South India’s legacy brand, Kankatala Sarees, launched its first retail outlet in Delhi. This is its 13th outlet in the country. The store houses handpicked handloom marvels from 50 major weaving clusters of India, with price ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 5 lakh. The store has authentic handwoven marvels that are one-of-a-kind, including signature Kanchipuram, Banarasi, Patola, Ikat, Paithani, Kota, Uppada, Khadi, Jamdani, Organza, Kalamkari, Gadwal, Tussar, among others. As of now Kankatala Sarees have a strong presence in Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada.
The Delhi store was unveiled by actor Karisma Kapoor, who came dressed in an authentic Kanchipuram Silk marvel from Kankatala. Others present were Mallikharjuna Rao Kankatala, Chairman & Managing Director, Kankatala Sarees, along with the entire Kankatala Family, including the third-generation Directors, Arvind, Bharat & Anirudh Kankatala.
“We have spent three generations representing authentic handlooms in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and to the Indian diaspora. Our journey started in 1942, in the lanes of Vizag where our founder and my father Appalaraju Kankatala sold handloom sarees on a bicycle. From the modest lanes of Vizag to the Capital of India, the 78 years’ journey has been marvelous. We wish to receive the same love from the people of Delhi as we have been receiving from other parts of the country”, said Mallikharjuna Rao Kankatala, Chairman & Managing Director, Kankatala.
“With a vision to revive the charm of Indian handloom in India, we are planning to expand to other cities such as Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Kolkata. We are also looking at going international in the near future. All these stores will be company-owned-company-operated as we do not want to lose our uniqueness of the handpicked products and the personalized touch that we give to our valued customers”, added Mallikharjuna.