Sarees To Stoles: Indie Shops To Head To
We’re always on the lookout for homegrown brands and small businesses that have something great to offer at affordable prices. Found yourself at Seawoods Grand Central on/around payday? Here’s where you can put those paper notes to good use by supporting these indie brands.
Located on the Lower Ground Floor of the mall, The Studio’s got beautiful kalamkari, pochampally, ikkat, upada, mangalgiri and venkatgiri work, with fabrics that are fashioned into blouses, tops, tunics, angarakhas and jackets. The best part? They can have any design tailored for you, as per size and taste. Their range starts at INR 700.
This store’s got reasonably priced cotton tops, kurtis and dupattas that are office-ready and super comfy to wear. We also spotted some vibrant cotton saaris and summery dresses here, too. Uber affordable, the range begins at INR 500.
What drew us into this store was the stunning display of dressy gowns. What kept us was the collection of gorgeous blouses, bespoke two-piece outfits, and the jewellery! They had colourful jhumkas, tasselled earrings and oxidised silver jewellery, too. We were super tempted to co-ordinate them with our outfits. The range starts at INR 700.
One of our favourite clothing pieces was a kurti with a rickshaw design sewn onto it in beadwork.
We walked right into this store because of its desi minimalist aesthetic. Amukti sells lovely cotton kurtas, elegant printed dupattas and earth-toned churidars to complement them, all INR 1500 onwards. You might’ve spotted them at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival this year!
Balzo - Collections in Silver
Head to their kiosk on the 2nd level to take a look! Want a simple pair of earrings to start? It'll cost you INR 700 and up.