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Best Shops in Bangalore for Fabric
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Bangalore Market: Fabric
Vijayalakshmi Silks & Sarees
Vijayalaksmi Silks is a trusted name for sarees in Bangalore . Their store on MG Road is several decades old. As you walk into their large store , you will find that there are brides to be and their families selecting bridal wear sarees. The store also has quite a few salesmen who are knowledgeable about the sarees on display . There is a separate section for fabrics , right near the entrance . Benarsi and silk fabrics with zari work are available. Check these pieces if you need to buy fabrics for blouses or to stitch salwar suits .As you walk further in, there is a large section dedicated to Kora silk sarees and Mysore silk sarees. Kora silk is the lighter version of the silk saree from Benares. Kora silk sarees with zari work are modern in design & very expensive . They are typically rolled up on long spindles and not stacked on the racks . They cost upwards of Rs 15000/piece. The Mysore silk saree selection is more traditional in design & colour combination. They cost upwards of Rs 8000/piece Vijalakshmi Silks is however well known for expensive Kanjivaram and Uppada silk saris. These are made inhouse. One can get a Kanjivaram saree starting from Rs5000/piece and going upto Rs 50000/piece . Kanjivaram silk sarees with less expensive zaris and real gold zaris are available in bright colours and in a multitude of designs. They have a good selection of Bangalore silk sarees as well . The texture of the Bangalore silk sarees is different from the Kanjivaram silk sarees . In addition, they have several varieties of cotton sarees from many Indian States. There is a section for ready made blouses as well, where you can buy grand party wear & wedding wear blouses and match them to the saree of your choice. Parking is difficult
Stylish Etnic Wear Dresses ,Home furnishings Anokhi is from Jaipur in Rajasthan . They have been operating their retail stores for more than 40 years. Their stores are large and spacious and their products are neatly displayed and stacked. Indo western wear Skirts, tops, dresses ,capris and jackets would typically be called the Indo western dresses. Cotton fabrics with colourful block prints are used to make the dresses. Colourful floral motifs in white colour or light pastel colour dresses is a trademark from Anokhi . The wrap skirts and dresses in new designs are in dark colours with block prints.The cotton dresses are so comfortable that you would want to carry them everywhere.They are stylish , bright and provide great comfort.These dresses are not restricted to teenagers anymore. Moms of all ages can be seen in these stylish dresses. Indian ethnic dresses Salwar kameez, Anarkali kurtas ,churidar kurtas and short kurtis would make up the Indian ethnic wear collection. Soft and colourful, these dresses are ideal for summers. The collection is colour coded and displayed accordingly. You will find garments with same colour and prints displayed together. Stoles and scarves You will find beautiful stoles and scarves in Indigo blue, bright reds and other lovely colours with prints neatly stacked in huge brass bowl. Take you pick. Black is a definite favourite and can be paired with several outfits. Home Furnishings Are you looking for bed sheets, pillow covers and quilts? Anokhi stocks these beautiful soft home fabrics in soft colours with block prints. They also stock dining sets, toilet cases and some jewellery pieces. The prices are not cheap but the garments and furnishings are long lasting and are value for money. The average price would be Rs1000 – Rs2000/piece. The store ambience is quiet and unhurried. The customer can walk around the store undisturbed and make his or her selection.
080 2663 1345
Commercial Street is a crowded street in Bangalore. Twenty years ago Commercial Street & Brigade Road were the most popular Bangalore shopping Markets. With the introduction of the Bangalore shopping Malls, the Commercial Street shops and the Brigade Road shops have lost their popularity. They are still crowded ,however, some of the well known shops have moved to the malls. Fab India is a a very well known store. They are in fact , the first retail chain stores for ethnic garments to operate in India. They have grown manifold after they opened their first store in 1960. Ethnic wear garments They stock an astonishing variety of ethnic wear garments. Salwar kameez, short kurtis, long kurtas, straight pants, palazzo pants, salwars and churidars are stocked in a variety of colours. They are predominantly in cotton, chanderi cotton, chanderi silks and in tussar.Block prints from Rajasthan are used in many of their creations. There is a separate section for dupattas in chanderi silk, Banarasi fabrics and in cottons. The Banarasi dupatta would cost about Rs10000/piece. Sarees The sarees are exclusive and fashionable. Silk cotton sarees, Banarasi cotton sarees, Gadwal sarees, Maheswari cotton sarees, Jamdani cotton sarees , Tussar silk sarees and Kanjivaram silk sarees are all available. The average price would be Rs10000 to Rs 12000/piece. Accessories They also stock accessories such as jewellery – bracelets, earrings, long chains and scarves and stoles in silk Home Furnishing Cushion covers in ethnic prints and Rajasthani quilts are colourful. In addition , they have bed covers and sheets, Towels and carpets. Fab India is one of the best shops for ethnic garments and home furnishing items. Hence, it is a highly recommended shop. They have loyal customers.
