It is no urban myth that every new occasion worth celebrating calls for a new addition to our treasured wardrobes. With the festive-cum-wedding season right around the corner, we took it upon ourselves to collate a comprehensive shopping guide of the 20 best multi-designer stores in our very own city of Mumbai. Take a look!
1. Le Mill
A multi-functional lifestyle concept store complete with women’s wear, children’s wear, costume jewellery, pretty furniture, a cute café and an in-house flower shop! The store also houses costume jewellery by Mawi, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsens label The Row and a few interestingly awesome brands like Nor Black Nor White, Anya Hindmarch and En Inde Jewellery.
Address: 17-25 Nandlal Jani Road,Next Wadi Bunder New Railway Bridge,Wadi Bunder
Tel: (+91) 22 23742415
An impressive roster of designs by the biggest names in Indian fashion, Aza stocks a wide range of bridal and western wear. Their impressive accessories collection is noteworthy with labels like Just Jewellery, and footwear labels, Crimzon and Kan. The perfect shopping destination for festive wear.
Address: 21, Altamount Road
Tel: (+91) 22 2353-0212
Address: Shishir, 15-A, Near Maneckji Cooper School, Juhu Tara Road
Tel: (+91) 22 26610091
Atosa offers an eclectic and handpicked mix of new, budding designers along with pieces by classic contemporary designers. We love designers with a somewhat alternate sense of aesthetics and something new to offer,” says Azmina Rahimtule, owner of Atosa. We also have some great eye catching pieces for those who love their fill of statement jewellery.
Address: Aman Villa, 6B Anand Vihar Co-op Society,20th Road, Khar
Tel: (+91) 22 26420888
One of Indias premier multi-designer chain stores, Ensemble is your answer to a truly luxurious shopping experience. They stock everything from trousseau, couture, indo-western and western wear for the label-conscious avid shopper.
Address: Great Western Building,130/132 Shahid Bhagat Singh Road,Opp. Lion Gate
Tel: (+91) 22 22843227
Address: White Hall, Ground Floor, West Wing,143, August Kranti Marg, Kemps Corner
Tel: (+91) 22 23672416
Address: Mi-Casa 28, St. Theresa Road, Off Turner Road, Opp. Tawa, Bandra (W)
Tel: (+91) 22 26420643
This one is all things strictly prêt. Shop here for an extensive range of designs by Gaurav Gupta, Gauri and Nainika, and Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna to name a few. They also stock an interesting collection of clutches by Poeme, Farah Oomberbhoy and other designers to add to your accessories wardrobe.
Address: Laxmi Niwas,Ground Floor, Plot No 450/B,14th Road, Khar (W)
Tel: (+91) 22 26489986
Address: F 4, 1st Floor, Palladium Mall, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Tel: (+91) 22 40049983
Kimaya sells a vast selection of heavily embellished bridal and couture wear for the opulent shopper. The store has a huge façade and is always buzzing with the latest designer showcase from veteran designers like Gaurav Gupta, Rocky S, Vikram Phadnis to avant-garde designers like Anamika Khanna, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Abraham & Thakore.
Address: 2, Asha Colony,Opp. Hotel Sea Princess,Juhu Tara Road,Juhu
Tel: (+91) 22 26605575
Address: Shop No. 3, Delstar Building, 9-9a, Below Kemps Corner Flyover, N.S Patkar Marg, Kemps Corner
Tel: (+91) 22 23862432
Big names, not-so-huge prices – thats the USP of this store. Believe it or not, Karmik offers affordable pieces by prominent Indian couturiers such as JJ Valaya, Ranna Gill and Anamika Khanna to name a few. Thats affordable designer wear for those looking for something special without burning a hole in their pockets.
Address: Opposite Kimaya, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu
One of the few oldest designer stores in the city, Fuel houses prêt, diffusion, home accessories, fashion jewellery, handbags, saris and designer menswear spread over five thousand square feet. With over sixty-five designers, this store keeps Indian and western wear on an even keel with its varied variety. They showcase new-age designers like Rabani & Rakha, Charu Parashar, Pankaj & Nidhi and Rehane along with contemporary accessory designers like Meera Mahadevia, Bansri, Stoffa and Bracialeto.
Address: Kantilal Karia & Co.Chowpati View Building, Opp. Sukh Sagar,Opera House
Tel: (+91) 22 23693131
Address: Lakshmi Niwas,Plot no. 450/B, 14th Road, Off Linking Road, Khar (W)
Tel: (+91) 22 26497878
9. Bombay Electric
An eclectic mix of avant-garde fashion. Here you are bound to find anything from India that’s related to design, fashion, art, vintage styles and music. Check out their in-house brand, Ghee Butter, for some truly unique yet affordable wares along with shockingly eccentric designers like Karishma Shahani and Periwinkle Sunglasses. The store is also home to really interesting vintage Indian posters and other spunky odds and ends like funky key chains and brooches.
Address: 1 Reay House,BEST Marg, Colaba
Tel: (+91) 22 22876276
10. Bungalow 8
A finely curated store with some great wardrobe, accessory and lifestyle pieces. The Bungalow also hosts an easy-to-wear chic in-house collection designed by Mathieu Gugumus Leguillon, and Jamini Ahluwalias exclusive jewellery designs. The philosophy of the store is to bring in new avant-garde labels that are ethnic yet unknown from Dosa by Christina Kim, Isharya by Radhika & Gauri Tandon to Injiri, a Pune-based organic cotton label. Plus, we love the way the store visual merchandiser takes it up a notch by decorating the rooms like a real lived-in house.
