Designer Boutiques in Mumbai
by Amrita Chakraborty
Fashion is what most people follow and experiment with. With an increasing fashion conscious population, designer clothes, bags and accessories have become an essential part of the wardrobe for many. Many designer boutiques have been seen in recent years to meet this growing need. Fashion is no longer limited to women. Men are equally style and brand conscious.
Mumbai is often termed as the fashion capital of the country. Fashion thrives in this city as people in Mumbai love to experiment with their looks, clothes and fashion at large. Every nook and corner of this fashion capital is filled with designer stores, jewellery showrooms and boutiques.
Some of the designer boutiques in Mumbai are:
Aza is located in the upscale Breach Candy area, and houses fashion labels like Sabyasachi, Manish Malhotra, Anamika Khanna, Wendell Rodricks, Rohit Bal and others. Aza has two stores, one each for men and women. This designer boutique is spread across 5,000 sq ft and offers a wide range of apparel and accessories. Pick up bridal wear, couture, formal wear and casual wear from Aza, available from different designers throughout the year. Visit Aza for a hassle-free designer shopping spree.
Ogaan , a designer store with outlets in Colaba and Khar is a popular place to pick up expensive and exquisite designer wear. Ogaan is the flaship store of the Kavita Bhartia label, which combines Indian craftsmanship with innovative western silhouettes to create elegant clothing. The Ogaan boutiques have an eclectic mix of clothing, accessories and jewellery. Some of the best silk apparel is available at Ogaan. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter collection is available at specific times of the year at Ogaan.
Anokhi offers organic and eco-friendly clothes and apparel. The chic and elegant collection of eco-friendly fabrics takes you on an exclusive journey where fashion meets comfort. This store houses a wide variety of hand-block designs and organic dyed clothes which ups your style statement and gives you a complete Indian look. From flowy sarongs to sleeve-less kurtas to long dresses, tie-up tops, crushed skirts to lounge pants, are all available at Anokhi. Anokhi has outlets at Grant Road and Bandra West.
Ensemble , a trendy designer boutique owned by designers Tarun and Tina Tahiliani offers stylish and extravagant designer wear. The store showcases designer labels such as, Pankaj Ahuja, Vineet Bahl, Sangita, Hemant-Lecoanet, Tarun Tahiliani, Monisha Jaising and Rohit Bal among a host of others. This store is a bit heavy on the purse-strings but offers absolute value for money in the quality and style. Ensemble has outlets in Flora Fountain and Kemps Corner .
Jimmy Choo made waves in the European market few years ago, and is now in India to rule the fashion empire. Jimmy Choo, a luxury brand associated with exquisite shoes and bags is the most-happening fashion boutique in Mumbai. Owning a favourite pair of Jimmy Choo's has become a lot more easy for Mumbai's fashion conscious.
Ritu Kumar is one of the most sought-after designer brands, offering the very best in Indian fabrics and traditional Indian designs. Ritu Kumar is popular with its bridal collection and the nine-yard saree which is acclaimed both in the Indian and international fashion industry. Ritu Kumar label stands for high quality and style. Ritu Kumar boutiques can be found in many locations in the city.
Manish Arora is designer Manish Arora's label which is known for a rich palette of psychedelic colours and kitsch motifs. Manish Arora redefined the Indian fashion industry with his colourful and vibrant collection of clothes and accessories. If you are longing for that elegant costume worn by your favorite actor on screen, then head straight to Manish Arora stores at Flora Fountain , Khar West or Colaba .
Samsaara Boutique is a chain of multi-brand designer outlets in the country. This designer boutique houses designer names like Rohit Bal, Manish Malhotra, Suneet Verma, Satya Paul, Krishna Mehta, JJ Valaya, Shobhaa De, Surily Goel, Deepika Gehani and Raghuvendra Rathore. Known for a vast collection of trendy and encapsulating designer outfits, jewellery, belts and footwear, Samsaara is a must visit for all those fashionistas who love flaunting what they wear. Samsaara has outlets in Colaba and Goregaon.
The exclusive Rohit Bal , boutique houses a mix of eccentric Indian and western wear for both men and women. Rohit Bal's collection speaks of class and style. His creations are made from silks, crepes, voiles and chiffon to handloom cotton, linen and muslin embellished with crinkling, pleating, block printing, smocking, and intricate threadwork.
Now you're all prepared to get your dose of fashion any time you want.