
Bowies is THE thing! Bow Toes presents flats with eye-catchy textured and checkered bows.
Minimalistic home décor items like key-holders, wall-art, customisable nameplates, and much more available in vivid colours that will make you go “WOW”!
Own stunning formal and traditional juttis by Coral Haze. The leading manufacturers of hand-crafted juttis too will be a part of TLF 12th Edition.
DOT by Daisy & Tapushi
The Ahmedabad-based brand that is known for its peculiar selection of colours used in saris, kurtas, dresses, and other silhouettes.
Style your home, office, garden, and other outdoor spaces with consciously hand-crafted items and designs made of concrete.
Ever heard of origami lampshades? You read it right; the Floft Studio creates one-of-a-kind origami lampshades from eco-friendly bamboo paper.
A brand that brings timeless and edgy premium leather pieces for a man’s wardrobe. Iron Tailor is known for their matchless belts, ties, blazers, briefcases, shoes and trousers and more.
Living with Elan
Pop and quirky essence added to even the basic home decór elements like trays, cupcake stands, tea-sets, metal trunks, lunch boxes and other utility products.
We know that men love luxury too. Monk Ford provides all the quintessential pieces in the form of oxfords, brogues & loafers.
Life is too short to wear boring footwear! Exclusive range of hand-crafted footwear for women and men with soles made from up-cycled tyres. Paaduks has something for every occasion.
All you stationery-lovers, The Lil Flea has something for you too. papeljam will be there to offer some outstanding and super cool stationery and desk essentials. The cherry on the cake is that they will also be there for some personalised goodies like planners and notebooks.
Peeli Dori has a name for the indo-chic styled clothing line and home furnishing, combining the rural basics with modern, urban sense.
Here are a natural, vegan, and safe grooming products for men. Raw Nature uses plant-derived products to create each of its soap, face wash, moisturizer, shampoo, shaving gel, and other products.
Find the blend of fine, artisan full leaf teas straight from the gardens, right at the Lil Flea.
A brand known for their high-quality, handcrafted, comfortable footwear available in pop and vibrant block colours.
Eccentric home decór, daily utilities, gift items, and stationery in the most fascinating way. Sky Goodies will leave you spellbound!
Food miniatures are taking over social media. Food miniatures now come in the form of fridge magnets and earrings. Make your kitchen a beautiful place to cook and dine in with these alluring magnet pieces.
Swarang designs weave the genius of indigenous art, perfectly entwined with the contemporary sensibilities of design and craftsmanship.
The Butternut Company
The name says it all! The Butternut Company sells flavoured butternut dips and spreads. Treat yourself with the delicacy or gift the hampers to your loved ones.
The Chic Pad
You must have surely wishlist-ed at least one item on The Chic Pad’s website. TCP is ideal for some idiosyncratic gifts, homeware, decór, stationery, and much much more.
The Kalakar Co
The Mumbai-based brand brings bags, wallets, clutches, laptop sleeves, home decór and a lot more elegant and exclusive products.
The Khadi Cult
Crazy, quirky patterns stamped on traditional, premium khadi cloth. Their stuff can never go out of the trend as they have the eye for selecting the best colour palette for men and women fashion and home chairs.
The Love Hook
Go green with canvas, jute, and cloth. Presenting The Love Hook – a trusted name for handmade bags, shoes and accessories with the best selection of patterns and colours.
The Sass Bar
Use the most interesting soaps and make your baths merrier. The Sass Bar brings to you the popsicle, cupcake, and pastry cake soaps. This is going to be one of the most unusual things at The Lil Flea.
The Tie Hub
The Tie Hub presents the classic range of neckties, bowties, scarves, cufflinks, belts & pocket squares, everything you need to keep it suave.
Trouvaille – Bath and Body
Trouvaille is a known name for handmade, paraben-free, and cruelty-free bath and body products. They sell 100% natural lip balm, soap, body scrub, body lotion, and other skincare products.
So whether you wish to meet happy people, buy amazing stuff, try delicious foods, get your aura read, or just want to have a great time, get your happy vibes and be there at The Lil Flea.