Can’t have enough sarees in your wardrobe, especially the handloom ones? Check out Blooming Looms in Kothanur, has on display a curated collection of cotton sarees from Bengal and Orissa. The prices start at a mere INR 1000. Led by the Ghoshes, the store features a limited but curated collection of handwoven, cotton sarees from Bengal and Orissa. They pride themselves in sourcing the sarees straight from weaver co-operatives which is why, they say, they offer prices that are significantly lower than the market and even online retailers. The stocks at the store keep changing and they bring in a limited collection from weaving hubs. You can find Begampuris with their simple thread work, Sambalpuris with their bold and vibrant patterns, and Dhaniakali cottons with fish motifs. They also have a handful of Ikats and Gamchas.
The sarees begin at just INR 999 and, even, a comparison with online retailers shows that they tend to be at least 300-500 rupees cheaper. Blooming Looms keeps expanding its collection as and when they get in touch with the right weavers. So, you can also find Pochampally from Telangana, Kalamkari from Andhra Pradesh as well as Chettinad Cotton. An excellent way of keeping up with their ever-changing collection is to follow them on Facebook or even check out their website. You can even order the sarees through the website and they will deliver it to your doorstep (with extra shipping cost). They ship to addresses around Bangalore and also the rest of India.