Hugely popular for the skillfully crafted shawls, upholstery and scarves, Baba Black Sheep is a favorite destination of tourists in Varanasi. The silk here is woven with utmost care and precision; the owner often willfully offers to describe the tedious process. Neatly stacked in two sections the exquisite fabrics will charm you with a grand assortment of colors and design. A leading exporter of Pashmina (Cashmere wool) Shawls, this shop holds the privilege of being listed in popular travel books and magazines. Do visit for the impressive collection of genuine silk products.
The Bed Silk and Pashmina is a treasure trove for the finest silk fabrics and clothing in the holy city. Found at Assi Ghat's Ganga Math, the fabric shop also stocks an exhaustive collection of cotton and pashmina shawls, cushion covers, and scarves. The attendants are extremely courteous and friendly, helping you in choosing the right product as per your needs.
Rajan Silk Store serves as a city landmark, having been established a few decades ago. Made famous for its exhaustive collection of traditional Banaras sarees, dress materials, scarves and other fabrics, the store is owned by the country's renowned textile merchant Mr. Rajan Khanna. Be it the right ethnic outfit for a wedding or formal wear, Rajan Silk Store is sure to impress you with its diverse styles and designs.
In a city that is synonymous with the celebrated Banarasi Silk Sari, there is no dearth of shops selling this exquisite Indian garment worn by women across the country. Hira Silk Palace is one such example which is hard to miss owning to its prime location on the main Dasashwamedh Road. Not just pure silk, you can also pick up Baluchari, Jamdani, cotton and other interesting variations in a hue of colors to suit your taste. This shop manufactures its own sarees which makes it yet another reason to stop by. The well-informed staff will do their best to give you a quick lesson on the finer nuances of this elegant garment.
Vibgyor Impex remains a trusted name when it comes to buying quality accessories and other knickknacks. The specialty store sells an exhaustive collection of glass beads, wooden beads, hand-crafted earrings, jewelry boxes and decorative accents. The store employs highly trained and skilled artisans who are masters of their craft and are also abreast with emerging designs, trends and patterns.
Making the most of its prime location along the busy Dasashwamedh Road, Sunita Beads Shop is one place where you will be spoilt for choice. Every inch of space on all three walls are taken up by jewelry on display. Whether its shiny bracelets, earrings, anklets, necklaces or colorful glassy beads that catch your eye, it's all for the taking here. Be warned: you may have have a tough time deciding what to finally pick up especially since the mind-boggling number of displays spill from the walls onto the floor.
One of the world's leading sportswear brands, Puma, has a charming store in Varanasi. Particularly aimed at the style-conscious youngsters of the city, this high end store has a collection of casual wear for men and women, bags, and sports goodies in addition to the wide range of sneakers and athletic shoes. Located inside the SSD complex, which is quite close to IP Mall Sigra, Bharat Mata Mandir and the classy Hotel Varuna.
With a network spanning over 120 countries, United Colors of Benetton is one of the world's leading luxury brands. Serving Varanasi with the elegant designs is this store inside SSD complex in Sigra. Located next to the Puma store, this outlet has a vast choice of casual shirts, t-shirts and denims for men and women. Definitely a stop over for the brand conscious and the style conscious, this shop has an attractive demeanor. Also visit the nearby IP Mall Sigra for a more elaborate shopping experience.
Fabindia is a success story all the way; this Indian retail store which has opened outlets in Italy offers buyers quality even if the prices appear slightly inflated. Women can choose from capris, kurtas, dupattas, bags, stoles, skirts, pants and jewelry while men are not left behind with tunics, kurtas, churidars, jackets and shirts to take home. The colors here tend to be in pastel shades with a trademark light embroidery. Not just clothes but also home ware and wellness products like bed sheets, quilts, napkins, mats, curtains, sun screens, face scrubs, skin toners, shampoos and hair-conditioners are yours for the taking.
Simaya is one of the city's top boutiques for trendy diamond jewelry and intricately crafted accessories. The store has its own team of skilled designers who can customize designs and patterns as per your choices and penchants. Transparent pricing and friendly customer service make it an ideal place to shop for diamond adornments while in Varanasi.
With more than 20 stores spread in eight different states, this is a leading retail chain in Northern India. The Varanasi outlet, located adjacent to Hotel OK International in Luxa Road has an inviting atmosphere. Apart from trendiest designs for men, women, and kids, the store also has a large collection of sandals, leather products, jewelry, soft toys and crockery. Reasonable pricing and efficient customer service are signature traits of the store which sees a decent crowd all the time. With exciting offers and discounts during festival times this is one popular shopping destination in Varanasi.