What you see – Tucked away in a secluded area on Judges Bunglow road, Anokhi store seems more like a home. The eye-catching façade beckons you to explore its depths. Step inside and you feel cut off from the rest of the world. Mud plastered walls, water feeder for birds, pebbled grounds and stone slabs laid out as pathway invitAnokhi, chappals, ahmedabad e you in.

The natural ambience at Anokhi comprises lush green foliage and huge rocks. It’s amazing how such an ambience exists in the midst of a buzzing city like Ahmedabad. There’s an eco-friendly spirit everywhere, perhaps in sync with its collection. The two-storied standalone store has its wares beautifully displayed in contemporary wooden racks and tables, well spaced out to allow you to move around with freedom.

What you get – Anokhi offers an eclectic range of ethnic wear tastefully designed with a contemporary touch. This includes kurtas, kurtis, dupattas and block-printed skirts made of soft and comfortable cotton.

Beautiful block-printed short kurtas or long ones with tie and dye work and empire necklines are worth checking out. These kurtas start from Rs. 400. You will love their cute tops in sober colors along with long, flowy and mid-length skirts. Sarongs are available too.

Anokhi has a limited collection of kid’s and men’s wear too. You will find cute cotton kaftans for kids and cotton shirts for men in their collection. Cotton pyjamas in varied colors are there too.

In accessories, there are block-printed scarves, handkerchiefs, dupattas, cotton bags and totes in every shape and size. You can also pick up some earrings, neckpieces and rings. If you need wooden blocks for block-printing, then they have them too.

Another section at Anokhi has been dedicated to home linen. Bedspreads, pillow covers, cushion covers, quilts and table napkins look beautiful in block-printed designs. Flower vases in an array of designs, breathtaking show pieces such as plates designed with Buddha on it, BAnokhi, decor, Ahmedabad uddha’s bust, trays in contemporary designs, tissue holder, spray bottles, plates, napkin rings and mugs are all there. The most amazing part of their collection comprises candle stands that come in very fresh styles. Sofas, tables and small chairs also find a place here.

Climb up the stairs from outside that will take you to the top floor which houses some more unique products. Sofa upholstery and curtain fabrics apart from readymade curtains in amazing designs and soft fabrics are displayed. Cotton chappals, key chains made of cotton, even bangles covered with block printed fabrics look amazing.

At the rear end of the store, an entire section is dedicated to lights and lamps. This section is huge with a wide variety of lamps, bound to confuse you on which is the best.

Our verdict – Anokhi is uncluttered and neat with enough space to move around. If you are looking for sophisticated ethnic wear, then this is the place to head to. Also, if you need to get contemporary home décor, lights and lamps, consider Anokhi as an option. The service is average. It would be good for all products to carry a description tag for customer convenience. Parking space is available.

Anytime between – 10 AM – 8 PM

Pooja Nair is a freelance writer specializing in articles on Ahmedabad City information. Please visit the website to get all possible information about Home decor accessories & more.

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