20 Best Places in Mumbai Only for FashionistasMumbai and fashion goes hand in hand; they are totally inseparable. Based on the cotton mills industry, Mumbai (the good old Bombay, sounds more stylish?) has probably the biggest fashion circuit in India and also produces one of the biggest shares of the fashion merchandizes in Asia.
From the luxurious and glamorous high street fashion to the open-to-all Fashion Street - Mumbai is truly the paradise for the fashionistas. The glittering city of Mumbai houses some of the most haute couture designer boutiques and outlets of both high level national and international fashion brands which attract the fashion followers from around the world.
Topnotch Fashion Destinations of MumbaiWe now present the 20 topnotch names in the fashion business just for those true blue fashionistas.
Where: Shapoorji- Pallonji Co-operative Ltd. Minoo Desai Road, Colaba, Mumbai
2. Bollywood Mischief
Bollywood Mischief is a high end fashion destination in Bandra. The three storied building has its ground floor completely dedicated to the fashion world while the other two floors have multiple restaurants and pubs. The ground floor comprises of several boutiques by some of the ace designers like Nandita Mahtani, Rohit Bal, Narendra Kumar Ahmed and Manish Arora etc. This place is also a well known destination for the fashion accessories. Bollywood Mischief is truly a groovy combination of fashion, glamour, music and masala- just like our very Bollywood!
Where: 31, Hill Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai
3. Le Mill
Le Mill houses scores of women’s garments, kid’s fashion stores, designer jewelries, fashion accessories, a café lounge, designer furniture showrooms and a flower shop. It is in fact a complete lifestyle warehouse that can give any fashion enthusiast a big boom in their enthusiasm. You can locate some of the big international names both in fashion and furniture designers’ segments. The top rated fashion brands at Le Mill are 3.1 Phillip Lim, En Inde, Alexnde Wang, Isabel Marant, Alala, Saloni etc. Mawi, Anya Hindmarch, Nor Black Nor White, Mark Kate, Ashley Olsen’s labels are some of the most sophisticated names in the costume jewellery section.
Where: Bombay Bharat & Swadeshi Rice Mill Depot, Nandjal Jani Road, Opp Wadi Bunder New Railway Bidge, Masjid Bunder East, Mumbai
Atosa is a fantastic platform for the budding fashion designers to showcase their imagination and creation to a large amount of people. Opened by Azmina ahimtoola and Aparna Badlani, Atosa is a multi-label contemporary boutique located at Khar.
This 1000 square foot showroom exhibits around 25 labels among which 20 are Indian and the rests are from Thailand and Singapore. Apart from both Indian and Western dresses, Atosa also offers other fashion accessories like costume jewellery, designer clutches and handbags, stilettos, necklaces, bangles etc by many different designers. And those who seek known names would also find labels from Wendell Rodricks, Savio John Priyadarshini Rao etc.
Where: Aman Villa, 6B Anand Vihar Co- operative Society, 20th Road, Khar, Mumbai
5. Bombay Electric
The famous Paper Magazine quotes ‘Bombay Electric is the spot for the hippiest designers’; if it doesn’t clear the image to you, we specify that Bombay Electric is one of the most galvanic multi-brand high street fashion stores in Mumbai. This cutting-edge fashion boutique in many ways has been defining the new millennium Indian style and fashion which is why it earned that exceptional tag of ‘Mumbai’s answer to Barney’s New York’. Not only the fashion, Bombay Electric offers its sheer support to photography, paintings, handicrafts and other mediums of fine art and that makes this avant-garde store a completely unique experience.
Where: 1 Reay House, BEST Marg, Colaba, Mumbai
A high street multi-brand designer boutique, Ensemble has earned its huge reputation as one of the trendiest in town. Started by one of the most talked about designer of recent times, Tarun Tahiliani in long back 1987, Ensemble stores an enviable collection of luxurious Indian wear, western wear and other mixed couture collections by some of the big names in the business like Anamika Khanna, Gauri & Nainika, Abraham & Thakore, Malini Ramani and others. Ensemble would be a luxuriant experience for all the true fashionistas.
Where: Great Western Building, 130-132 Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Colaba, Mumbai
7. Ritu Kumar
Credited as the pioneer of the Boutique Culture in India under her brand name ‘Ritu’, Ritu Kumar is probably the most dominating name in the Indian fashion circuit literally transcending the Indian Ethnic wears to a great extent in the international fashion world. The beautiful and elegant Sarees, Salwar Suits, Anarkalis, and Lehengas would certainly make all the fashionistas and Indian wear loves go weak in their knees.
Where: 5, Sea Palace, 25- H, Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai
All the shiny and glittery bridal-wear and the scintillating salwar suits and kameez have a distinct destination in Mumbai called Aza. Aza houses some of the biggest names of the fashion industry like Sabyasachi, aghavendra Rathore, Gauav Gupta, Narendra Kumar etc. Aza also stocks great range of western wear and accessory collection designed by Just Jewellery and other well known labels.
Where: 21, Altamount Road, Mumbai
9. Bungalow 8
The third floor of an apparently ho-hum building would transport you to blended fashion world of east and west in a quite raw way. By raw way, we mean the interiors of the store. It’s chic, it’s sensible, and it has its languorous charm. Bungalow 8 lies inside a 19th century building and is the brainchild of Maithili Ahluwalia. It offers a varied range of vanguard collection of great garments, fashion accessories and other lifestyle products. You can find designs by Mathieu Gugumus Leguillon, Christina Kim, Jamini Ahluwalia, Radhika & Gauri and many more here at Bungalow 8.
