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No outfit is complete without matching accessories, especially shoes and bags. While a neutral colour goes well with pretty much everything you wear, for that special dress, be it your wedding sari or your favourite party ensemble, you might want something with a little extra razzle-dazzle. And here's where MATIr comes in.

This ultra-exclusive outlet specializes in customized bags and footwear. "I used to have a lot of trouble finding fancy shoes without heels," says Selina, the owner. So I had to have my footwear made to order. They specialized in leather products. I decided to take it a step further and jazz them up with silk and sequins, and thus MATIr was born.

The outlet has two teams, the leather craftsmen, who make the basic shoe, then the karchupi team who translate Selina's fabulous designs into fancy uppers and heels.

This season, in addition to the sparkly sequinned or beaded straps, the appliqued wedge heels are all the rage.

In addition to shoes MATI'r also provides matching bags. At a starting price of Tk 1800, they are appropriate for wedding trousseaus, or making an impact at a high-profile gala.

Here's how it works. You visit the store, make an appointment with the consultants there, then give them your preferences, and you're on your way to some amazing accessories.

If you're willing to splurge on something really fabulous for yourself, MATI'r is definitely worth a shot.

MATIr is located at 24, UN Road, Baridhara.

By Sabrina F Ahmad



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