The South Bombay girl doesn’t just shop, she absorbs, revels and celebrates her experience at the stores! Having said that, hardly any wandering hearts are ruffled while shopping at malls, making quaint little boutiques THE only way to settle their cravings. Mumbai is known for its minimalistic take on everyday fashion, a fact that is most reflected in the kind of collection available at the SoBo stores. These no-nonsense boutiques never try to be anything else but their unique selves, fabrics, styles, silhouettes el al!
If you are looking to spend some quality time (and big bucks) shopping for fresh fashion in South Bombay, we have lined up the perfect little boutiques for you to visit. All of them located in the picturesque locations of this old city, we bet your Instagram feeds will feel blessed after just a couple of posts!
The reigning queen of adorable boutiques in South Bombay, Madison has it all… clothes, jewellery and accessories. A must visit for any self-proclaimed fashion lover, the store will have just the items you need to survive the Mumbai summer, co-ord sets, rad mesh tops, flowy maxi dresses and much else. The always updated collection is inspired by owner Trishna Bajaj’s time spent in New York, with stand out prints and styles making you want to visit the spot again and again!
Location: 30, Kiran Villa, Peddar Road
First popping up in 2003, this boutique has been a concept store before concept stores were cool! Housing everything from stylish clothing to jewellery and décor items, the location of this boutique is enough to entice you for a visit. Built under the Wankhede Stadium, the boutique will treat you to bold and stylish Indian traditional craft, each one unique and stylishly contemporary in their appeal.
Location: Inside Wankhede Stadium, North Stand E & F Block, D Road, Churchgate
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride? This chic boutique in Colaba is your destination for pocket-friendly options. Founded by sisters Trupti and Preeti, Trupsel is an Indo-Western fashion brand, home to the prettiest colours, textiles, designs and embroidery. You can even browse their 5-to-9 western wear line as well, a venture that was launched by the founders on request of their loyal clients.
Location: 5/9, Grants Building, 2nd Floor Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba
A store that warrants a visit from our mother on every big holiday, the chikankari kurtas at this stylish boutique are a vision in ethnic. Ahilaya is a chain of boutiques, situated all over the city and suburbs, specialising in Lucknowi chikan embroidery. A Bollywood favourite for trendy salwar suits, kaftans, dresses and kurtas are adorned with intricate embellishments and delicate stitchwork that is sure to satisfy your taste buds for regal fashion. You might even run into Kangana Ranaut at the store if luck entails!
Location: Shop no 2 & 3, Ram Nimi Building, Ground Floor, Mandlik Road, Colaba
Contact: 022-22024053, 022-22023788
A multi-brand store housing more than its fair share of eco-friendly clothing, Melange is a marvel in decor and fashion. Giving walk-ins a lesson on natural and hand-woven Indian textiles, this vintage looking store has the vibe to put you in a relaxed mood, perfect for an easy day out shopping. You can expect collections from fashion designers like Padmaja, Anuradha Vakil and Kallol Dutta, with Melange being the only store housing some of the brands.
Location: 33, Altamount Road, Mumbai
A customisable clothing haven and how! Inspired by her travels and studies of the Japanese culture, designer Noorie Sadarangani’s Obataimu celebrates individuality. Blouses, dresses, skirts or pants, everything can be customised to your size and style at this quirky boutique. You can browse samples of the designs available, after which the in-house atelier and tailor will work towards supplying you with the finished product, either in person or delivered to your home.
Location: Machinery House, Ground Floor /3, Bharucha Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort
A shoe paradise, if there ever was one, this sleek boutique is lined with wooden flooring to give you a taste of those blissful taps made from heeled sandals. We bet you will find a matching shoe for all the outfits in your closet at this joint!
Location: 6/12 Grants Building, 1st Floor, Arthur Bunder Road, Apollo Bandar, Colaba