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Best Shops in Kolkata for Kurtis
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Kolkata Market: Kurtis
Prapti is a multi-location store having beautiful salwar kameez sets, kurtis and saris. The salwar kameez and kurtis come in a range of colours, designs and styles suitable to the modern woman .Some of the designs are simple and sober. Saris in silks, chiffon and georgette with beautiful prints and a lot of embroidery and sequins work are available. The store has a separate section for mens wear too
The term khādī or khaddar means cotton. Khādī is Indian handspun and hand-woven cloth. The raw materials may be cotton, silk, or wool, which are spun into threads on a spinning wheel called a charkha. Khaddar collects purely hand-woven cotton fabric from traditional weavers from all over the country, makes readymade garments and sells these through its outlets. Earthy shades dominate their product range. Their products are simple, sophisticated and smart looking, without any embellishments –comfortable and affordable.
Tussar, pure silk and cotton saris, dress materials with hand woven block prints and embroidered textiles are the popular offerings in Kanishka. The textiles are commissioned from handloom weavers from all over India. The handmade fabrics feature both figurative and ornamental patterns that are based on regional folk traditions, ancient scripts and classical Indian motifs. The vibrant and colorful motifs use a range of vegetable dyes ,tea leaves, indigo, roots, and flower petals ,which combine to make striking colors. Fabrics like handlooms, mulmul, tussar and raw silk with Kanishka’s signature prints combined with embroidery, zari, and even a sprinkling of sequins are the USP of this store. Indo-Westerns, skirts and kurtis, and short kurtas with pants are also part of the offering.
Sasha has an assortment of products on offer including saris, salwar suits, jewellery and other household products. Hand woven natural fibes, organic cotton and tussar fabric are predominantly used for readymade salwar suits, kurtis and saris. They are available in bright colors with fine Kantha stitch embroidery. (Kantha is a type of embroidery popular in Bangladesh). Another interesting item on display is handmade jewellery. You will take an instant liking to the Dokra (alloy of brass, nickel and zinc) handicrafts and jewellery. You can also find hand paintings and handmade camel leather bags. Do not miss out on the special collection of stoles, pouches, throws and photo frames designed by Dutch designer Carla Peters. The ‘RASA’ range of personal products and herbal teas has a special following. It is a spacious and well laid out shop. Prices are on the higher side but the products are value for money. The price range is wide starting from handmade candles for Rs.45 and small side bags (cotton, hand stitched) for Rs 350 to expensive artifacts costing over for Rs 50,000 each.
(033) 22521586/ 22520422
Established in the year 1998, Darbari Boutique is a leading manufacturer and exporter of garments such as saris, salwar suits and dupattas. Saris in pure cotton, crepe, silk, georgette, chiffon, and tussar are sourced from different States in India. Special mention should be made about their Matka silk print saris in interesting color combinations. The Aari embroidery work (it is a form of very fine embroidery which the royals favored) and the Kantha (running stitch) embroidery done on saris, kurtis, skirts, dupattas and dress materials really stand out. There is a small section for bags and jewellery. Apart from retailing from their showrooms in South Kolkata and Salt Lake, they also have an extensive presence in departmental stores in other Indian cites.
Fida in Kolkata is a store for Indian and western fusion designs for women. Located in the City Centre Mall I, South City Mall and many of the major malls across the city, it is an excellent store for kurtas, skirts, lehengas, salwars, blouses and plazzos. They also house dress material for custom stitching. Fida has a good collection of women’s clothing in cotton, georgette, chiffon, silk and even muslin. Their collections are made of both hand and machine embroidery as well as printed designs. Though generally styled for special occasions, some of their collections do also cater to casual dressing. The casual designs are reasonably priced from below Rs1000/a piece to Rs 2000/a piece , while the dressier designs can be up to Rs 10,000. For example, a printed top, in cotton material can be found priced at Rs 700/a piece . A hand embroidered ornate suit can be as high as Rs 10,000. Fida is a good store for finding a great medley of the traditional and modern designs. Try this store in Kolkata if you are looking to take something unique back home.
91 33 40063486 (City Centre I) and 91 33 40072246 (South City Mall
Prapti – South City Mall
Prapti South City Mall information and review. Prapti is a multi-location store has beautiful salwar kameez sets, kurtis and saris. The salwar kameez and kurtis come in a range of colours, designs and styles suitable to the modern woman .Some of the designs are simple and sober. Saris in silks, chiffon and georgette with beautiful prints and a lot of embroidery and sequins work are available. The store has a separate section for mens wear too
033 - 24999282
Byloom is the leading name for Kolkata handloom sarees, dupattas, tunics and mekhla ,which is a half saree. They focus exclusively on handloom products and on genuine and natural Indian fabrics. Matka, chettam, khadi and muslin are some of the fabrics they use that are further embellished with kantha stitch and block printing .Some of their other products are scarves, fashion fabrics, curtains, furnishings, bed spreads( hand woven and then hand quilted), throws, cushions, runners, mats and towels. They have received recognition from UNESCO in the form of the seal of excellence for handwoven and handloom creations .
