We all wish to own a wardrobe people would talk about and boutiques are a perfect place where we can score some awesome bespoke designs. We've shortlisted the 15 best boutiques in Pune with a strong fashion game and impeccable tailoring services. Read on.
Of Glitz & Glam: These City Boutiques Will Amp Up Your Wardrobe Game
Purva Godbole Couture
Pastel wedding couture, customised sarees, hand-crafted kurtis with different types of embroidery and ten varieties of rich fabrics, Purva Godbole Couture in Karwe Nagar is a one-stop destination for shopaholics who are into pastels and minimalistic designs. You can choose from a variety of fabrics which include Tusser Silk, Jute Khadi, Mangalgiri silk, Chanderi, Rayons, Ikat, Mul Cottons and Bhagalpuri silk and get customised kurtis made. We recommend you up your glam quotient by getting customised sarees, starting at just INR 2000.
Aaraish By Divya Matai
We found Aara_ish, a bespoke fashion label by Divya Matai on Baner-Pashan Link Road that houses the most exquisite collection of designer clothing, footwear and accessories. This cutesy studio customises lehengas, suits, anarkalis and party wear. We absolutely love their muslin silk pieces with floral thread-embroidery, which are elegant and will make you look like royalty. The footwear collection is quite stunning too. Handcrafted juttis with kalamkari prints or coin chappals, leather juttis with cutwork, you can score them at INR 600.
Karagiri is a breathtakingly beautiful concept boutique at Koregaon Park for luxury wedding couture, Indo-western clothing, heirloom ensembles, and vintage home accessories. The brainchild of a former IIM Lucknow alumni, Pallavi Mohadikar, and an orthopedic surgeon, Amol, this store offers several indigenous art-forms under one roof. Brides can get heavy ensembles customised too. We hear the looms are sourced out of many lesser-known regions in India, including Bhagalpur, Dharmavaram, and more. If you do not stay in Pune but love their designs, you can shop for beautiful sarees from their website.
Risali By Bhavna Kapoor
Brides-to-be, gather up your entourage and head to Risali by Bhavna Kapoor at Kalyani Nagar for a breathtaking wedding trousseau. This plus boutique specialises in Indian and festive ensembles that are versatile with gorgeous motifs and silhouette. We love the collection of easy-breezy anarkalis that start at INR 4,000. If you're looking for something light and flowy, the khadi attires with minimalist patterns are made for you. Scroll through the burst of colours and variety of fabrics at Risali; from soft pastels to vibrant hues on brocade and georgette, hand-embroidery on raw silk and organza, zardozi work on chanderi and so much more.
Located in Kalyani Nagar's lanes is Nivedita Saboo's store. The Pune-based designer is all about luxe couture and if you're aiming to spend big and look like a star, you should definitely make a trip. Saboo's forte lies in designing trousseaus for brides and grooms and making them look their best on their special day. Her designs usually include artistic cuts, textured fabrics and fluid silhouettes.
Ball gowns, frilly gowns, elegant evening wear, wedding lehengas, crop cholis, embellished dupattas, long skirts and much more, we found a designer pret as well as a bespoke label that specialises in everything fabulous. ATARA, a design studio located in Koregaon Park will make you stand out from the crowd with its exquisite designs. "Life is too short to wear boring outfits', following this mantra, they keep innovating and retaining the freshness in their designs. Men, don the stylish bandhgalas, Pathanis, and Nehru jackets and turn heads at any function you attend next. You can also get stylish coats and tuxes customised.
Initially, a multi-brand designer-wear boutique, Studio Rudraksh By Rasika Wakalkar is now a luxury styling studio and boutique in Aundh where you can get any label and look you desire, in a jiffy. The studio is now operating online and you accepting orders on Instagram and WhatsApp. Masaba, Manish Malhotra, Tarun Tahiliani, Taan Baan, Krishna Mehta — name any high-end designer brand and they shall curate the original pieces for you.
Sonam Vaswani Couture
In KP’s lane 5, you’ll come across Sonam Vaswani’s boutique that focuses on couture and pret that’s fit for a big fat Indian wedding. Vaswani’s collection at the time of our visit is mostly wintered festive. You’ll see heavily embroidered lehengas, dressy evening gowns, and everything fit for a socialite to wear. Of course, collections change with seasons, but it’s the best solution for all your soirees, social events, and shaadis.
