Divya posted on 9th August

Ladies, This Ganpati Drape A Classic Paithani Saree From These Stores, Starting At INR 3,540

Ten-Second Takeaway

Paithani is a traditional Maharashtrian handwoven silk saree, with a lot of gold ornamental thread motifs {zari} used on the pallu and border. Worn on special occasions like weddings and festivals, a Paithani can instantly take your style quotient to the next level. Original Paithanis can range from INR 5000 to even INR 3 lakh, but we’re here to narrow that margin for you.

Navlaee Silks & Paithani

Navlaee Silks & Paithani have the distinction of being one of the leading manufacturers of genuine Paithani sarees in Pune since the last 90 years. Using sedel katta silk yarn and traditional techniques with modern equipment, Navlaee sarees are renowned for their quality. Their main store is at Sadashiv Peth, but they sell online via their own website, as well. If you’d rather not invest in a full Paithani saree, they also retail Paithani stoles/dupattas {INR1950 onwards} and handbags {INR 1850 onwards}.
Price: A pre-stitched nauvari Paithani saree starts at INR 4550, and the traditional single pallu Paithani starts at INR 7800


Tathastu at Sadashiv Peth aims to be a one-stop shop for women’s occasion and bridal wear. They’ve even taken their store online, where you can browse and order from their wide collection of sarees, kurtis, and accessories. Their Art Silk Paithanis are made from are made from a poly-blend that mimics silk, and so are more affordable while staying on-trend. The 100% pure silk Tathastu Paithanis are obviously more expensive, so invest wisely.
Price: Art Silk Tathastu Paithani starts at INR 3540; Pure Silk starts at INR 9880

Peshwai Creations

Famous for their selection of Indian heritage-style sarees from across India, Peshwai Creations comes highly recommended for authentic Paithani sarees. Started by the Yemul family in 1994, they have expanded from a boutique style saree shop to a sprawling 3-floor showroom. Their specialty is bridal wear (Peshwai next door for menswear makes them the perfect pair of wedding specialists), but we think you don’t have to have a ring on your finger to treat yourself to a gorgeous saree. They’re said to be the only saree shop in Pune that allows you to customise your Paithani; you can actually pick the design and colour – at a higher cost, of course

Touch of Class Paithani Sarees

Award-winning Touch of Class has been featured several times in magazines, and even on TLC. Though they are younger {est. in 2006} than most of the saree shops we’ve featured here, their vision remains the same: a dedication to promotion of traditional crafts and textiles of India. They also sell beautiful Paithani border pieces, dress material, lehenga material, and exclusive vintage collectible art, in addition to sarees. Their website is very informative, and features a lot of information on the culture and meaning behind Paithani styles and motifs. Their collection is available for online viewing, but purchase can be made only by filling in an enquiry form, or contacting them directly. It’s a little expensive, but you’re getting the real deal here.
Price: Traditional Paithani Saree INR 7,599 onwards.

Swamini Saree Center

If the rows and rows of colourful saree-stocked shelves at Swamini aren’t enough to tempt you to buy one, we don’t know what will! Don’t be intimidated by the crowd – it’s a testament to Swamini’s great popularity. Their staff are polite and helpful, and should be able to find you the perfect saree in no time!