Creating your dream home today need not necessarily burn a hole in your pocket. As young millennials and Gen-Z-ers are taking on adulthood head-on, setting up your dream space can be daunting and overwhelming. In the city of Bengaluru, a younger, more economically and ecologically conscious crowd is proliferating the general population, making the city largely in demand for alternate home decor options. From thrift stores to lesser-known second-hand markets, here is a lesser-known travel guide to Bengaluru’s furniture market.
I. Infantry Road
Wedged in between the bustling fashion markets of Commercial Street and the watering holes of Brigade and MG Road, there is a sleepy lane packed with second-hand furniture, some even vintage and antique. Bengaluru’s Infantry Road boasts of furniture shops that are generationally run by local traders and designers. From antique mirrors to affordable statement pieces for your home, a day spent at Infantry Road could help you find the choicest picks.
II. Shivaji Nagar
Possibly the perfect space for antique collectors or those who enjoy salvaging old furniture, Shivaji Nagar holds secrets and charms of the city’s past. Generations worth of old furniture, collectables, mirror and home accessories can be discovered in stores in this vicinity. Amongst these, Accurate Demolishers, Balaji Antiques and Bamboo Bazaar are crowd favourites.
One of the city’s oldest localities and home to Bengaluru’s last remaining pre-colonial architecture, Jayanagar is a shopping arena that would suit a crowd that looks for home decor with a rustic appeal, at slightly higher prices. From elegant cane, wicker and bamboo products to more traditional looking wooden furniture, the stores of Jayanagar particularly offer an inimitable charm. Boutiques such as Evotique are a popular haunts for rustic, regal furniture.
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