Kanjivaram Saaris, Work-Friendly Kurtis, Pretty Borders: Here's Where to Go to Shop in Dadar

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    Dadar s a treasure house of diverse kinds of stores. A cultural hotspot of Maharashtrian, South Indian, Parsi and Gujarati culture, it houses homegrown businesses that fulfill a variety of sartorial needs. Ladies, read on for the 411 on shopping in Dadar.

    Lazaree

    Lazaree

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    One of the more premium stores in the area, Lazaree is a large, ornate store that deals in premium saaris, salwar suits and gowns. The range for saaris starts at INR 2,000 and goes up to INR 25,000 - and includes Banarsis, Garhwalis, and more. They have silks, synthetics, cottons, you name it.
    Need a simple cotton saari? Those start at INR 500. The salwar suits start at INR 2,000 and the gowns will cost you INR 3,000 and up.

    Right outside the main store, they've got a small extension that has just dupattas at very reasonable rates (INR 200 onwards!) so if you've been looking for 'em, you know where to go!

    Kimono

    Kimono

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    While Kimono doesn't really stock Kimonos per se, the shop's got a nice range of quality work-friendly (read: Mumbai-friendly) kurtis in many, many colours. They've got cotton and cotton-polyester kurtis that can be mixed and matched with the leggings available in-store, or a comfy pair of jeans! Starting at INR 650, their range is light on the pocket.

    Seema

    'Another go-to for simple cotton kurtis, this store will also have kurtis stitched for you. Starting at approximately INR 650, the range of kurtis is cotton-only, but they've got other fabric options in palazzos and leggings (approximately INR 400 onwards), so head here if you need pretty kurtis that fit pretty perfectly.

    Prowhite

    Prowhite has on-trend clothing - co-ords, glittery dresses and peasant-style tops galore. We fell hard for the pastel-toned co-ords, priced at INR 995 and up. They've always got running offers, and at the time of our visit they had a great deal on jeans - INR 1500 for 2 pairs!
    And if you need thermals (for that mountain trip) you can get 'em here - they will cost you INR 600 and up.

    Co-Optex

    Co Optex

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    A surprising (or is it?) find on Kelkar Road, Co-Optex is a saari store that's under the halo of the Tamil Nadu government. Expect the most authentic Kanjeevarams here. They'll cost you INR 8,000 and up, and can go up to INR 35,000.
    They've also got beautiful cotton saaris (INR 1,000 and up)  from Madurai, Salem and Coimbatore, and even Kanjee cottons. Got a TamBrahm wedding to attend? Head here STAT.

    Masumi Saari Centre

    This store's a hidden gem for its range of individual dupattas. Starting at INR 150, they've got countless kinds of dupattas - embroidered, brocaded, printed... You get the picture. Got kurtas that have started to look drab on their own? Dress them up with these. Alternatively, you could use them as scarves! The range goes up to INR 500.