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Home to luxurious bridal wear designers and savvy, fashion-loving icons, Mumbai is the hub of all things awesome. It is also one of the best cities to shop in for your wedding. And our destination of focus today is none other than Kala Ghoda!
Hip, creative and teeming with historical buildings, the Kala Ghoda precinct is a beautiful South Bombay area that's a mix of heritage and cosmopolitan culture. Apart from being a view for the eyes of every visitor, the area is full of designer stores, pubs, eateries, street stalls and more, making for a very wholesome wedding shopping experience.
Lucky for you lovely brides-to-be, to make this time-consuming, head-scratching task a little easier, here's our #WBShoppingGuide to Kala Ghoda, Mumbai!
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How To Reach Kala Ghoda
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Kala Ghoda is a hip, creative area with designer cafes, indie galleries and sidewalk art stalls. It can roughly be defined as the area that stretches from the Regal Circle at the Southern end of Mahatma Gandhi Road, up to the Mumbai University at the northern end, flanked by the Oval Maidan to the west and the Lion Gate to the east. Reaching Kala Ghoda is fairly simple.
So, if you're travelling by local train, then Churchgate is your closest train station. The nearest bus stop to Kala Ghoda in Colaba is about a 4 min walk away. And the closest ferry docks, the Sassoon Docks, are about 15 minutes from Kala Ghoda.
Where to Buy What From Kala Ghoda
Bridal Wear Designers
Source: Falguni Shane Peacock; Sabyasachi; Ritu Kumar
Thanks to it being such an elegant and ritzy location, Kala Ghoda is lined with high-end and affordable designers where any bride could find her ideal wedding outfit. Whether you're looking for a minimal pooja outfit or a bright embellished bridal lehenga, you can find it all here. Check out our list of multi-designer and standalone boutiques for all kinds of wedding shopping that are guaranteed to hold the best trousseau treasures.
You know nobody does it like Sabyasachi Mukherjee. Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s flagship store in Mumbai is an ode to the city. Located in a colonial building at the city’s cultural centre, Kala Ghoda, it features elaborate bridal dresses, ready-to-wear saris, and Indian and western clothing. Apart from wedding outfits, brides can also find tailor-made wedding jewellery personally curated by the designer at this store.
- Address: Ador Multi products Ltd, 6, K Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
- Phone: 090827 45249
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2. Ritu Kumar
Being her biggest store in Mumbai, Ritu Kumar's store in Kala Ghoda has all that you could ask for as a bride. Since Kumar has been involved in an endeavour to recreate the best weaves from Varanasi in an attempt to vitalise the handloom weaving of the holy city of Kashi, hints of her efforts are hidden in the interiors of the store as well. Not only is the designer's collection of bridal outfits amazing, but the architecture of her store which has geometric and floral designs is exquisite!
- Address: Unit No.AG-03, Ground Floor, Ador House, K Dubash Marg, Opposite, Lion Gate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
- Phone: 022 2204 5702
3. Falguni Shane Peacock
Falguni Shane Peacock has gradually reinforced their place as a leading luxury couture designer in the industry. Their design sensibility of blending edgy, intricately detailed western cuts and Indian embellishments has won them many accolades in the industry, besides an enviable roster of international celebrity clients. Designed by Gauri Khan, the Falguni Shane Peacock store in Kalaghoda houses the label's signature couture gowns, bridal wear, saris and a limited edition of occasion wear for men.
- Address: 18/20, Rampart Row Bhogilal Hargovindas Building, K Dubash Marg, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
- Phone: 022 4979 2618
4. Pallavi Goyal
Pallavi Goyal is a swanky wedding couture label that has been interesting to clients over their elegant outfits for various wedding festivities. The label works around the motto of creating opulence with intricate detailing in ethnic and contemporary designs designed from scratch. Their Kala Ghoda store is a gorgeous outlet full of the label's top designs.
- Address: Hari Chambers, 58/64, Old Custom House Rd, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
- Phone: 077150 90001
5. Gazal Gupta
With a forte in sarees and lehengas, Gazal Gupta is a designer couture brand that creates exceptional fashion that has a perfect balance between contemporary designs and Indian craftsmanship. The designer's Kala Ghoda store houses her multi-faceted range of sarees, suits, lehengas, dresses, drapes and the newly launched Pret collection.
