Ten-Second Takeaway

Indiranagar’s newest boutique, Anahe, screams dreamy Bollywood glamour {Yash Raj films come to mind} and is perfect for occasion-wear shopping and the upcoming festive season.

Shine Bright Like A Diamond


Bangalore-based Anahe, run by 26-year-old Afrah Musvee, curates a large collection of formal and semi-formal outfits for anyone looking to go the traditional way. Be it for a friend’s wedding, a formal cocktail party you might have to attend, or even your own wedding if you’re going for an understated look, these beauties are for anyone who loves couture.

The store itself has a Parisian vibe to it with bits of traditional Indian glamour thrown in. A slew of sewing machines on the wall, refurbished old cupboards, old-school trunks that anybody would fall for and colourful chords of thread rolled, stacked up and hung against the wall are some of the things that add to the beauty of the space. There’s also a tiny garden outside and a rustic-but-polished garage, not meant to park cars but to host pop-up shops.

Bring On The Bling

All the outfits are sorted according to colour, starting with white and neutral shades, and ending with navy blue and black — in between is everything else. Unconventional outfits such as saree gowns and dhoti pants with crop tops make Anahe special. Anarkali dresses to printed jackets, your occasion-based dressing needs are taken care of. Lace, georgette, silk and wool  — everything looks overpriced but is pretty reasonable for the couture feel it has. Apart from this, they also have a small collection of casual western wear, ethnic jewellery {check out the earrings and cuffs in kundan}, embroidered clutches, stoles with sequin and shoes with plenty of bling and glitter.

Anahe also customises to fit any size and taste in colour. Some of the designers they host are Samtvam by Anjali Bhaskar, Saachi Thahryamal, Mandira Bansal, Kukoon and Paaro Oye. Most of the things in the store are quite OTT, so you can’t shop from here for daily wear, but hey Diwali’s around the corner!

Where: 4027, 1st Cross, 13th H Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar

Price: INR 1,500-35,000

Timings: 11am-8pm; Tuesdays closed

Contact: +91 8041700808

Find them on Facebook here.