Traditional Wear To Thoughtful Cards: Andheri Lokhandwala Has Exciting Premium Brands

    Look, street shopping may or may not be your scene, but we love shopping destinations that offer a healthy balance between homegrown brands and the larger brands we've all loved. Andheri Lokhandwala is that sort of market, and we love that a single trip here sorts you out for so many needs. Read on for an exhaustive list of premium brands that have set up shop here.

    Shopping, For The Ladies

    Cotton Cottage

    Cotton Cottage

    Andheri West, Mumbai

    Our eternal favourite is at Lokhandwala market, too! We're so glad this lovely brand has so many branches all over the city. As usual, head here for airy palazzos, block print kurtas and skirts, darling dupattas and kurtis that are completely compatible with Mumbai's humid weather. The range isn't steeply priced, either, so loosen 'em purse strings!

    Peach Mode

    Peach Mode

    Available Online

    This chain’s range of designer ethnic wear is to die for! It used to be an online-only brand, and we’re glad to report that they’ve got two branches - one at Seawoods Grand Central, and one at Lokhandwala. They’ve got a great collection of salwar suits, tunics, kurtas, lehengas and saaris. Add home decor to the mix, and you’ve got a store that is genuinely unmissable.

    Price: The range starts at a paltry INR 299.

    Go Colors

    Go Colors

    Available Online

    We've always loved Go Colors for the sheer variety of designs they have in the same fabric - cotton polyester. Palazzos, straight fits, cycling shorts, narrow fits, you name it! The best part is you can pair them with so many things. Throw the palazzos on with kurtis, shirts or even loose shirts. The narrow fit ones can go with kurtis, or long t-shirts. So comfy, so good.

    Price: It all starts at around INR 399.

    Aurelia

    Aurelia

    Available Online

    Comfy kurtis, great prints and patterns, and quality fabrics - fans of Indian wear, say hello to Aurelia. If you're the one who loves putting on a kurti to work just for the comfort it offers, this outlet is for you. Short kurtis, anarkalis or long ones - they have it all.

    Price: Their offerings start at around INR 400.

    Jashn

    Jashn

    Available Online

    True to its name, Jashn celebrates womanhood through apparel. Their gorgeous Banarasi sarees mustn't be missed if you're a hoarder of sarees. They've got a great mix of boho, chic, and hardcore traditional wear,  and that's what we love so much about this brand.  

    Price: The blouses start at around INR 300, and the saaris will cost you INR 799 and up.

    Sabhyata

    Sabhyata

    Andheri West, Mumbai

    Sabhyata covers a lot of ground when it comes to traditional wear, offering casuals and proper ethnic wear as well. We found some great cotton dresses as well. They’ve got a lovely collection inspired by the Mughal dynasty. They’ve got loads of kurtis, Indo-Western ensembles, kurtis, palazzos, tunics and skirts, too.

    Price: INR 300 onwards

    Pretty Secrets

    PrettySecrets

    Available Online

    PrettySecrets has got loads of lingerie, so take your pick once you hit this offline store! What you should definitely not miss though, is their range of nightwear. So many cute, feminine patterns, and such soft, comfy material.

    Price: Around INR 599

    Zivame

    Zivame

    Available Online

    Their collection of lingerie is top-notch, and we're very fond of is their active-wear. They come in aqua blue colors, and are super stretchable. In lingerie, go for the ones with pretty back bras to flaunt yours, in style.

    Price: The range starts at INR 299 for briefs

    But, There's More

    Lenskart

    Lenskart

    Available Online

    If you’re on a tight budget, this one’s a good option. We love the casual, trendy styles,  plus the fact that they give the best deals and discounts keeps us going back for more. You can also check out the premium collection of sunglasses in case you wish to splurge.

    Price: INR 499 onwards

    Lawrence & Mayo

    A very well-known and trusted brand, Lawrence & Mayo is the best for all things eyewear. The store offers eye check-ups and also special lenses as well. You can also get good quality contact lenses. They also have contact lenses, which are used for cosmetic purposes.

    Price: INR 499 onwards

    Esbeda

    Esbeda

    Available Online

    We all love luxury handbags that are equal amounts of blingy, and formal. Esbeda kills it with party-ready clutches, slings and handbags. Shop from here when you’re headed to a party and need something super chic to go with your outfit!

    Price: INR 599 and up

    VIP Lounge

    VIP Lounge

    Available Online

    This brand has been our favourite for being high on strength and low on cost. Lightweight, minimalistic, a good warranty, convenience and organised interiors make VIP bags popular amongst travellers. If you travel often for work they have an entire collection of bags curated to make your professional journeys less tedious.

    Price: INR 4,000 and up for large trolley bags, INR 599 onwards for backpacks.

    Accessorize

    Accessorize

    Available Online

    Our eternal (expensive) fave has a branch at Andheri Lokhandwala as well. Find clips, chains, earrings, bracelets and rings that'll have you pining for 'em. They've also got slippers, bags and wallets. Oh, and kids' accessories too!

    Price: INR 399 onwards

    Hush Puppies

    Hush Puppies

    Available Online

    Head to Hush Puppies for quality footwear which is functional and reasonably priced. For ladies who love heels but have major foot ache problems, this brand has got you covered. Their footwear is super comfortable and highly recommended. The brand houses everything from casual to formal to occasional footwear for both men and women.

    Price: INR 599 onwards

    Archies

    Archies

    Available Online

    Lokhandwala is home to a pretty large outlet of Archies which has everything the quintessential Archies store has, but on steroids. Think double the cards, double the wrapping papers, and double the stuffed toys!

    Price: The super simple cards will cost you INR 65 onwards