Ethnic Designer boutiques in Bangalore
We bring to you some boutiques from across the city which houses some of the most exquisite ethnic wear.
Friend’s wedding round the corner and you want to sport something unusual? A hip social do just a day away and your wardrobe looks pathetically ill-equipped? Boutique shopping has caught on the fancy of fashionistas, who want to flaunt a style different everyday. Here are some boutiques across Bangalore which store some of the most exquisite ethnic wear.
Look around the grand display and prepare yourself to be floored. Fulki is a new garments boutique with a creative bent that is drawing in women to get their ethnic fix. This strategically located boutique has a clientele coming from various areas of the city.
Their ethnic wear collection ranges from casual and grand tunics to semi-stitched salwaar kameez sets and some unique saris. One can find tunics made of pastel chiffon or georgette with contrasting borders at the hem or sleeves giving the outfit a creative edge. Gorgeous saris, elegant wraps and amazing tops share shelf space with accessories like jewellery, belts and bags.
Wallet Factor: Casual tunics cost from Rs. 800 to Rs. 1,200. Semi-stitched salwar sets are above Rs. 1,500. Saris cost between Rs. 3,000 and 5,000
Where: No. 55, 5th Cross, 6th block, 60ft road (kalyana Mantapa Rd) Koramangala. Contact – 09880939522
One look at the range of clothes at this store is sure to leave you delirious with delight. You are literally spoilt for choice with yards of exquisite fabrics – georgettes, crepes and raw silks- extensively embellished with Indian embroidery, from parsi to tar, mukaish, threadwork, zardosi, beadwork and cut dana work, you can find the best collection of ethnic clothes here. Their USP is the colour combinations and the surface textured materials used in their creations. You can find velvet appliquéd dresses to heavily embroidered cotton salwar sets all under one roof.
Wallet factor: Each salwar kameez costs only Rs.250 for stitching but with hand embroidery it goes up by an additional Rs. 550. You can find outfits from Rs. 850 upwards till almost a lakh for bridal trousseau.
Where: No 15, Sai Baba Temple Road, Cambridge Layout, Ulsoor, Bangalore 560008, Contact - 080-65308008
Prajwala – The handloom studio
A neat little store, tucked away on a new bylane of Jayanagar, stocking elegant hand-blocked saris, printed saris and fabrics. What’s unique is that most of the sari collection is in handloom cotton with the softest weaves, with a small collection of tunics and dresses. Saris in handloom cotton with new block prints inspired by nature motifs and hues are not seen very often around the city.
Not only are different complementary colours and prints combined to form a synergy in each sari, but in many cases, the palu, the edges, the borders, and blouses are treated with some additional texture and zing.
Wallet Factor: A handloom cotton sari costs Rs. 750 while one with handblock prints is for not more than Rs.1000. Silk saris range from Rs.2000 to 3000.
Where: 463/23,30th cross, 8th B main. Jayanagar 4th block (west) Bangalore-11