Indian women went ballistic over the bridal trousseau of Anushka Sharma and Deepika Padukone, two of the famous Bollywood actresses who tied the knot in 2018. One glance at their ethereal look, and you are assured that the traditional Indian attire works wonders to add that magical touch to the bridal trousseau. The attire that a bride chooses for her special day is not just a piece of fabric. It carries within its intricate details and her dreams for a lifetime of happiness.
A magnificent pink lehenga, an elegant Kanjeevaram saree, a pastel bridal outfit or a breezy new-age lehenga. Whatever you choose to wear on your wedding day, it is expected to win the heart of each and every guest present at the occasion. Everyone including the groom wait to catch a glimpse of the bride and her carefully chosen outfit of course. And the bride starts her elegant journey down the aisle, mesmerizing everyone that sets eyes on her.
So it becomes all the more important to choose an outfit that makes a bride look gorgeous as ever. After all, it’s one of the biggest celebrations of her life and she certainly wants to look her best.
Are you in the city of Mumbai and wondering where to begin your wedding shopping from? Let’s sort it out for all the gorgeous brides-to-be in picking stunning ensembles for their wedding.
Shopkhoj brings you a list of top bridal lehenga and saree shops in Mumbai…
1. Neeta Lulla
Widely known as the ‘Czarina of Indian Fashion’, Neeta Lulla entered the fashion industry more than two decades ago. Her A list clientele includes the likes of Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, and Sushmita Sen. The award-winning designer stocks everything from bridal lehengas, saris, trousseau outfits, ready-to-wear, and gowns. Moreoever, her latest couture collection borrows from India’s rich cultural roots and imbues it with lightness to bring finesse to silhouettes.
When you enter her Santacruz studio, you will find it being lit up in gold and yellow to blend with the gorgeous collection of bridal sarees and lehengas. You can choose one from their range of sarees in kanjivaram silk, cotton, velvet with sequins, gems, mirrorwork, mokaish and applique work.
You will certainly like exploring browsing through their salwar suits with resham work, sequins, glitter, gold embroideries and resham patti borders in the latest styles and designs. They are available in cotton silk, pure silk, georgette and a variety of other materials.
Furthermore, you also have the option to get any outfit customised according to your requirements. All you need to do is to choose the fabric, colours and the style and the store will recreate the design to your exact measurements.
The cost of bridal wear at this store goes up to Rs 1 lakh and above.
Location: 6, RNA Classic Apartment, North Avenue Road, Santacruz West, Mumbai
Are you looking for a designer bridal lehenga that makes you the showstopper of the big fat Indian wedding? Your search for the latest trends in bridal wear ends with Aza. Founded in 2005, this luxury fashion destination stocks dresses from some of the best known designers in India. Their extensive range varies from ethnic bridal wear dresses to indo-western dresses, accessories, footwear and jewellery.
Their Juhu store is certainly a visual treat with carefully handpicked collections by some of India’s best known designers. These include ace designers Manish Malhotra, Anamika Khanna, Varun Bahl, Sabyasachi, Anita Dongre, Monisha Jaising, Neeta Lulla, Gaurav Gupta, and Anushree Reddy.
For all your special occasions, they offer a wide range of designs and styles to choose from. Be it a wedding lehenga, heavy embroidered saree, evening gown, anarkali suit, or kurti, you can literally shop till you drop at this well-known store.
Moreover, the fashion brand has a total of six boutiques at key locations across Mumbai and Delhi. The range of bridal wear here is of course on the higher end of the spectrum, costing up to Rs 3 lakh and above.
Location: 15 A,Shishir, Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai 49
21 Altamount Road, Mumbai 26
24 Turner Road, Bandra West, Mumbai 50
Ruby House, Irla Society Road, Opp. Alfa 3, Vile Parle West, Mumbai
Located in Santacruz West shopping market, Seasons is certainly one of the most popular stores for traditional wedding outfits. Its successful journey of creating gorgeous dresses maps out the use of the best fabrics along with the unique zari work designs.
This huge store has an absolutely stunning range of bridal lehengas as well as lehengas for bridesmaids starting at Rs 16,000/piece onwards.
