Love to wear attires so unique that even five-digit price tags on a Ritu Kumar salwar kameez, or a Satya Paul saree don’t deter you? Then check out some of Hyderabad’s designer outlets.
One such designer joint is located in a complex that houses a couple of designer boutiques most noticeably Ritu Kumar, Satya Paul and Elahe. Ritu Kumars’ bridal range, stretchable kurtis, crochet-rich skirts and halter necks, scarves and leather handbags are typically hot buys.
Whilst, Satya Paul’s themed-saree collections such as the Black & White and Animal Prints collections along with his exquisite hand-embroidered salwar kameezes, scarves, heavily embellished tops, skirts and blouses are sure-fire temptations you’d want to succumb to. Elahe, on the other hand, features a medley of designer brands featuring Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahiliani and Abraham & Thakore and an exquisite jewellery collection by Amrapali. So, step right in and take your pick!
Brisah (Punjagutta) is another designer potpourri, with an all-women-wear stock of ethnic and western wear, accessories and each of its five floors dedicated to one theme. Other than their in-house products, it also houses the likes of designers such as Preeti Jhawar, Anju Modi, Manish Arora, Gaurav Gupta, J J Walia, Nisha Sagar, and Renu Tendon amongst many others.
Hyderabadi fashion arbiter Tutu Taneja, known for her hand printed block-print clothing line, houses an eclectic range of cotton sarees and kurtis to mirror-studded lehengas to hand-made home goodies like bed spreads and curtains, cushion and table covers to name a few. But it’s her unstitched fabrics and tailoring services (includes intricate embroideries, sequin, mirror and badla work) that is much sought-after.
Looking for something more fusion-like? Then check out Oorja (Punjagutta), with creations from Lina Tipnis, Anju Modi and Sabyasachi Mukherjee for their designer fusion masterpieces. Similarly, Ahmedabadi designer Archana Shah’s Bandhej (Banjara Hills) also has swanky Indo-Western attires for both men and women.
Planning to go the ethnic way? Look no further than ethnic specialist Isshka (Banjara Hills) that houses salwar kameezes, sarees, unstitched dress materials and gharga-cholis from the likes of designers such as Raghavendra Rathore, Monapali and Neeta Bhargava. Neeru’s Elite (opposite City Centre Mall, Banjara Hills) is also a hotbed of designer ethnic wear.
So when are you planning on your splurging spree?