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Looking For A Gift For Your Bestie? These Boutiques Have Funky Earrings, Totes & Superhero T-shirts

Kurtis And Scarves At Gulzar

From cotton and silk saris and kurtis at ridiculously affordable prices to printed cotton tote bags and delightful scarves, Gulzar is a gem hidden in Chakgaria. Check out their printed cotton bags and saris.

Urban Haat

Urban Haat

Ballygunge, Kolkata

If you want bright colours with a strong desi streak and affordable prices, head to Urban Haat. You can pick up an entire outfit for your sibling – kurti, leggings, jewellery and bag – for less than INR 2,000.  There is a special rack of kurtis, leggings, palazzos, jumpsuits and scarves at flat INR 500 (the sale merchandise is going pretty quickly, so go fast).

Byloom

Byloom

Available Online

Sarees, fabric, stoles, bags, jewellery – as their tagline suggests, Byloom is all about weaving tradition. You’ll have access to plenty of variety here, so make sure you take out enough time to actually pick out the perfect gift. We recommend you pick up the scarves, with a bag of the handcrafted soaps.

Quirky Bags From Sasha

Sasha

Taltala, Kolkata

Around since 1981, Sasha is one of the first fair trade shops in all of India. Most of the artisans they work with are from West Bengal. There’s a lot you can pick up here. But we especially loved the bags, stoles and jewellery. The bags are as low as INR 340, and scarves are INR 280. Do check out their collection of wallets and bags in Shantiniketan leather. They close early on Sundays – at 1pm between April through August. Normal hours resume on Sundays between September through March.

Organic Cottons From Biome

Natural dyed garments and organic cotton – now that’s a pretty special and considerate gift. Even the finishing on each of their garments uses upcycled trinkets.

Bow Ties And Ceramics From Sienna

Sienna Store & Cafe

Hindusthan Park, Kolkata

What’s special about Sienna’s store is that their products are simple and elegant, which anyone who appreciates subtlety will connect with immediately. Pick up one of their blue tinted cups (some come with lids), or choose from their collection of copper jewellery, funky bow ties or limited-edition saris and dresses.