91 33 24198727
Established in the year 2005, Simaaya is one of the pioneers in the marketing and sales of luxury women’s wear dresses in Kolkata. This is an exquisite boutique which brings more than 10 designers under one roof. This designer wear store in Kolkata is a different kind of store where you can find a wonderful selection of fine clothing and accessories. It stocks an exclusive collection of some of India’s renowned fashion designers like Harpreet Narula, Neela Bhargava, Rohit Bal, Soumya Anupam, Paras and Shalini, Sayisha and several others.This Kolkata shop for bridal wear dresses stocks lehengas as well as salwar suits and sarees ,in addition to jackets, skirts, and indo western dresses . All the dresses & garments are designed by in house designers. Simaaya is the ‘go to’ shop for luxury bridal wear & high fashion dresses in Kolkata . The assistants in the store help to customize your purchases and have them delivered to your home. Once you have finally decided on a beautiful wedding dress or a party wear dress , all you need to do is to accessorize it well to get the finishing touches. Simayya has a selective range of accessories such as costume jewellery , bags & shoes . Simayya has very high name recall among the elite of Kolkata. The prices befit the designers but if you would like to explore and look different, then do visit this bridal wear store in Kolkata and experience luxury and aesthetics.
91- 033 -22892871, 40034688/89
Sunshine is ‘the’ place to shop for clothes and accessories which are very popular with the Kolkata youth. Sunshine is popular for its comfortable and stylish Indo western dresses priced at very reasonable rates. The applique worked, block printed or painted harem pants and palazzo pants , wrap-around skirts, kurtis made from a variety of cotton fabrics and stylish bandanas are the signature products of Sunshine. The bead embellished jhola bags and batuas, accessories made of animal bones , metal accessories & trinkets with religious emblems , post cards, wall hangings and notebooks are also some of the varied and assorted items available in this Kolkata shop. The relaxed atmosphere and the masala chai( tea) that is served to clients add a personal touch to the Kolkata shopping experienece .
91 33 22523004
Pragjyotika Assam Emporium
Pragjyotika in Dakshinapan Complex This outlet of the Assam Government Emporium in Dakshinapan , Kolkata , has been in operation since the last 29 years . It is an extremely popular Kolkata shop and is known for its vast collection of Assam silk sarees, mekhlas,( half sarees) ,Assamese gamchhas, handmade accessories & costume jewellery . Assamese Silk Assamese silk sarees are made from Muga silk , Pat silk and the Eri or Endi silk. Muga yarn cannot be bleached or dyed and hence its natural golden color is retained in the fabric. Others like Pat silk are usually in brilliant white or off-white colour. Eri silk is soft and warm and is popularly used in shawls and quilts. Handicrafts They also stock handicrafts and décor items such as the miniature one horned rhinos, decorative hats , lampshades and baskets ,trays and flower vases . Some of them are made of straw and other natural light weight materials . The famous Assam Tea is available in this Kolkata shop.
+(91)-33-24237873, +(91)-9831024633, 9163129122
Rupahali is one of the well-known shops for designer wear sarees and lehengas in Kolkata. Since its inception in 1996, Rupahali has been a great favorite with the Kolkata shoppers. While it is a sought after shopping venue for the design conscious clientele, there are others who visit this shop on special occasions. Bengali brides who do not wish to wear traditional Benarasi sarees for their wedding and who would like to opt for fancy and exclusive sarees visit this shop in Kolkata. Keeping in mind its increasing popularity with the middle-income group, the store has introduced the Rupraashi collection, which is more modestly priced than their designer collections. Apart from the designer outfits, they also have a huge stock of traditional sarees such as Benaresi, Kanjivaram, Tussar and Uppada silks sarees.
+91 33 2287 7001
If you are a die hard fan of Beatles, Coldplay, PinkFloyd, Led Zeppelin& The Doors, then Vibrations is a Kolkata shop you would do well to visit for its clothes & accessories. All their products are inspired by music. Their Tshirts& Tops are charecterised by Lyrics from famous songs, quotes from famous musicians and images of bands and singers. In addition to T-shirts, they stock coffee mugs, badges, bandanas and clocks, all of which also incorporate references to music . If you are therefore looking for unusual gifts during your Kolkata shopping trip, you are sure to find something interesting in Vibrations.
033 2252 1697