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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/pieceVijalakshmi 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

Anokhi

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

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.AhilayaAhilaya 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

Fabindia

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 silkHome 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

About Bangalore Shops

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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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