Got a best friend’s wedding coming up, or want to score a few designer traditional outfits? Walk into Basil, a designer boutique tucked inside a villa in Hyderguda. Done up with gorgeous floral patchwork hanging against sober wallpapers, and mannequins adorning edgy designer clothing — this store is ever so artsy. But what we really love is the collection they have at the store of sarees, lehengas, tunics on one side, and fancy blouses on the other. Think intricate embroidery patterns in contrasting colours, colourful floral patterns printed on sarees, mirror borders, maggam and cut work on blouses. We also saw parrot, peacock, elephants, and dancing figurines either embellished, printed or embroidered onto a variety of clothing, and it really stood out for us. Apart from this, they keep up with all the latest trends like Shibori print and raw silk on pattu. Working with materials like handloom fabrics, crepe, georgettes, velvet and anything else you can think of, this store is pretty versatile in their designs. The ready-made pieces start at INR 3,000 upwards. Besides, they excel at understanding the customer’s persona and then create a unique piece of clothing (INR 5,000 upwards). So, it's best to discuss ideas at least a week in advance and get an Indo-western or traditional outfit to cherish. The best part? They take orders from and ship across the world! So, the next time you’re thinking of gifting an NRI sister something beautiful, don’t forget to check this place out.