Kolkata is considered a treasure land for designer clothing, yet there are very few curated articles online pointing towards the exact places to visit. In today’s article, the first among the Kolkata trousseau shopping series, I have listed the top 7 multi designer stores. These are stores with a rooster of above fifteen designers each, from pret to bridal.
Name: 85 Lansdowne
Designers they Stock: Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Shantanu Goenka, Namrata Joshipura, Kartikeya, Gaurav Gupta, Anushree Reddy, Krishna Mehta, Dev r Nil, Anand Kabra and more.
USP: They house some of the country’s top designers! You will find everything under one roof- pret tunics, cocktail dresses, embroidered suits, draped sarees, traditional weaves to bridal lehengas. 85 Lansdowne also stocks accessories, shoes and clutch bags.
Price Point: Rs.10,000 onward for contemporary wear, Rs.25,000 onward for embroidered suits and sarees, Rs.1,50,000 and above for lehengas.
Alteration/ Order Time: 3-10 days for alteration, 35-40 days for new order.
Address: 85 Sarat Bose Road, Dover Terrace, Near Kalighat.
Contact: 033-2454 9484 | 84209-38965
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/85lansdowne
Designers they Stock: Rahul Mishra, Anupamaa Dayal, Lovebirds, Amrich, Tilla and a few more.
USP: Bombaim is the only multi designer store in Kolkata to house luxury pret wear from the famous contemporary designers of India. The presence of knowledgeable store staff is an added bonus. Even though they stock selected number of pieces, anybody with a above average budget would not walk away empty handed.
Price Point: Rs.10,000 onward for contemporary wear, upto Rs.75,000 plus for heavy embroidered designs.
Alteration/ Order Time: 2-7 days for alteration, 15-30 days for new order.
Address: 218 Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road (AJC Bose Road), Near Park Circus.
Contact: 033-4000 6277 | 033-3302 5522
Designers they Stock: Doodlage, Loka, Riha, Kirtika, Aloke Singh, Siyahi and a few more.
USP: The one of it’s kind store in Kolkata to house a good mix of western wear, ethnic wear and accessories. Avoire is a must for brides and bridesmaids looking for non-typical western wear and lighter suits, with the added advantage of the price point.
Price Point: Rs.2500 onward for western wear, upto Rs.19,000 plus for ethnic wear.
Alteration/ Order Time: 2-5 days for alteration, 15-20 days for new order.
Address: 1B Palm Place, Near Ballygunje Park Road.
Contact: 033-4008 1329 | 98315-44199
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/avoire
Designers they Stock: Gaurav Gupta, Rohit Bal, Varun and Nidhika, Poonam Dubey, Swapan and Seema (in-house label) and a few more.
USP: Vachi was one of the initial stores in the city to house famed national designers. Though majority of the stock is of their in-house label Swapan and Seema, there is plenty to choose from. They house smart traditional cuts along with contemporary drapes.
Price Point: Rs.15,000 onwards for suits, Rs.35,000 onwards for styled drapes.
Alteration/ Order Time: 5-10 days for alteration, 25-40 days for new order.
Address: 19/A Sarat Bose Road, Near Bhawanipur.
Contact: 033-2454 0945 | 98302-84004
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/vachikolkata
Designers they Stock: Bon Bibi, AM:PM, Madsam Tinzin, Nupur Kanoi, Parul Bubna and a few more.
USP: Their range of tunics is a must see. The number of designs available in heavy suits and lehengas quite often dwindles, but light weight suits and tunics are their strength. They also have an in-house suit collection which is refreshed every few days.
Price Point: Rs.4500 onward for tunics, Rs.10,000 onward for embroidered suits, upto Rs.65,000 plus for lehengas.
Alteration/ Order Time: 4-7 days for alterations, 15-30 days for new order.
Address: 9 Chakraberia Road, Ballygunje, Near Minto Park.
Contact: 033-2486 5513 | 033-4067 5204
Designers they Stock: JJ Valaya, Kavita Bhartia, Varun Bahl, Rohit Gandhi, Samant Chauhan, in-house designs and a few more.
USP: The multi-level store is home to a vast collection of heavily embroidered suits, gowns and lehengas. The customer reviews have been mixed regarding their tailoring services, but you should pay a visit to check their huge collection of ethnic wear.
Price Point: Rs.20,000 onwards for embroidered suits , Rs.45,000 onwards for lehengas.
Alteration/ Order Time: 5-7 days for alterations, 35-50 days for new order.
Address: 33 Shakespeare Sarani, Near Kala Mandir.
Contact: 033-2280 0131 | 033-2280 0132
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/vedam.art.fashion.life
Designers they Stock: Jayanti Reddy, ARA clothing, Devnaagri, Khem, Nikasha, Surendri by Yogesh Chaudhary, in-house designs and a few more.
USP: The best part is the availability of a wide range of sarees along with designer labels and in-house designs. Sasya’s stock is comprised mainly of their in-house label with a varied price range. They also provide customization services for their label.
Price Point: Rs.15,000 onward for embroidered suits, Rs.7500 onward for embroidered sarees, upto Rs.2,50,000 plus for custom lehengas.
Alteration/ Order Time: 7-10 days for alteration, 35-50 days for new order.
Address: 23A Shakespeare Sarani, Near Saturday Club.
Contact: 033-2289 2323 | 033-2289 2311
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/sasyafashions
There are many more multi designer stores in Kolkata but the criteria for this post was a minimum of 15 designer labels under a single roof. I will be covering more trousseau shopping destinations in Kolkata in the coming weeks.
Hope this list was helpful. 🙂
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.