Cotton Saree Delhi What you see – This boutique called Good Things was started in 1978 jointly by Saju Mirchandani and Anita Mansukhani. The latter who is basically from Delhi felt the dearth of exquisite and well-fitting salwar kameez missing in the stores of Pune and decided to open one. Therefore the duo traveled to cities like Kolkata, Jaipur, and Delhi and handpicked exquisite salwar kameez from a variety of designers. They gradually started designing under their own brand as well.
Good Things is well lit and has some Warli paintings on the walls giving it quite an artistic look. The wooden interiors and the window display add to the sheer elegance of the boutique.
Cotton Saree Delhi What you get – Their forte lies in salwar kameez but they have also diversified into custom-made lehengas and sarees too. These are not on display but can be made to order. In salwar kameez they start from size 32 to size 46. Maneuvering is pretty easy here as they have sorted the salwar kameez according to sizes and types. For instance on the left side of the boutique are the embroidered cotton salwar kameez which is the trademark of Good Things while on the right hand side are the heavier pieces mainly in georgette and chiffon with sequins, stones etc.
Anarkalis (a style of the Mughal era) were the flavor of the season here.
So we noticed a pretty pink set in lace (Rs. 2,295) and a rich georgette peacock blue halter anarkali with motifs for the younger lot. There was a beautiful salwar kameez in black and white with lace and embroidery and a stand collar which would be apt for office or even an informal get-together. Cotton Saree Delhi The piece was rich and elegant at Rs. 2,895. There was an excellent piece in electric blue and green for Rs. 2,050 which was bright with intricate embroidery. There were many pieces with the golden khadi work here. For festive occasions we saw a beautiful cream spaghetti kameez with churidar (Rs. 4,000) which looked absolutely gorgeous with the gold sequins.
Good Things in Pune also has a collection of kurtis and tunics in cotton, polyester, georgette and mulmul that can be teamed with trousers, skirts or even jeans. Fabrics are available here mainly in chiffon, georgette etc. They do alteration, tailoring and embroidery too. We also noticed some beautiful clutches and gorgeous phulkari dupattas (Rs. 2,495) which is a unique heavy embroidery technique from Punjab.
Our verdict – Apparels are beautiful and they offer personal service to a customer. If you are abroad you can also e-mail them your requirements and they can get it custom-made as per your needs. The staff is informative and has been here for years. A special mention goes to the courteous Saju, the co-owner, who is a delightful lady to talk with. Pay and park facility is available on MG Road.