Firstly, 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. Angadi Silks is located in a broad avenue in Jayanagar. Parking is done on the main road.
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 of the shop and the history of sarees and their origins as well.
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 sarees in Angadi Silks. Some saris have checks, vertical or horizontal lines designs while some have distinct floral patterns. Explore and make your choice. Angadi Silks brings out new collections almost every month. That is what makes the collection so interesting as compared to other shops for silk sarees. Simple sarees to special Angadi designed sarees in a price range between Rs. 5000 to Rs. 50000 a piece are on offer.
Certainly, the quality, design, colours and the gold used are of the highest standards.
Further, the 2nd floor has a great collection of Benarsi silk sarees, vulculum, tanchoi, jamdani, jacquard, and benares georgette sarees. In addition, they stock Gadwal sarees form Andhra Pradesh in cotton, silk and cotton mix, Ikkat, Pochampally, Patola and Gadchola sarees as well. While the saree fabrics are sourced form various States, the designs are indigenous.
Finally, the 3rd floor has more varieties of causal wear sarees. You will be truly amazed with the varieties of sarees available in Angadi Silks.
As a result of this extensive collection of ethnic sarees available in this store, we think this store is probably one of the best shops for traditional sarees in Bangalore.