Going High-end this Diwali
It is that time of the year where no one can stop you from splurging. Diwali is round the corner and you feel like buying that posh dress which you have been eyeing for long. While most would attach designer clothes with high-end clothes, sometimes for mere mortals who count every penny, anything above 1000 would count as high-end. So we give you boutiques and stores which start about 1000 and can go up to the ‘Price on Request’ range. Pick your store and shop till you drop.
This brand is where you can buy something stylish, contemporary and traditional above 1000 of course). So for this Diwali, you have new collection, where your good old sari gets an amazing avatar with collared shirts and jackets replacing blouses and cholis. You also have them in some amazing prints, fabrics and colours. If you do not prefer saris, then check the Anarkalis, and salwar suits. The traditional churidaar pant is teamed with abstract print jackets and so on.
Price Range: Rs 1099 onwards
Where: 1. Amanora Mall, Hadapsar; Call 32919436. 2.Koregaon Park Plaza; Call 30530159. 3. Phoenix Market City, Viman Nagar; Call 32939438. 4. Inorbit Mall, Viman Nagar; Call 32929439. 5. Pacific Mall, Shankar Shett Road; Call 66064565
This mega store has always been a spot to shop for all things right and this time too, you get to check out a variety of Indian wear especially for the festive season. You can find them in bright colours, flowy fabrics, detailed designs and patterns and more. The colours range from burgundy, maroon, gold, fuchsia and more.
Price Range: Rs 1099 onwards
Where: 1. Near Labour Office, Wakdewadi; Call 41400557. 2. Kumar Pacific Mall, Shankar Shett Road; Call 41484900. 3. Inorbit Mall, Nagar Road; Call 66870100.
Apart from your usual big names, the city’s biggest multi-designer store now is showcasing the collection of Shruti Sancheti called Saaj. Maharashtra and its mix of cosmopolitan and traditional culture is the inspiration. Pathani designs is a major influence. She has hand-woven textiles and costumes and revived ancient weaves from the region. Warm colours like liquid gold, crimson, fuchsia, emerald green, etc, are combined with motifs like peacock, Maharashtrian nose rings and karvats.
Price: The hand-woven saris start from Rs 7,000 onwards.
Where: Rudraksh, Above Providore, 104, Anand Park, Aundh; Call 9090119361
NIVEDITA SABOO COUTURE
She is the one designer whose designs make us proud of her and want to don them. Nivedita Saboo’s designs are a great mix of elegance, sensibility and opulence – perfect for special occasions like Diwali. Her Indian wear are a great combo of detailing, texture fabric. Both men and women can check her store, and customised trousseau are her speciality.
Price Range: Price at request
Where: 1. 927, Sanas Memories, FC Road; Call 25671534. 2. Bungalow 20, Samrat Society, Lane No 7, Kalyani Nagar; Call 64010111.
STUDIO PRIYANKA RAJIV
Another Puneri designer to make it big is Priyanka Rajiv and at her boutique, you will her new festive collection which portrays the festival of lights well. It has the perfect combination of what the customer wants and the designer’s own ideas. She mergers different colours and textures to represent the moods of the festivities. The colours used are as per the season and you can see a lot of greens, emeralds, blues, yellow toned green, fuchsia, red and so on. The best part is that there is a 15% sale on her collection.
Price: Starts from Rs 10,000
Where: Studio Priyanka Rajiv, Wadgaonsheri; Call 010-65279809