Synonymous with class and style, Ananda Sarees is an exclusive boutique for sarees. It is referred as “Anando” in Bengali. Ananda means “Happiness”. It was established more than 35 years ago with the primary aim of reviving the handloom sari culture of Bengal. Bengal cotton & silk sarees are popular everywhere. They stock both printed sarees & woven sarees. Hand block prints are particularly exquisite. The tangail sarees are woven in Phulia and Dhaniakhali, the seat of Bengal sarees. Ananda Sarees aim to recreate old styles in more contemporary designs and colours. The sarees here are exclusive & expensive.
Traditional Ananda Sarees
In addition to the traditional Bengali sarees, they stock cotton, Tussar, silks, Kanjivaram silks (from South), Banarasi (Varanasi)silks, chiffons, crepe-de-chines. Banarsi Sarees with typical motifs & prints can cost upwards of Rs 15000/piece. In Ananda Sarees, the saris have all been crafted especially by their weavers and designed for discerning customers. Even a simple printed silk saree will come with varying pallu lengths. Further, they will sport different designs in the pallu and the body. As a matter of fact, Ananda Sarees set the trend with unique polka dot, creepers, parrots & other distinct motifs. They are trend setters with designs & motifs. In addition, they bring out their collection with a distinct theme. November, is the theme for green colour. Banarsi silk, Kora silk, printed silks can all be seen in green colour. Fascinating & interesting, just to have a look.
In addition, they also stock kurtis & long kurtas with dhuti/Panjabi for men.
If you love collecting sarees, you will do well not to miss this shop. It is a spacious shop & has been in this premises for a long time.
Ananda Sarees is on the main road near Park Street. It is also a fairly big store. The Good Companions Shop is close by.