After telling you our favourite haunts in Mumbai, Ahmedabad , Kolkata and in Chandni Chowk it’s about time there was some action on bridal shopping in Bangalore. Not really the first city that comes to mind when we think of bridal shopping, Bangalore nonetheless offers some hidden gems of its own. And, no one knows Bangalore better than fashion guru Prasad Bidappa.

He named a few of his favourites in the city, “Ever since India has been divided, there has also been a divide when it comes to wedding couture shopping. While Delhi and Mumbai became the centres for the biggest designers for both traditional and red carpet wear, Bangalore became big for prêt à porter or ready-to-wear garments. I’d put Seema Malhotra right on top in the city for the individual looks that she offers. When it comes to budget, I’d suggest people look at Ritu Kumar, as you can find a lot of options, right from affordable to high-end. I also like stores like Tamanna, Nalli and Mogra for bridal wear.” He adds that while Bangalore may not score big when it comes to North Indian bridal wear, he absolutely recommends brides to come down to the city to check out the large selection of jewellery designs the city has to offer.

While you do have most of the high-end pan-India designers in the city, there are also quite a few Bangalore-based ones. You also have the option of stand-alone bridal boutiques, which range from mid to high-end. All you need to know is where to head to, and we are here to help you with just that!

Bangalore Designers

Seema Malhotra

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Source: Shimmer by Jamila & Seema Malhotra

Imagine having a designer for your special day who has designed for films like Shakespeare in Love, Elizabeth and Finding Neverland! Yes, that’s all thanks to the mother-daughter duo of Jamila and Seema Malhotra, who have taken the Bangalore market by storm. If the name doesn’t strike a chord, then Shimmer might. Yes, their flagship store in UB City is extremely popular for the beautiful ethereal designs, perfect for any bride to look like royalty. But be ready to shell out the big bucks here.

Where: Second Floor, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road

Contact: +91 9886634711

Timings: 11am-9pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Deepika Govind

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Source: Deepika Govind

If you’re looking for something designer but traditional, then Deepika Govind is the go-to name in Bangalore. She has weaves that are innovative but pretty traditional. Not a fan of too much of bling, her designs are simple but still stand out from the rest. She has a lot of labels under her name, and apart from her flagship store in Bangalore, also has retail stores and buyers across the country.

Where: 21/11, Craig Park Layout, Near Kids Kemp, Mahatma Gandhi Road

When: Monday-Saturday

Contact: 080 41123130

Timings: 10.30am-7.30pm

Find her on Facebook here.

Check out her website here.

Ritu Pande

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Source: Ritu Pande

Working at the beginning of her career in Indonesia, Ritu Pande has developed a pan-Asian approach to her designs. She has designed for a lot of Bollywood divas as well! A deviation from your traditional saree, her designs are innovative and definitely look different! So if you are looking for something that’s a good fusion of Indo-western for some of your other events, or want a designer saree made for people who can’t handle it, do check her out! Her creations are available in stores in most metros, but her biggest bridal store is in Bangalore.

Where: Ritu Pande Design Studio, #3620, 6th cross, 13 G Main, HAL Second Stage, Indiranagar

Contact: +91 8447824363 or e-mail rpande10@hotmail.com

Timings: 10.30am-7pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Sarita Mandoth

She believes that ‘Old is Gold’. With our changing trends and tastes time and again, her pieces are more timeless… with a lot of fabrics that make the piece look vintage. So if traditional is your thing, do give her a thought! While she designs for women, her husband has a line for men too.

Where: Store #36,  Dickenson Road

Contact: 080 41133100/080 41133200 or e-mail houseofmandoth91@gmail.com

Timings: 10.30am-7pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Namrata G

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Source: Namrata G – Kairos

Quite a well-known name in Bangalore, Namrata G’s designs stand out as creative and quite unique. She has two labels ‘Namrata G’ as well as ‘MAN by NAM’, and is not just into designing but style consultation as well. If you’re not looking for something super traditional and a little hatke, then this is one designer you can check out!

Where: # 3, Laurel Lane, Richmond Town

Contact: +91 9008588114

Timings: 10am-8pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Bridal Stores

Designers not your thing? Then check out some of these popular stores around town where you could find the bridal dress of your dreams, and a lot more if you’re shopping for other functions!

Tamanna

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Source: Tamanna

This one is perhaps one of the most popular shops in Commercial Street. One of the most well-known names in bridal couture in Bangalore, they have quite a large variety, for both women and men.

Where: 115 A, 26/1, 2nd Floor, Orion Mall, 80 Feet Road, Dr Rajkumar Road, Malleswaram or No.55, Dispensary Road, Commercial Street

Contact: 080 22682065 {Orion Mall} or 080 42058239

Timings: 10.30am-9pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Ritu Kumar

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This pan-India brand finds a big audience in Bangalore as well. You can mix and match for other shaadi events, but then go all out and splurge with the grand ensemble’s for the big day.

Find a store near you here.

Contact: 080 41120278/79 {Lavelle Road}, 080 40982689/06 {Whitefield} or  080 22682162 {Orion Mall}

Timings: 10am-9.30pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Satya Paul

Classic prints and exclusive crystal and lace sarees find a place in Satya Paul’s bridal collection. From graphic prints for the cocktail dos to more elaborate stuff for your other functions, there’s much to choose from here.

Where: F – 73, First Floor, Mantri Mall, Malleshwaram

Contact: 080 22667202

Timings: 10am-9.30pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Samyakk

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Source: Samyakk

This is also a Bangalore-based store that has quite a lot of options in the mid-range. What’s better? They provide free shipping worldwide on their website!

Where: No.24, D’Souza Circle, Richmond Road

Contact: 080 41113330

Timings: 10am-9pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

The Bridal Boutique

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source: The Bridal Boutique

This one is very popular with the Christian brides, as they specialise in wedding gowns. Choose from their designs, or give them your own to stitch! Ranges from mid to high.

Where: Stafford House, 9, Haudin Road, Ulsoor

Contact: 080 41524739

Timings: 10.30am-7.30pm {Monday-Saturday} and 11am-8pm {Sunday}

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Fazals Dress Store

This one is extremely popular with the Muslim brides! They have a fabulous range of lehengas, anarkalis and sarees for every range. And yes, they ship for free all over India!

Where: 153, Commercial Street, Tasker Town, Shivajinagar or Mantri Square mall, 1, Sampige Road, Malleswaram

Contact: +91 9845062160

Timings: 10.30am-9pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here to shop online.

Deepam Silks

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Source: Deepam

Deepam stocks sarees, anarkalis and lehengas with heavy embellishments like Zardozi and Swarovski apart from your typical traditional sarees.

Where: 67, Blue Moon Complex, Opp. to Metro, MG Road

Contact: 080 25588760

Timings: 10.30am – 9.30pm

Find Deepam on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Nalli

Ideal to go to when shopping for a typical Kannadiga wedding, or to buy a Kanjeevaram or Silk saree, Nalli’s style is understated. They have cotton and silk sarees from all over the country under one roof!

Find a Nalli store near you here.

Contact: 080 22446601/602

Timings: 10.30am – 9.30pm

Find Nalli on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Quite a long list, but we’re sure you’ll get what you’re looking for if you choose to do your wedding shopping in Bangalore. Of course, you have smaller shops in Chikpet, Commercial Street and Jayanagar for general wedding shopping as well! If we’ve missed out any good store, do let us know in the comments below!

The story was first published in WedMeGood’s blog. Read the full story here

Featured image via: Ritu Kumar