‘The greatest gifts are not wrapped in paper but in love!’
And every time Anuradha Shinde went to her hometown in Karnataka, she came back with a lovely saree wrapped in love for her mother in law. These gorgeous sarees garnered a lot of attention from her mother in law’s friends and they urged Anuradha to buy similar ones for them. Everyone loved her choice and word spread and more and more saree lovers requested her to get Sarees for them.
Like every woman who loves sarees and shopping, Anuradha lapped up the idea and started looking for exclusive sarees to take back to her friends and family and thus started her tryst with the gorgeous six yard and Wrap and Pleat took shape!
An engineer by profession and working as a structural engineer with a firm, Anuradha spends her free time studying various trends in Sarees. Inititially starting with traditional Maharashtrian sarees like cotton irkals, paithanis, chanderis, Anuradha has now included Ikats, Kalamkaaris, Bengali sarees, Jaipuri cottons, Handloom Jamdani, Linen Cotton, etc in her collection.
‘The Kalamkaaris and the Ikats are very much in vogue these days and you will find the best ones at Wrap and Pleat,’ says Anuradha with a twinkle in her eye!
Anuradha keeps herself updated with the latest fashions and the in vogue colours and fabrics. It helps that her teen aged daughter shares her passion for fashion and wants to take up fashion designing and join hands with Anuradha!
‘I’m waiting for her to graduate then together we plan to start a Saree Studio that will be a one stop shop for all ethnic fashion and will also include jewellery and other accessories,’ says the lovely Anuradha.
Taking part in various exhibitions across town, Anuradha loves interacting with women and helping them find the right saree. Anuradha also invites discerning buyers to her lovely house in the heart of the city to check out her collection of exclusive hand picked six yards!
Anuradha, We wish you all the best for your endeavour and may you wrap more n more women in those gorgeous sarees of Wrap and Pleat.
Catch Anuradha live in action at The LadyBug’s Buzzing Bugs Carnival and find gorgeous sarees to beat the summer blues!!
To get in touch with Anuradha Shinde,
Email: [email protected]
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Address: Anuradha Shinde
931/B, Shakuntal bungalow, Fergusson College rd, near IDBI Bank, Dnyaneshwar Paduka Chowk, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune