Remember how different life was two summers ago? Well, it seems to be coming back to us! With the lockdowns and restrictions slowly becoming a thing of the past, it is time to put your best foot forward. If you are in the middle of dusting off old shoes and bags, then it is time to go shopping. While the big malls in Bangalore have a lot to offer, it is those hidden gems that make the city one of the best places to shop in South India! Today, we are going to explore the different things you can pick from Safina Plaza.
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For the uninformed, Safina Plaza is one of the popular shopping destinations in Bangalore. If you are in the vicinity of MG Road and planning to visit Commercial Street, add Safina Plaza to your list as it is only within walking distance. From clothing to home decor, here are a few gems we collected for you.
Buying branded clothes is sure fun. But we think stitching dresses to your measurements makes the outfit more personalised and, well, you! Safina Plaza has several shops that stock dress materials, sarees, and other hand-crafted textiles. Our top picks would be Nuppur’s, Mitu’s Boutique, Basamsi, Sonal, and Vendhantham collections. Some of these shops have been in the plaza for nearly two decades. Their army of loyal customers come back regularly for the quality of the collection. If you picked up some chikankari material or unstitched cotton sets, get them over to Binks for the perfect fit!
If you are looking for summer wedding jewellery, Jai Crafts is the place for you! They have an amazing collection of 1 gm micro gold polished Jaipuri jewellery. You can even pick some Korean jewellery if you are interested. Nauchandi is another great store to pick casual jewellery for holidays and work. Planning to drive to the hills this season? Your quest for pashmina will end at Gul Gulshan Gulfam. For those who love to shop for shoes, do check out Cube Footwear for some exquisite footwear that works wonderfully with Indian wear.
Have you seen those celebrity videos where they reveal everything inside their handbags? More than the content, the bags grab our attention. Don’t you agree? Now that life seems to give us a ray of hope for normalcy, we need some new swag. Although the fashion world is recently starting to give women outfits pockets (check out how Binks solves this conundrum), we still need a bag to carry all our essentials. For more than 18 years, M.S.Leather has witnessed loyal customers pick their favorite handbags from their store. Located on the ground floor, the store is a haven for leather fanatics! Totes, satchels, pouches, laptop bags, wallets — you name it.
From Marie Kondo to The Home Edit, everyone talks about tidying up the house. It helps achieve Zen. And we agree. We think redoing one’s house is almost therapeutic. Even modifying a few things can give the room a new look, feel, and energy. Start with a simple curtain change, and you will know what we are talking about. So if you are in the mood for some weekend sprucing up, Safina Plaza has a lot to offer. Pooja Handloom and Cotton Impex have been in the mall for more than two decades. The stores provide a range of cotton curtains, carpets, Jaipuri quilts, bedcovers, and more. For block-printed curtains, Sairam Creations is the place to visit. If you are a new house owner, first of all, congratulations! We recommend you visit Linen Haus to get everything you need for the house — kitchen and table decor, cushion covers, linen, etc.
Apart from these regular stores, Safina Plaza also hosts pop-up exhibitions from famous brands at affordable prices. We recommend following their Instagram page to get regular updates. If you are looking for more recommendations, here is our guide to the best saree shops in Bangalore. But whatever you do, make sure to allocate an entire day for shopping here!