Bangalore is known and loved for much more than its parks, weather and sweet sambar; it’s also a great place to shop! From local markets to designer stores, boutiques and local handicrafts, there’s a ton of options to satisfy the shopaholic in you. With the help of some cool Bangalore locals, here’s a small collection of what’s out there when it comes to shopping in the city.

Balaji’s Antiques and Collectibles

This antique store is filled with rare collectibles, all kinds of wooden furniture and a big glassware and art collection. Every piece has a story, and Balaji, the owner, is happy to divulge the history that surrounds every item in the store. If you’re looking for something vintage and whimsical, this is the spot for you. 

Varnam Craft Collective

This store is home to a wide array of toys, decorative items and trinkets made in local handicraft styles. Varnam Craft Collective is an award-winning initiative that works to revive and bring the work of local artisans to the fore. Visit for beautiful Channapatna-style toys and jewellery; their products make for lovely gifts, too.

VegNonVeg

The underground scene in Bangalore is always buzzing, if you know where it find it. For starters, get your kicks at VegNonVeg, a curated sneaker boutique located inside the Bhane store. Guaranteed to increase your cool quotient by a significant amount.

There’s definitely a lot more in store when it comes to shopping in Bangalore. If you liked the taster and want more of the meal, download the Urbanaut App now and make your plans.

Featured image: Varnam Craft Collective