There is no doubt that Indiranagar is the indie central of Bangalore. Whether it is the buzzing food & nightlife scene or independent {read hipster} live music venues and creative and design studios, the neighbourhood is every Bangalorean’s go-to destination when they want to be a culture vulture. But what this pretty neighbourhood is also known for is its independent clothing and lifestyle boutiques that put the spotlight on Indian art and craft, handicrafts, our heritage textiles and independent and upcoming designers from around the country.

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The Ants Cafe & Store

A lifestyle boutique dedicated to apparel, bamboo baskets, bags, stone jewellery and black Longpi pottery from the North East. The upstairs cafe regularly hosts food festivals from the seven sister states.

Where: 2286, 1st Cross, 14th A main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar

Price: INR 100 upwards {approx.}

Contact: 080 41715639

Timings: 9am – 8.30pm

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Varnam

Varnam

Varnam

Colourful Channapatna wooden toys get a modern update by being fashioned into kitchen and dining ware, and home decor products. Think drop lamps, handcrafted jewellery, pen stands and wall hooks apart from useful goods like salad mixers {in animal shapes!} and wine bottle holders. Make sure you also stock up on their engaging {not to mention, vibrant} playthings that include pull toys, push toys and stacking toys. #LBBTip: The Goobe night lamp here is a must-buy!

Where: 444, Basement, 5th Main, Opposite to 13th Cross Park, 2nd Stage, Indiranagar

Price: INR 100 upwards {approx.}

Contact: 080 25250360

Timings: 11am – 8pm

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The Orange Bicycle by Kitschdii

What was once two separate and independent neighbouring boutiques have now joined hands to become one entity. While The Orange Bicycle loves to promote independent and upcoming Indian fashion, product designers and brands, Kitschdii focuses on handicrafts and upcycled creations from artisan NGOs.

Where: 969/A, 12th Main, Indiranagar

Price: INR 100 upwards {approx.}

Contact: 080 41667378

Timings: 11am – 8pm

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House of Taamara

House of Tamara

House of Tamara

They specialise in gorgeous handwoven saris, contrast sari blouses, ethnic and Indo-fusion apparel, and ornate silver and kundan jewellery. House of Taamara regularly hosts pop ups and exhibitions by designers from other cities.

Where: House no 3281, 12th Main, Indira Nagar, HAL 2nd Stage

Price: INR 500 upwards {approx.}

Contact: 080 41607288

Timings: 11am – 7.30pm

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Levitate

As their tagline goes, Levitate is your one-stop crazy shop for all things with a slightly eccentric touch. Gypsy-inspired statement earrings and neckpieces, chunky finger rings, leather and embroidered bags, footwear and some T-shirts invoking the pantheon of Indian gods and goddesses, are the order of the day here. They also ought to be your go-to-store to pick up beautiful silver and brass nose pins.

Where: Mezzanine Floor, Inside 100 Feet Boutique, 777/i, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar

Price: INR 200 upwards {approx.}

Contact: 080 64528190

Timings: 11am – 10pm

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Timri

Timri Indira Nagar Bangalore

This Whitefield boutique recently moved to a bigger space in Indiranagar. Timri supports small scale, upcoming designers who make dresses, tops, Indo-western wear, jewellery, footwear and bags. Kilim bags, ikat dresses and embroidered footwear are the highlights here.

Where: 3353, 5th cross, 12th A Main, Indira Nagar, HAL 2nd Stage {turn off 12th Main at Au Bon Pain}

Price: INR 200 upwards {approx.}

Contact: 080 41607288

Timings: 11am – 7.30pm

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100-Ft Boutique

This store is housed right inside the 100 Ft Boutique Bar Restaurant. The whitewashed walls with blue accents, which is meant to evoke a Mediterranean look and feel, are lined with shelves stocking quirky home decor, crockery, a selection of clothes, shoes and bags. The boutique has been recently relaunched as Sambhala Unique Expressions.

Where: 777/i, 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar

Price: INR 200 upwards {approx.}

Contact: 080 49652632

Timings: 11.30am – 11pm

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 The Purple Turtles

Purple Turtles

Devoted to customised lighting and an impressive range of home decor products, this boutique has lamps in different sizes and shapes. Apart from floor lamps, table lamps and tall skyscraper shades {with shibori designs}, there’s quite a lot of furniture to be scored here. Distressed pieces, vintagesque typewriters, comfy cushions and even huge pickle jars are on offer here.

Where: 128, 1st Main, Domlur 2nd Stage,Indiranagar

Price: INR 200 upwards

Contact: 080 41528039

Timings: 10.30am – 8pm

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Myrah

Featuring trendy pieces by budding designers from across the country, Myrah is a relatively new store in Indiranagar. Apart from one-of-a-kind pieces, they also offer to create customised apparel {everything from lehengas to tops}.

Where: 279, 5th Cross, 1st Stage, Behind Toit, Indiranagar

Price: Ethnic wear – INR 1750 upwards, Western – INR 899 upwards

Contact: +91 9620982358

Timings: 11am-9pm, closed on Mondays.

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