Seasons also offers great options for ghagra cholis, shararas, sarees, anarkalis and salwar suits for all occasions. In case you are looking for an Indo Western outfit, the range of gowns available at this store should make you feel nothing less than gorgeous on your big day.
Location: 75, GF, Opp Danabhai Jewellers, Plaza Asiad, Station Road, Willingdon, Santacruz West, Mumbai
4. Kalki Fashion
If you are looking for some inspiration to add variety to your trousseau on your big day, do visit this grand Kalki store in Santacruz market. The Mumbai-based designer brand offers beautiful ethnic wear for your wedding trousseau. What makes shopping at Kalki a wonderful experience is their exclusive range of bridal wear, couture and pret collection along with versatile accessories. From a pure silk Banarasi saree to a velvet lehenga to Jaipuri gotta to stunning gowns, they boast of an incredible variety of outfits for all occasions.
They certainly help all modern brides experience a fairy tale wedding by giving any ethnic wear a contemporary twist. What’s more, you also get the option to get the outfit of your choice customised as per your requirement.
While bridal lehengas are priced between Rs 1 lakh and Rs 2 lakh, the lighter lehengas will cost you not more than a lakh. You may have to shell out anywhere between Rs 25,000 and Rs 75,000 for heavy anarkalis as well as trousseau sarees.
Location: 101 Prime Plaza, Swami Vivekananda Road, Santacruz West, Mumbai
Here’s another design studio that you can’t just miss while going for bridal shopping in Mumbai. Founded in 1996, Aishwarya has made it to the list of top brands for bridal wear in Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
The brand offers a plethora of Indian ethnic wear including wedding lehengas, exclusive chaniya cholis, designer sarees and designer salwar suits. If you are looking for gorgeous bandhani work in ethnic wear, this is certainly the place to go for.
We particularly loved their beautiful bridal pieces for the latest styles (such as short cholis or long flowy kurtas) and intricate work. The range of exclusively created lehengas will cost you up to over a lakh.
Location: 2nd Hasnabad Lane, Santacruz West, Mumbai
One of the most sought-after bridal wear stores in Mumbai, Raas delivers perfection with its exquisite range of designer lehengas and sarees. Located in Santacruz West, the brand sells ethnic wear made with bedazzling motifs, absolute finesse and precision. Moreover, their bridal collection ranges from elegant and serene, to exquisite in terms of embroidery. A variety of heavily embellished lehengas, light banarasi lehenga and gorgeous anarkali suits are available here.
The wedding outfits with classic silhouettes surely weave the magic to lure every bride-to-be in to this huge store. The varied price range starts from Rs 7,000 and above.
Location: 5 Sai Darshan, Swami Vivekananda Road, Saraswat Nagar, Santacruz West, Mumbai
Offering textile detail and refined luxury, the fashion brand Jashn reflects the craft traditions of India in a contemporary vocabulary. Founded way back in October 2003, R-Mall (Mulund) saw the opening of first Jashn store in Mumbai. True to its name, the brand has come to represent celebration of womanhood through beautiful ensembles.
Jashn is sure to match every modern bride’s style with splendid lehenga-cholis and stunning designer sarees. Furthermore, the versatile collection of its bridal ensemble comes with a touch of georgette, chiffon, intricate embroideries as well as silk brocades. We particularly adore their lovely range of Banarasi sarees though.
The wedding collection starts from Rs 30,000/piece and above.
The brand boasts of a multi-city pan Asian presence. Moreover, it is available at 12 different locations across the city of Mumbai. These include Mulund, Malad, Goregaon, Lower Parel, Andheri, Ghatkopar, Kandivali, Kurla, Borivali, Chembur, Bandra and Kemps Corner.
Location: F-26, Plot 39/1, Opp. Vashi Railway Station, Navi Mumbai
8. Indrani Silks
For a magnificent affair like wedding, a bright and beautiful outfit tops the list of many brides-to-be. Let’s take you to one such fashion store in Mumbai which won’t disappoint you with its jazzy bridal wear.
