Best Shops in Bangalore for Sarees

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
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Angadi Silks

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.
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Nalli Silk

Welcome to the grandiose world of Kanjivaram silks! Nalli is a traditional silk sari chain of shops. What began as a small discount-dictated business in saris in 1928, is now a sari and fabric behemoth with branches across the country. You can find silks from every corner of the country in this shop, but if you go to Nalli, you must buy a Kanjivaram, especially if you don’t own one. Kanjivaram is a small village in TamilNadu where weavers spend at least 10-30 days to weave a sari in silk, depending on the intricacy of design. The 500-year-old cottage industry produces stiff heavy-weight mulberry silk saris, woven with three ply high denier threads. The silk thread is dipped in rice water and dried, and for the borders with heavy jari (gold),the thread is dipped in liquid gold or silver before giving shape to motifs like rudrakshams (rosary beads), malli moggu (jasmine bud) and gopuram (temple top), mayilkan (peacock eye) and koyilkan (nightingale eye). The double warp and weft stands out clear in the texture which lends itself to bright shades and strong designs. You will not find the peacock blues, Rani (princess) pinks, parrot greens, scarlet reds, mustard yellows, turquoise blues, and regal purples on any other silk saris in the world. Prices range from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 1,00,000 each. There are different varieties of saris and dress materials. Silk and brocade material for blouses, readymade salwar suits and unstitched fabric for suits are also available. Salwar suits are priced from Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 45,000 each , while dress material such as georgette with gota-work will cost you Rs. 800 to Rs. 1000 a meter, whereas plain silk may cost Rs. 400 – Rs. 600 a meter. Nalli is a well known name silk saree shop in Bangalore.
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Deepam

Deepam is a three storied Bangalore shop on the MG Road. Deepam is one of the best shops in Bangalore especialy for bridal wear sarees, lehengas and salwar suits. It is a narrow entrance and you will have to take a lift to reach the other floors.A salesperson will be assigned to escort you around the store. Lehenga cholis and Anarkali suits First of all the newly refurbished top floor is given over to grand lehenga cholis and Anarkali suits that are suitable for brides and close family members of the bride and the groom. In bright colours in georgette & silk with zardosi work , they are in the Rs100000+/ piece price range. In addition, the exclusive designer dresses are carefully displayed on hangers. This makes viewing very comfortable and easy. In the same floor there are grand lehenga choli dresses that are individually wrapped and stacked in the showroom. The salesmen sit on a mattress in the floor and display the lehangas. While some of the Lehangas are in the usual pink and red colors with heavy embroidery, there are other in green and blue as well. In addition, there are peaches and light pastels shades with colorful embroidery. This is especially relevant as it is in vogue now. As a result, Deepam is best known for bridal wear in Bangalore Kanjivaram Silk sarees The second floor has their best collection of Kanjivaram silk sarees . Because is a vast collection with the latest colours & designs. There is a separate section for sarees with tested zaris and sarees with pure gold zaris. As a result, the saris are priced accordingly. The average price range is Rs 5000- Rs 50000/piece. There are ready to wear blouses in silk and zari embroidery in various colours. Furthermore, this floor also has casual wear salwar suit pieces in cotton & synthetic materials. Other collections a)Mysore silk sarees in the Rs 6000 to Rs 13000 price range b) Kora silk sarees Rs15000+ price range . In addition , the ground floor has a collection of cotton sarees, synthetic sarees ,Kota sarees and similar non silk varieties of sarees. Most noteworthy is the fact that the Deepam store has a good selection of ethnic wedding wear dresses. Consequently, Deepam has a long and satisfied customer list. Parking is difficult
  • 080 2558 8760

KSIC Mysore Silk

Mysore silk saris are manufactured in the city of Mysore in Karnataka . The manufacturing facility for Mysore silks was originally set up by the Maharaja of Mysore with looms imported from Switzerland in 1912 . In 1980 ,the manufacturing facility was handed over to the Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation Ltd.(KSIC). It is a government of Karnataka enterprise.The distinguishing feature of this saris is the usage of pure silk and 100% pure gold zari .KSIC Mysore Silk saris are very popular for their soft ,smooth feel and lustrous texture. The Mysore silk saree or salwar kameez can be worn through the year, whether it is summer or winter. KSIC Mysore Silk saree look very elegant. The products include Silk sarees, Fabric for salwar kameez Shirts Kurtas Silk dhotis and ties Mysore Silk Factory The silk products are manufactured in the factories located in Mysore and in Narasipura. KSIC manufactures silk fabrics from raw silk yarn. Raw mulberry silk is produced in five Indian states, of which Karnataka is one. Mysore silk is hence, very popular in the state. It is a very light and soft fabric as compared to the heavy Kanjivaram silk fabric. Furthermore Mysore silk sarees come in traditional designs and colors. Dark blue, dark green, maroon, pink, violet and mustard yellow are some of the noteworthy colors for Mysore Silk sarees. They also have a contrast color border with zari work. While some of the zari is pure gold zari, some others could have tested zari as well. As a result, the price of the Mysore silk saree would depend on the quality of the zari that is used in the saree. Finally due to great demand for Mysore silk fabric, they are available as salwar kameez fabrics as well. There are also some dupattas and ties that are made with this fabric. Hence, Bangalore shopping is incomplete without a visit to KSIC. Also read :- Visit The Biere Club, Bootlegger & do some Bangalore Shopping
  • 080-26631405

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.
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Have you come across any fisherwomen in coastal India? Anything peculiar about the way they drape sarees? If you watch closely, you will notice they wear it like a pair of shorts. Yes, the idea is to move around easily while venturing out into the sea. Tribal women, on the other hand, tie sarees high up to their knees as they are required to collect firewood amidst shrubs.

That’s how women in India have been using this traditional wear as a functional garment since a long time ago. Nowadays women tend to mostly opt for easier garments like kurtis, salwar suits, trousers and skirts for rough and tough daily wear. Consequently, sarees are predominantly used for special occasions such as weddings, evening parties and religious ceremonies. The saree definitely helps women of all age groups stand out from the western dresses-clad crowd. After all, nothing beats the grace and glamour of this popular ethnic wear.

For saree shoppers in Bangalore, Sudarshan Family Store located at the Chickpet market is a major haunt for bridal silk sarees. You can pick up some great sarees here at great prices. These include pure Kanjivaram, Dharmavaram and Banarasi silks, crepe silks, georgette, Tussar, raw silk, jute silk, silk-cottons and poly silk saris, among others.

Prasiddhi Silks, Tamana, Ritu Kumar, Deepam, Karishma Silks, Angadi Silks, Kalanikethan, Nalli Silk, Meena Bazar, and Neeru’s are some other popular shops in Bangalore with exquisite collection of sarees.

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