In an age when old homes are being razed to the ground to give way to modern skyscrapers, there are a few places that have retained their old-world charm, and yet function commercially. One such place is Raintree. Set up in a lovely 75-year-old family bungalow, Raintree is a must-do on the list of every fashion-conscious Bangalorean.
Apart from housing various contemporary design and craft products in several kinds of medium, this unique lifestyle store also has a gallery that regularly exhibits new art, photography and haute couture. That is not all. Boutiques like Anokhi, and a shop selling glass furniture and accessories from Mumbai called Verrerie have opened their outlets at Raintree. Ohana Fine Flowers, a florist shop is also here to brighten up your day, with a fine collection of rare blooms.
And while you shop till you drop, grab a quick bite at the quaint little Raintree café with its wide array of salads, sandwiches and pastries along with hot and cold beverages.