Where: Grant Building, 17 Arthur Bunder Road, near Radio Club, Colaba, Mumbai
The high priced, posh and elegant bridal-wear, especially the heavily embellished lehengas are the chief identity of Kimaya at Juhu Tara Road. One of the most sought after and sophisticated fashion in-house store, Kimaya has a enviable range of designer label collections including some hot duos like Shantanu & Nikhil, Falguni & Shane, Pankaj & Nidhi to name a few. Apart from lehengas, Kimaya has specialized in almost all the genres of Indian ethnic-wear. The glinting Anarkalis, Shiny Party-wear Indian styled Gowns, and the fashion supplements like handbags, clutches etc would glister your eyes.
Where: 2, Asha Colony, Opposite Hotel Sea Princess, Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai
11. Tarun Tahiliani
Tarun Tahiliani is a name that no fashionista in India can resist hooking up to. Mumbai based renowned designer Tarun has made wedding garments a celebration of style, glamour, colour not without a soul. As several high-end fashion stores stock his unique designs, his own exclusive boutique is in Bandra West and offers a stunning collection of Suits, Sarees, bridal sets, Kurtas, Blouses and Trousers.
Where: 16, Villar Ville, Gound Floor, Ramchandani Marg, Apollo Bunder, Near Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai
If the big names attract you but those price tags bother, Karmik is the place for you. The strategy the designer fashion store has been keeping for years is to attract all kinds of customers irrespective of their buying capacities. Though under reasonable prices, Kimaya store some of the most prominent names like J J Valaya, Anamika Khanna, Ranna Gill and many more.
Where: Opposite Kimaya, Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai
D7 is a fashion store housing seven different refined designers including Rohit Gandhi, Rahul Khanna, Rana Gill, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Azeem Khan. The vast 800 square foot fashion lounge offers some chic and elegant Indian and western wears creatively made by the designers. The linen blazers, sequined jackets and tops, kaftan dresses would always make your shopping experience a satisfied one. The price tags are on a little higher side.
Where: Turning Point Building, Junction of 1st Cross Road and 16th Cross Road, Khar Danda Road, Mumbai
14. Fab India
Fab India needs no in introduction, we guess! This fascinating in-house store stocked with vibrant hand-woven, embroidered and block-printed cotton and silk Kurtas, Suits, Sarees and contemporary dresses is truly a household name among all types of fashion concerned Indians. Fab India has avast collection of garments for both male and female.
Where: 137, Jeroo Building, M G Road, Kala Ghoda, Colaba, Mumbai
The USP of Melange is to keep the clothes as eco-friendly as possible. Started its journey in 1993, this unique store offers some budding and lesser known designers’ labels those are really worthy of giving a good try. Anuradha Vakil and Kallol Dutta are a few names to whom Melange has been giving a wonderful platform. Melange promotes mostly local craftsmanship and textile products.
Where: 33, Altamount Road, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai
One of the longest running fashion houses in Mumbai, Samsaara has a flare for showcasing some most beautiful and elegant Indian-wear which makes it a distinct and one-of-a-kind experience for all the fashion concerned shoppers. Apart from Indian ethnic garments, Samsaara also houses western-wear, bohemian styled and contemporary dresses. The shoppers would find some classy names at Samsaara including Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, Satya Paul, J J Valaya, Raghuvendra Rathore, Nachiket Barve and many other. And what more, Samsaara often declares a massive sale at a minimum 30 to the maximum 70% on clothing which is really a great steal!
Where: 2, Dhanraj Mahal, Ground & Mezzanine Floor, Block- B, Chatrapati Shivaji Marg, Colaba, Mumbai
Cypress is hard to find yet one of the must-visit fashion garment store in Bandra. From mod to ultra mod, from simple jeans-tees to high fashion evening gown, sequined shoes, sandal, handbags, purse embellished clutches and ethnic jewelleries- Cypress has a really vast fashion range.
Where: Windward Apartments, Plot No. 327, 21st Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai
Kitsch is an ultimate luxury multi-brand fashion store stocking some of the most posh national and international labels under one roof. This delightfully well crafted store houses some of the most iconic contemporary brands which includes Dolce & Gabbana, Victoria Beckham, Rag & Bone, DVF, Halston Heritage, Alice+Olivia and many more. And for the shoppers delight, this exquisite store offers all these big names in really unbelievable prices at around 5-10% lower than any other luxury fashion store not only in India but Europe, Middle East and South Eastern Asia gives.
Where: 48, Dr. V B Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai
Since its inception in 2005, Amara has become an integral part of Mumbai’s fashion industry. It showcases some of the young and brightest designer labels that include the names of Priya Todi, Vairaj Bajaj, Neha Agrawal, Dolly J, Gaurav & Ritika, Neomy Khatua Nachiket Barve ect. Amara is a complete fashion and life-style store which would give you a grand shopping experience. You can often spot some Bollywood celebrities wandering inside the store.
Where: 1/3/5, Kwality House, Near Crossword Book Store, Kemps Corner, Mumbai
20. The Collective
The Collective is a popular name in the fashion business as it houses some of the most coveted international labels like Armani Collezioni, Hugo Boss, Fred Perry, D & G, Vivienne Westwood, Simon Carter, J Brand etc. under one roof. This fashion lounge also has a nice and chic cafeteria.
Where: Palladium Mall, Level 2 & 3, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai
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