What you see –
As you take a turn inside Narayana Pillai Street from Commercial Street in Bangalore, the huge sign board of Tamanna in red, vies for attention. You see mannequins draped elegantly in ethnic sarees, sherwanis and lehengas.
Attendants give you a warm welcome into Tamanna in Bangalore. The store doesn’t have enough circulation space and is spread in a longitudinal manner. So you typically walk down an aisle which has apparels displayed on hangers on your right side till you reach a trial room at the end. It’s definitely a small store but offers quite a bit.
What you get – Tamanna
stocks classic and contemporary wedding wear
, designer wear and traditional wear for men
and women. The clothes are designed by the in-house designers.
Tamanna is quite famous for its bridal collection. The heavily embroidered lehengas, ghaghra cholis, sherwanis, anarkali kurtas etc. are available in multiple hues and fabrics. These can suit parties or weddings. The bridal lehengas especially are a class apart. There are lehengas
in Banaras silk, tissue silk and georgette with antique and Mughlai dabba work. Others come with zardosi, kundan and colored crystals intricately embroidered on to them. These are available in burgundy, maroon, pink, golden and purple colors at Rs. 25,000 onwards.
Tamanna in Bangalore also stocks slightly simple yet bright colored ghaghra cholis and sarees
in crepe silk and georgette with thread work, chikan work and resham work. For regular wear, you can check out Tamanna’s salwar kameez and Patiala salwar sets with sequin works. Also, their range of Anarkali kurtas and churidars and sarees in crepe, georgette, silk and brocade with sequins, metallic embroidery, embellishment, kundan work and wide borders make for classic, elegant traditional wear. These are available in bold, contrasting colors in a price range of Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 15,000. Some ethnic wear is also available with Indo-western designs including halter neck and off shoulder kurtis (must buy) that you can even wear with straight fit jeans or pants.
For men, Tamanna stocks a beautiful array of sherwani
s in solid colors as well as light shades. Mostly, the fabric used is silk with embellishments, zardosi and intricate embroideries done upon them. Though the collection of men’s ethnic wear
at this store in Bangalore is very small compared to the one for women, you should check out the sherwanis here as they come with very unique patterns.
Our verdict -
An entrepreneurial venture by Lokesh Pandya since 1997, Tamanna today caters to a huge NRI clientele as well as local customers. In women’s apparel section, attires come with stitched blouses mostly. Otherwise as well, Tamanna provides stitching and alteration facility. Tamanna also provides customized services for personal orders. There is one trial room which is usually dumped with lots of stuff from the store, so you have to adjust with the little space available for trying your dream designer wear. It’s a must visit shop for to be brides and grooms. Attendants are co-operative and parking space is available in front of the shop or you can use the Commercial Street parking lot.
Anytime between –
10.30 AM - 9 PM
By Sanskrity Sinha