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Vijayalakshmi Silks & Saris

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
  • 080 -25587395, 2337900, 25587937

Mother Earth-Meenakshi Mall

Mother Earth Mother Earth, as the name signifies has a close association with natural products . The founders Ms Gita Ram and Ms Neelam Chibber’s vision was to source products produced by the rural artisans and create a meaningful market for such products. The ‘Future Group’ is invested in this venture. Apparrel Simple ethnic wear dresses are available in the Mother Earth store. Kurtis and long kurtas in plain and printed colours are a good buy. Salwar sets for women and Kurta pyjama sets for men are available. Churidars ,salwars and palazo pants are in stock. There is a separate section for kids clothing. Gift sets Jewellery boxes, candle stands,papier machie lamps, photo frames, simple clocks and wooden boxes are all in stock. They are refreshingly simple in design . HomeLinen Home linen is one of their major selling items. Cotton bed spreads, pillow cases, cushion covers and bolster covers are available.They are made in soft cotton fabrics and in pleasing pastel colours.Coir mats , floor cushions, and coir boxes are available in orange and green colours. Hand Painted Crockery Bright, cheerful, hand painted crockery pieces are very popular. Small platters, serving bowls, soup bowls, tea sets with coordinated trays are very attractive in blue, orange and black . They have innovative designs painted on these products. Mother Earth also stocks clutch bags and cross body bags made with natural fabrics such as cotton and raw silk in ikaat prints . Purple,red and blue with embroidery are some unusual combinations. Bangles and necklaces made with silk threads and beads represent ethnic chic. This jewellery can be paired with ethnic wear dresses. Bangles in red & green with gold coloured beads definitely make a subtle statement. Food Organically grown food products are also on offer such as pulses and seeds. Philosophy
  • 080-65393999

Cinnamon

Cinnamon Boutique Just half a kilometre from Commercial Street is the Cinnamon boutique – serene & inviting. Firstly, it is in the 19th C stately building that conjures up the magical charm of what Bangalore homes would have been. The Cinnamon boutique building houses some eclectic stores ,apart from the Cinnamon store. Raw mango, RASA, Ahilya and Sacred Lotus and a few others . It was founded in 1999 by Abhishek and Radhika Poddar, There is a central courtyard and a verandah surrounding it on all four sides. Chairs & tables are all laid out in the verandah for casual dining ,coffee breaks and tea bites. The small cafe in the building adds the much needed welcome attraction for tired husbands & children while women are busy admiring the beautiful products in the shops. While there are other small shopping complexes in Bangalore,Cinnamon is one of the best ones with contemporary ethnic crafts and textiles under one roof. The building was an orphanage run by the Rai Bahadur Arcot Narrainsawmy Mudaliar. Cinnamon Store As you walk into the Cinnamon store, in this boutique , you are immediately alive to the sense of beauty & aesthetics that surrounds you . One is constantly shifting your focus and admiring the wonderful things displayed in the room. There are metal cutouts of fish and cocks. Then a birdcage , colourfully painted small birds in wood and metal, small wooden artefacts , all suitable for the outdoors . There is a whole section with cutlery serving spoons, bowls ,cheese trays and platters. Steel spoons with gold coloured filigree handles are very elegant. The quarter plates with fancy designs look attractive. Check out the section with pret couture- Jackets, skirts, tops and palazzos. No two pieces look alike . One has block prints the other is in embroidery with a splash of orange & red. Different designers and distinct styles. Unique and non uniform. There are some batik scarves and shiburi stoles in rust and blue. Again, very stylish. And , there are trinkets, jewellery piecesin silver & plated gold. Huge glass vases & jars, figurines and plates ,beautiful. You will find something for every house and every corner of your house. There is a piece of apparel, furniture , furnishings and home decor that appeals to the person in you even if you don’t wish to buy it . There is something beautiful about this store . Look in any direction and there is beauty and colour. RASA In the same compound is RASA. RASA is a Jaipur store that specialises in home furnishings . You can find cushions in raw silk and gold thread work . The colours are soft and pastels contrasted with Reds and orange colours. Then there are quilts with softest fillings and silk covers . There are kurtas in block prints and Jackets in silk . All their products are made in Jaipur . Almirah Almirah for little kids has frocks with smocking in pleasing colours with animal prints and fun prints . The frocks are available in and in 3 to 4 sizes. Raw Mango This is Sanjay Garg’s label. He creates beautiful bridal lehengas pieces in Banarsi fabrics and bridal wear saris. There is a separate section for ready to wear blouses. The blouses are made in silk and cotton. They are styled differently than normal blouses. Ahilaya Ahilaya has kurtas for women and frocks for young girls. The fabrics have wonderful Lucknowi chicken embroidery ,bathk prints and Kalamkari prints on them. Hence, a stop at Cinnamon sounds mandatory on a visit to Bangalore.
  • 080- 41634220

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Bangalore, the city bestowed with very pleasant weather, is a leading shopping destination in South India. Wander through the myriad lanes of Commercial Street, Brigade Road and MG Road, do bargain-shopping in 4th Block Jayanagar and Gandhi Bazaar, explore the age-old shops in Chikpet and KR Market – There are plenty of things to do in India’s Garden City. Jaynagar,Indranagr have some very high end shops for silk sarees and jewellery. Some of the best shops for silk sarees and gold jewellery can be found in Bangalore. If you love the earthiness of pottery, head to Pottery Town near the Cantonment Railway station, where you can find plenty of shops which sell fine pieces made of clay at very reasonable prices. There is an added advantage – you can interact with the many experienced, & well known artists involved in pottery making and learn a thing or two about the art of making clay items. Bangalore is a cosmopolitan shopping market .Visit the Cinnamon store near Commercial Street for an eclectic shopping experience.

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