Lehengas To Chanderis: This Popular Plaza's First Floor Shops Will Get You Wedding Ready

Wedding season is always around the corener and if you haven’t still figured out your outfit, we are here to throw you a lifeline. Head straight to the often ignored section of Safina Plaza – the first floor – and you’ll find the outfit of your dreams. From gorgeous silk sarees to funky cottons and sparkly lehengas — the stores here have it all. Here are our top five picks.

Kara’s

Kara

Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore

This corner shop is where you’ll find dreamy lehengas and gorgeous blouses that look like they are straight out of a Bollywood blockbuster. The boutique offers a fabulous collection of lehengas that begin at INR 5,000 and go up to INR 70,000. They have ones with simple Bandhini prints and also elaborate ones with sequin and beadwork. If you want to take your saree to the next level with a gorgeous blouse, they have readymade ones beginning at just INR 1,200. Kurtas start off at INR 1,000 and you can even customise your own outfit after choosing fabrics from their collection. They take between 10 to 15 days to deliver an outfit.

Sonal

Sonal

Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore

An old Safina Plaza favourite, Sonal’s is a saree wonderland. They have sarees for every budget and to suit every style. Simple georgettes with thin zari borders will set you back by aroundINR 1,500 to 2,500. You can also pick up Chanderis in a variety of colours and their hand-woven Tussars too. But if you are going all out, then, check out their range of Kanjivarams.

Basami

Basami

Infantary Road, Bangalore

On the lookout for Bengali handlooms this wedding season? Then, for you, all roads lead to Basami at Safina Plaza. You can find the region’s best offerings here. One shelf is dedicated to light-gold drapes that are adorned with the famous Kantha stitch. Then, they have muslin sarees in a range of pleasing colours and featuring bold, floral work. You can also pick up six-yard wonders with Dhaka or Tant work. Prices begin at INR 1,000 and go up to INR 30,000.

Sakshi Collection

Sakshi Collection

Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore

Go for an easy breezy look with cottons from this store. It’s perfect for those of you who want to customise your outfit and are looking for fabrics for charming, traditional prints. The store is stocked with stacks of cottons beginning at about INR 195 per metre. Block prints, Bhagru, Ikats,  and Mangalgiri – all make an appearance here. If you plan to stick to sarees, then, go with Chanderis or Kota cottons (INR 1350 and upwards).

Mitu's Boutique

Mitu's Boutique

Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bangalore

Flowy sarees with ethnic-inspired prints grace the shelves at this delightful little boutique. We spotted jamdhani, matka silks and linen, all adorned with delicate floral work. They also have lovely Bengal cotton sarees, if you want to go for that classic look. What's more, you can make your look more interesting by accessorizing with their range of embroidered, silk scarves and dupattas.