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Glitter and Glitz

This new boutique promises to give your wardrobe an exciting look.


IT'S A small store tucked below Ambrosia at Bakery Junction. So, if you weren't looking for it, chances are you would miss Glitz, a boutique that has opened recently.

Glitz, however, puts to rest any sense of claustrophobia, for it manages space quite well. The store has soft yellow lights that are very flattering and a good display of outfits.

It stocks salwar kurta material, readymade salwar kurta sets, trouser-kurti sets and short kurtis.

A wide range of cotton, synthetic, and silk salwar-kurta fabrics is also available. Jute salwar-kurta dress material, suitable for the heat, is available in different shades of beige. The store plans to stock dyed jute fabric as well. The prices for the sets start at Rs. 800.

Short kurti and trouser sets in printed georgettes with a range of surface embellishments such as beadwork, sequins, mokaish and badla work are available. Plain kurtis combined with printed trousers, and kurtis in pastel shades with light sequins for daywear and heavily embroidered ones for eveningwear can be picked up. The kurtis come in a variety of designs such as layered or otherwise, with plain or printed linings, and sleeves that are layered, bell sleeved or sleeveless. The prices start at Rs. 400.

Salwar kurta sets in lehariya prints and short kurtas in eye soothing pastel shades such as pista green, peach, and blue are available at Glitz. The embellishment on them is either a combination of chikankari and light sequin work, or chikankari and badla (silver tapes) work. The prices start at Rs. 400. The store stocks shibori-dyed salwar kurta sets in striking colour combinations with sequins and beadwork also available. The prices for these also start at Rs. 400.

The store has a striking collection of short kurtis that can be teamed with jeans or trousers. Cotton kurtis dyed using the shibori technique, with light sequin work, Rajasthani lehariya prints with chikankari, badla work and sequins, and kurtis made from Mangalagiri cotton with machine embroidery dominate the racks. These are priced at Rs. 265 and above.

Those looking for formal or semi-formal wear can try cotton crepe short kurtis, prices of which start at Rs. 600. Kurtis with a combination of appliqué and sequin work can be picked up for daily wear and partying. Sleeveless short kurtis in cotton that use the shibori technique and the Mangalagiri cotton kurtis with little sequins work are very popular with the college-going crowd. These are priced at Rs. 100 and above.

SHILPA NAIR

Photo: S. Gopakumar

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