Address: Grants Building, 17 Arthur Bunder Road,Colaba (Near Radio Club)
Tel: (+91) 22 22819980
A visual amalgamation of traditional and contemporary designs for the shopper – Ogaan brings together the biggest names in Indian fashion with new, emerging talent. The USP of the store is its tenacity to give a sound platform to the best of Indian designers, their crafts and skills. Owned by Kavita Bhartia, the store curates avant-garde designs and new trends effortlessly. Senior designers like Anamika Khanna, Kiran Uttam Ghosh, Pankaj & Nidhi and Lecoanet Hemant sit pretty with new exciting ones like Nidhi Tholia, Pero, Rahul Mishra, Nupur Kanoi and Small shop by Jason & Anshu. Do look out for some great scarves by Ahujasons, Abraham & Thakore, Pashma and Pero.
Address: Vaswani House, First Floor 7 Best Marg, Colaba
Tel: (+91) 22 22833576
Address: Prem Sagar Building, B-Wing, Plot No. 703, Linking Road, 14th Road, Khar (W)
Tel: (+91) 60523189
As the same suggests, D7 boasts of seven fabulous Delhi designers all under one roof. They stock creations by Manish Arora, Moon River, Namrata Joshipura, Nidhi and Pankaj Ahuja, Rabani and Rakha, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Tulsi by Neeru Kumar. Do drop in for some great lifestyle picks à la Moon River and some interesting accessories by Manish Arora.
Address: Turning Point Building, Junction of 1st Cross Road and 16th Cross Road, Khar Danda Road
Tel: (+91) 22 26485622
A big supporter of garments that are a product of eco-friendly concepts, Melange stocks great pieces by the lesser known, yet talented designers such as Kallol Dutta, Anuradha Vakil and Ranji. Helmed by Sangita Kathiwada, the store first opened in 1993 inside a 100-year-old wine cellar and enjoyed the patronage of those who loved textiles, art and local craftsmanship.
Address: 33, Altamount Road, Cumballa Hill
Tel: (+91) 22 23534492
The hole-in-the-wall store, Cypress is not easy to spot but has managed to stay at the top of every Bandra girls shopping list. With a variety of embellished shifts and gowns in tow for every red carpet event, this store also manages to retail some really cute sequin slippers, embellished sandals, Indian clutches with stonework and jadau-work and ethnic jewellery thats perfect for weddings and sangeets.
Address: Windward Apartments, Plot No. 327, 21st Road, Bandra (West)
Tel: (+91) 22 26461747
Another store that has been in the city for the longest while, Samsaara stocks an extensive range of Indian, western, bohemian and traditional wear. This store has a discerning mix of labels and designers and gives you a chance to shop designs by Rohit Bal, Manish Malhotra, Gaurav Gupta, Nachiket Barve, Satya Paul, Suneet Verma, JJ Valaya, Raghuvendra Rathore among other Indian fashion biggies.
Address: 2, Dhanraj Mahal,Ground & Mezannine Floor, B Block, Chhatrapati Shivaji Marg, Colaba
Tel: (+91) 22 22023061
A dress befitting a brunch or a unique outfit for an evening soiree calls for an easy-to-wear designer piece. For occasions such as these, hop over to designer boutique, Creo, at Bhulabhai Desai Road. It curates a select range of prêt collections for women from designers like James Ferreira, Rahul Reddy, Amit Agarwal, Pia Pauro, Swapnil Shinde, Arjun Saluja, Hemant and Nandita, Isabella Mittal, Koga Designs, Garo and more. You can put your outfit together with jewellery from labels like Sapphire, Just Jewellery, Cupidity and Karmik Kabira also available here.
Address: Chinoy Mansion, Ground Floor,Warden Road, Cumbala Hill
Tel: (+91) 22 23672720
The quaint little store at Kemps Boulevard is every shopaholic’s delight with a range of Indian and western wear on showcase throughout the year. With both prêt and couture options, the store has managed to house some great labels as well as new designers like Dolly J, Priya Singh, Gaurav & Ritika, Jyoti Sharma and Varija Bajaj.
Address: # 1-3-5, Kemps Boulevard, Kemps Corner
Tel: (+91) 22 23872537
Kitsch is your chance to shop for some of the most fashion-forward and coveted international designers such as Stella McCartney, Halston Heritage, Diane Von Furstenburg and Alexander McQueen. The store also showcases Moschino and Lanvin two of our very favourite labels. The store has an in-house stylist who takes personal attention to another level and gives you solid advice on the latest fashion trends and colours. The store also houses an extensive range of suits and formal looks along with casual wear, golf wear and party wear for men.
Address: 48, DR. V.B Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda
Tel: (+91) 22 22268777
19. The Collective
International labels at their very best, The Collective stocks an extensive range of sixty international luxury fashion brands including Armani Collezioni, D&G, Hugo Boss, Vivienne Westwood, Fred Perry, Hackett, J Brand, Michael Kors, Simon Carter, True Religion and Juicy Couture. Do visit the store and check out their ToyWatch and some Lulu Guinness collections. Plus the café inside is a delight to lounge at.
Address: Palladium Mall, Level 2 & 3, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Tel: (+91) 22 43438888
According to Attic’s co-owner, Rixi Bhatia, Attic promotes fashion, art, design in every form. We are a platform for new and upcoming designers who want to try something out of the box. Also being a fashion and lifestyle store, there are no limitations to the creative collections, if you have a new idea, we will provide the platform. Attic has two in-house labels and over fifty super cool labels retailing under one roof. We absolutely recommend the Lomography camera collection, Ruchika Sachdevas handsome cuffs and other trinkets along with avant-garde labels like Sabbah Sharma, Gaga by Tanya and Camiz.
Address: 5/5 Grants Building, First Floor,HNA Azmi Marg, Opposite Cafe Basilico, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba
Tel: (+91) 22 65650444
Address: Bir Sagar, End of 17th Road, Santacruz (West)
Tel: (+91) 22 32169292