Established in April 1998 in a small area in Kalbadevi Road, this label has spread its wings to Borivali (West) too in the city. With a range of shimmering sarees, dresses and lehengas, the brand will surely help you pick one of those heavily brocaded bridal wear.
Moreover, you can also shop for a wide range of silk sarees along with unstitched dresses at its Borivali store. The bridal collection is available at a starting price of Rs 24,000 and above.
Location: 182/186, Kalbadevi Road, Opp. Cotton Exchange, Near Surti Hotel, Mumbai
A huge hit with saree lovers, Roopkala offers a range of luxe options for those willing to splurge for the special day. You will certainly fall in love with their wide range of sarees, gowns, salwar suits, lehenga cholis, and other fabrics perfect for all occasions.
Founded in 1943 by Kantilal Motla, Roopkala is simply loved for its original designs in bridal ensembles and ready-to-wear outfits. From 540 sq.ft., the brand today has grown to an enormous 7,000 sq.ft. shopping store in the prime locations of South Mumbai and Santacruz. With a 75-member friendly team, the brand makes sure to turn your shopping experience into a memorable one. The staff may suggest alternatives that fall within your budget as wel.
The bridal wear here is pricey too. It falls in the range of Rs 25,000 – Rs 200,000 and above.
Location: Roopkala Heritage, S.V. Road, Santacruz West, Mumbai
Queens Chamber, 89, Maharshi Carve Road, Marine Lines, Mumbai
One of the best saree shops in the city of Mumbai, Kalaniketan surely needs no introduction. The 77-year-old brand specializes in Indian bridal wear, embroidered with love and tradition. What’s unique about the versatile collection of sarees available at Kalaniketan is their intricate designs handcrafted to perfection.
From banarasi weaves to sequined ones, bandhini, cotton, georgette, chiffon, designer and printed to south silks, you will find beautiful sarees from all over India at this popular store.
The range of bridal wear can go upto Rs 50,000 and above.
It also offers an elegant range of salwar kameez sets, chaniya cholis as well as Indo western apparels including evening gowns.
Location: 95 Queen’s Road, Marine lines, Mumbai
The collection of ethnic wear at this designer store in Mumbai is sure to make every bride shine. Established in 1992 by Bharat Mehra, Kalakruti offers bridal sarees, lehengas, ghagra cholis, anarkalis, and gowns, specially handcrafted with zari embroideries.
The Santacruz store is also famous for its tailormade bandhanis from the Kutch region.
Brides deserve to look their most gorgeous and you are sure to find just the perfect outfit to match your style at this store. Their range of bridal ensembles is a great bet for all your wedding occasions including mehndi and sangeet.
Location: R 14, 1st Floor, Sai Bazar Shopping, Opp. Railway Station, Santacruz
12. Veer Design Studio
A haven for new-age brides, Veer Design Studio caters to a worldwide clientele with a taste for Indian couture. Launched by designer Manish Chotrani in 2004, the brand offers a paraphernalia of bridalwear that give off a very stunning vibe.
Loved for its traditional outfits with modern infusions, Veer Design Studio provides personal assistance to each bridal outfit. If you are looking for a wedding ensemble customised to fit your individual needs, this is certainly the place to go for. Interestingly, brides are involved in each step of the creation. They can select colors and fabrics down to the workmanship on the ensemble.
Location: 30/236 Anand Nagar, Behind Vakola Police Station, Vakola, Mumbai
Synonymous with pure silk and Kanchipuram sarees since 1928, Nalli is certainly one of the established names in the Indian saree industry. The family-run brand is a household name today with a growing number of customers.
It offers everything from exquisite traditional silks to lightweight fabrics like crepes, chiffons and georgette sarees. The range of bridal wear can go up to Rs 25,000 and above. Over the years, Nalli has broadened its focus from being a well-known saree-retailer to one of the most trusted names in fabrics, apparel, and home furnishings.
Nalli runs stores at 4 different locations in Mumbai, namely Mahalaxmi, Oberoi Mall, Goregaon and Thane. At these stores, you may also explore shopping for a range of women and ready-to-wear menswear, costume jewellery and accessories.
Location: Shop No 7, Thirupathi Apartments, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Opp. Mahalakshmi Temple, Mumbai