Shopping in Kerala

  • Shopping in Kochi (Cochin)

    Fabindia

    This renowned fair-trade Indian brand has fine Indian textiles, fabrics, clothes, homewares, ceramics and natural beauty products, created using traditional techniques by village craftspeople across the country. The style is modern Indian, with silks and cottons in lively prints and colours, and the line works to encourage rural employment.

  • Shopping in Kochi (Cochin)

    Niraamaya

    A world of soothing pinks, greys and oranges, Niraamaya sells ‘ayurvedic’ clothing, accessories, homewares and yoga mats – all made of organic cotton, coloured with natural herb dyes, or infused with ayurvedic oils, based on the ancient concept of ayurvastra (healthy fabrics). There's another branch in Mattancherry.

  • Shopping in Kochi (Cochin)

    Lulu Mall

    India's largest shopping mall, Lulu is an attraction in its own right with people coming from all over to shop, hang out in the food courts or cinema, or go ice skating or tenpin bowling. Sprawling over 7 hectares, this state-of-the-art air-con mall has more than 215 brand outlets from Calvin Klein to Fabindia. It's 9km northeast of Ernakulam's boat jetty.

  • Shopping in Kochi (Cochin)

    Anokhi

    Fabulous hand-block-printed dresses, kurtas, skirts, bags and shirts in floaty fabrics blend Indian and European design at Anokhi, a Jaipur brand famous for its traditional-meets-contemporary fashion. You'll also find bedspreads, tablecloths and other home accessories in an alluring rainbow of colours.

  • Shopping in Kovalam

    Fabindia

    Stock up on hand-embroidered, block-printed or dyed kurtas, dresses, trousers and scarves, plus bags, beauty products and homewares at India's favourite sustainably focused, traditional-with-a-twist boutique chain, which employs skilled rural Indian artisans and emphasises organic products.

  • Shopping in Kochi (Cochin)

    Idiom Bookshop

    Originally just a pushcart selling books on Kochi's beaches, Idiom has a huge range of quality new and used tomes, including India-focused literature. There's another branch in Mattancherry.

  • Shopping in Kochi (Cochin)

    Ethnic Passage

    An elegant fixed-price shopping gallery stocking books, breezy scarves and dresses, incense and handmade paper from Auroville (near Puducherry), and a range of gorgeous antiques – from tiny Buddha figurines to a ₹275,000 bronze Nataraja.

  • Shopping in Kochi (Cochin)

    Niraamaya

    Following the traditional idea of ayurvastra (healthy fabrics), this boutique crafts its calming-toned dresses, shirts, bedding, yoga mats and other homewares from organic cotton imbued with ayurvedic oils and/or natural herb dye. Fort Cochin also has a branch.

  • Shopping in Kochi (Cochin)

    Tribes India

    This Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (Trifed) enterprise sells artefacts, paintings, shawls, figurines and jewellery produced by Adivasi communities across India, at reasonable fixed prices, with profits going towards supporting the artisans.

  • Shopping in Periyar Tiger Reserve

    Blue Mango

    Handicrafts, clothes and fashion accessories from the Blue Mango line, which empowers and employs disadvantaged women in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, are stocked by the Cottage Arts & Crafts Kashmiri emporium on the southeast side of Kumily.

  • Shopping in Kochi (Cochin)

    Cinnamon

    This Bengaluru-born boutique specialises in carefully curated collections of gorgeous Indian-designer clothing, jewellery and homewares in an ultrachic white retail space. On Instagram @cinnamonthestore.

  • Shopping in Kochi (Cochin)

    Idiom Bookshop

    Branch of Fort Cochin's beloved Idiom, which began life in the 1990s as a roaming bookstore on local beaches. Particularly good on India-focused titles.

  • Shopping in Kochi (Cochin)

    Walton's Boutique

    Pretty hand-block printed textiles from Jaipur are transformed into floaty dresses, kurtas, trousers, tops and scarves using Kochi designs at this low-key family-owned boutique.

  • Shopping in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

    SMSM Institute

    A Kerala Government–run handicraft emporium with an Aladdin’s cave of fix-priced crafts, souvenirs and antiques, set inside an attractive red-walled building.

  • Shopping in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

    Connemara Market

    At the busy Connemara Market (named after a British Madras Presidency governor) vendors sell vegetables, fish, goats, fabric, clothes, spices and much more.

  • Shopping in Kochi (Cochin)

    Centre Square Mall

    In central Ernakulam, this flashy mall sprawls across six floors of shopping, with a food court, a bowling alley and a cinema.

  • Shopping in Kollam (Quilon)

    RP Mall

    Kollam's biggest shopping mall has a so-so food court, cinemas, a supermarket and a variety of shops.