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Anokhi Bangalore

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. 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

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/ 08025125131

Cauvery Handicrafts Emporium

Cauvery Handicrafts Emporium-Karnataka State Emporioum If you are shopping in Bangalore for sandalwood artefacts, do visit Cauvery Handicrafts . Sandalwood artefacts The wonderful smell of sandalwood welcomes you when you enter this Bangalore shop.The sandalwood and rosewood grown in Karnataka have led to the legacy of exquisite sandalwood carvings and intricate rosewood inlay work. Deities and other gift items can be found abundantly stocked in the store. Elephant pieces carved in pure sandalwood are the piece de resistance . The sizes start from 6” in height and go upto about 12 to 24 “ . The carvings are exquisite . . There are sandalwood garlands, sandalwood oil & mini logs in sandalwood , all of which that can be used to make sandalwood paste . The ground floor is largely given over to sandalwood products . There are a few artefacts in brass lamp; bronze as well. Gifts and handicrafts in Bangalore Furthermore, they also stock carpets, scarves, stoles, leather bags , Tanjore paintings, perfumes , incense sticks and silver jewellery. This is a one stop shop if you are looking for gifts and handicrafts to take back home . They also stock Upada, Kanjivaram & Mysore crepe silk sarees . The selection is very limited however. Finally, to ensure that the State’s rich tradition of exquisite craftsmanship is preserved, developed and promoted, the Government of Karnataka established the “Karnataka State Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd (KSHDCL)” in 1964 and this organisation has since taken up the work of setting up several centers in the State to develop and sustain handicrafts , as a result providing livelihood to crafts persons and artisans. This is one of the best handicrafts shops in Bangalore.
  • 9845854526

Westside- Forum Mall

WestSide Westside is a wonderful place to shop for clothes, lingerie, footwear ,nightdress and imitation jewellery for women. Home furnishings, and furniture are also stocked in Westside. There is a separate section for children’s clothes as well. Indian ethnic wear This is a great place to shop for casual wear ethnic garments. Kurtas, Kurtis, salwar kameez, plain salwars, plain plaza pants , churidars are available in bright gay colours and wonderful prints.There are various sizes in each of the items on display. Westside is not any fancy shop to buy party wear grand salwar kameez. However, it is one of the best places to buy casual wear salwar kameez and short kurtis. Short Kurtis can be worn on jeans and trouser. Several shops stock short kurtis but Westside has some wonderful cotton kurtis In addition, they have salwar sets with matching dupattas in bright colours. Western Wear West side stocks pants and trousers, tops, tees and sportswear as well. The quality is very good and the prices are very reasonable . Casual wear tees @ Rs 300/piece are long lasting . They are available in many colours . Track pants are mandatory items in a women’s wardrobe . They are available in various sizes in the store . Accessories There is a fairly large collection of shoes, sandals , bellies and pumps. All the standard sizes are available here . Check out their interesting collecting of jewellery- bracelets, earrings and chains. In addition to shoes and jewellery, they stock make up products such as eyeliners, lipsticks and compact. home furnishings & furniture Westside has a large collection of home decor , kitchen and dining essentials . Crockery, knives ,storage boxes , bottles are some of the bets sellers . Small furniture pieces such as tables, stools and chairs are available. Westside is a greta place to pick up gift items . they have an amazing range . They also have a separate section for Mens wear as well.
  • 080 2206 7930

Shoppers Stop- Mantri Square Mall

Shopper Stop- Fashion and lifestyle store Shoppers Stop is promoted by the Raheja Group of companies and started operations in 1991. The Raheja Group is a well-known conglomerate in the realty and hospitality space. From a single brand store it has now become a fashion and lifestyle store for the whole family. It is a one stop shop for Bangalore shopping enthusiasts. National and International Brands in shopper stop They stock leading international and national brands in clothing for men, women, and children. The product range covers accessories, fragrances, cosmetics, footwear jewellery, home furnishings and decor products. Shoppers Stop has stores in several leading malls across the country. Women Section They have dresses, accessories, shoes, makeup and perfume. Some of the top brands for ethnic wear dresses are :- BIBA, W and Soch. They also stock western wear such as Tops,jeans, trousers and skirts. You can find dresses from Global Desi, Latin Quarters and Kashish. In addition, they stock lingerie and nightwear, swimwear, scarves, and winter wear. Beauty and skin care products Skin care products include moisturisers, cleansers, toners and creams. Hair care products include shampoos, conditioners, hair oils and serums. Body care products includes shower gels, body lotions, body oils and hand and foot care cream. The top brands for the beauty products are :- MAC Clinique Bobbi Brown Burberry Versace Bvlgari Shopper stop has a distinct section for perfumes and deodorants. Hence, it is a great place to buy perfume. For more such shop reviews, check out Shopkhoj Bangalore Shopper Stop is also available in Garuda Mall
  • 080 4362 7600