Located at Sacred World in Wanowrie, Poonam Thakre Design Studio is a lovely boutique that has the dreamiest collection of ethnic and festive clothes. This stunning wedding couture is housed at a beautiful store done up elegantly with polished hardwood flooring, clothing rails and racks featuring a bespoke fusion of rich colours and spectacular textiles. We particularly loved Poonam's wonderful assortment of bridal lehengas with intricate embellishments, stone-studded saree blouses, brocade and silk shararas, salwar suits, sparkling kurtas with pearl-work, pastel cholis, pleated palazzos and monochrome ensembles that are perfect for the festive soirée.
Shruti & Mangyaash
Look like a star with couture from this designer-duo's label. Shruti and Mangesh Mahadev, two internationally-acclaimed fashion designers from Pune have created their label Shruti Mangaaysh that adds elegance and class to your looks. Located inside a bungalow on Prabhat Road, the design studio seems to have come straight out of Pinterest. Firstly, this label keeps launching high-end collection throughout the year. We absolutely love the fact the all the fashion weeks and events showcase some or the other collection, their latest one being Rihanna. The brand had also designed costumes for Angelina Jolie and others from the Hollywood film, The Mighty Heart.
Being a bride or a bridesmaid means having sleepless nights worrying about wedding outfits. At Aarah by Aarti Ahuja Mahtani, that problem is well-taken care of. This fashion label is nestled at Gera Legend on North Main Road, KP, and features a collection that's quirky, fun, and created for the modern-age woman. Aarti, as a designer is impressively versatile. The collection is not limited to any particular season. Instead, there is a little of everything - pastels, vibrant hues, rich fabrics, delicate hand-embroidery, home decor, and exquisite accessories.
Tejaswee - The Design Studio
Have you ever dreamed of the perfect outfit – something that reflected your personality, and was tailor-fitted to your size? We’ve found the perfect design studio to help you achieve those dress goals: Tejaswee Design Studio in Baner. If you’re heading out for wedding shopping, Priyanka, the owner of Tejaswee, is the fairy-godmother of your dreams. Her plan is to revive heritage design and the lost art of old cultural fashion trends in a new avatar. Clients of Tejaswee span across all ages and all genders.
Attention brides-to-be! There is a beautiful bridal studio in Mukund Nagar and it is all about ethnic outfits with exclusive handwork. Krushika - a studio run by designer Krushika Mehta, is where you will find exclusive sarees, suits, gowns, lehengas, and heavy sarees. Get customised lehengas starting at INR 15,000, and you will find handwork ranging from zardosi, embroidery, gota work or applique. If you wish, check out their collection of fancy fabrics with patch work and applique at INR 1,500 per meter. You can get lehenga skirts stitched and pair them up with customised cholis/blouses.
Megha & Kalpesh Oswal
There's a fabulous designer boutique in Mukund Nagar and it is run by popular designer duo Megha and Kalpesh Oswal. Modern contemporary with silhouettes- that's what this gorgeous label with the same name specialises in. Right from bridal wear, lehengas, suits to gowns, and western wear- you can get it all customised as per your needs, Not just that, if you visit the store, you may find some beautiful pieces of designer wear on display. They are mostly into customisation with their range for lehengas starting from INR 20,000. With rustic prints and exquisite handwork, you can add a lot of colour and bling this wedding season. We also love the elegant evening gowns that they stitch. Coming in lilac, aqua and pastel hues, these western pieces will make you dazzle. Beside them, they have an exclusive menswear designer boutique by the same name.
Anjali Wadhwani Couture
Located in the sophisticated lane of Samar Paradise in Aundh, Anjali Wadhwani Couture stands out with its swanky glass displays, mannequins clad in gorgeous creations, flattering silhouettes, and modern cuts. Known for ethereal creations, fresh hues, minimalist patterns and chic drapes, Anjali is one of the biggest names in the city for bridal, casual, semi-formal, and evening wear. Starting at INR 4500, check out the the spectacular collection of slit gowns, princess ball gowns with hand-embroidery, embellished lehengas, saree gowns, royal Anarkali, and more.