Hand-looms are artful and comfortable. Wearable for all ages, they are the most practical buys in your wardrobe. Banaras, the head-quarters for hand-looms, possesses the best of collections. But, there are some good stores in Delhi as well, where you can find a mini Banaras collection.
Here is a list of my favorite stores for hand-loom picks.
1. Ekaya Banaras
Rooted in Banaras, they inaugurated their first store in Delhi in September 2012. Earlier, I had to go to Banaras to shop from ekaya. But now I have it at my door step :). I bought my wedding lehenga from here and the saree that I am wearing in my profile picture is also from Ekaya.
They have a wonderful collection of hand-loom sarees and suits. Their silks speak out for themselves. My one stop destination for Indian wear.
D7 Defense Colony
New Delhi - 110024
Ph - +91 11 41009143
Website - http://ekaya.in
Set up in South Extension market since the past four decades, they are popular for their endless variety and unmatched quality. Their un-stitched suits and fabrics are love at first sight. I love their collection of banarasi bandhinis and kantha stoles.
Contact Details :
E - 4 South Extn II
UG - 11/12 Grand Mall
Website - http://www.raisons.co.in/
3. Good Earth
Most of us presume that good earth is a home decor store, but I recently discovered that they also sell contemporary hand-crafted apparels. Some of the brands they stock are Masaba and Raw Mango. I like their collection of skirts and palazzo pants (can't recall the brand of the skirts). They have a store in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Singapore. Here are the contact details of their Delhi store, rest you can find on their website.
9 ABC Khan Market
Website - http://goodearth.in/
It is a multi-brand store where you can find the best of hand-looms. They store collections from Gaurav Jai Gupta, Rahul Mishra and many others. But, they are quite expensive.
M 59, Part I
F 79, Select City Walk
Website - http://www.laffaire.net/
P.S. - There are many other good stores for hand-looms in Delhi, I have mentioned my personal favorite stops.
Image Courtesy - Ekaya, Raisons, Good Earth