Before the actual wedding takes place, the most exciting and enterprising moments are spent in shopping for the big day. Be it a saree, lehenga for the bride or the eye catching and stunning designs for the relatives of the bride, choosing each and every designer dress take extreme care, caution and time. Kolkata is known for its innovative and unique bridal trousseau and the shops mentioned below are the best places to buy designer sarees in Kolkata.
The uniqueness of 85 Lansdowne starts with the store itself which is a 75 years old and 5000 sq ft mansion renovated and made into a boutique. It is a concept store where the would-be bride can get everything –starting with the clothes, shoes, bags and ending at the accessories. The homely feel is there since it opened its gate in 2006 and currently it houses 45 of the top designers of the country (including budding and upcoming designers). The promoter of this boutique is the K.K Birla Group.
The whos who of the fashion scene in India find a place of pride here and they include Aikeyah, Cue, Dev R Nil, Gaurav Gupta, Kavita Bhartia, Kiran Uttam Ghosh, Manish Gupta, Minaxi Dadoo, Nachiket Barve, Namrata Joshipura, Nidhi Tholia, Niki Mahajan, Nisha Beri, Pankaj and Nidhi Ahuja, Poonam Bhagat, Rahul Mishra, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Ranna Gill, Rohit Bal, Sabyasachi, Shantanu Goenka and Tarun Tahiliani. Be it sarees or churidar kurtas, the designs and quality of work is exceptional which makes a wedding memorable not only for the events, but also for the clothes worn by the bride. Class and sophistication are the words that come to mind in the same breath as 85 Lansdowne.
In the last few years, if there is one bridal shopping stores that has caught the attention of shoppers and has consistently conformed to the exciting designing standards of the fashionscape, it is Simaaya which is one of the best saree store Kolkata has. When it comes to designer lehengas, Simaaya ranks at the very top. The collection of clothes encompasses everything like sarees – both traditional and modern like banarasi and kanjivaram silk and lehenga and half and half saree, suits in an array of style and fashion, anarkalis and of course lehengas. The cut, pattern, design and quality of fabric are outstanding and help Simaaya to stand out from the rest of the boutiques and stores that are present in kolkata.
For reception, there are options for those brides who want to skip the traditional sarees and wear a flowing gown with accessorizes to match. The best thing about Simaaya is that you can customize the attire to fit you perfectly. There are also bags that can complement the bridal trousseau and make the look complete and whole. Simaaya also has a section where they customize the blouse to fit in perfectly and makes the dress a lovely and elegant wear for the big day of a woman’s life.
Palki was established in the year 1998 by Mrs. Lata Harlalka and it was a small venture that saw germination in her own house. Though the start was small and humble, the quality and trust coupled with the reputation of the brand over the years has made it one of the best designer brands in the city. The flagship store is an expansive one of 3000 sq ft which customers flock to from India and outside even. Currently, Mrs. Lata Harlalka is also supported by Mrs. Anvesha Harlalka and Mr. Vikram Harlalka.
The collection comprises of bridal wear sarees and lehnegas and the second one is quite popular with the customers because of the smart styling, detailing and design. This is the reason that it is considered one of the best stores for designer lehengas in Kolkata. The preferred materials are chiffon, georgette, silk and cotton which imparts a rich and quintessentially bride like look to the woman wearing the attire.
Bridal shopping is an extremely tricky and time consuming affair. One must be careful about what is in vogue and what is out. For this reason, always opt of stores and boutiques like the ones mentioned above because one can always believe in their branding and quality.