Open Backs To Chinese Collars: Blouses For INR 350 From This Malleswaram Shop
What Makes It Awesome
If you are busy hunting for a new blouse to wear in time for your BFF’s wedding or just to add to your wardrobe so that you have enough options to style with your saris or skirts, we might have just found you the place. Shoaib’s in Malleswaram is one of those shops that you can easily miss on the crowded street of 8th Cross Malleswaram. But once you find your way to the shop (it’s on Google Maps), the jacket blouses featuring ethnic embroidery and mirror work and the piles of red, blue, and black blouses are what will grab your attention. Afsar (the owner) or his brother is most likely to call out to you to come to their shop. Answer the call and let them take over.
Halter necks featuring plain and embroidered designs, and round and square necks with embroidered, half sheer, and jewelled designs are what they will show you first. If you look around the hole-in-the-wall shop, you will see the one side is dedicated to readymade blouses while the other is a tiny tailoring section. You will notice cropped, Chinese collars, long sleeve, backless, open backs, and sweetheart necklines either hanging from racks or within the piles. Most of these are trendy, so you are going to find a lot of Bollywood-esque designs in the collection. Best part, Afsar tells us that the prices start at INR 350. And that he can throw in a discount too.
In case you don’t find what you are looking for, you can turn to the tailoring services. You can either tell them kind of design that you are looking for or show them a picture which they will replicate quite perfectly -- even if it's a Padmavat-style one! Plain blouse stitching starts at INR 450, so they are on the pocket-friendly side. Lining and padding come at extra charges, and delivery is 3-4 days.