Did you know the Bibwewadi-Kondhwa road stretch is filled with beautiful and unique boutiques? Comprising some of the city's hidden gems, it's like the boutique gully of Pune. In fact, we stumbled upon some quite unique fashion stores that will not only up your couture game but also be easy on your pockets. Take a look.
Bibwewadi: Take A Sneak-Peak Into The Boutique Gully Of Pune
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 start at INR 30 and go up to INR 1500, along with the pouches and mirror-mats that sport Kutch prints and work. We recommend you check out 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 the mood to shop for tees, they have it in all sizes and prints, especially in white. We recommend you check out their crochet tops that came in beautiful colours for just INR 599 and pair up with denim to create that perfect college look.
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 and 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 and denim, 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, so be sure to keep an eye out for those.
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 and designer to georgette and many more. Starting at INR 2000, you will find beautiful palazzo sets that come with gorgeous kurtis. They customise and provide tailoring services too.