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Celebrating Koskii. The girl in you.
The word `Koskii’ means `girl’ in Nawayati. It is the spoken language of the Nawayat community whose roots can be traced to sea-faring merchants and mariners from Arabia or Persia whose ships anchored along the Uttara Kannada coastline several centuries ago. They settled in towns and villages here and passed down food, language, cultural and mercantile traditions that continue within our community even today.
Our Story

Koskii traces its roots to the early 1900’s when a silk and cotton textile business was established by our ancestor Abdul Rehman Badsha and his four sons in Virajpet, Kodagu. It soon became the preferred choice for a growing clientle. The first retail outlet, CH Badsha and Co. was set up in 1922 at Mercara, the capital of district Kodagu. A strong sourcing network at traditional textile, weaving and karigari centres across India was also built to ensure high quality and design exclusivity. We continue to rely on and extend this legacy of sourcing connections even today.The business then expanded to multiple stores in Mysuru and Bengaluru.

The Mina Bazaar occasion wear brand was established alongside by Saifulla Akhtar in Kolar in 1992. It opened its doors to Bengaluru in 2009. From our first store in Shivajinagar we expanded to stores at Kamaraj Road, Chickpete, Bengaluru’s busy silk hub and the city’s popular shopping destination, Commercial Street.

The launch of our Jayanagar store marks Mina Bazaar’s evolution into Koskii, an exclusive collection of Indian ethnic occasion-wear with a retailing lineage that is now over a hundred years old.

From our blog

#LoveKoskii. Be the love that you seek
2018-03-23

Hello, all you wonderful ladies out there! Are you ready to glow with happiness and true love this summer? If so, get ready to spend quality time with someone who will stick with you through good times and bad, the one person who knows you in and out, who will love you madly for the rest of your life, someone who will be the best friend you could ever hope to have … you! Loving yourself is about self-acceptance. It’s about looking into the mirror and being completely satisfied with who you are, just the way you are; tall, short, pale, dusky, poker straight locks, impossibly curly hair, talkative, quiet, funny, serious, skinny, curvy, perfect 10-imperfect everything! It’s about knowing you don’t need a new beauty filter for Instagram. You don’t need to weigh less – or be less. Your self-worth does not have to depend on the number you see on the bathroom scale, the size of the clothes you fit into, or the number of ‘Likes’ on your Facebook DP. There’s a beautiful you to be proud of every day of your life. And what’s more, when you begin to love yourself, you can love others and be […]

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The Most Thoughtful Little Wedding Gestures Your Guests Will Remember for a Long Time!
2017-12-19

A wedding calls in for a bucket list of things which is not possible for you and only you to do it alone. So, most (not all!) of us get our friends and close family members involve and get them up with different kinds of responsibilities to make it to your wedding. So, after all these wedding frenzies why not do a little something for them in return which makes them feel fuzzy and special? Here are some cute little wedding gestures that you can do from your side for your guests, friends and family members which they will remember for a long long time! What say, guys?   1) Put the room keycard along with the wedding itinerary! Hand out the room keycards to the guests in this cool handy way- including a cute little form for them to fill in their interests which you can then add it to your wedding itinerary! It’s such an easy and hassle-free way, especially for a destination wedding!   2) Keep them comfy from the cold! Outdoor weddings during winters can get super chilly, especially if the pheras are at night. Most people do arrange for blowers and small fireplaces, but you […]

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