Summer maybe beating down on us but that’s no excuse to leave our fashion sense behind. Especially when there are plenty of stores that are putting on display bolts of fabric and chic cotton wear that’s summer perfect. And has been brought in from corners of India – from Kerala to Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. LBB weaves across the city to find you the best places to buy cottons.

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Cotton World

Cotton World

for cotton clothes for summer head to cottonworld on mg road

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This is one store that Bangaloreans swear by during the hot, hot months. You can shop for everything from simple shirt dresses to casual shirts with bright prints, jumpsuits and shorts with floral prints on them. There’s plenty for the men too, from crisp formal shirts to comfy pants.

Where: 2, Ground Floor, Barton Center, M. G. Road

When: 10am-8pm

Contact: 080 25589443

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Pooja Collections

Just off Commercial Street, this tiny shop has been around for a while and is the go-to-place for cotton fabrics. Their shelves are lined with plain cottons in every colour you can imagine, gorgeous cotton silks from Maheshwar and printed handlooms.

Where: 126/127, 8, D R Towers, Dispensary Road, Near Commercial Street, Shivaji Nagar

When: 10.30am-8pm

Contact080 41513373


Specialising in handicrafts and handlooms from Madhya Pradesh, this store features a lineup of sarees and fabrics that showcase the work of artisans from Dabu, Maheshwar and Bagh. You’ll also get a range of accessories, like clutches and bags, crafted from these.

Where: BDA Shopping Complex, No.1, 1st Floor, Koramangala

When: 10.30am-7pm

Contact080 25501733

Check out their website here.

Zeme Organics

Organic cottons are this shop’s mainstay. If you are looking for simple, no-fuss designs that will keep you cool this summer, then, try Zeme. Apart from the regular apparel from men and women, they also do maternity and baby clothes.

Where:  Find a Zeme store here.

When: 10.30am-6pm

Contact: +91 9886696939

Check out their website here.

Find them on Facebook here.


head to fab india for cotton summer apparel

Tailor-made for this season, this popular store has unveiled an exclusive collection called Summer Lights. You can fill up your shopping carts with kurtas, shrugs, palazzos, tops and saris that showcase traditional techniques like Chikankari and applique work. There’s a whole range of kalamkaris as well. 

Where:  Find a Fabindia store near you here.

When: 10.30am-9pm

Contact: +91 9886696939

Check out their website here.

Find them on Facebook here.


head to anokhi for cotton summer apparel

Source: Anokhi

For over 40 years, artisans working in a small farm outside Jaipur have been creating exquisite cottons for Anokhi. This summer, the for women only brand, is offering customers a range of pastel-hued skirts, tops, jumpsuits, and camisoles that are sure to catch your eye {and loosen your purse strings}.

Where: Find an Anokhi near you here

When: 10am onwards

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Central Cottage Emporium

A dedicated section at this store features bolts of cotton fabrics from all over India. Raw cotton, fabric with Kalamkari prints, and materials from Rajasthan, Mangalgiri, and Odisha are also available here.

Where:144, Near the Trinity Metro Station, MG Road

When: 10am-8.30pm

Contact: 080 25584083

Check out their website here.


head to soma in indiranagar for block-printed jaipur cotton apparel

Source: Soma

Blockprint experts, Soma have a delightful range of apparel that come straight from their workshops in Rajasthan. Baggy kaftan like kurtas, summer dresses, skirts and sarees fill up their store shelves. As do, kurtas and shirts for men, and adorable creations for the tiny tots.

Where: 759, First Floor, Near Sony Centre, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar

When: 10am-8pm

Contact: 080 25205444

Check out their website here.

Find them on Facebook here.


head to suvasa in indiranagar for cotton summer apparel

Source: Suvasa

Natural fabrics and dyes are what Suvasa is known for. Sourced from Jaipur, you get elegant salwar-kameez sets, flowy skirts, ankle length anarkalis and kurtas.

Where: 765, IInd Floor, Hal Stage-II, 100ft Road, Indiranagar

When: 10am-8pm

Contact:  080 41152312

Check out their website here.

Find them on Facebook here.

M’zuri Sana

Another great brand to come out of Rajasthan, M’zuri Sana has a limited but aworthy collection at its store. Maxi dresses, flared skirts, printed shorts, and, even, saree blouses are all up for grabs.

Where: 1079, 12th Main, 1st Floor, Hal 2nd Stage, Indiranagar

When: 10am-8pm

Contact:  080-42115736

Find them on Facebook here.


One of Bangalore’s best known addresses for handlooms and handwoven clothes, Desi’s budget-friendly prices make it a crowd favourite. While the men have to be happy with the kurtas and shirts, women can pick up from kurtas done in various styles, yards of fabric and billowy bottoms. For all the details on Desi, click here.

Where: Find a Desi store near you here.

When: 8.30am-9.30pm

Contact: 080 26576669 (South End circle outlet)

Caravan Craft

Another place that gives artisans their due, Caravan Craft’s apparel collection is limited to the ladies. You can stop by here and cram your shopping bags with embroidered tops, kurtas with applique work, kalamkari tunics, and handwoven cotton jodhpuris.

Where: G 68, Lower Ground Floor,Phoenix Market City, Mahadevpura

When: 10am-8pm

Contact: 080 67266540

Check out their website here.

Find them on Facebook here.

Featured image via: Soma


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