080 4113 2429
Sarees and Salwar suits Kuberan Silks have an amazing and wide variety of both traditional and modern saris and salwar suits.”Wedding wear saris, party wear saris, office and casual wear saris are available in plenty. Kanjivaram, pure silk saris, Paithini saris and Banarsi silk saris are also in stock. In cottons, there are Venketagiri, Narayan Peta, Kanjivaram, Bengal and Devendra varieties. In addition, there is also a wide variety of salwar suits in silk ,georgette and cotton for both office and party wear on display. Ghagra cholis, chaniya cholis, pavadais, blouse material and dress materials in silk, cotton and polyester/poly blend materials are all available.
Sudarshan Family Store
Bridal Wear Saris Sudarshan Family Store is another store that specializes in bridal saris . Saris in pure Kanjivaram , Dharmavaram and Banarasi silks, crepe silks, georgette , Tussar, raw silk ,jute silk, silk-cottons and poly silk saris are all available. Cotton saris Cotton saris from Gadwal, Coimbatore, Banarai, Bengal , Kanchi , Madurai and Sambalpur are all on display. Dress materials in silks, synthetics, cottons and silk blends for salwar kameez, churidhar sets, lehanga blouses as well as ready to wear ghaghra choli sets, pawada-blouse sets, salwar kameez and churidhar sets are all available. For more such shop reviews, check out Shopkhoj Bangalore
Shopping in MG Road Shopping Market in Bangalore would lead you to Prasiddhi Silks . Cotton sarees and Salwar Suits Although it is a small shop , the collection of sarees and salwar suit materials is very good. Cotton sarees with block prints and Kalamkari prints are in the range of Rs 700 to Rs 1000/piece . Silk cotton sarees are in the Rs 2000 + range . Kanjivaram sarees Uppada sarees , Mysore crepe sarees , Kanjivaram silk sarees and Ikaat sarees are their specialities . Mysore silk crepe sarees start from Rs 3500 and go up to Rs 12000 /piece. The price will depend on the quality of the saree as also the zari that is used . Semi formal unstitched salwar suit fabrics in cotton and cotton blends are also available. While the collection is not huge , the selection is good and are modestly priced.
Kanjivaram saris in Angadi silks Shopping in Bangalore for sarees should definitely include a visit to Angadi Silks in the Jaynagar Shopping Market . Seven generations of the family have been running this Bangalore store. Jaynagar is a popular shopping market in Bangalore . Angadi Silks is located in a broad avenue in Jayanagar. Parking is not a concern as compare to other shops in this market. Angadi Silks comes highly recommended for Kanjivaram sarees, Gadwal sarees and Benarsi sarees. They have their own manufacturing & designing unit. Hence, their sarees are very distinct . First of all as you enter this spacious shop , you will be greeted by very knowledgeable & friendly staff . The shop has several pictures and exhibits which trace the history behind the Angadi shop and the history of sarees and their origins as well. Kanjivaram Sarees The ground floor has a collection of Kanjivaram (pattu )sarees. The sarees are simple & yet sophisticated . The Kanjivaram silk sarees are available in plain dark colours with and without gold zari borders. There are sarees with self designs and in a variety of colour combinations . The peacock blue, the parrot green ,the mango yellow , the lotus pink and the crimson red are some popular colours in the Kanjivaram saris in Angadi Silks . Some saris have checks, vertical or horizontal lines as designs . Some have distinct floral patterns . Explore and make your choice . Angadi Silks brings out new collections every month almost. That is what makes the collection so interesting . Simple sarees to special Angadi designed sarees in a price range between Rs 5000 to Rs 50000 a piece are on offer . Other Varieties of Sarees The 2nd floor has Benarsi silk sarees, vulculum, tanchoi, jamdani, jacquard , and benares georgette sarees. Gadwal sarees form Andhra Pradesh in cotton, silk and cotton mix, Ikkat, Pochampally, Patola, Gadchola sarees are all available on the 2nd floor. While the saree fabrics are sourced form various States, the designs are indigenous. Finally, the 3rd floor has more varieties of causal wear sarees. As a result this is one of the best shops for traditional sarees in Bangalore.
Yuvathi is a boutique for casual wear salwar suits. Fabric is sourced from different regions like Bengal, Kutch, Sambalpur and other areas . All kinds of cottons, cotton blends and silk cotton are designed into salwar suits for casual wear. There are silks, satins, chiffons, and georgette salwar suits that are more suitable for party and festive wear. Kutch embroidery with mirror and bead work, kantha embroidery work, lucknowi chicken work , bandhini, tie &dye and cutwork embroidery are some of the patterns that you will find on the dresses.
Good Things, Bangalore
Are you shopping in Bangalore for kurtis and salwar kameez for office wear and causal outings? We have found this shop good value for money. Good Things stock ready to stitch and semi stitched dresses and fabrics.
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Good quality salwar kameez and kurtis are available in the ready-made section. All kind of materials such as hakoba, silks, synthetics, cotton blends and other silk blends are available in a wide range of colors and prints.
