Shops That Rock ~ Karen Walker, Wellington, New Zealand…

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Yesterday I visited the divine local born New Zealand designer store…Karen Walker. Oh and what heaven it was! Soft angora knits, floaty, feminine blouses and gorgeous dresses at every turn.

I bought a cute fluorescent pink skirt for $27…an extreme bargain even by my standards!

It has a sale on at the moment which makes it even more appealing. So pop down to Karen Walker when next in Wellington.

Karen Walker
126 Wakefield Street
Wellington New Zealand
Ph: +64 4 4993558

Karen Walker is perfect New Zealand designing at its best…

The serene and sensational sari…

A few months ago I did a post on how to wear a sari ~ I just adore them.

One of my greatest joys in India is admiring and wondering at the beauty of the Indian sari. It is almost impossible to see the same sari twice in India. So why do I love them so much?

  • They suit all shapes and sizes…everyone looks great in a sari.
  • They are so feminine and wearing one makes you feel fantastic.
  • Their colours and designs are always individual and intricate.
  • They brighten up even the dullest day with their colour and beauty.

Above are some of the amazing saris I have seen over the years. I’m sure you’ll agree they are truly beautiful…

Pondicherry shopping…

Perfect Pondicherry ~ Shopping

Shop till you drop…

PONDICHERRY ~ A SHOPPING ADVENTURE

Pondicherry has some great boutiques, small department stores and shops to tempt, delight and make you want to skip with happiness…

CASABLANCA

Their motto is “The world is yours” and you’ll find a world of shopping in this small two storey department store. Handbags, jewellery, toys, sweets and    stationary on the ground floor. Menswear and home wares on the first floor and ladies clothing on the top floor.

165 Mission Street Pondicherry Tel: 0413 2226495

NILGIRI’S SUPERMARKET

Shop here in air-conditioned comfort. Great selection of grocery items downstairs. Upstairs books, kitchen ware and cheap but chic make-up purse fillers. Nilgiris is also the place to stock up on your Himalaya products and especially their Pure Hands herbal hand sanitizer.

Cnr Mission & Rangapillai Street Pondicherry

I O (Inside Out) BOUTIQUE

Cute boutique attached to I O cafe. Lots of organic cotton goodies. Fabbo aprons, kurta tops, jewellery and gifts.

13 Rue Surcouf Pondicherry

NIRVANA BOUTIQUE

Filled with cute, kitsch and boho gifts.

53 Suffren Street PONDICHERRY   www.nirvana-boutique.com

“Follow me…the fabulous shop is around here somewhere…”

PLAY CLAN

Fashion, art and design at Play Clan.

59 Rue Suffren First Floor (above Fabindia)   www.theplayclan.com

THE RED COURTYARD BOUTIQUE

Some interesting one-off ladies fashion goodies.

4 Chetty Street Pondicherry Tel: 00914132260310

LA BOUTIQUE DE LA MAISON GRATITUDE

Exquisite vintage jewellery. Swish and elegantly tailored clothing and accessories.

52 Romain Rolland Street Pondicherry   www.gratitudeheritage.in

VIA PONDICHERY

A sweet little shop filled to the brim with divine things to fill your suitcase. Kurtas, jewellery, shoes, shawls and scarves are just to name a few…

22 Rue Romain Rolland PONDICHERRY   www.viapondichery.com

FABINDIA

Traditional kurtas, dupattis, shawls. A must stop shop for well made tablecloths, sheets and curtains.

59 Rue Suffren PONDICHERRY   www.fabindia.com

HIDESIGN FLAGSHIP STORE

Gorgeous leather handbags, wallets and satchels.

69 Jawaharalal Nehru Street, PONDICHERRY – 605001 Tel: 0413 222994   www.hidesign.com

BOUTIQUE D’AUROVILLE
Lovely Boutique run by the Auroville community. Amazing hand-made paper, jewellery, clothing, instruments and perfume.
3 Jawaharalal Nehru Street, PONDICHERRY
CARAVELLE
Four superb shops housed in an old colonial building. Don’t leave Pondy without first stopping here! Guaranteed to tempt…
8 Romain Rolland Street, PONDICHERRY