Score A Standout Saree For Pujo This Year At These 8 Boutiques
Looking for the perfect saree? Hit up these boutiques in Kolkata for curated cottons and silks.
Weavers Studio: Natural Fabrics & Dyes
Weavers Studio – one of Kolkata’s premier saree destinations – is known for their natural fabrics, dyes, and innovative embroidery. While you are there, pick up something from their well-curated accessory section – a piece of jewellery, or a stole and dupatta. It’s closed on Sundays.
Byloom: Handlooms With A Twist
Byloom is one of the most popular saree shop stops in Kolkata. Their forte is traditional handloom weaves with a twist, and unusual color combinations. Do pick up one of their signature Abir sarees in contrast colours. They have a blouse section where you are sure to find something to go with your new saree.
Kanishka’s: Khadis & Linens
One of the first designer saree boutiques in the city, Kanishka’s has revived traditional handloom cotton weaving and block printing. The shop has a wonderful range of ethnic sarees that have been carefully curated from beautiful Dhakais to linen and gorgeous handwoven Bengal khadis.
Bhumisuta: Batiks On Silks
A couple of minutes away from Byloom is Bhumisuta where you can pick up a range of sarees and readymade blouses. The silks with their in-house batik prints are the best and are priced very reasonably.
Nalli's: A Touch Of The South
This legendary saree store from the South is finally here in Kolkata. Your one-stop-shop for all things handloom, Nalli is the place to go if you need to buy a sari and have no time to browse too much. Banarasi, Bandhani, Pochampally, Upada, Sambalpuri, Patola, or Kerala Kasava, no matter which handloom you desire, you’ll find it here, and that too within your budget.
Ananda: History And Elegance
One of the oldest saree boutiques in the city, they are known for their range of exquisite, one-of-a-kind saris printed with handblocks and screens that are intricately carved and created by their master designers. Check out their silk tangails — a distinctive range woven in Benaras in the style of the Bengal tangail. Over the years, their discerning customers have included Indira Gandhi, actress Nargis, Hema Malini, Rakhee, and Aparna Sen.
Kamala: Handlooms From India
Looking for good quality sarees and handloom fabrics from around India? Head over to Kamala, the shop inside ICCR on Ho Chi Minh Sarani. The shop itself is not that big but you their range is huge. Opened in 2009, this space is an outlet by the Crafts Council of India (a voluntary, non-profit, registered organisation that works with a network of regional craft councils).
Sasha: For Quality Looms
Mirza Ghalib Street’s hidden gem, Sasha, stocks beautiful handwoven cotton saris from Bengal handloom hotspots like Phulia and Shantipur. Check out the linen saris in mixed colour palettes.