Blouses are an integral part of your wedding outfit. Be it a saree or a lehenga, a blouse can make or break your look. So, we went around Mumbai in our quest to find the best fabric stores for that perfect blouse to ensure that you make heads turn.
Markets And Stores For Fabric Shopping That Will Put An End To All Your Wedding Woes
Samrat, Santacruz (West)
It looks like another Seasons showroom from the outside but it is home to yards and yards of gorgeous fabric. If you take your saree or lehenga along, the salesmen even guide you on different options for your blouse fabric. They also have a list of handwork artists who can help you get custom work done on the blouse.
Gandhi Market, Sion
This is another treasure house full of jewels. Right from 200 GSM raw silk (you will know these terms once you start bridal shopping) to beaded fabric, Gandhi Market shops offers an array of choices.
Note: The market is shut on Mondays.
Saroj, Khar West
Mangaldas, Crawford Market
The shops are divided into ‘katras’ – sorted according to the type of fabrics sold. Unique fabric is their USP. From really delicate Kutch embroidered pieces to ikat, this place houses it all.
Note: The market is shut on Sundays.
Anwarallys, Elco Shopping Centre Bandra
Looking for something in gotapatti work or lace fabric? Anwarallys in Bandra is your calling. You can choose from a wide range and even have options for day and night weddings.
Glanz Fabrics, Andheri West
If you are looking to mix and match, Glanz is your best bet. They have the best variety – from the simplest of cloth to heavy ones are available here. You select depending on your budget/needs and take home the perfect blouse fabric for your D-day. Find them here.
Tirumala, Manish Nagar Market
This one’s where all the suburban designers go to get all those fun borders, sweet Banarasi and tulle fabrics. The good thing about this market is the fact that there are tailors around so you could get things stitched right away. Plus, the people over here also dye colours you like onto fabrics, so you can choose what you want. Find them here.
Hind Mata Market, Dadar
This market is really old and very well-known throughout Mumbai. From ‘sasta-wala’ cotton fabrics to exquisite gossamer stuff, there’s something for every person and every budget. It’s a smaller market compared to the others. The Hindmata store, located almost at the center of the market is known to have cotton, silk and polyester sourced from all over to suit every kind of outfit.
Vandana Fabrics, Nepean Sea Road
Vandana is a huge store in Neapean Sea Road. They've got a killer collection of fabrics in every shade you can think of. Whether you're looking for pure silks, Benaras sarees, chiffons, georgettes and linens. An added bonus is that the store staff are very helpful and will help you match your blouse to your saree or lehenga with ease.
Craft Circle, Mahim
If you love fabrics, then you will definitely want to check out Craft Circle at Mahim. They've got tons of options to choose from, and we love the focus here on all things handcrafted from Indian artisans, NGOs and social enterprises. So you can actually shop for a good cause and feel a bit less guilty about splurging too!
Thakur Cut Pieces, Dadar
Thakur Cut Pieces in Dadar is an iconic shop that has a great collection that pretty much has all you need under one roof. Shop from zardosi to cotton, net, ikkat and Lucknowi Chikan here. And the best part? Prices for their cotton fabrics start at a super affordable INR 150.