You cannot escape the shopping mood when any festival approves and it is, in fact, the done thing. Whether for religious purpose or just to join the gang, getting new clothes is more the norm. It is that time of the year where you go crazy with shopping and have a good excuse for that too. It’s Diwali and for the whole three to four days, you are to wear new clothes every day. Who can refuse that? But many would be stuck with budgets or want to even gift people clothes but again are short of cash. Fear not, as The Punekar gives the ladies to go shopping at places where budget shopping can be done in style.
It has become a brand to reckon with in the city and it is one shopping place for traditional stuff in all ranges. With the festive season in mind, a large variety and designs have been brought in to cater to the demands. Right from sarees to dress materials to kurtis, you name it and it is there. However, the kurtis are not meant for kids and as per their views, the prices are reasonable for one and all.
Venue: 16/15 Casabalanca, Opposite Karishma Society, Off Karve Road Sangam Press Road, Kothrud.
At this store too, new stock greets those who have come for Diwali shopping. Rangvarsha Creations has some amazing stuff in silk and other material with new designs. But those looking for traditional stuff too can come here. Right from Rs 500, you can extend your price, as the sky is the limit.
Venue: 831 Chitrashala Chowk, Perugate Lane Kumthekar Road, Sadashiv Peth
The Peth areas are full of quaint places where you can shop for something special in Diwali and at throwaway prices. Hastakala is the place where you name it and it is there – sarees, kurtis, dress materials in varied designs and embroidery. Plus, the price is within you limit – ranging from Rs 200 to 25,000. You name the price and your Diwali clothes will be shown to you. While the peth area shop will have the sarees, the other shop will keep rest.
Venue: 1. Shagun Chowk, Laxmi Road. 2. K.K Bazaar, Bibewadi.
Located in Aundh, this is where reasonable shopping happens on a regular basis and with ease. Here, you will be amazed to find some festive to casual clothes, right from your kurtis to leggings, ready-made dresses, jeggings and so on. The best part is that the starting price is Rs 400 onward. And no, they do not keep saris.
Venue: Shop no 2, Udit Apartments, Parihar Chowk, Aundh
For the woman of today who wants more natural and daily wear stuff, Svelte Apparels is the place to buy such stuff. They look smart for special occasions and can be worn normally too. Mostly in cotton or silk mix and linen, the designs are simple and interesting. Right from kurtas, duppattas, stoles, salwars and so on, the price range starts from Rs 500 to 2000 approx. For festive occasion, they have new stock especially with embroidery work.
Venue: 1. Shop no 2, Millennium Towers, Bhandarkar Road, Deccan Gymkhana. 2. Shop no 8, Karishma Complex, Kothrud.
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