Shop & Save: 11 Shops In The City For Dresses Under INR 1,000

Shaili posted on 30 January

Ten-Second Takeaway

Looking for that perfect dress that’ll make out stand out from the crowd? Sure, you found it, but only to stop yourself because it’s way out of budget. Fret not, there’s a reason why we say that there’s always something for everybody when it comes to shopping in the city. Here are 11 stores in the city for your perfect dress, under {gasp!} INR 1,000. Happy shopping!

Cat-A-Log

With a delightful collection that’s shipped all the way from China and Bangkok, this store, near Toto’s {Pali Naka} owned by Nisha Lalvani, has something on offer for everyone {dresses, junk jewellery, tops, pants, accessories etc}. You’re sure to find LBDs, floral patterns, maxi dresses and A-Line dresses here.

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Psst: Ask them for any specific pattern or design you’re looking out for and they’ll help you find it.

Shell Out: INR 850 upwards

Clothing Stores

Bansari Aparments, Shop 7, Near Toto's Garage Pub, Pali Village, Bandra West, Mumbai

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Cherry Fig

This export surplus store in Bandra West has international brands available to you at really reasonable rates, in all sizes. If you’re looking to rearrange your wardrobe, this is your destination. From denim dresses to fit and flares, A-line dresses to floral dresses, you’ve got a variety to choose from.

Psst: Great for casual and semi-casual wear. If you buy in bulk, you can bargain here.

Shell Out: INR 900 onwards

 

Clothing Stores

Shop 4, Opp. St. Spanislaus High School, Libra Tower, Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai

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Fuss Pot

A tiny store housed in a garage, Fuss Pot sells export surplus goods from Thailand and boy, do they have variety! They have a mix of casual and semi-casual wear, with sizes usually available. Their dresses include maxis, LBDs and floral patterns.

Psst: They also store quirky merchandise if you want stuff to do up your place.

Shell Out: INR 900 onwards

Clothing Stores

1, Bhagwan Niwas, Ground Floor, 18th Road, Near Fab India, Khar West, Mumbai

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Mesh

With fashionable clothing that comes from Thailand and other parts of South East Asia, you’ve got enough options to choose from – casual to even special occasions at Mesh. This eclectic little store has something for everybody, catering to trendy and bohemian sensibilities alike, with maxis, party dresses, A-lines and summer dress options.

Psst: If you rummage around enough, you’ll find some interesting accessories to go with your clothes. Also, the extremely friendly owner is around to give you a helping hand.

Shell Out: INR 690 upwards

 

Boutiques

Shop 3, Rajgir Mansion, Opp. Lok Nirman Heights, Ambedkar Road, Khar West, Mumbai

Fascination Garments

Diagonally opposite Mehboob Studio, with a sign that you just can’t miss, is this export store that can really bowl you over with their choices. You have a choice between branded labels and even local brands that cater to different shapes and tastes. From accessories to clothes, jewellery to dresses and bags, you’re spoilt for choice. Dress options include Party wear, A-line dresses and summer dresses.

Psst: If you look around well, you might find first copies of famous brands, on a big discount.

Shell Out: INR 650 upwards

 

Clothing Stores

241, Hill Road, 9 Hill View, Opp. Mehboob Studio, Ranwar, Bandra West, Mumbai

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Clothes Rack

Shopping on a budget? Don’t skip a visit to Clothes Rack. You’re sure to find first copies of famous brands here, available in most sizes {they are well stocked}. You can find t-shirts, shirts, skirts, tops and even dresses {summer dresses, floral patterns, denims, skater dresses} to suit your budget.

Psst: They have another outlet in Bandra that you could explore.

Shell Out: INR 899 onwards

 

Clothing Stores

33-D, Laxmi Industial Estate, New Link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai

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Fendi Boutique

If you’re with your partner and want something for the both of you, you’re in luck. Two stores, across each other, cater to both men and women’s fashion. The women’s store has attire for most occasions, with a wide range of t-shirts, tops, jeans, pants, shorts and dresses {floral dresses, summer dresses, casual dresses, slip dresses}.

Psst: Ask the staff to guide you to the size you’re looking for, it’ll save time.

Shell Out: INR 950 onwards

 

Clothing Stores

Natasha Shopping Centre, Next to Archie’s, 52, Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai

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Real Deal

If you’re into funky and bohemian attire, this is the place to visit. Smack in the middle of Colaba Causeway, Real Deal is pocket-friendly houses dresses {summer dresses, slip dresses, traditional pattern dresses, maxi dresses}, shirts, skirts, pants, pyjamas, kurtis, and lots more. The staff is super friendly and lets you browse around without a worry. The store is hugely popular with foreigners, for its sheer variety and awesome prices.

Psst: If you’re about to travel near the sea, this place has the perfect beachwear clothes.

Shell Out: INR 750 onwards

 

Clothing Stores

Colaba Causeway, Opp. Bank Of Baroda, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai

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PAX

Hidden amongst columns of clothes hanging on display outside, Pax in Colaba is a dream come true if you’re on a budget and want something quirky and different. As you enter this export surplus store, you’ll see rows and rows of clothing that’s sure to boggle you for a good few minutes {trust us, we didn’t know where to begin!}. Once you’ve found your rhythm, you’re sure to discover gems scattered around the place, if you look hard enough. Their dress options range from denims to good quality cotton A-lines, slip dresses to summer dresses and much more}.

Psst: They also sell bottle lamps to add that bit of eclectic at home {INR 1,000 – INR 2,000}

Shell Out: INR 350 onwards

 

Clothing Stores

11-A, Metro House, Opp. Titan Watch Showroom, Colaba Causeway, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai

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Hues I & II

Situated on Linking Road, this small shop is stacked from floor to ceiling with clothes meant for every occasion. Apart from a large variety of brightly-coloured clothes {pants, tops, jackets, shorts, dresses – formal wear, summer dresses, denims, waistcoats} they also stock slippers, bags and belts. Clothes of all kind are stacked by size, so it really gets easier to rummage.

Psst: If you want more options, visit Hues II, their second outlet, that’s nearby.

Shell Out: INR 850 onwards

 

Clothing Stores

Shop 6, Kamla Kunj, 15th & 33 Road, Near KFC Lane, Bandra West, Mumbai

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No Name, Andheri

Located in Lokhandwala, the No Name Export Store has a great collection of shirts, tops, jackets, denim, and dresses {shift dresses, maxi dresses, LBD, party wear} by well-known brands. So, if you’re looking for a wardrobe makeover, you know where to head to next. The staff can help you find clothing in most sizes and the best part is that it’s pretty pocket-friendly.

Psst: If you want a particular brand, just give them your number and they will get back with more options as well.

Shell Out: INR 750 upwards