Bangalore - 560042
What you see – Sutra is a designer boutique housed in a small room at Mahaveer Mall, Bangalore. An attendant takes you inside this chic store. The store, owned by Prachi Khaitan, looks ethnic with traditional wear and accessories displayed around.
What you get – Sutra offers some of the very latest trends in salwar suits, kurtas, dress materials and a lot of mix and match bottoms and kurtas. We found chiffon to be a specialty here.
An array of chiffon salwar suits in Anarkali pattern but knee length is worth a pick at Sutra. These feature intricate embroidery and sequin works and are available in bright to dark colors. Netted sleeves and light weight dupattas add elegance to this collection. These salwar suits are available between Rs. 1,500 and Rs. 3,000.
The collection of cotton kurtis with basic prints and dull colors at Sutra is average. Prices though are quite reasonable at Rs. 150 onwards. Sutra also has a very limited stock of dress materials in synthetic, cotton and chiffon fabrics.
The store also has a wide range of kurtas and a number of matching leggings to choose from. We liked an orange colored cotton kurta with green embroidery and subtle mirror work. It looks very appealing and is apt for office wear at Rs. 300. You can match it with a pair of bottle green bottoms. No separate dupattas here, so you may have to buy that from elsewhere. Leggings are available for Rs. 200 each and come in stretchable lycra material across all sizes.
You can also find some beautiful collection of jewelries in German silver and white metal here. These include necklace sets, rings, pendants, earrings and the like. Some of these which come with embedded semi-precious stones are worth a buy at Rs. 290 onwards. Then there are thread bangles, thick glass bangles and plastic bangles too.
Our verdict – Sutra is worth a visit for its Anarkali-style salwar suits available at pocket-friendly prices. With designer-like quality, these are value for money. The trial room here is beautiful as it is enclosed with silk curtains but comes without a door. Customer support is good. Parking space is available in the Commercial Street parking lot.
Anytime between – 10.30 AM – 8.30 PM
By Sanskrity Sinha