In fashion, fads and trends come and go. But the saree is timeless. Worn by women, of all ages, through the centuries, the saree is a wardrobe must-have and can add oodles of chic (and sexy) to your personality. LBB tracks down the best saree shops in Bangalore where you can splurge on resplendent drapes.
Silk, Chiffon Or Cotton: Go The Whole Six Yards At These Saree Shops in Bangalore
Nalli Silk Sarees
Since they started off in 1928, Nalli’s fame has sure spread far and wide. Drop by at one of their handful of stores and pick from a range of traditional designs in Kanjivarams and Mysore silks. Plus, Chanderi, Maheshwari, Kerala Kasavu, Bengal Taant, and more. If you are shopping for a wedding, then this store offers greats choice for the bride and her family. Prices start at INR 700 upwards.
Shantala Silk House
From simple weaves that can be worn everyday to elaborate silks, Shantala has it all. Do look out for their sale (during the month of October) for value buys. Prices start at INR 500 upwards.
Sarees, at Prasiddhi, are all about elegance and subtlety. While they do the traditional prints fairly well, their contemporary collections will catch your eye more likely. However, prices are on the higher side so make sure you have enough saved before heading here. Sarees start at INR 1,500 upwards.
Mysore Saree Udyog
You can visit at any time of the day or year and you’ll always find Mysore Saree Udyog teeming with customers. Settle into one of the chairs and let them woo you with yards of silk cottons, Tussars, chiffons, crepes, and silks. Prices start at INR 1,000 upwards.
Deepam Silk International
Organic cottons, cotton silks with floral prints, dupion, and grand silks are all part of the jaw-dropping lineup at Deepam. Old-school Bangaloreans will lead you here and they have a great mix of traditional prints as well as new-age designs. Prices start at INR 2,000 upwards.
A favourite with brides and their families, Sudarshan’s multi-level store offers a range of eye-popping silks that add sheen to your big day. While their choice is limited when it comes to daily stuff, it’s worth dolling up in sometimes. Sarees are priced at INR 900 upwards.
Swing by this South Bangalore institution for a selection of the best Kanjivarams and other silken splendours. Sarees are priced at INR 1,500 upwards.
Janardhan Silk House
From its inception in the 1950s, Janardhan has been a favourite with the ladies. You’ll find everything from pricey Kanjivarams to delicately embroidered Tussar silks, hand-woven Patolas, and breezy chiffons — all of which you’ll want to buy. Prices start at INR 3,500 upwards.
Vijayalakshmi Silks And Sarees
Known for their traditional weaves, Vijayalakshmi stocks up a variety of Kanjivarams, Kota silks, and brocades that will add a dash of gorgeous to your wardrobe. We especially love their selection of delicate Kota Silk sarees and easy crepe sarees (perfect for work wear). Sarees are priced at INR 3,000 upwards.
Printed, handloom, or embroidered — Samyakk will spoil you for choice. Their ornate Kanjivaram and Banarsi designs are sure to make you the talk of the party. Prices start at INR 2,000 upwards.
For generations, Bangaloreans have been flocking to the age-old Rukmini Hall. The intricate, floral and temple motifs on the store’s collection of silks will make your trek through Chickpete’s busy streets well worth it. Prices start at INR 1,000 upwards.
Want a simple yet traditional saree that never runs out of style? Try any of KSIC showrooms in the city and you won’t go back home empty handed. Sarees are reasonably priced at INR 600 upwards.
You’ll find everything from classic Kanjivaram sarees to art silks, themed drapes, Pochampally weaves, and nine-yard sarees at this store. Prices start at INR 1,500 upwards.
Stocking up on crepe, chiffon and georgette, this one offers all kinds of prints, fabrics and weaves. So if you’re looking for something lighter or with a Lucknow and Jaipur touch, this is your go-to place. That said, there’s plenty of Kancheepuram, Benarasi, and silk on offer too. It is the South, after all. Sarees are priced at INR 1,000 upwards
Backed by Titan, Taneira is a saree wonderland. They are aiming to promote traditional weaves and you can browse through saree traditions from across India. You can pick from grand Kanjivarams, Bhagalupur silks, Chanderis, and Maheshwaris. You can also choose from a range of cottons, organzas, and even khadi. Sarees are priced at INR 2,000 upwards.
Located in Majestic, the first three floors of Pothy’s is dedicated to just saris of all kinds — synthetic, cotton, designer, fancy sarees, and Kancheepuram silks saris. In fact, the second floor is dedicated to Kancheepuram silks of all colours, designs and prices. That includes super grand designer silk options for the bride. The ground floor and the first floor houses daily wear saris, embroidered, printed, and in Pothy’s trademark styles of Kalamkari, Pochampally, and Mysore silk. Even their modern mixes of silk and chiffon will make you OD on sarees.
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Apart from the gorgeous pure Kanjivarams that range from the softer Mandanila silks to the elegant Valli Muhurtham collection that will be perfect for a bride (think deep red and rich purples), there is so much on offer. We also love the muted shades of lime green, beige and gold, with traditional paisley or floral prints. We’re eyeing the alternating red, black and gold zari checks with a cream korvai border with animal and geometric motifs.
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