What you see - Among the many fashion stores that dot Koregaon Park, Misakee is where you should head for customized, traditional designer wears. The store looks every elegant and chic. Clothes and accessories are systematically displayed. On one corner, inside a glass wardrobe, lie some expensive heavily-embroidered clothes. You might find shopping here easy as you are sure to get what you are looking for. It has a fascinating collection of designer wear of almost all leading designers in an ambience which is very warm and comforting. A label wise display saves you from getting overwhelmed by the sheer choice available. If colors play a major role in your life and you find yourself attracted to vibrant hues, make a trip to this newly-opened designer store at Koregaon Park. Named as Misakee, it refers to the beauty of a blooming flower. This fashion store is a one-stop-shop if you are looking for traditional designer wear that can be customized.
What you get - The owner of the store is Manisha Bansal who believes in paying personal attention to her clients’ needs. According to her, Pune had two kinds of stores - those which offer high-end products and cater to a particular kind of people or the reasonably priced ones which are again for a certain group. Misakee bridges the gap between the two. The items here are moderately priced.
Their collection includes designer wear by Anshu Modi, Amrita Hans, Arjun Agarwal, Niksha Lulla, Rakhi and Vandana, Ik Senya, Pallavi Goenka and Ankit Bhartiya. The store showcases bridal wear and casual wear like saris, salwar kameez, lehengas, western wear and men's wear. However, the USP lies in their formal and semi-formal sarees in various fabrics and designs. Each piece can be customized based on the customer's requirements. So, if you like a particular saree or lehnga which is very costly, they can customize it and make it at a lower cost.
They also have beautiful clothes belonging to the bridal and party wear collection. We loved some of their Anarkali dresses available in net, satin and chiffon fabrics and in designs like Jamewari, Zardozi, and velvet work. We loved their net saris with intricate embroidery. What stood out were the classy jackets by Pallavi Goenka, which were part of her festive winter collections - the idea behind the creation being the revival of the Mughal era.
Our Verdict - Misakee is the perfect stop for anyone who is bored of scouting boutiques which either have stuff which is too expensive or designs that don’t appeal. Misakee makes it a point to try and design the apparel exactly to suit the needs of the customer and at pocket friendly rates. In terms of parking space availability, there is no dedicated facility here, so, it can be a problem. It is sad that there are very few men's wear options with just a single rack of men's shirts and jackets.
Anytime Between - 11 am to 8 pm
- By Aanchal Kurmi