- Address: Nav Bharat Building, 6/8 Burjorji Bharucha Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort Mumbai, 400001
- Phone: 099301 35880
6. Nidhi Tholia
Nidhi Tholia is a designer known for her vibrant colour palette and intricate embroidery that aims to keep the art of Indian textiles alive. From intricate gota-work and colourful bandhani to elaborate marodi and zardozi details, the label is known for creating unorthodox craft cocktails!
- Address: Ground Floor, Great Western Building, Chamber of Commerce Ln, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
- Phone: 022 2283 7232
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Groom Wear Designers
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Of course, we cannot skip the exquisite groom's wear labels located at Kala Ghoda. There are a few amazing designers for groom wear located here that will surely catch your eye, especially if you're a groom looking to set your wedding stage in a dapper designer ensemble!
7. Kunal Rawal
Currently standing at the heart of South Mumbai’s art & fashion hub, the Rhythm House of Kala Ghoda is Kunal Rawal’s new address for luxury menswear. His indulgence in menswear and design is anti-trend and multi-functional, the perfect fusion of heritage with industrial and glamorous grunge.
- Address: 59, 1st Floor, National Indian Building 2 of Kalaghoda, Bhadekaru CPS Ltd, VB Gandhi Marg, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400023
- Phone: 097696 47696
8. Arjun Khanna
Designer Arjun Khanna’s store is like a vintage museum. There are old trunks, rows of vintage cameras, military uniforms, superhero toys, an old typewriter, military badges and, of course, Khanna’s creations – denim jackets for him and her, bags made from recycled materials, sherwanis, band galas with vintage watch dials as its buttons and coffee hampers of his newest venture in the beverage industry.
- Address: 2nd floor, 10, Rope Walk Ln, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
- Phone: 098209 22710
9. Gulam Khan
Gulam Khan is one of the oldest groom's wear stores in the Kala Ghoda area of Mumbai. It houses some of the finest clothing for men including sherwanis, bandhgalas, kurtas, suits etc. As one of the biggest couture houses in Mumbai, they cater clothing that is designed to appreciate artisanship, glamour and individuality.
- Address: 5th Floor, Forbes St, opp. One Forbes, above nutcracker, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
- Phone: 099670 24070
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Multi-Brand Luxury Stores
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Out of all the designer stores, two that everyone loves visiting are the multi-brand stores present at Kala Ghoda. From designer clothing to accessories, jewellery, footwear and so much more, these multi-brand luxury stores are hubs of numerous designers that should always be on everyone's radar.
While Ogaan is a multi-brand store known for its impeccable online presence, its offline store located in Kala Ghoda is absolutely gorgeous. Their collections include contemporary and lounge collections, textile-based, festive, formal and bridal collections, as well as a great collection of costume jewellery!
- Address: Ground floor and first floor of 6/8, Navbharat house Military Square Lane Burjorji, S Bharucha Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400023
- Phone: 022 4973 7044
11. Pernia's Pop-Up Studio
Meet your one-stop shop for all things luxe fashion! Nestled in the city’s best-known spot - Kala Ghoda, is Pernia’s Pop-Up Studio! Housing affordable luxury and over-the-top pieces, this designer boutique in Mumbai is home to several established brands and also young labels which stir up the industry - in the best possible way.
- Address: ITTS House, Saibaba Rd, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
- Phone: 082913 59246
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While Kala Ghoda itself is more dedicated to designer wear stores, jewellery stores here are scarce. So, to find more exquisite jewellery stores, walk a few steps away from Kala Ghoda and you'll find yourself in Colaba market. Apart from street stores where you can find stunning jewellery, Colaba market is also the hub of stunning designer jewellery brands like the ones mentioned below.
12. Curio Cottage
Known for its elegance and contemporary, ethnic designer jewellery collection, Curio Cottage has regard for more than being an ornamental brand. Their catalogue offers adornments that are a reflection of the modern woman, a touch of ethnicity with a mix of contemporary, creating eclectic designs for every taste.
- Address: 19, MB Marg, behind Regal Cinema, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
- Phone: 098201 78594
13. D. Popli & Sons
One of the oldest jewellery stores in the area, D. Popli & Sons was established as a top player in the category of Antique Jewellery. The store is a great pick if you're looking for statement pieces to complete your look or unique designer earrings and neckpieces.
