Hidden Gem: Take A Sneak-Peak Into The Boutique Gully Of Pune
Did you know the Bibwewadi-Kondhwa road stretch is filled with beautiful and unique boutiques? It's like the boutique gully of Pune, it consists of some of the city's hidden gems. We stumbled upon unique fashion stores that will not only up your couture game but also be easy on your pockets. Take a look:
With around 1500 varieties of kurtis starting at INR 700, Corsage is yet another hidden gem that caters to the fashion needs of women across the city. Known for its readymade kurti, suits and saree collection, this tiny shop keeps sizes from S to 5XL. We loved the hand-spun cotton sarees (INR 1200) that were specially imported from Assam. Checkout their vast dupatta collection which consists of tie and dye, Banarasi as well as heavier net dupattas that will go with any ethnic dress of yours.
This colourful store sells exclusive Gujrati-couture as well as accessories. They have a beautiful collection of lehengas for garba and kediyu and kafni pajama for men. We loved the ornate box trunks which started at INR 30 and went up to INR 1500, along with the pouches and mirror-mats that sported Kutch prints and work. We recommend you checkout their unisex shorts with Kutch mirror-work to add a dash of quirkiness to your traditional wardrobe.
As the name suggests, this store is all about pure handloom sarees. Right from the pure silk, kota silk to Maheshwari silk, you will find many varieties of pure silk sarees starting at INR 4000. Not to forget, they also keep designer handloom cotton sarees which include chanderi cotton, pure cotton, Kolkata cotton etc. They have a great collection of linen sarees with mirror-work as well as the thread and oxidised silver jewellery, which you can match with the sarees.
This shop is filled with western wear for girls that includes super cute crochet tops, cotton dresses, maxi-dresses along with footwear and purses. We absolutely loved the Aztec-print backpacks for INR 899 as well as the cotton dresses that came for INR 1100. If you are in a mood to shop for tees, they have it in all sizes and prints, especially in white. We recommend you checkout their crochet tops that came in beautiful colours for just INR 599 and pair up with denims to create that perfect college look.
Style Loft Boutique
If you are searching for stylish clothes for daily use, Stylish Loft Boutique is the place to shop at. From denims to trendy tops, skirts to knee-length dresses, the collection here is trendy and has a young vibe to it. The range for tops starts at INR 400.
This is a readymade cum tailoring shop, which has our heart. Firstly, the range is super affordable and the tailoring is impeccable. You can get blouses with frills, embellishments or edgy patterns. Starting at INR 400, you will find comfy palazzos and adorable kurtas that come in bold colours. This store quickly became our favourite after we checked out the kurta collection.
Misty Fashion Clothing
When you are being ultra-stylish, why should kids be left behind? Misty fashion clothing is an exclusive kids' fashion store where you can score trendy clothing starting at just INR 350. From cute frocks, to polos, dungarees to pants, the collection is adorable and made of comfortable fabric.
Necks & Collars
Men, up your style game with trendy clothing from Necks & Collars, a men's only store for readymade garments. From printed shirts to polos, shorts to denims, find it all starting at just INR 400. If you are looking for something casual, we are sure you'll love the printed shirt collection here.
The silk suits at Global Creations had our heart. You will find traditional outfits as well as daily wear from this shop although we recommend you to opt for heavier designs. They have customised anarkalis too. Starting at INR 1000, you will find dresses that will make you party-ready in no time.
The dresses on display at Simran creations caught our eye. This store has a beautiful collection of ethnic wear that comes in summer hues of blues, greens and yellows. You can also find western casuals starting at INR 600. From tops to short dresses, you can find it all here.
This is a tiny shop that has a nice collection of kurtis and leggings. Starting at INR 800, find pastel kurtis with minimal handwork and thread work. Rusty Creation is known for beautiful daily wear and casual dresses.
Sakhala's & Bhandari's
This small store in Solitaire is known for its exquisite collection of block-printed kurtis and palazzo sets. Sakhala's & Bhandari's is also a saree heaven where you will find sarees ranging from silk, designer, georgette and many more. Starting at INR 2000, you will find beautiful palazzo sets that come with gorgeous kurti. They customise and provide tailoring services too.
For scoring nightwear, undergarments and lingerie, Bellissa is a store you must visit. They are running discounts on men's undergarments and are also known to accept bulk orders. If you are looking for comfy shorts or lacy pants for night, we recommend you check out their collection.
Kritika Saree Studio
There is a gorgeous saree store in Lighthouse complex and we love their modern silk collection. The regular sarees start at INR 1500 and the range goes up depending upon the fanciness. If you are looking for designer sarees, this is the store to be at.