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Commercial Street


About Commercial Street

Firstly, Commercial Street is a long street in Bangalore and is an established...Read More

Best Shops In Commercial Street

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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Designer Wear, Designer Wear Dresses, Tops, Trousers & Skirts, Gifts and Handicrafts, Home Decor

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Westside Departmental Store

Westside- Lifestyle retail chain Westside is a lifestyle retail chain established in 1998 by the Trent Group. Much of the merchandise, ranging from stylized clothes, footwear and accessories to artefacts, home decor and furnishings, carry the Westside brand. This is a typical store that will take you to different sections for menswear, women’s wear, kid’s wear, footwear, cosmetics, perfumes and bags, household accessories, home furnishing, light furniture, lingerie and gifts. Teenagers love the T shirts and kurtas with funky designs and graphics that drip with attitude (Rs. 300 – Rs. 700 per piece ). Office-goers cannot resist the formal shirts, skirts and trousers (Rs. 400 – Rs. 800 each )or the neutral colored salwar-kameez sets (Rs. 600 each). Sections with party-wear for girls, lingerie, night-wear, shoes, jewellery, bags and other accessories are always crowded. Kids Section Finally, a small section for children’s clothing has a charming collection. Some artefacts and gifts are very unique, interesting and very reasonably priced starting at Rs. 300 per piece. Further more, the furniture on display – side boards, telephone stands, book shelfs and so on – are good buys. A one-stop shop, with branches all over India. It is also available in Forum Mall
  • 080-25550861, 25550839

Cosmetic Products, Indian Wear, Furnishing, Tops, Trousers & Skirts, Handicrafts and Home, Kurtis, Shoes and Bags, Western Wear, Accessories, Salwar Suits

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Salonee Silks N Cotton

One would think that with the arrival of the numerous shopping malls in Bangalore, the old shopping places such as Commercial Street & Brigade Road would be practically pedestrian free. But that is not the case. Commercial Street in Bangalore is still a very crowded market . However,there are a few shops in Commercial Street that people would still love to visit. Salonee Silks & Cotton is one such shop. As you walk along the noisy & congested street , jostling for space with other pedestrians , you will chance upon this shop, which is quite prominent . It is a large shop . With stores such as ‘Soch’ which is close by, you would be tempted to think that this store would similar. You will be pleasantly surprised . This store was stocked with silk cotton sarees and crepe silk sarees and several other varieties of silk sarees including Benarsi silks sarees. The collection was very pleasing and the prices were very attractive . I was curious and walked into their crowded basement shop . It was like a secret Alladin’s cave , as it was stocked with wonderful textiles from all over India. There was ikaat in silk and cotton kalamkari fabrics as were Benarsi fabrics and cotton fabrics. Some were printed while some others were embroidered . They are particularly ideal for stitching your own kurtas & kurtis .The range of available fabrics is astonishing . They had dupattas too. Customers were vying with each other in eying their beautiful dupattas in kalamkari fabrics & Benarsi fabrics. Some of them were completely unqiue pieces. The kalamkari printed dupattas are in the Rs 3000 to Rs 5000/piece price range wheras the Benarsi dupattas with simple prints are Rs 1500/piece. Ikaat dupates in striking colours are around Rs 2000/piece. If you are shopping in Bangalore for fabrics and dupattas, make sure to visit this shop in Commercial Street.
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Indian Wear, Fabric, Sarees

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About Commercial Street

Firstly, Commercial Street is a long street in Bangalore and is an established Bangalore shopping market. It is one of the oldest shopping markets in the city. The Commercial Street shopping market is located in the heart of the city and certainly offers a very eclectic shopping experience. It is usually bustling with customers all the time unlike other markets. It is hence advisable to walk in the shopping market. Sightseeing, window shopping and picking up some bargaining tips are the key takeaways.

Best Shops in Commercial Street: Salwar Suits, Dresses & Accessories

Some of the popular shops in this shopping market are Tamanna, Sterling House, FabIndia and Fazal and Sons. These Bangalore shops have a good collection of salwar suits, saris, dresses and accessories.

They also stock nightwear and lingerie. In addition, the lane behind Commercial Street is where the action is for the young and fashion-conscious ladies. It is Bangalore street shopping at its best. Jeans, belts, bags, hair clips, silver earrings are all on display in the latest styles. You can see several youngsters crowding around these small Bangalore shop vendors and bargaining.

For the best Mysore silk sarees, one must visit KSIC which is in Commercial Street.

Salonee is one of the best shops in Commercial Street for cotton and a variety of silk fabrics. They also stock Banarsi dupattas, ikaat dupattas and kalamkari dupattas.

Jewellery

Krishnaiah Chetty, which is right at the beginning of this street, is one of the best shops for  antique gold jewellery pieces in Bangalore. It is hence always crowded with customers.

