Wrap Yourself In Splendour At These 8 Saree Shops For Every Kind Of A Budget

Shaili posted on 21 November

Ten-Second Takeaway

The wedding season is right around the corner and you’ve got to start your trousseau shopping. If you’re wondering where to start, here’s a guide to this city’s markets for all things five to nine yards. From Kanjeevaram silk to Banarasi, Patola silk to Chanderi, feast your eyes on some of the prettiest sarees for any occasion.

Roopam Roop Milan

Having been around for more than four decades, they have been preparing brides for their special day with a resplendent collection of bridal sarees, bridal suits, lehengas and fabrics. Roopam has also started a new chaniya choli section that’s grabbing eyeballs.

They have an active website that caters to men and women with all sorts of clothing needs, from winter wear to ethnic and western collections.

Outlets: Near Crawford market {Roopam – Open all days, 10am-9pm {Mon-Sat} and 11am-8pm {Sun}}, Marine Lines {Roop Milan}.

Clothing Stores

218, Lokmanya Tilak Marg, Near Crawford Market, Kalbadevi, Mumbai

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Nalli

As soon as you enter, you feel like you’ve been transported to Chennai and you’re amidst Kanjeevaram silks and sarees with zari work and temple borders. Their staff is pretty friendly, offering to drape your choices on themselves, sometimes two at a time. Wedding sarees start at INR 12,000 – INR 15,000.

Famous for their authentic patterns and colour schemes, Nalli is one place you should definitely visit. {They also treat you to their filter coffee if you’ve spent some time searching for your picks.}

For more details, check out their website.

Outlets: Thane, Goregaon, Mahalaxmi Temple {Open 365 days, 10am – 8pm}

Clothing Stores

Oberoi Mall, S-23, Level 2, Western Express Highway, Goregaon East, Mumbai

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Sagar Couture

Started in 1963 and situated between Bandra and Santacruz, Sagar houses fabrics, cloth materials and sarees from cotton, chiffon, Georgette, crepe, net and silk. They also have in-house tailors that can help stitch saree blouses for you {wedding saree range starts from INR 3,000 – 4,000}.

Outlets: Bandra Linking Road {Open all days, 10:30am – 8:30pm}.

Clothing Stores

502, Mohan Mahal, Linking Road, Khar West, Mumbai

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Roopkala Sarees

Another old faithful in Maximum City, Roopkala opened its first store in 1952 in Marine Lines, and is still such a huge hit when it comes to trousseau shopping. They offer sarees, lehenga cholis, salwar suits and other fabrics suited for any occasion and also have a very friendly staff who will suggest alternatives that fall within your budget {INR 10,000 and above for wedding sarees}. You can get more information here.

Outlets: Santa Cruz {Shut on Thursday, 10:30am- 8:30pm}, Marine Lines {Shut on Sunday}.

Clothing Stores

3/103, Le Magazin, SV Road, Santacruz West, Mumbai

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Bharatkshetra

Located in Dadar East, this hidden jewel houses not just wedding sarees {which are gorgeous, by the way!} but also lehanga cholis, other bridal wear, party wear and traditional wear for any occasion {wedding sarees start from INR 10,000}. Take a look at what they have to offer here.

Outlets: Dadar East market {closed on Monday, 11:00am – 8:30pm}.

Clothing Stores

115, Mitha Chamber, Dada Saheb Phalke Road, Dadar, Mumbai

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Khatri Jamnadas Bechardas

Started in 1910 as a tiny retail shop, Khatri Jamnadas Bechardas has established itself as one of the best stores in Mumbai when it comes to shopping for bandhani sarees, gharcholas, panetar dresses and chaniya cholis. Created using the tie-and-dye method, a bandhini sari’s quality is determined by how tightly knit it is. At Jamnadas, instead of the usual glass display, the saris are wrapped in cloth bundles so that they retain their wound up pattern for longer {wedding saree range starts from INR 5,000}.

Outlets: Kalbadevi {Closed on Sunday, 10:30am – 7:30pm}

Clothing Stores

Shop 2 & 3, Bhoiwada, Gulalwadi Corner, Marine Lines East, Mumbai

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Benzer

An iconic south Mumbai staple, Benzer is an ethnic fashion brand that sells bridal apparel along with western-formals and casuals. Catering to men and women, this store has been a favourite with the old guard in Malabar Hills and around. They also have a great range of costume jewellery to match with your purchases. While most of it doesn’t come cheap {INR 35,000-INR 40,000 for wedding sarees}, it’s a good place to visit if you want something elegant for your wedding day.

Outlets: Breach Candy {Open 365 days, 10:30am – 8:30 pm}.

Clothing Stores

49, Bhulabhai Desai Marg, Breach Candy, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai

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Kala Niketan

One of the city’s older saree institutions, built before the country’s independence, Kala Niketan {lined from top to bottom with saree and salwar kameez materials} sells sarees of all varieties {price starts at INR 500}, from special designer wear to traditional patterns and fabrics, there’s always something for everyone with any budget.

Outlets: Marine Lines, Juhu {Open all days, 10am – 8pm}

Clothing Stores

5th Floor, 95 Queen’s Road, Maharshi Karve Road, Marine Lines, Mumbai

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#LBBTip

Don’t forget to visit Dadar market which is full of saree shops that’s sure to have something for your wardrobe. From Lazaree, Paaneri to Rangoli and Dadar Emporium, you can take your pick from a huge variety, all within your budget. And, keep your eyes open for saree exhibitions that take place in The Annexe, World Trade Centre, Nariman Point.