Shopaholics, Did You Even Know About This Hidden Handicraft Store On MG Road?
Poona Gifts Shop on MG Road, next to Carpet Inn is a treasure trove of imported handicrafts, shawls, pashminas, jewellery and handbags from Kashmir, Agra, Kolkata and Sarangpur. What did we shop for? Read on to find out.
What We Love
Started by Gull Rather, about three years ago, Poona Gifts Shop is a two-storey shopping haven full of colourful surprises. Affordable and gorgeous, we fell in love with the cashmere shawls starting at INR 350. Imported all the way from Srinagar, choose from a plethora of hues ranging from rusty orange to earthy browns and oxblood reds. One of the bestsellers at the store are the traditional Kashmiri pherans, which are full-length kurtis with intricate floral embroidery on the neck, going all the way to the bust or the hem. Priced between INR 500 and INR 1,500, buy them to amp up your ethnic game.
Apart from this, look for raw silk and chiffon sarees, starting from INR 1,500. We particularly loved this blue-and-black saree with Buddha-print border, for INR 2,800. Complete the look with their statement rings and silver jewellery, starting at INR 400.
Poona Gifts Store is filled with multiple home decor options – quirky paper-mâché elephants for as low as INR 100, metallic flower vases, charming wooden boxes for INR 200 and precious marble and stone miniature sculptures for INR 300. Also check out their magnificent bed sheets and curtains with Rajasthani paintings, priced between INR 400 and INR 2,000. If you want to deck up your walls, browse through their exquisite mirror and wall-hanging collections, starting at INR 200.
So, We're Saying...
If you think handicrafts can get tad expensive, you must head here to score all things pretty and budget-friendly.