Golden Needle, an exotic clothing store offering Indian and Pakistani ethnic wear for the modern woman, is located along a quaint lane in Havelock Town. Upon entering the boutique, one encounters the vibrant array of clothing displayed against the gilded spirals of racks and the golden-yellow wall of the store. Their ready-made apparel, some interposed with tinsel, are intricate and diverse.
The creations cater to the stylish contemporary woman in an era where ethnic wear is a statement of high fashion. The designs suit the taste of one allured by the exotic bright colours and traditional cultures. Yet, there are also creations with a slight Western interpretation, which retain the beads, mirror-work and distinct Indian motifs. The Golden Needle also produces cotton garments, which ensure comfort for customers especially in the tropical climate.
A carefully chosen range of casual as well as evening wear is available, including ready-made salwar kameezes, kurtis, dhotis, patialas, palazzo pants, lehengas, and push-up pants. The shop also has on display beautiful fabric with diverse textures.
The popularity of the clothing in store has seen a steady rise since it was set up in 1995. A hallmark of the designs here is that each piece, with intricate individual patterns, is unique. As a policy, Golden Needle never repeats a design unless in different sizes.
If not already a part of its clientele, step into the Golden Needle to opt for a glamorous traditional look.