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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/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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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.
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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.
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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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Bangalore ,is the most liveable city in India .It was known as the garden City, due to its wonderful weather all round the year.It is also one of the first cities in India ,to start the IT revolution. Therefore, Bangalore began to attract more Corprates,more people and more expats. As a consequence the population is very cosmopolitan.

Therefore,the Bangalore shopping experience reflects this cosmopolitan ethos.

MG Road shops in Banaglore are some of the oldest in the city.

Handicraft shops in Bangalore

The Cauvery handicrafts Emporium has some of the best products in Bangalore such as sandalwood handicrafts, colourful wooden toys,also known as Chinapatna toys.

Silk Sarees in Bangalore

 In addition, they also stock Mysore silk sarees.For exampl,e this type of saree is the speciality in Bangalore. Bangalore is known for its silk industry.For instance, you will find several shops specializing in silk sarees in Bangalore. Deepam Silks, Angadi Silks,Vijalakashmi Silks and Prasiddhi Silks are a few of the best shops for silk sarees and other varieties of sarees in Bangalore.

There are several shops specialising in bridal wear such as Evoluzione, Deepam Silks,Meena bazar,Priya Simran & Rangoli.

Jewellery shops in Bangalore

In addition,Bangalore is very popular for the best shops for gold & diamond jewellery. For instance,C.Krishnaiah Chetty&Sons, & Ganjam Nagappa are trusted stores. Bhima Jewelellrs, Arnav jewellery, Davanam Jewelellrs and Abharan are some of the other popular brands.

Western wear in Bangalore

Bangalore,being a cosmopolitan city has several international brands such as Zara,M&S,H&M in addition to several shops for accessories. For instance,shoes,bags cosmetic shops of international repute are available in the Bangalore shopping malls.

Designer Wear Shops in Banaglaore

Ritu Kumar,Evoluzione, Gaurang and similar shops lead the designer wear presence in Bangalore.They stock beautiful, ethnic, western & Indo western dresses a well.Similary, there are non designer shops such as global Desi that stock Indo western dresses.

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