Skip malls and shop at these pretty boutiques in Bangalore this festive season!

The festive season is on us and we are sure you are already thinking about how to stand out of the crowd at your Diwali party. Well, worry not! We have your back. Apart from pubs and restaurants, Bangalore is also home to a whole lot of designer boutiques and we assure you, you will not feel let down. So, whether you are planning to go ethnic, western or Indi-western, here are some of the best boutiques in the city you must head!

1. Chalk boutique

Whether you want to jazz up your home or add some new collections to your wardrobe this festive season, Chalk Boutique in Whitefield is just where you must head. Located in one of the busy lanes in the area, Chalk boutique houses all things nice and pretty that will leave you confused about what to take home. The charming bungalow invites you with a burst of colours.

What you will find: Once here you are sure to be carried away by the pretty glass lanterns, flower vases, quirky cushion covers, funky lanterns, colourful watering cans, pretty pots and other itsy-bitsy for your home. As for your wardrobe, this shop is a treat for Kalamkari lovers. They have stocked up kurtas, sarees and dress materials, just in time for the festive season. And when you are done picking your attire, match it with their desi joothis, potlis, neckpieces or clutches.

Address: Above Cocoon Spa, opposite ICICI Bank, near Hope Farm Junction, Whitefield Main Road

When: Monday-Saturday, 11am-7pm

Price: INR 200 upwards

Contact: +91 9008921819


2. Cinnamon

If you are someone who appreciates old world charm and also likes to bring it into your home, then this one’s a treasure! The store has a well-curated line of clothing ranging from pretty cotton and silk jackets to palazzos, pants, saris, tops, and scarves. That aside, if you are looking to spruce up your home this festive season, you could choose from upholstery, kitchenware, quirky knick-knacks made of paper mache and some truly elite bronze collection.

Address: Cinnamon, 24, Gangadhar Chetty Road, Ulsoor

Contact: 080 2536 7888


3. Raw Mango

Exclusive Chanderi and Banarasi sarees, well-crafted blouses in bright fuchsias and subtle pastels and exquisite craftsmanship is what describes this pretty boutique. So, if you are thinking ethnic this festive season, this one is a must-visit!

Address: 24, Gangadhar Chetty Rd, Yellappa Chetty Layout, Sivanchetti Gardens

Contact: 080 4121 316


4. Anahe

Strike the right balance between bling and elegance with Anahe! The store is well-organised and is especially known for their saree gowns and dhoti pants. Anarkali dresses and jackets are some of the other things you must for miss out when here. Apart from this they also have kundan cuffs, earrings, clutches, stoles and shoes with sequin work. You definitely can’t shop from here for daily wear as they are a little over priced, but hey Diwali is around the corner!

Address: 4027, 1st Cross, 13th H Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar

Price: Rs 1,500-35,000

Contact: +91 8041700808


5. The budget boutique

This quaint little boutique seated in the busy lanes of Koramangala, houses sarees, dresses, lehengas and other pretty accessories to go with it. If you are looking to revamp your wardrobe this festive season, there’s plenty for you to score. Snoop around the store and you are sure to fall in love with their kurtis which come in pretty Ikkat, paisley and other block prints. Looking to stand out? Pick the ones with mirror work and add some jazz to your festive outfit. As for accessories, they have bags, neck pieces, purses, and handbags.

Address: 98C, 17th H Main Rd, 5th Block, Koramangala

Price: Rs 500 onwards

Contact: +91 9066388440


6. Timri

This is your one-stop-shop if you are planning to go Indo-western this festive season. The store has a plethora of options ranging from printed waistcoats and shrugs, flowy maxi dresses and elegant kurtas from different indie brands and labels. And their collection of sarees is sure to make you stand out in the crowd. Tussar, Khadi and Jamdani fabrics from brands like Kolkata-based Loom Theatre, is what one would fall for once here. Apart from this, they also have some decor pieces to add that festive touch to your home.

Address: House no 1189/D, 13th Main Road, HAL II Stage, Doopanahalli, Indiranagar

Price: Rs 200 onwards

Contact: +91 9665557338


7. House of Taamara

Sarees and jewellery picked from here can be considered investments. Statement jewellery, sarees with intricate embroidery, and stunning blouses, House of Taamara is definitely a paradise for saree lovers. From traditional Kanjeevarams to elegant silk cotton and simple cotton, the shop houses something for all. That aside they also have classic cotton ikat sarees, some fun khaki cotton sarees in unusual prints and even sarees with vintage brocade borders. That said, the prices here are a little over the board. Their sarees start only at Rs 5000. Not into sarees? Then how about trying out their ikkat kurtas, classy dresses, and tops? And they also have a range of jewellery you can choose from!

Address: House of Taamara, #3281, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar

Price: Rs 800 onwards

Contact: 080 41607288


8. Dwaraka

If you love all things Kalamkari, this is where you MUST go! From sarees to bags, clutches, home decor and mirrors, Dwaraka screams Kalamkari from every corner. Once here, a burst of colours splash on your eyes and you will soon see yourself hopping sections, not knowing where to end.

Address: Dwaraka, No. 52, 2nd Main Road, Vyalikaval

Price: Rs 150 onwards

Contact: +91-080-23561394


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