080 - 4146 0266, 41301827
Ethnicity is located on the second floor of the Central Mall in Bangalore . The store stocks a wide variety of branded ethnic wear garments for women . It also stocks artificial jewellery .It is a complete store for salwar-kameez, patialas, dupattas, leggings, churidars , long skirts, palazzos and fabrics as well. From simple, everyday salwar suits to exquisite party wear and wedding wear , it has it all. As this store stocks several brands under one roof, the Bangalore shopping experience for ethnic wear garments is made simpler and easier. The store has the look & feel of a huge, colourful & glitzy bazar . Some of the brands that are stocked here are listed below :- Fusion Beats and Global Desi – These brands have their own signature clothes with graphic prints in chiffons and crepe fabrics . The kurtas are long ,flowy, trendy and sophisticated . Mor Pankh – as the name suggests , the brand offers beautiful salwar-kurta sets in cotton and other finer textures with delicate gold and silver aari work and embroidery. Maahi has everyday wear at cheaper price ranges. Auriela and W are brands that stand for clothes for working women. Smart and trendy kurtas ,to be worn with leggings or straight pants, are also available. Neeru’s and Biba offer designer party wear and salwar suits for weddings . There are beautiful salwar suits in silks ,chiffons and superior quality cottons with zari, gotta and zardosi work.
Mustard has a range of exclusive Indo-Western and western wear for women . They have a fine collection of regular and plus size garments for casual and office wear in addition to light party wear dresses Mustard entered the fashion arena 7-8 years back and is today a Bangalore shop that spells refined taste and style. Plenty of mix and match options are available – delicate long, collared- kurtas to go with straight pants; flowery chiffon shirts which can be worn with colored jeans and embroidered tops in various hues . Their chic designs and fine fittings make women look smart and feel good . The clothes that are comfortable to wear without compromising on style. Ensembles that have unique designs and cuts are their hallmark. Mustard is a classy store for bringing that zing into your wardrobe.
Neeru’s – Bangalore Bridal Wear
Bridal-wear Dresses Mrs. Neeru & Mr. Harish Kumar offer an interesting range of high-end bridal-wear alongwith accessories all under one roof. They have a complete range of saris, salwar suits, lehengas and kurtis richly embroidered with suitable embellishments . Light weight jewellery in gold , gold plated jewellery, kundan and polkijewellery are all available . In addition to jewellery , you can purchase leather handbags and clutches with embroidery and zari work that are ideal for party and wedding occasions . Further more, there is a small section for ethnic jutis(closed sandals), and shoes . Finally , there is little Neeru’s range of clothes is for kids and they stock causal wear clothes as well . Neerus flagship store is in Hyderabad.
Nainum Sarees, M/s Nainum International
Bangalore bridal wear shop. High-end and expensively embroidered saris, salwar-kameezes, kurtis, tunics and lehenga-cholis are stocked here at Nainum Sarees. This is typically Bangalore bridal wear shop. The empasis is on rich embroidery and embellishments and the use of bridal colours like deep maroon ,orange and fuschia to highlight the work on the fabrics. In addition , they have a range of dress materials in silk, satin, crepe, net and georgette that they supply to other boutiques as well . Casual wear kurtis are also available in a wide range of materials and price range.
Salonee Silks N Cotton
One would think that with the arrival of the numerous shopping malls in Bangalore, the old shopping places such as Commercial Street & Brigade Road would be practically pedestrian free. But that is not the case. Commercial Street in Bangalore is still a very crowded market . However,there are a few shops in Commercial Street that people would still love to visit. Salonee Silks & Cotton is one such shop. As you walk along the noisy & congested street , jostling for space with other pedestrians , you will chance upon this shop, which is quite prominent . It is a large shop . With stores such as ‘Soch’ which is close by, you would be tempted to think that this store would similar. You will be pleasantly surprised . This store was stocked with silk cotton sarees and crepe silk sarees and several other varieties of silk sarees including Benarsi silks sarees. The collection was very pleasing and the prices were very attractive . I was curious and walked into their crowded basement shop . It was like a secret Alladin’s cave , as it was stocked with wonderful textiles from all over India. There was ikaat in silk and cotton kalamkari fabrics as were Benarsi fabrics and cotton fabrics. Some were printed while some others were embroidered . They are particularly ideal for stitching your own kurtas & kurtis .The range of available fabrics is astonishing . They had dupattas too. Customers were vying with each other in eying their beautiful dupattas in kalamkari fabrics & Benarsi fabrics. Some of them were completely unqiue pieces. The kalamkari printed dupattas are in the Rs 3000 to Rs 5000/piece price range wheras the Benarsi dupattas with simple prints are Rs 1500/piece. Ikaat dupates in striking colours are around Rs 2000/piece. If you are shopping in Bangalore for fabrics and dupattas, make sure to visit this shop in Commercial Street.
080 4113 2113