Fab India

North Square, Shastri Nagar, Sigra, Varanasi

Fab India specializes in pre-fitted Indian style clothing such as sari, salwar kameez and kurta pajama. There are table clothes, furniture and some glasseware at this Fab India as well as organic dry foods, creams and candles.

Menka Creation

Owner: Menu Damani

Durgakund, Damani Nivas, Varanasi

Ph: 0542-2310227

Mob: 9453392313

Menuji had an idea to create a boutique sari store and that is exactly what she did.  From floor to ceiling, not to mention the saris and kurtis, she is designing.  Most of the clothes are "One piece concepts" meaning, you won't see it worn by any other person.  Menuji sarees, western kurtis, suits, bags, bedsheets, jewelry and accessories.  When you enter the shop, you will notice right away that there is a lot of light.  She wanted it to be so and has installed huge windows for that purpose.  You might wonder were to get your sari or suit stitched.  However, Menuji has thought of that as well and gives stitching is free.  Stop in and see a beautifully designed boutique shop and don't forget to look at the designers sarees as well!

Suvidha Saree

Dashashwamedh Road, Varanasi

Ph: 0542-2404453

Probably the biggest store on Dashashwamedh Road, Suvidha specializes in Saree, Lehenga and Chunni fabric and stitching.  There are many small shops on both sides of the Dashashwamedh road.  None of them compare to Suvidha as this shop boasts three floors with window to look below.  As you walk towards Vishwanath lane, you will notice a hallway on the left side.  That is the entrance and will lead to the large interior of the shop.  Om Prakash Shewaramani is the owner and has been running the shop for twenty-five years.  Give Suvidha a try for Sarees.

V.I.P. Market for Women's Attire

V.I.P. Market, Lanka, Varanasi

The V.I.P. market a one stop shopping mall for women!  It's located right across the street from the fruit sellers in Lanka, Varanasi.  Downstairs on the right is Sharda Boutique owned by Sanjeev Sharma.  He is known for selling high quality salwar suits and pants for women.  The fabrics come from all over India and range in price from rs 250 to rs 1000.  After buying salwar suit you'll need to take it to a tailor.  You'll probably want to take it to a reputable one so just walk right around the corner to Jotika Women's Dress Shop.  Jyotsana has been professionally tailoring all types of women's clothing including ladies suits and saris for at least ten years.  Lately, she has also begun selling bangles as well.  After you've given your cloth to the tailors, go upstairs to Kushbu Cosmetics where Shiv Shankar Tiwari works.  He's been running this shop for about four years as he recently re tired from the army.  In his shop you'll find not only artificial jewelry, but also a large assortment of women's perfumes and cosmetics supplies as well as bangles.  After having been to V.I.P. Market in Lanka, you'll notice your pocket has gotten a bit lighter, however I'm sure you will agree that the experience was worth the cost!