Nail The Festive Look Without Going Overboard With Our Favourite Brands
With new arrivals ushering in almost every day, Bunaai is often our goto store for budget (and offbeat) lehengas and kurtas. This brand gets its pieces designed in-house and the quality is top-notch. The suits collection that comes with a kurta, pant, and dupatta are legit out of a Bollywood movie, and it has something for everyone. Bandhani, indigo prints, pastels, Shibori, tassels, tie-dye — the store has stocked it all up.
Ukti makes comfort clothing look so chic! Known for its crafted handloom pieces, we're crushing on front slit skirts and embroidered crop tops. This Bangalore-based brand works with artisans in Karnataka to make their outfits. If you're someone looking for understated designs in bright and cheerful colours, this indie store comes to rescue. And the best part? Their products are affordable too.
Kessa Wear is an online store that specialises in Indian fabric outfits. If you are someone who loves easy-breezy Indian wear, this store has plenty of options. From kurta-pant sets to sarees — take your pick. The first thing that caught our eye is their Sky Blue Linen Kurta Pant Set and Striped South Cotton Blouse & Palazzo Set. Perfect for summers, these outfits mostly come in light or candy colours. If you are looking for something slightly elaborate, do check their Complete Suit Sets featuring hand block prints, gota work, etc.
Gray & Green
Quirky is so in with Gray & Green and their outfits like hand block printed checks dress and brush painted sarees are some of our favourites. Whether you like floral prints or stripes and checks, lay your eyes on everything pretty. We've been loving the button up wrap dresses and sarees with prints of chunky cars, birds. Taking the saree game a notch up above, all the pieces are hand block-printed and have subtle colours that are easy on eyes. You can wear them to work too.
Svara sources fabrics from women weavers and artisans from remote villages of Telangana. Expect classy outfits, asymmetrical cuts, and outfits that are made from ikat. Whether the climate is moody or summery, ikat can pretty much brighten up your day. At Svara though, your style is sure to get a facelift because the outfits are handcrafted in a rather classical way. You can expect comfortable kurtas with flouncy sleeves, ikat crop tops that go well with elaborate long-skirts, etc.
Adah By Leesha
We declared love the first time we stumbled upon Adah By Leesha. This is a zero-waste brand and right from sarees and kurtas to dresses and tops — there's plenty for you to load up. What do we love about it? Well, we've got to give it to their peppy colours that jump right at you. Their clothing includes ikat, Kalamkari, block prints, Bainganee, Trikon, etc. Plus, you can match with bae as they have menswear too.