Pret lines from high-end designers for all you fashionistas. Check out these boutique designer stores in Bangalore that Laila and gang have hand-picked for you.
An elegant boutique for the fashionistas. Radhika Poddar’s elegant boutique offers designer clothes for men and women from leading designers, like Alpana Bawa, Jason Cherian and Lokesh Ahuja, beautifully displayed along with silver jewellery and jewellery boxes. Artefacts, designer crockery and cutlery, candle stands, photoframes, scented candles, dried flower arrangements, stationery and vases are also available. Relax in the pebbled courtyard and check out the exhibits displayed here. It can make your wallet considerably lighter but it’s worth checking out. The store is open every day from 10.30am to 8.30pm on weekdays and 12.30pm to 8.30pm on Sundays.
Sakhi By Chandras
The place to shop for saris of every imaginable fabric, colour, print and design. At Sakhi, you will get designer saris, such as Kanjeevarams with cut work, and kasuti, in vibrant colours like turquoise blue, pink, magenta, mustard and maroon; tussar silk, chiffon or crepe silk with intricate hand block prints or vegetable-dyed prints. They also retail fabric and dress material, which is displayed very well, making it easy for you to pick and choose. The collections change as per the seasons, and sales offer discounts up to 25 per cent on saris and salwars and up to 50 per cent on accessories.
Located in Indiranagar, Style Masala offers a wide and varied collection of accessories made of beads, camel bones, and shells. Apart from this, they offer bags and clothes each with its own distinct style, cut and colour.
Ambara houses exquisite sarees as well as some funky Indo-western outfits from On My Own (OMO). The skirts, tops, kurtas, drawstring pants, etc. are made from handloom material and come in a variety of cuts and colours. The clothes are not mass produced and you only get a few pieces of each design ensuring that you will be one of the very few to own that cool outfit. Ambara is also located in a lovely little building near Ulsoor Lake. Once you’re done shopping, don’t miss a little snack at the European cafe – the menu is not too long, but nothing on it will disappoint.
One of the first designer boutiques in Bangalore, Ffolio is still very much sought after by fashion-conscious Bangaloreans. This high-end boutique houses the creations of the likes of Tarun Tahiliani, Anamika Khanna, Namrata Joshipura, Rohit Bal and many other well-known and new designers. Indian, western and fusion clothes for men and women adorn the racks, tempting everyone who walks in the doors. Pick your outfit for that special occasion and accessorize – bags, stoles and jewelry are also available here.