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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.
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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

5 Cool New Instagram Food Trends That Are Perfect For Your Winter Wedding!

Food always plays an important role in any wedding and especially in an Indian wedding where at every step you meet a person serving you different delicacies. But what’s a Michelin chef and a five-course meal compared to Instagram food trends? Nothing right! That’s why we put aside our worries and took it upon ourselves to give you an update – a food update especially for winter weddings that will shake the very foundations of boring, done-to-death wedding fare. Wanna know what they are? Read up!   1) Coffee in a Cone: One of the newest trends to hit Instagram this week – and it’s super simple. Coffee served in a waffle cone – what what-what!!! Amazing and quirky right? We have also heard that a lot of people are picking this trend for there wedding and why not. An amazingly pocket-friendly thing and since coffee is everyone’s favourite during the winter season. Our only suggestion to you guys is if you happen to use this please go with a thicker cone, because it will hold better. But doesn’t this sound divine!   2) Different coloured Waffle Ice Cream Cones: Now this one is an interesting way to grab the […]

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04 Quirky Decor Ideas For A Fun Wedding!

Fabulous, Frugal & BRAND NEW! Weddings… weddings… round the corner. Are are you on a budget but don’t want to make it appear so to all your friends and family? The decor is one of the most interesting aspects where you can really save a few big bucks. Trends come and go, so this time we are here with some super cool ideas which are not only gonna look fabulous but are alluring too! These are refreshing, fun and quirky ideas for your wedding this season! 1) Hanging Tassels: Tassels are so on these days! And these beautiful little things can be used in so different ways in the decor- from stage backdrops to photo booths and even to generally hang around. They look very elegant and pretty! You can even DIY them with fabrics and accessorise them.   2) Glass bottles with florals: Glass bottles are cheap, and we all have them lying around at home or get loads packed with goodies! Let’s make good use of them by suspending them with flowers- a quirky idea that’s super cheap and brings in the romance factor also.   3) Ribbon bows on chairs: A simple pocket-friendly idea but looks super […]

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