<< Back to Pondy Info


Hidesign boutique

69, Nehru street, 605001 Pondicherry
Telephone: (0413) 222 9944

The famous Indian brand has opened a big store in Pondicherry. Leather clothes and accessories for men and women are available On the top floor is the Hidesign Café with wifi availability.


Takla Makan ethical couture

11 / D 1st Cross, Annai Sathya Nagar, Vaithikuppam, Pondicherry - 605012
Telephone: (0413) 2340039

Open from 9.30am to 5.30pm (Closed on Sundays)

Takla Makan ethical couture offers creative garments and accessories for women, all original creations done by hand and in limited editions. It is directed by a French designer, who combines a passion for traditional textiles of India with her Parisian touch. It is a place with a soul and driven by the strong ethical will of its designer. Since 2008, Takla Makan supports projects that match its business philosophy of high quality and shared benefits. The designer is particularly careful in selecting textiles from different regions of India and is engaged with skilled groups of artisans and NGOs: Himachal Pradesh for hand spun and hand woven wool, Rajasthan for hand block prints on silk and cotton, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu for hand woven cotton and silks, West Bengal for the kantha embroideries.
Takla Makan's creed is to encourage the traditional know-how and handmade work, by offering breathtaking and unique creations. The workshop in Pondicherry has a team of tailors and hand embroiderers who make the creations of Takla Makan come to life, faithful to its spirit of high quality craftsmanship. Like the oasis of the Taklamakan desert that marked out the legendary Silk Road between China and India, Takla Makan showroom is the stop-over for textiles lovers in Pondicherry!


Kasha Ki Aasha

22 rue Surcouf (near French Lycée), Pondicherry
Telephone: (0413) 222 2963 / 222 2953

Open Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 6.30pm

The boutique Kasha Ki Aasha is located near the French School, Lycee Francais. Available here are antiques, soft furnishings, jewelry, shoes, women's accessories, garments and toys for children, shawls and exclusive garments for men and women in cotton, silk and linen. Kasha Ki Aasha has a signature line of products, Feel India, as well as those by other designers and also includes unique items sourced around India by the owner, Kasha Vande [a Franco-American]. The stock changes whenever Kasha finds something unique and different. This boutique is especially meant for those who are looking for Indian handmade products. Kasha Ki Aasha is in a typical Tamil heritage style house with a light well in the centre overflowing with plants and a flower filled roof terrace shaded by a traditional pandal roof.
Kasha Ki Aasha was opened in 2004 by Kasha Vande to offer Pondicheriens and tourists, unique handcrafted products from around India in an exclusive atmosphere. She incorporated her architectural / design and project management background to create a team of local women who over time have taken over all the tasks involved in running an exclusive, designer boutique and the restaurant on its green terrace. Kasha Ki Aasha provides customers with exclusive products from across India with Tamil hospitality and quality.