Shopping for Diwali: clothes, accessories

The shopping fever for Deepavali has just picked up – the rain and the cyclonic weather were dampners. We looked around some of the boutiques in the neighbourhood, looking at what these had to offer at festival time.

Sanginee, a clothing and accessories store has introduced a collection of block printed saris, Kantha saris, Kota silk cotton saris, kurties, salwar kameez, bags and ethnic jewellery.
A special Diwali offer of 10 per cent discount is available till November 15.
The store is open from 9.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m. and is lat C. P. Ramaswamy Road, opp. IDBI Bank, Alwarpet. Ph: 4510 2222 / 4444.

Aishvitha Fashion, R. A. Puram sells long-size salwar suits, anarkali salwar suits, kurtis, leggings and dupatta. Sizes range from XL – 8XL (size: 42to 60).  It has also introduced a festival collection of womenswqear. It is located at 7/3, 2nd Cross Street, R. A. Puram. Ph: 98847 29615.

Aavaranaa located at 15, Asoka Street, Alwarpet has introduced a range of geometric and floral design saris with zari borders. Prices start from Rs.3800 upwards.
Ph: 2498 8292.

Saanskrutie has introduced the Diva collections. This includes ready to wear salwar sets, Kutch work anarkalis, kurtis, dress materials and blouses.
Readymade sets priced from Rs.1850 onwards are on the shelf.
Located at 77/10, C. P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet.

Amaara is displaying a collection of ‘fusion’ Kanjeevaram silk suits with Kalamkari dupattas in dual tone. Prices start from Rs.4200.
Located at 27 / 14, C. V. Raman Road, Alwarpet. Ph: 4500 0020.

Prashanti is offering 5% off on its silk sari collection and 10% off on readymades. The shop is located at 16, 6th Cross Street, CIT Colony. Ph: 2499 1850.

Hari’s dress shop is best for quick shopping. It is at 239, Kutchery Road, Mylapore and has introduced a Diwali collection for the family. Ph: 2464 2368, 2495 1610.

La Boutique women’s wear has a range of new collections – readymade suits, dress materials, saris, kurtis and accessories. Located at P. S. Sivaswami Salai, near Sanskrit College, Mylapore. Ph: 2498 4199.

Alankriti has launched its festival collection for women and children. Readymades, saris, salwar, shirts, T-shirts, frocks.
The shop offers discount coupons for every purchase. Open on all days till Diwali.
Located at 2nd Main Road, R. A. Puram. Ph: 98410 12517.

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