Anokhi
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Indian Gorgeous with a Western Appeal
This is bar none the best store for colorful Indian clothing and textiles that I've found yet in Delhi, and as a bonus, they are an ethical shop that pairs quality dyes and fabrics with excellent business practices. Often the beautiful Indian clothes are cut in such a specifically Indian way that they seem a bit too much like a costume when you wear them back home. Anokhi has sensibly taken their stunning fabrics and used each pattern to cut a range of styles of shirts — some long and traditional for the Indian market, and some shorter and more flexible in design for the international market. I always find two or three shirts to go home with for myself when I'm there, and I send some to friends in America who are also now addicted to the Anokhi style. In addition to women's clothing, there is one rack of men's shirts (not an extensive selection, but good), bathrobes and pajamas, a children's rack that's really adorable, and some housewares such as curtains, bed covers, quilts, placemats, cloth napkins, table cloths and the like—and a few crafts, like fabric-covered books, stationary that's been block printed, and some little fabric dolls. Accessories include scarves of different sizes, headbands, underwear made out of the block print fabric (for men and women), tote bags, overnight bags, and wallets.
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