Saree has remained as the only timeless piece of clothing across centuries. The six yards of unstitched cloth has evolved over the years in the sheer way it is styled and designed in myriad of colours. Be it Maharashtra’s very own Paithani saree or brocade temple saree of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat’s Patan Patola or Bengal’s Baluchari saree; Ahmedabad has been a home to all of these and much more.

Visit these stores to find the unmatched elegance of traditional drapes.

1. Kasab: Go traditional with Kasab

Ahmedabad is one of the most prominent centres for brocade weaving. For all those who are looking for the famous Asavali saree, Kasab is your one stop destination. Along with the glorious collection of Asavali sarees, Kasab also offers an array of silk sarees where the designs are woven in the heavy golden coloured silk fabric. A perfect getaway for all your festive needs.

Price: 10,000 onwards

2. Nalli: Go south in the west

Nalli Ahmedabad brings together a collection of Kanjivaram sarees in bold colours and unconventional patterns. Not only that, you can also find the intricate Warli art, unique Madhubani designs, striking Kalamkari patterns and exclusive Kantha work. The sarees indeed make for go-to apparel in case of doubt. If you don’t have time searching around different outfits, just pick a bold coloured saree and you are ready to go ; be it an evening dinner or an office party. Bring home the archetypal collection of sarees that depict India’s cultural heritage.

Price: 1,500 onwards

3. Kalpana Traditional Sarees: The multifaceted saree store

Began as a home-grown business, Kalpana Traditional Sarees are the pioneers in Ahmedabad, known for curating exceptional designs from rich handlooms across the country. The store is home to a variety of sarees ranging from chanderis to Kota silks to muga silks, intricate Patola to Bandhanis and vivacious leheriyas to ancient paithanis. It’s a store where you will find a saree to go with every occasion depending on your style and comfort.

Price: 2500 onwards

4. Mangalyam: Everything Wedding

Mangalyam has sparkling assortment of sarees that adds glamour to any traditional function. Have a wedding coming up? Visit Mangalyam to find a wide range of wedding collection in Ahmedabad. Be it silk, cotton or handloom, Mangalyam has it all. Find the right saree that will define your look for the functions , be it casual wear or festive wear.

Price: 1500 onwards

5. Deepkala Silk Heritage: A Gujarati bride’s getaway

Panetar and Gharchola form an integral part of any Gujarati wedding. Deepkala is well- known across Ahmedabad for their variety of Panetar sarees (if you are the bride to-be, this is your shopping guide!) The saree collection of Deepkala Silk Heritage will appeal to all those who love rich embroidery work like aari and zardosi. Be prepared to get swooned by an array of prints and vibrant colours at this go-to destination for all Gujarati brides.

Price: 900 onwards

6. Asopalav: Home to traditional sarees

Asopalav is one of the most trusted names in Ahmedabad, when it comes to custom-made bridal and wedding ensembles. The enticing collection of sarees at Asopalav include a variety of silk, cotton and handloom sarees that portray seamless blend of latest fashion trends with rich traditional elements. The colours, patterns and designs of the sarees range from being simple and comfortable (best suited for casual and work wear) to being highly embroidered and regal (best for parties and festive occasions). An Asopalav Viraasat saree is a must have if you are a saree lover!

Price: 1500 onwards

7. Aishwarya Design Studio: Wedding wardrobe guide

Weddings are a perfect excuse for women to get dressed. Sarees are known to be a wedding wardrobe essential. Be it smaller functions such as sangeet, haldi, mehendi or bigger ones like weddings and receptions, Aishwarya Design Studio has festive wear ranging from bridal fashion couture, traditional sarees to designer sarees that are contemporary and fashion forward. Go through the collection to find out what suits you best!

Price: 2500 onwards

8. Co optex: Richness of Tamil Nadu

Co-optex is known for curating and crafting handloom sarees that showcase the rich cultural heritage of Tamil Nadu. Specializing in handloom sarees, the store has multiple genres of handloom sarees that fit in for multiple occasions such as Rasipuram cotton and silk sarees, Arani silk, Linen cotton and silk sarees, Chettinadu cotton sarees, organic sarees and Paramakudi Silk Cotton Sarees.

Price: 3000 onwards

9. Nutan Vastra Bhandaar: All-encompassing saree hub

Nutan Vastra Bhandaar is a wholesale hub of wedding, designer and cotton sarees. The collections of sarees include Silk Banarasi Patola, Tissue Silk with self Bandhej design, Silk Paithani, Double Ikat Patola, Banarasi silk and Tussar silk. You can choose from the array of sarees and shop in bulk for all your festive needs.

Price: 1000 onwards

10. Bandhej: Experience the richness of handloom

Bandhej emphasizes on restoring the traditional art of designing handcrafted attires that are curated from traditional craftsmen across the country. With mastery in handloom, Bandhej’s collection of Bandhani, Tussar Silk, Ikat and Cotton sarees portray a rare blend of traditional fabrics along with contemporary designs. If it’s a casual outing, a corporate meeting or an evening function, pairing Bandhej with the perfect accessories will redefine your look.

Price: 5000 onwards

11. Ekaya: Bring a trace of Banaras to work

The tradition of pure, hand crafted and hand woven sarees have seamlessly entered in the Indian corporate world. You can find Banarasi sarees for office wear of multiple colour combinations and designs. Mix and match the traditional Banarasi saree with contemporary blouse and flaunt the versatile saree at work. You can select sarees from their rich festive range as heirloom collectibles.

Price: 5000 onwards

12. Garden Vareli: Bring the retro look back

Garden Vareli brings you an array of sarees that are known to be contemporary classics. Unbox the collection of Satin, Pure Silk, Jacquard print, Crepe, Chiffon, Cotton and Georgette sarees at Garden Vareli and discover the sarees that match your inimitable style. One can never get over the love for floral chiffon sarees and solid coloured chiffon sarees of yester years. Bring the retro back in style with Garden. Pair them with trendy crop tops or shirts and accessorize it for retro-glam look.

Price: 800 onwards

13. Kala Niketan: Steep in tradition with Kala Niketan

Kala Niketan’s saree collection is a perfect blend of style and tradition. Ditch the western party wear and go for the intricately embroidered designer sarees from Kala Niketan for your favourite parties and festive functions. Their blended sarees with eclectic designs are a perfect fit for corporate meetings and daily wear. Team the delicately embroidered sarees with simple blouse for a different look.

Price: 900 onwards

October 07, 2022 — CICERONI TEAM

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