The saree is one piece of clothing that is timeless and passed on through generations. 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. We have listed down the best saree shops in Bangalore where you can splurge on resplendent drapes together with spoiling you with gorgeous jewellery options to get some desi girl charm on (because ain't nobody like a desi girl!). We've also thrown in some of our favourite online saree brands.
Silk, Chiffon Or Cotton: Go The Whole Six Yards With These Saree Brands
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 a great choice for the bride and her family. The prices here start at INR 700 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. So, if you are looking to splurge and buy something contemporary, Prasiddhi Silks is your pick. Sarees here start at INR 1,500 upwards.
Style Tip: The Multi Stone Geometric Drop Earrings from Ombre Designs are a swell pairing for any contemporary saree from here. It's classic shades of gold, black and white and use of mixed media -- stone, pearl, resin makes this a versatile piece.
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. Everyone's favourite store, this is a one-stop-shop for all your festive saree and fabric needs. Settle into one of the chairs and let them woo you with yards of silk cotton, tussars, chiffons, crepes, and silks. Choose your pick from their extensive collection and make heads turn. Prices start at INR 1,000 upwards.
Style Tip: A traditional long layered necklace always looks classic on a saree, like the Double Layered Pearl and Pink Stone Beaded number from Style99. You won't have to go all matchy-matchy with your saree because this could also make for a great contrasting option.
Deepam Silk International
If you are looking to buy sarees for your mom and yourself for wedding (or any) season, check out Deepam Silks and Sarees. Organic cotton, 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 that would be perfect for you to pick from. Prices start at INR 2,000 upwards.
Style Tip: If you like to accesorise sarees with bangles, pair yours from Deepam Silks with something different, like the Engraved Spiked Silver Bangle from Shlaz. You can wear it as a bracelet too!
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. Their collection of sarees is also great for a pooja, family celebrations or any other festivities that are around the corner. While their choice is limited when it comes to daily stuff, it’s worth dolling up in sometimes. Sarees here are priced at INR 900 upwards.
Style Tip: Simple sarees need an accessory as hatke as the Mirror Embellished Threadwork Choker from Knot Me Cute. Pair it with a monotone saree!
Bangalore's very own treasure for Sarees, Angadi silks is the top choice for anyone looking to buy bridal or occasion wear sarees, even Deepika Padukone agrees. Swing by this South Bangalore institution for a selection of the best Kanjivarams and other silken splendours for your big day, or festivities. Sarees here are priced at INR 1,500 upwards.
Style Tip: Kanjivarams and jhumkas and are a match made in heaven, one that we won't mess with either, which is why the Paisely Engraved Gold Jhumkas from Zero Kaata is our choice of Jewellery.
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 for the wedding, poojas and festive season or for no reason. Prices here start at INR 3,500 upwards.
Style Tip: Those Tussar silks and Patolas will look all the more beautiful if you accessorise it with a set of chunky Tribal Silver Rings from the local brand, Prishie. Their rustic charm pairs beautifully with handlooms!
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 workwear). If you are looking for something classy and evergreen silks for the festive and wedding season, Vijayalakshmi Silks is your place to shop at. Sarees are priced at INR 3,000 upwards.
Style Tip: Picking up a bunch of simple workwear sarees? Make them stand out all the more with this trendy yet traditional Stone & Floral Charm Detail Layered Choker Necklace from Gyara Accessories. Its light gold finish will also pair well with most sarees.
Chowdrain, an online saree brand on LBB, has a range of handwoven cotton sarees that are perfect for office wear as well as occasion wear. These sarees are dyed in bright colours and ladies, you'll love the popping patterns such as batik prints, geometric prints, and handblocked prints. Our favourite six-yard drapes are the ones in orange, blue, and even those classic red-black combos. You can check out the dressier options that feature pompoms. And as always, block prints for that classy look.
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. Head to Rukmini Hall and shop ornate silks for you and your mom. Prices start at INR 1,000 upwards.
Style Tip: Go all out and dress up a gorgeousFo
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, perfect for a budget-friendly loot.
Simple sarees call for experimentation in jewellery and so we're all for you pairing any saree from here with the unique Crochet Mirror, Shell and Tassle Earrings from Oun And Back in a the versatile black and white shade. These are available in other popping colours too.
Head to RmKV, one of Chennai's most loved saree houses in Bangalore this festive season. 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.
Pairing rather perfectly with any Pochampally weave from here is this long Stone Detail Coin Necklace from Niara. It's tribal aesthetic is what makes this number a total standout.
Stocking up on crepe, chiffon and georgette, this one offers all kinds of prints, fabrics and weaves, Saboo Collections is a must-visit if you are out shopping for sarees. 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.
Perfect to match with the lighter sarees is the set of two Floral Engraved Gold Fossil Bangles from Jaipuri brand, Kassa. It's earthy gold, and totally contemporary design is as unique as it gets!
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. Hit up Taneira and sport one among the many beautiful weaves from all across the country. Sarees are priced at INR 2,000 upwards.
This Red Kundan Pendant & Earring Set from Paya is as outstanding and finessed as the sarees in Taneira's collection. It has a certain grandeur about it that just fits!
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 and also for anyone looking to buy something festive. 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.
Layer your bangles with a couple or more of the Brass Bracelet with Beads and Black Tassles from Amoliconcepts to serve some Indian goddess vibes with a silk saree from here.
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 at Kanakavalli. We also love the muted shades of lime green, beige, and gold, with traditional paisley or floral prints. Check out the alternating red, black and gold zari checks with a cream korvai border with animal and geometric motifs that you can sport.
Complement the elegance of Kanakavalli's sarees with more elegance by wearing these Embellished Hoops from Abhika Creations with it. Wear your hair up to show-off these very tradtional-style hoops.
For Sarees is a brand that's made for saree lovers by saree lovers. We love their wide range of cotton silks and pure silk handlooms that you can find on LBB. These start at INR 2,000 upwards and the sarees are sure to make heads turn. We love the tassel saree series, and the ones with hand block and traditional prints such as kantha, ikkat, and chanderi.