Home Decor

Cinnamon is a boutique store near Commercial Street. It is one of the best shopping places for home decor, designer sarees and blouses. They have individual stores such as Raw Mango, Almirah and a cosy little restaurant in the boutique. It is certainly a niche shopping experience.

Tibbs Frankie, Vasudeva Adiga, Delhi Bhavan, Just Bake, Konark Vegetarian Restaurant, Sarvana Bhavan, KFC and McDonalds are some of the popular restaurants here.

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  • Indira Nagar started off as a sleepy, high-end residential area with wide avenues – more like an army cantonment area. But over the last two decades, it has blossomed into one of the trendiest shopping areas of Bangalore with its 100 Feet Road & CMH Road becoming a Bengaluru(Bangalore) shopping market ,frequented by the young and trendy. Indira Nagar is also known as HAL area – comprises Hoyashala Nagar, Domlur, New Thippasandra. From a pensioner’s paradise, the IT industry has made it a busy commercial & shopping hub. Wrangler, Levis, Allen Solley, Reid & Taylor, Park Avenue, Raymonds, Peter England, Lee, Wills Lifestyle, Tommy Hilfiger, Planet Fashion,ZARA, Samsara ,Soma and Chemistry have an outlet in the 100ft road. There are superstores like Staples, More, Croma, Viveks, Sony, Reliance Trends & Reliance Digital, Titan, Girias, Ezone, Unilet and VGP here. Clarks Shoes, Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Metro, Hush Puppies, Woodlands, Reliance Footprints and Bata, luxury watch stores like Designer wear are also there. CMH Road has Cool Club for chic casual wear for men, women and kids, Blush for apparels & accessories, Ants for exotic stuff from north east, Chilli Billi – an innovative boutique for casual wear and Tasya for luxurious bridal wear and high-end silk sarees & dresses . And One G, Wild Jasmine and Bandhej are some other popular outlets not to be missed. Some of the well known restaurants include Smoke house deli, Toit, Monkey Bar, Chilis, Kebab room, Black Rabbit, Glen Bake House, Loft 38, Barbeque Nation, Vapor pub and brewery, Forbidden fruit and MTR 1924 The Indiranagar shopping has redefined the Bengaluru (Bangalore) shopping experience.
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Chickpet

  • Bangalore is a shoppers’ paradise – especially for Mysore crepe silks sarees and printed pure silk sarees. Chickpet is the embodiment of indigenous Bangalore shopping. Around the electronic city, many malls may come and become popular amidst the young and upwardly mobile population. But Bangalore natives think of Chickpet when they think of Bangalore shopping. Ask any old timer about shopping in Bangalore , they will recommend the Chickpet Shopping Market as the best area to get everything at a reasonable rate. Chickpet has been a very popular Bangalore Shopping Market with a historical past. Chickpet’s history is interwoven into Bangalore’s history. Chickpet was established in the 16th century by the King Kempe Gowda, at the cross road of four important trade routes when he established the city of Bangalore. ‘Pete’ generally means market center in Kannada language. It was established as the main Bangaluru (Bangalore ) Shopping Market Chickpet (Chikkapeta) – market for small Bangalore shops (jewelry, textiles and saris), Dodda Pete (Avenue Road) – for bigger traders & bigger Bangalore shops – stationary, clothes, vessels and books, Tharagupete – for grains, groceries, Nagarthpete – including Raja Market – for Gold, silver and gem jewelry shops (traditional and modern – genuine as well imitation jewelry), Ganigarapete – for oil traders,Tigalarapete – flower/vegetable market of gardeners and farmers, Cubbonpete – for textiles shops, silk sari shops , dyes, chemicals etc, Sultanpete – paper/stationery, books, Balepete – for Bangle shops . Today , Chickpet (Chikkapete) shopping place in Bangalore has several shops selling everything from bridal wear sarees to day-to-day wear dresses – from genuine silk to handloom, cotton and synthetics. There are many narrow roads – some not eve 3-4 feet wide – on both sides of Chickpet Road and Avenue Road that are filled with shops. It is a crowded market. Some famous silk sari shops are Kaiser-I-Hind Depot – a sari supplier to royal houses for over 7 decades, Kuberan Silks, Sudarshan Silks & Sudarshan Jewelry, Kala Mandir Saris, Byrappa & Sons, SM Silks, Dhondusa silks etc There are touts standing outside the shops actively looking for customers. Nearby Chickpet area, there is a big municipal market called Krishna Rajendra Market – selling fruits, vegetables and flowers and other things too. There are a number of Hindu temples, Jain temples, and mosques in the area. Nearby BVK Iyengar Road is buzzing market for all kinds of electrical goods. Chickpet is to Bangalore what Chandni Chowk is to Delhi. Today the entire area is a bustling shopping market but sadly lacks adequate parking space.
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