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Bangalore: Shopping

Bangalore City

Lal Bagh, Bangalore

The Garden City of Bangalore is a shopper's paradise. The best buys from bangalore are Karnataka's vast traditional handicrafts such as Mysore and Bangalore silks, sandalwood and rosewood carvings, copperware, cane and bamboo furniture and crafts, leather and ivory, lacquer ware tribal jewelry etc., and other products which come here from all of south India.

The main shopping centres in Bangalore are Brigade Road, Commercial Street, Kempe Gowda Road, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Jayanagar Shopping Complex, Russell Market, Devathi Plaza and shopping arcades of Unity Buildings and Public Utility Buildings. Brigade road and Commercial street are the most popular areas for shopping and gift hunting , textiles and silver and gold jewelry.

Mahatma Gandhi Road is popular for silk. Visit Handloom House or the KHDC showrooms for silks. The Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation runs showrooms at M.G.Road and K.G.Road. Handlooms saris of colorful brocade and intricate embroidery from different states in South India can be bought here. The price vary from US$ 22 to $500 or more depending on the quality and weave. If you want to buy some great Sandalwood images go to Cauvery or Cottage Industries Emporium

Residency Road is a good place for handicrafts. Government-run emporia are the best bet to shop for handicrafts. A number of state emoria are located here. Visit state emporia from where you can buy genuine handicraft items at reasonable prices.

Glass House, Bangalore

There are other markets those specialize in the products they sell. The Brigade Road is where one can buy everything from electronic items to the latest in western wear is a popular hang out for the city youth. Richard Square is famous for cutlery and crockery, Avenue Road is known for its stationery, stainless steel ware and silver jewelry, Chickpet is famous for its silk saris, textiles and silver and gold jewelry.

Handicrafts

  1. Cauvery Arts Emporium (Karnataka)
    M.G Road, Bangalore - 560001
    Phone : +91-80-25580317
  2. Gurjari (Gujarat)
    Pinto Towers, Residency Road, Bangalore - 560025
    Phone : +91-80-25583425
  3. Kairali (Kerala)
    Subharam Complex, M.G Road, Bangalore - 560001
    Phone : +91-80-25584082
  4. Kashmir Government Arts Emporium (Jammu & Kashmir)
    49, Commercial Street, Bangalore - 560001
    Phone : +91-80-25583822
  5. Lepakshi (Andra Pradesh)
    Pinto Towers, Residency Road, Bangalore - 560025
    Phone : +91-80-25589013
  6. Mrignayanee (Madhya Pradesh)
    Pinto Towers, Residency Road, Bangalore - 560025
    Phone : +91-80-25582495
  7. Poompuhar (Tamil Nadu)
    Brigade Road, Bangalore - 560001
    Phone : +91-80-25580582
  8. Utkalika (Orissa)
    New No. 101, Residency Road (Central Point) Shop # 56, Brigade Road, Bangalore 560025
    Phone: +91-80 -25582744
  9. Central Cottage Industries Emporia
    144, M.G Road, Bangalore - 560001
    Phone : +91-80-25584083, 25584084
  10. Cottage Industries Exposition Ltd.
    3, Cunningham Road, Bangalore - 560052
    Phone : +91-80-22263021, 22258230     Fax : +91-80-22258801
  11. Gulshan Crafts
    12, Safina Plaza, Infantry Road, Bangalore - 560001
    Phone : +91-80-25592296
  12. Natesan’s Antiqarts
    64, M.G Road, Bangalore - 560001
    Phone : +91-80-25588344, 25587427
  13. National Cottage Emporium
    77/4, Nandi Durga Road, Jaymahal, Bangalore - 560011
    Phone : +91-80-22560247
  14. Puranikta
    201, Embassy Place, 74, Nandi Durga Road, Bangalore - 560011
    Phone : +91-80-25544312
  15. Panchavati's Heirlooms
    126/1, Brigade Road, Bangalore - 560025.
    Phone : +91-80-25553916
  16. Krishtie Antique Art Gallery
    7, Airport Road, Domlur, Bangalore - 560071
    Phone : +91-80-25593399

Handlooms

  1. Janatha Khadi Bandari - Fort
  2. Khadi & Handmade Products - S. J. P. Road
  3. Priyadarshini Handloom House - Various places in the city.

Silk

  1. Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation - Residency road & Gupta Market