Belonging to the UB Group, UB City is probably one of the biggest landmarks of Bengaluru in present times. This sprawling and urbanized property consist of offices, residential spaces, service apartments and a mall. The towers are namely UB Tower, Concorde, Canberra and Comet. Parking is taken care of completely as there are different levels of parking available to accommodate the heavy car traffic, a problem that the city knows all too well. The property also has been built keeping the green nature of the city in mind, and the architects have done a commendable job with the landscaped gardens that provide much respite to tired eyes. UB City is one of the most expensive spaces in the city, given its prime location but once you enter it, the world seems beautiful and fresh again.
The Collective brings 60 luxury brands under one roof, making it one of the best luxury shopping destinations in the country. The Bangalore outpost of the chain is located in UB City, where brands like Vivienne Westwood, Ted Baker, Michael Kors, Hugo Boss, Fred Perry and Simon Carter occupy the sprawling space. Peruse through vast collections for men and women, across categories such as jackets, shirts, sweaters, scarves, footwear, hats and several more.
Manoviraj Khosla is a trendy, upscale shop with its own in-house designer brand. Set up in 1990, this boutique still acts as a studio as well as a retail outlet for this renowned fashion designer although other outlets for the brand are now available throughout India. Along with a variety of ready-made clothes for men and women including party-wear, formal suits and even wedding garments, the shop also caters to individual orders. A range of comfortable and stylish shoes can also be found here. If you are in a mood to splurge on some trendy and beautiful clothes, this is the place to come to.
Located in the Indiranagar neighborhood, Forever New is an upscale Australian fashion brand for women. This is the third outpost of its kind in Bengaluru, and it carries an exquisite collection of finely crafted apparel and accessories. The collection keeps evolving at the turn of every season, so there is no dearth of style here. The fabrics are soft with a typically flowy silhouette, with pastel hues and floral prints forming the theme at most times. You can also find several bracelets, scarves, hats, and earrings to accessorize your outfit.
Whether you are planning to take up a new sport, are a professional sports-person in need of new gear or need clothes and gear for a camping trip, Planet Sports is the place to shop. This intentional chain of shops is known for its variety of sports gear, clothing and shoes. From skinny jeans to tennis gear, there is something for every need. Diesel, Atlas, Burton, Dr. Martens and G-Star are some of the premium brands which can be found at this outlet. Easily accessible while shopping at Phoenix Market City, this particular branch is quite popular with the locals sports buffs.
Located on the bustling Commercial Street in Bengaluru, this outpost is one of the many stores of this brand that exist in the city. Manyavar offers exclusive, premium ethnic and wedding wear for men. With stunning selections that evolve every season, Manyavar makes sure that you are at your best on your big day. Choose from a range of sherwanis, kurta sets and Indo-western collections. Accessories such as matching ethnic shoes, dupattas or stoles and jackets are also available.
This centrally located luxury brand paradise offers a staggering range of high-end apparel, accessories and other products. This chic, two-storied store is decorated in an industrial-chic style, and showcases designers such as Dirk Bikkembergs, Nina Ricci, Cesare Paciotti, Patrizia Pepe and more. Find everything from unique bag collections to apparel and shoes.
Located on Lavelle Road, this eponymous label offers sophisticated apparel choices for women, brought to you by one of India's eminent fashion designers. The stylish store offers gorgeous collections each season, and one can choose from exquisitely designed kurtis and salwar suits to elegant sarees and bridal lehangas. An exclusive sub-collection called The Revivalist sells a range of delicately designed weaves from Varanasi.
Bespoke Vintage Jewels are making waves in Bangalore's burgeoning fashion and design industry. Designer Shweta Gupta draws inspiration from ancient Indian royalty whose taste in jewellery was the ultimate and infuses her own contemporary style to create a fusion of eras. The designs of ancient queens' jewels now adorn Indian celebrities who visit this boutique, albeit with a modern variation. Sparkling rubies, uncut diamonds and gold grace her creations like hallmarks and create a new standard in customized designing. Bollywood heroines, corporate CEOs, sportswomen and political honchos, all don Gupta's design with plenty of oomph and elan.
The Public Utility is one of the tallest and the oldest buildings in Bengaluru. This monumental structure offers panoramic aerial views of the entire city and can be easily spotted from a distance. The building has a total of around 24 floors and it mainly houses arts, crafts and shopping stores like KSIC, jewelry stores, tailors and clothing for men and women. One of the city's oldest theaters called Symphony used be in the premises below Ulhas Restaurant (located in the PU building) but it was then renovated to a more modern setup and the single screen ceased to exist here. Even today, despite the tall towers of UB City in the vicinity, many stores continue to seek refuge within the premises of the legendary Public Utility Building.