In continuation with my post on Multi Designer Stores, today I am listing the top 7 bridal lehenga designers in the city. Even though Kolkata misses the presence of bridal collections by big names like Tarun Tahiliani and Rohit Bal, we have our own set of national level designers. Today’s list is of individual designers who have made a mark with their bridal collections in the city.
Name: Sabyasachi Mukherjee
USP: Sabyasachi does opulence like no other Kolkata designer! You will find designs from Rs.1 lakh to anything above Rs.7 lakh. Even if you don’t get an appointment with the designer, his bridal team is well versed with the designs and customization options available. You will be able to find monochrome designs to multi-color paneled lehengas in his vintage styled bridal boutique. You can also choose among various embroidery styles and colour combinations.
Starting Price: Rs.1,10,000.
Order Time: 45 to 60 days
Address: 80/2 Topsia Road South, Govind Khatick Road, Near Steel Junction.
Contact: 033-4031 6000 | 98749 81278 (By appointment only.)
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/SabyaMukherjee
Name: Anamika Khanna
USP: Anamika’s strength lies in her off-beat contemporary lehengas. A modern bride will be spoilt for choice on embroidery styles, embroidery placement, colors and blouse designs. You will also be able to find a few traditionally inclined designs in her bridal atelier. Be sure took take an appointment months in advance, especially with the designer’s busy fashion week and film commitments.
Starting Price: Rs.6,50,000.
Order Time: 90 days
Address: 2/1 Outram Street, Near St.Xaviers College.
Contact: 033-2281 4425 | 033-2289 4425 (By appointment only.)
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/anamikakhanna01
Name: Shantanu Goenka
USP: Shantanu’s designs vary from brocade lehengas (like the design above) to stone studded lehengas. Even though his silhouettes are traditional, his embroidery styles are eccentric. He is well known for his lehenga sarees too. Shantanu’s style is difficult to define because he has a varied design sensibility, but you can trust the craftsmanship and quality of products.
Starting Price: Rs.3,50,000.
Order Time: 60 days
Address: Vrindavan Garden, Building no.21, 5th Floor, Near Vishwakarma Building.
Contact: 033-3293 5339 (By appointment only.)
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/shantanugoenkacouture
Name: Ritu Kumar
USP: Ritu Kumar is the queen of traditional craft techniques and color combinations. One look at her lehengas and you will be transported to a bygone era of royalty. Minutely detailed embroideries, fine quality silks and a strong color palette define her lehenga designs. The designer is Delhi based and you might not get an appointment with her in Kolkata, but the shop has a wide range of lehenga designs on display and very supporting staff members.
Starting Price: Rs.80,000.
90 days | Alteration in 7 days
Address: 4 Woodburn Court Road, Near Forum Courtyard Mall.
Contact: 033- | 98
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ritukumarfashion
Name: Jaya Rathore
USP: Jaya Rathore has an assorted lehenga collection, form chikankari like thread embroidery to tactile thick embroidery. You will also be able to find various cuts in lehenga skirts and blouses apart from the traditional styles. The designer usually does an appointment only for lehengas priced above Rs.5 lakh, but you might be lucky to find her at the design studio.
Starting Price: Rs.2,00,000.
Order Time: 45 to 70 days
Address: 11/1/A Mirania Garden, East Topsia Road, Near Science City.
Contact: 83349 96404- | 93310 34103 (By appointment only.)
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/jayarathorecouture
Name: Vivek Kumar
USP: Vivek Kumar is known more for his heavy suits but his embroidery styles work well with lehengas too. The studio confesses to not having many ready lehengas on display, but that gives you the additional benefit of full customization. You could sit with the designer and decide on all design details from fabric, colour, embroidery to silhouette.
Starting Price: Rs.65,000.
Order Time: 30 to 60 days
Address: Salt Lake, Sector 4, Block LA, Near Nicco Park.
Contact: 033-6548 5754 | 98311 26838 (By appointment only.)
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/vivekkumar
Name: Ekru by Ekta and Ruchira
USP: Even though Ekru is not a single designer but a duo I think they are one of the well known lehenga designers. Ekru’s embroidery based lehenga designs are more traditionally inclined in terms of colors and silhouettes/cuts. The bride can also freely customize the lehenga to her choice.
Starting Price: Rs.1,00,000.
Order Time: 30 to 45 days
Address: 40/1 Rupchand Mukherjee Lane, Near Bhawanipur Police Station.
Contact: 033-2283 7447 | 033-4071 2031 (By appointment only.)
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ekru
One advice I would give all brides-to-be is to take the delivery a minimum of 15 days before the wedding date and always get one trial done atleast a week before the delivery. This gives both you and the designer ample time to perfect your d-day outfit.
I will be adding more Kolkata trousseau shopping options in the coming days, stay tuned. 🙂
Disclaimer: All opinions expressed as the USP are my own from personal experience. All other information presented is as told by store staff members. In case of any changes deemed necessary kindly contact me here.
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