Places where Hyderabadi women love to shop

Women's wear in Hyderabad is riding on a new high. The city now lures the fashionistas with a whole range of exciting choices, from ethnic formals to trendy casuals to chic fusion wear. Here's a low-down on the various kinds of attire that women get to buy and shops that sell them.

The Indo-Western look is in and is here to stay. Cashing in on this new trend are city shops that are going the whole hog to add zing to the wardrobes of the city slickers. Globus (City Centre), Max (City Centre Mall), Westside (Nampally) and W (Banjara Hills) present you with that fusion look in a jiffy. These shops house just about everything from chic kurtis and ritzy skirts to tank tops and the like.

Biba (City Centre) and Second Skin (Banjara Hills) too offer a similar range of clothing, along with unstitched fabrics and tailoring services. While these shops sell their own brands, Shoppers’ Stop (Begumpet) has its own Indo-Western line as well.

If you are looking for exclusive ethnic wear, Fabindia (Banjara Hills) is a must visit. Their kalamkari, cotton and silk kurtas, cotton wrappers and skirts, dupattas and kidswear, are so exquisite that it would be hard to walk out without bagging any. Offering a similar line of ethnic fare is Anokhi (Banjara Hills) and Kilol.

Vishwakarma (Punjagutta) and Gurjari too store reasonably-priced Gujrati cotton clothes for women. Another ethnic-wear specialist is 95 Parklane with a wide range of Mangalgiri, Pochampalli, Tussar silk, chiffon, khadi and cotton dresses and unstitched fabrics. They even offer tailoring services.

Finally, for that ultimate fusion look, mix and match your ethnic gear with smart denims from Levi’s, Lee, Pepe, Guess, shirts from Marks & Spencer, stylish dresses from Wills Lifestyle, tank tops from United Colors of Benetton and scarves from Tommy Hilfiger.

Time to sport your trend ladies. What say?

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