We're Summer Ready: Where To Get Gorgeous Cotton Sarees Under INR 5,000

Ritika posted on 07 April

Summer’s around the corner but we’re already feeling the heat. So what do you do when you have to dress it up but not sweat it out? Get a gorgeous cotton saree, of course! We’ve rounded up our favourite places to get pretty and comfortable cotton sarees from.

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Metaphor Racha

One of our favourite Bangalore brands, Metaphor Racha stocks beautiful khadi clothing including tops, kurtas and stoles. But our favourite is their hand-spun and handwoven khadi sarees that come in woven, tie-dye and unique hand-block printed designs. While the printed numbers are a wee bit pricey, their basic khadi sarees come in understated colour schemes and are our picks. And did we mention their awesome khadi saree blouses, which come in lovely easygoing fits and floral patterns. And we hear Metaphor Racha now also does jewellery. Perfect to go with our summer sarees!

Price: INR 2,900 upwards


This online store can be your go-to for all kinds of amazing cotton and linen sarees for this summer. Byloom’s collection is vast and they’ve got so many different patterns that there’s definitely something for everyone. Animal prints on colourful cottons, single and double coloured linen numbers, and lovely wood cut printed sarees are just some of the things you can expect here. The best thing about Byloom cottons is that they drape so well; they don’t fluff out like usual stiff Bengal cottons. Their online stock always gets sold out really fast, sometimes within hours, so you gotta keep an eagle eye on their Facebook posts when a new collection goes up. The good news is that Byloom often brings their sarees in two-day exhibitions to Raintree around the year. And the prices are so reasonable too!

Price: Starts at INR 650

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Karnataka -based charitable trust Desi’s sarees are giving us all the #OOTD vibes we need for the summer. Handloom cotton sarees with vegetable-based dyes are the order of the day at Desi. In understated colours and a nice, comfortable drape, these sarees come in simple weaves. But our favourite is the gamcha kind of prints and the really fine Madras Checks. The most popular sarees at Desi are indigo printed cotton beauties. Simple on design and high on class – that’s our kind of saree.

Price: INR 1,000-3,000


27, Patalamma Temple Street, Near South End Circle, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru

Santhanalakshmi Pure Silks & Cottons

Score traditional temple sarees in checkered, Kalamkari, peacock and floral motifs at Santhanalakshmi. You can also get beautiful Kanchi and Chettinad handwoven cotton sarees at amazing {Read only INR 500} prices. They have a super large collection, so stock up for those summer weddings and festivals!

Price: INR 500 upwards

Priyadarshini Handloom House

Everyone’s favourite go-to saree store, Priyadarshini Handlooms, has all kinds of cotton sarees perfect for the weather. We love their cotton sarees for being everything from minimal to over-the-top. On a budget? You can get sarees here for as low as INR 500!

Price: INR 500 upwards

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Shop 61/62, Jayanagar Shopping Complex, 9th Main Road, 4th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru

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Nalli Silks

This one doesn’t need much explanation. Everyone {and their mothers} have gone to Nalli to shop for sarees and dress material. Kerala, Bengali, Taant, Chanderi, Kanchi – you name it, they’ve got it. Nalli Silks houses stunning cotton sarees from all over the country, in authentic styles. We’ve got our eyes on their Coimbatore Checks sarees.

Price: INR 1,000 upwards

Clothing Stores

120, Margosa Road, 11th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru

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This online brand from Chennai scores high on our list of gorgeous block-printed cotton sarees. The prints are done in Andhra Pradesh and patterns vary from contemporary to traditional. The prints are also done in black which makes the colours on their sarees really pop out. We’re keeping ourselves from buying too many of their Aztec printed sarees, especially considering they’re on high demand. You can also score gorgeous cotton, kota doria, and silk cotton sarees from Chaani.

Price: INR 900 upwards

Sumangali Saree Shop

This unassuming little shop opposite the Commercial Street Police Station is a treasure trove for easy, breezy summer sarees. Bag Chettinad, Dharwad, cotton and handloom sarees at dirt cheap prices here. You can’t miss the store, the cotton sarees hanging by the window will definitely catch your attention.

Price: INR 450 upwards

Clothing Stores

125, 1st Floor, Opp. Police Station, Commercial Street, Tasker Town, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru

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