Best Shops in Bangalore for Designer Wear

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

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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Deepam Silks

Deepam is a three storied Bangalore shop on the MG Road. Deepam is one of the best shops in Bangalore especialy for bridal wear sarees, lehengas and salwar suits. It is a narrow entrance and you will have to take a lift to reach the other floors.A salesperson will be assigned to escort you around the store. Lehenga cholis and Anarkali suits First of all the newly refurbished top floor is given over to grand lehenga cholis and Anarkali suits that are suitable for brides and close family members of the bride and the groom. In bright colours in georgette & silk with zardosi work , they are in the Rs100000+/ piece price range. In addition, the exclusive designer dresses are carefully displayed on hangers. This makes viewing very comfortable and easy. In the same floor there are grand lehenga choli dresses that are individually wrapped and stacked in the showroom. The salesmen sit on a mattress in the floor and display the lehangas. While some of the Lehangas are in the usual pink and red colors with heavy embroidery, there are other in green and blue as well. In addition, there are peaches and light pastels shades with colorful embroidery. This is especially relevant as it is in vogue now. As a result, Deepam is best known for bridal wear in Bangalore Kanjivaram Silk sarees The second floor has their best collection of Kanjivaram silk sarees . Because is a vast collection with the latest colours & designs. There is a separate section for sarees with tested zaris and sarees with pure gold zaris. As a result, the saris are priced accordingly. The average price range is Rs 5000- Rs 50000/piece. There are ready to wear blouses in silk and zari embroidery in various colours. Furthermore, this floor also has casual wear salwar suit pieces in cotton & synthetic materials. Other collections a)Mysore silk sarees in the Rs 6000 to Rs 13000 price range b) Kora silk sarees Rs15000+ price range . In addition , the ground floor has a collection of cotton sarees, synthetic sarees ,Kota sarees and similar non silk varieties of sarees. Most noteworthy is the fact that the Deepam store has a good selection of ethnic wedding wear dresses. Consequently, Deepam has a long and satisfied customer list. Parking is difficult
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Looking for a designer store in Bangalore? Your search ends at Lavelle Road-based Gaurang. The exquisitely created handcrafted masterpieces are stocked here in the form of traditional Indian sarees, bridal lehengas ,salwar kameez & skirts.

The high-end luxury store has dresses that boast of textile art. What the modern woman love the most here is the way Gaurang blends traditional motifs with contemporary textures. Their exclusive dresses features unusual weaving patterns too.

The traditional Indian sarees, lehengas and salwar kameez dresses you will spot at the Bangalore store are created with the help of 700+ weavers from all over the country.

They also specialize in stylishly bordered Tussar sarees, Khadi sarees, Chanderi sarees, soft Silk sarees and Kanjivaram silk sarees. We also liked their collection of Kota sarees, ikkat sarees and Kora silk sarees as well.

Salwar Kameez are available in a host of colours and embroidery patterns. You can also buy lehenga cholis in Banarasi, Chanderi and silk fabrics from this store in the approximate range of Rs. 1, 00,000/piece.

The Collective at Vittal Mallya Road/Cunningham Road is another well-known store in Bangalore. You can spot the world’s top fashion brands under one roof at this store. Visit this store for superb outfits from Armani, Ted Baker, Versace Collection, Hugo Boss, True Religion, Vivienne Westwood, Fred Pery, Lagerfeld, Richard James and more.

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