It’s always festive (and wedding) season in some part of the country! Basically, the perfect excuse to shop till you drop and stock your wardrobe with gorgeous festive wear. From sarees to chic Indo-western dresses, here’s our list of boutiques to check out to get your festival or function look and outfit sorted for the season this time around. We're sure you have a favourite nondescript boutique near home that you and your whole family have been going to forever, but if you're looking for something in other parts of town, you’re sure to find a few on this list that matches every price range too.
Get Your Ethnic Looks Ready For The Festive Season By Hitting Up These Boutiques
A forty-year-old brand now, Rui boutique is an expert in town when it comes to designer ethnic wear. From fun kurtas and kameez sets to flowy Anarkalis, keep it easy and semi-casual with their well-tailored outfits that are available in a whole range of colours and designs (and sizes up to 42). They keep restocking their Bangalore boutique with the latest designs from their Mumbai outlet (which is where the brand is based), so you’re sure to be ahead in the fashion game with their merch. You can also visit their website and get shopping.
Recommended For: Indian wear
Wanna look like a million bucks without spending nearly that much? Then Roshni Boutique should be your new go-to for budget festive wear. Kolkata-based designer, Roshni has a dear little boutique set up just off Indiranagar’s 80 Feet Road. The showroom is just a little glimpse of what Roshni can do. Her style is vibrant, cheerful, and contemporary. If you like what you see, you can set up an appointment with Roshni and head to her house not too far from the store that is stocked with everything from elaborate Anarkalis to cheerful kurtas. Give her a call at +91 94484 13096 and fix up a store visit right away. Roshni boutique also has a website with a few popular Indian, western, and casual wear options if you're in a rush. Read more here.
Recommended For: Indo-western designs in casual and party wear
Pro-Tip: They've set up shop in Jayanagar as well in 2022
Kyasa - The Rental Boutique
Not ready to commit to a lehenga you’ll probably only wear once or twice? No problem! Kyasa- The Rental Boutique is for the non-committal folks in the crowd. Tucked away in HSR, this boutique has everything from fancy lehengas to evening gowns. And the prices start as low as INR 600. Rent the outfit for a good three days before returning it or having to pay an additional fee. Read more here.
Reccomended For: Occasionwear (Indian and Western), especially for weddings and related events (if you're close family/friends)
If you picture yourself looking like an apsara, this boutique in JP Nagar is for you. Whether it’s grand sarees, elegant (or ethereal) lehengas, lovely gowns or heavy bridal jewellery, rest assured that you will find the outfit of your dreams, you can get your whole outfit from this place. In 2021 their collection was featured in the Times Fashion Week. Ikat and paisley prints and kurtis with mirror work, you’re sure to find something you like here that works with your price range. Call them a few days in advance to set up an appointment with them. Read more here.
Recommended For: Bridal, and for anyone in their entourage
Go all out at Attriante who will have you dolled up, dripping with glamour. If you're looking for some hella extra outfits, what they have off the racks should give you a clue. Dramatic, or subtle, they all have the sheen of luxury on them. In fact, if you're looking to dazzle through a series of events or days, they'll have you sorted with outfits that are different styles, and follow a theme. Sparkly lehengas, shimmery gowns, blingy blouses and glitzy cocktail dresses or statement dupattas, get it all under the same roof. They're also happy to custom design something for you.
Recommended For: Glamourous occasion and party wear (Indian and Western)
If you're a classic saree kinda gal, then Joru Boutique will delight you. With limited sarees sourced from across the country, find sarees in colourful chiffons, cotton mixes, linens, exquisite Banarasis and handloom kota. If you're pressed for time, mix and match, to pick up a ready-made blouse to go with your selection and a potli bag (or any of their lovely beaded clutches) as well as some curated accessories, and you're set!
Recommended For: Unique sarees and intricate, readymade blouses
Anyone who has lived in Bangalore for even a decade has visited or at least heard of Cinnamon. The boutique hosts multiple indie brands including fashion, decor, accessories, and some artwork too. Find brands like AlterEgo, Payal Pratap, 11.11, Pero, Eka and more if you're looking for luxe Indie brands. The space itself is a beautiful heritage home that now has antique decor, contemporary art, and a lovely cafe (Cafe Stone) if you need a break between all that browsing. They also occasionally have pop-ups of designers, luxury brands, and small flea market type events.
Reccomended For: Designer, luxury, indie brands. Contemporary Indian wear.
The Verandah Clothing
A boutique store that has been going strong since 2009, The Verandah hosts curated collections from a range of designers across the country, and a few from abroad as well. The brands include Nirja, Raga & Co, Aroka, Krithaa, and Moirra among others. All of these are small brands and quite exclusive. Cropped shirts, flowy dusters, Easy breezy dresses and subtle yet glam jewellery is what you can expect. Recently they have started to focus more on sustainability so they work directly with artisans, use scraps from their clothing (from their in-house labels) to create accessories and limited series apparel too.
Recommended For: Smart casuals for going out.
Lavender The Boutique
Lavender Boutique was started by fashion designer Rashmi Gupta back in 2007. She has designed for plenty of beauty pageant participants (Mrs India being one of them), and has a large NRI clientele as well. Best known for their custom designs, intricate embroidery and applique work as well as contemporary inspirations and silhouette, you can actually get the best of everything here. They're great for occasion and bridal wear of course, but they do a great job for pretty much anything you need and you can be as involved as you like through the process if the design comes from you (your design, fabric, exact shade and even style of embroidery). Take your mood/Pinterest board and head to Lavender Boutique, and you'll get exactly that.
Reccomended For: Highly customised designs, designer inspired pieces, outfits where you can "twin" with your little one
Pastels is a well known in Banashankari, and it's probably because of how current their readymade collections are. From beautifully flowing saree gowns, well-tailored ethnic sets, and grand blouses, they have something for you. What caught our eye was range of smart casual ethnic wear options. Tunic dresses, caped (Indo-western) style gowns, one-shoulder tunics and tops, and vibrant festive ready suit sets are on display at their store. They have a range of stunning plus size clothing fit for any occasion too.
Recommended For: Indo-western outfits, flowy silk outfits (that aren't sarees), glamourous outfits that are not OTT.
If you are last minute shopping and cannot afford to get a whole outfit designed at a boutique, rely on these gorgeous Ethnic Sets you can Shop Online! Traditional to trendy and everything in between, we've got every design imaginable! Oh, and here are some Statement Budget Jewellery Sets to pair them with!