Shopping

Shopping Centre in Kolkata

Dakshinapan Shopping Centre

It’s worth facing the soul-crushing 1970s architecture for Dakshinapan’s wide range of government emporia, which brings together a mind-boggling artisanal diversity from across India under one roof. There’s plenty o…
Arts & Crafts in Kolkata

Artisana

Run by an NGO that has a long association with Bengal's folk-art communities, this understated showroom stocks interesting art objects that make for excellent collectibles. Look for the occult Gombhira dance masks f…
Arts & Crafts in Kolkata

Central Cottage Industries

An impressive array of traditional arts and tribal crafts are on sale at this well-stocked government emporium. Service is a bit impersonal and prices can be steeper than some street establishments, but you can rest…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Kolkata

Sienna Store & Cafe

Very hipster, very chic, yet unbelievably affordable. Housed in a tastefully renovated mansion, this boutique specialises in a delightful collection of wearables, souvenirs, lifestyle products and tiny bits and bobs…
Clothing in Kolkata

Byloom

Some of Kolkata's most exquisite handmade saris are sold at this speciality boutique. There's also a fair smattering of semiprecious jewellery, and an impressive collection of shawls and scarves. Look for pieces tha…
Fabrics in Kolkata

FabIndia

India's top consumer line of ethno-chic dresses and Indo-Western apparel has one of its city stores in this central location. Apart from garments, there's a wide selection of upholstery, jewellery, ceramics, woodwor…
Clothing in Kolkata

Weaver's Studio

Gorgeous handmade textiles and traditional fabrics vie for your attention at this upmarket boutique, run by an organisation that works with artisanal communities. Choose from a plethora of styles, such as exquisite …
Books in Kolkata

Oxford Bookstore

This is an excellent full-range bookshop that sells a variety of titles, including an impressive catalogue of coffee-table books on India. It stocks Lonely Planet guides and the indispensable Calcutta Walks Tourist …
Clothing in Kolkata

Sabyasachi

Arguably one of India's top fashion wizards, with prestigious showings in Milan and New York fashion weeks, Sabyasachi is a Kolkata designer credited with some of the most sought-after ensembles marketed by Indian c…
Tea in Kolkata

Dolly's Tea Shop

This tiny tea boutique is one of the best places in Kolkata to pick up some delectable Darjeeling leaves. Dolly, a veteran tea taster who owns the place, is often around to help you with your purchase. The more prem…