Fabindia Bangalore

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.
  • 141-4015279

Kashmir Cottage Emporium

Where is Kashmir Cottage Emporium MG Road is a central road with several shops in Bangalore . The MG Road has a metro link and is a very long road with fast moving traffic . Brigade Road which is perpendicular to the MG Road, is also a prime Bangalore shopping destination. The Brigade Road is a pedestrian lane and is a congested at all times.The Cauvery Emporium, which is a popular Bangalore shop for handicrafts is at the intersection of MG Road & Brigade Road. The Kashmir Cottage Emporium is adjacent to the Cauvery Emporium and easy to locate. However, it is at a level below the main road although it is easily visible from the main road. Kashmiri carpets and handicrafts are sold in several shops in this lane. Carpets in Kashmir Cottage Emporium. Kashmir Cottage Emporium stocks carpets in great numbers . Some of the distinctive pieces are displayed on the walls. Silk on silk carpets and wool on wool carpets are popular . The woolen carpets are cheaper . The store carpets in a wide range of sizes and colours. Kashmiri carpets have beautiful designs. Persia and other central Asian countries have inspired the designs. The price of a carpet depends on the knots per square inch . This has to be checked at the back of the carpet. A trained eye can usually acknowledge the knots per square inch. Pashmina stoles in Kashmir Cottage Emporium In addition to carpets , you can also find Pashmina stoles & shawls here. Plain silk stoles with digital prints are also available . While the choice is limited , the collection is a good one. Kashmiri Handicrafts The brass hookah, the marble inlaid plates& lamps and small wooden artefacts in walnut wood are few of the other interesting pieces that you can find in this shop. Parking is difficult. There are more shops with similar products adjacent to the Kashmir Cottage Emporium stores in Bangalore. Hence, visit all the shops and compare prices before you buy any product.
  • 08040992735

State Cauvery Emporium

State Cauvery Emporium in Bangalore The State Cauvery Emporium is in a small lane , off the main MG Road. It is behind the Trinity Metro station in Bangalore . There is a a good collection of artifacts , jewellery & handicrafts from several Indian States & exquisite Kashmiri carpets in this Bangalore shop. 1.Silver Jewellery As you enter this shop , there is a large room with handicrafts and silver jewellery on the right. Do take a look .Brass items such as lamps and figurines of deities are available here. There are a few bronze sculptures that are also available. Silver jewellery such as chains and earrings is also available. 2.Marble handicrafts Marble artifacts such as a miniature Taj Mahal , table tops, plates and lamps in marble is also available in the State Cauvery Emporium. 3.Kashmir carpets in the State Cauvery Emporium There is a wonderful collection of carpets on the room to the left . There is a huge display of a real carpet which is in the semi finished stage and where the warp & the weft threads are on display. This is to showcase the intricacies of the carpet weaving process to customers.There are carpets stacked on all the sides in the room . Do take a good look at the sizes & colors, before making your selection. Carpets are heirlooms to be passed down from one generation to the next. Traditionally , Kashmir ,UP and Rajasthan in India make carpets . Kashmiri carpets are available in the The State Cauvery Emporium . There are silk on silk carpets ,where the warp and the weft are silk threads. Then there is silk and cotton , wool on wool or cotton on wool carpets . The silk on silk carpets are the most expensive and are very exquisite . The State Cauvery Emporium is one of the best shops for Kashmiri carpets in Bangalore. So take your time and compare prices across a couple of shops before you finalize your purchase. Parking is difficult as it is a narrow road.
  • 08025320889, 41232228

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