Kolkata, The City of Joy, has justly earned a name as one of the best places for buying sarees. With a rich heritage of textiles and handlooms, saree shops here have nothing but the best in store for you!
Bengalis take pride in their sarees. Home to the finest varieties of handlooms, the region stuns you with the sheer abundance of choice and the superior quality of fabric. Here are some of our favourite saree spots in the city of Kolkata:
Adi Dhakeshwari Bastralaya
If you’re searching for an authentic and time-honoured saree shopping experience in Kolkata, look no further than Adi Dhakeshwari Bastralaya! Located in Gariahat, this is one of Kolkata’s oldest saree stores. They specialise in traditional Bengali sarees like Dhakai, Jamdani, Baluchari, and Tant. You are sure to find a few you like, at prices that your wallet will be glad for.
208/9, Rash Behari Ave, Golpark, Hindustan Park, Gariahat, Kolkata, West Bengal 700029
With multiple branches in Kolkata, Rangoli Sarees is the place you can blindly trust. This store has a vast collection of sarees that will leave you spoilt for choice. From Murshidabad silk, Tusser, Tangail, heavy bridal silk, georgette, chiffon to Garad and Korial sarees, which are worn by Bengali women during religious and auspicious ceremonies. Yes! The typical white saree with a red border. Be it a glamorous Kanjivaram or a subtle Jamdani, Rangoli has everything you will ever ask for.
Rash Behari Ave, opposite of Triangular Park, Dover Terrace, Gariahat, Kolkata 700029 (Main branch)
Do you want sarees that have exclusive designs? If yes, then we recommend you visit Byloom. They have a small yet beautiful collection of handloom sarees, sourced directly from weavers across West Bengal. They have different sections within the store. You’ll find accessories, gifting items, and a canteen just next to the store that serves authentic Bengali snacks and beverages.
58b, Hindustan Park Rd, Golpark, Hindustan Park, Gariahat, Kolkata 700029
You’ve got to check out this amazing store! They have the most exquisite handwoven sarees that you’ll ever lay your eyes on. The level of detail in their intricate woven patterns is simply breathtaking. You’ll find beautiful depictions of mythological scenes and historical narratives that add a touch of magic to their sarees. These sarees are traditionally made in Bishnupur, a town near Kolkata. So, you can be sure that you’re getting an authentic piece of artistry. They also have a fantastic collection of Kantha stitch and other traditional sarees. From casual outings to special events, you’ll find the perfect saree to match the vibe. “They have a wide collection of decent and sophisticated sarees, appropriate for all age groups. I come to this place every year before Durga Puja to shop for my family of course at a reasonable price,” says a local.
Mahatma Gandhi Road, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kesoram Katra, Bara Bazar, Barabazar Market, Kolkata 700007
Dakshinapan Shopping Complex , Kolkata
Located in Dhakuria, Dakshinapan is a government-run shopping complex that houses several saree stores. To name a few-
- Biswa Bangla
- Tant Ghar
- Resham shilpi
You can also browse through the saree stalls within the shopping complex, in case you are looking for pocket-friendly options. Apart from sarees you should explore various shops offering a range of handicrafts and traditional items.”This shopping complex is huge. They have numerous stores and It’s pretty good when you get all types of sarees under one roof. Just be aware of the seasonal sales as their prices are usually fixed,” says a local shopper.
Dhakuria, Kolkata 700068
Research: Sanhati Sinha