Kanjeevaram To Banarasi: Online Heritage Silk Saree Brands To Shop From
Known for its handpicked Benarasi Silk sarees and handlooms — Karagiri is naturally our first pick. What we love about this Pune-based saree brand is the sheer variety it offers, across various price points. From elaborate ones that occasions call for to simple ones for work, they cover all spectrums. Two things you must absolutely check: handwoven pure silk Benaras Silk sarees and Jamdani Cotton sarees. We cannot get enough of those offbeat colours like blacks, bone whites, rouge pinks, and coral peaches.
Price: INR 2,999 upwards
Bringing a range of handlooms, handwoven Kanjeevaram Silk sarees, and linens from artisans across South India, Rajasthan, Bihar, etc — Bharatsthali is a drape lover's paradise. If you appreciate a good handloom piece, you'll find yourself loving Mysore Silks, Dharmavarams, and Ikats. Since all the pieces are handcrafted by Indian artisans, you'll find exclusive designs. What are we loving? Linen sarees with khaadi pallus and tie and dye print handloom sarees. The brand also has bridalwear sarees worth checking out.
Price: INR 1,500 upwards
One look at Taneira's saree collection and we're sold! This brand's crisp Maheshwar Silk sarees and Bengal Cotton sarees smell like comfort to us. The designs remind us of legacy sarees worn by our grandmas. Their Benaras Silk sarees with elaborate pallus are every bit stunning and if you've been looking for bridalwear sarees, this is a good place to start. Plus, colours like purples, corals, lime greens, and blacks look quite regal. Apart from these, you can shop for other handlooms and silk sarees too.
Price: INR 1,500 upwards
Based out of Benaras, HolyWeaves is a 40-year-old brand that crafts stunning Benarasi Silk sarees and accessories. In fact, this brand is so cool that they've got a playlist on Apple Music with malhars because they think music and textiles go in tandem. Two collections to look out for — Handwoven Benarasi Silk sarees and Jamawar & Tanchoi sarees. Featuring stunning heritage sarees, these display intricate craftsmanship. HolyWeaves also has budget brocade sarees and dupattas that are worth checking out.
Price: INR 1,095 upwards
If beautiful detailing and striking colour combinations excite you, then Raw Mango is the one for you. This is a brand of contemporary Indian handwoven textiles crafted using traditional techniques. The focus is the fabric and prints are used to amplify the quality. From wardrobe must-have solid classic sarees to dainty floral prints, their saree collection is extensive and pretty.
Price: INR 10,800 upwards
Singhania's has been around for a while and it's a known brand. We've been eyeing their Kanjeevaram collection for a while now and they've got a comprehensive collection of big-border ones, checkered sarees, borderless Kanjeevarams, self-bordered sarees, etc. Singhania's range of heritage Benaras Silk sarees are droolworthy — in fact, we're loving those elaborate borders and colours. Their entire collection is handlooms so take note that you're grabbing just the best. While you're at it, do check their Gadwals and Venkatagiris too.
Price: INR 7,000 upwards
I can vouch for the grand opulence of the Nalli Silks stores all across the country, but especially the one in Chennai. One of the most trusted brands for silk sarees, the variety of Kanjeevaram styles and trends you get here is amazing. Every saree-lover should have at least one Nalli silks Kanjeevaram as a part of their heirloom collection passed on from generation to generation. The collection is big enough for you to spend an entire day checking it out and still leave out a few varieties.
Price: INR 1,800 upwards
This store offers a curated range of exquisite handcrafted sarees, unstitched blouse fabrics, accessories for trousseaus and more. It’s every South Indian bride’s go-to trousseau shopping destination. The brand has a huge collection of exclusive and premium Kanjeevaram sarees. The unique Kanchipuram collection is a delight for those who seek something novel in traditional fashion.
Price: INR 14,000 upwards
Palam Silks offers you a delightfully rich collection of both traditional and fashionable silk sarees that are sure to catch your eye. It was founded by Jeyasree ‘Silkworm’ Ravi, the daughter of Nalli Kuppuswamy Chetty in 2003. The brand is a haven for the fashionista looking for authenticity, tradition and trending novelty all in one.
Price: INR 10,000 upwards
One of the oldest and the biggest silk stores of Chennai, Pothys boasts of a great collection of Kanjeevarams. Buy Kancheepuram silks of all colours, designs and prices for all occasions and events here. The store offers super grand designer silk options for the bride along with a variety suited for every budget. Their modern mixed take on silk is worth a peek.
Price: INR 1,500 upwards
Kalanjali is the glory and pride of South Indian ethnic dresses, with a large following all over the country. The Ramoji Group has been running this brand since 1992. Kalanjali has a large selection of top-notch silk sarees that suit every occasion. If you’re seeking for the best silk sarees in India, look no further. Kalanjali’s Kanchipuram silk saree collections are woven from beautiful silk and include a separate blouse piece that you can style according to the event. There’s golden zari weavings all over to give the saree a rich and luxurious look. It's worth a bridal shopping spree!
Price: INR 4,000 upwards
Bespoke, handwoven, and handmade — Ekaya is bringing traditional textiles into luxury fashion, and they're gorgeous to the dot. If you're in awe with how Banarasi weaves look on apparel, Ekaya brings the best of Banaras through 8,000 weavers and craftsmen from across the country. Scallop-shaped borders, bold and bright colour palette and skilled artistry makes Ekaya's silk sarees stand out.
Price: INR 20,475 upwards