- Address: Battery St, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
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Aquamarine is a jewellery label with gorgeous and interesting jewellery designs. If you're tired of the run-of-the-mill cutesy stuff, then this is the showroom to visit and get yourself something ethnic and fusion based.
- Address: 20, Colaba Causeway, opp. Mcdonald's, Scindia Society, Police Colony, Apollo Bandar, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
- Phone: 098205 21112
15. Heeramaneck & Son
The Heeramaneck & Son, established in the 1800s, is one of the city's best places that make beautiful jewellery from precious gemstones. Their pieces are inspired by the Art Deco movement of the 1930s
- Address: Ready Money Building, Behind Regal Cinema, Battery Street, Council Hall, Mumbai - 400039
- Phone: 022 2285 6340
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What's a bridal shopping guide without any shoe stores? Of course, if you're heading into the bustling streets of this South Mumbai market, you have to keep your eyes out for shoes. You may not find anything interesting in Kala Ghoda, but in the Colaba market, there are ample stores to get yourself some smart, elegant heels or sneakers for your wedding!
16. Mochi Shoes
Mochi is an amazing shoe store located in Colaba market where you can find footwear of various varieties that are ideal for every occasion.
- Address: Shop No 1 & 2, Ground Floor, York House SBS Road, Colaba Causeway, opposite Electric House, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
- Phone: 022 4602 9043
17. Achilles' Heel
A renowned show store, at Achilles' Heel you can find some of the most amazing heels for your functions!
- Address: 40, Next to Rajendra Chambers, Ground Floor, Flora Fountain, Nanabhai Ln, near State Bank of India ATM, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
- Phone: 099203 27059
18. Christian Louboutin
The name itself is an example of luxury. Honestly, it's tough to pass the opportunity to shop at Christian Louboutin, especially when it's for your wedding.
- Address: Sir Hc Dinshaw Building, Horniman Circle, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
- Phone: 022 4347 1787
Bata is all about comfort and style. While finding a shiny pair of heels may be a tuff task here, you can easily find smart matte-finish pumps and wedges. The plus point is their comfortable shoe soles, making it easy for anyone to wear their shoes and dance the night away!
- Address: Veer Nariman Rd, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Maharashtra 400023
- Phone: 1800 419 2282
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No wedding look is complete without a trendy bag or clutch that matches your outfit. And you need other essentials as well for wedding functions. For accessories, try Colaba market for the best street shopping experience. Roam around and relish the fun spirit of this part of Mumbai near Kala Ghoda and while you're there find yourself anything and everything you may need from these small yet amply stocked shops!
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Now when you visit Kala Ghoda, you must stop at one of these cafes or restaurants. Kala Ghoda is famous for its eateries and it is all a part of this experience. All that shopping is going to make you tired and hungry. So, stop by these amazing places and grab a bite!
Sequel Bistro & Juice Bar: Exposed white brick walls & soothing wooden interiors, this is the spot for healthy cuisine, especially salads.
Cafe Ideal Corner: Parsi dishes such as chicken farcha & mutton salli boti are offered in utilitarian quarters.
Kala Ghoda Cafe: Coffee, baked goods, wines & light bites prepared in a modern, artistically minded cafe & gallery.
Knead Cafe by Moshe Shek: A simple med-middle eastern inspired nearly Vegetarian Cafe serving the best home-roasted coffee south side of the city.
Poetry by Love and Cheesecake: Familiar European & American dishes are served along with cheesecake at this charming bi-level cafe.
Bake House Cafe: Popular dishes on their menu include their Cheddar Mushroom and Asparagus Omelette, Shakshouka, Classic Eggs Florentine, and Sugar Doughnuts.
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Things to Keep in Mind While Shopping At Kala Ghoda
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1. Apart from shopping, Kala Ghoda is famous for its art galleries and culture-related activities and venues. So, make sure you enjoy some sightseeing.
2. If you're ever visiting around February, then make sure to enjoy the Kala Ghoda festival!
3. Parking can be a bit of an issue sometimes, especially during rush hours, so take public transport and walk around the area for a better shopping experience.
4. Combine your shopping trip with a salon visit and get yourself a relaxing pedicure or hair spa.
5. Don't forget to do some street shopping at Colaba market!
6. Gateway of India is within walking distance, so do go have a look!
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