Thanks for visiting my website, which is an extension of my physical store in Bangalore, India. After over 15 years as a fashion designer, The Verandah came to life in 2009 as a small boutique with a big heart. My goal then was to bring to Bangalore, the creative surge that was taking place in cities across India and beyond. This included curated pret and couture collections from Jaipur, Hyderabad, Bombay, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Delhi and as far as Colombo.

My driving force has always been the smile on my clients’ faces and the joy of working with various established and upcoming designers. I do everything with love and passion, and I believe that has helped me create a family-like bond with my clients and designers. They are assured a pleasant, personalised and fun experience, which pushes them out of their comfort zones by just the right amount!

In 2020, as the world grapples with uncertainty and new rules guide our daily lives, I realized the need to reinvent The Verandah. This led to the creation of this website, with an expanded focus on sustainability, understanding of the artisans behind our clothes and the importance to reviving dying crafts. By repositioning our platform to offer a diverse array of beautiful and unique handmade creations from small towns and villages, I hope to empower the artisans and craft techniques that need our support now more than ever. I hope this website helps you discover new styles, a new designer or a new perspective on how we can all be responsible consumers in this new world. I look forward to hearing your feedback as I continue to make this online experience as joyful as our in-person interactions would be.

Neetu Gupta

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