When it comes to shopping, Kolkata has just the right spots for you to check out. The city with a vintage charm makes a great shopping hub, especially for brides-to-be and their families. With a little search, you are likely to secure quite a few gems for your trousseau (did we mention stunning replicas of designer pieces at dirt cheap rates?). So brides, if you are freaking out about what and where to shop for your big day, here’s our complete guide to shopping bridal wear in Kolkata.
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What To Buy: Silk sarees, lehengas, jewellery, decor items
Where To Stop By: Priya Gopal Bishoyi for Benarasi sarees, Saree Emporium for zardosi blouses, Khengrapatti for laces and beads, China Market for decor items, Avon Collection for bangles and other jewellery.
When You Are Hungry: Street food (ragda patties, dahi kachori and matka kulfi) at Banstalla and Kalakar Street. Biryani and mutton chaap and rumali roti at the Royal Indian Hotel.
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What To Buy: Bridal sarees and lehengas
Where To Stop By: Adi Mohini Mohan Kanjilal and Indian Silk House for silk sarees, Vedam for bridal lehengas and sarees.
When You Are Hungry: Kabiraji sandwich at the Coffee House
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What To Buy: Bridal sarees and lehengas, gold jewellery, home decor items for your new home.
Where To Stop By: Benarasi Kuthi and Adi Dhakeswari Bastralaya for bridal wear, Nnoni for gold jewellery
When You Are Hungry: Chicken pakora at Shankar’s Fry, dahi puchka at Junior Brothers.
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What To Buy: Indian silk sarees, jewellery
Where To Stop By: Benarasi Niketan and Benarasi Palace for silk sarees, Hatibagan for jewellery and watches, Orna House for all kinds of dupattas
When You Are Hungry: Kosha mangsho and mutton chop at Golbari, pudding at Mitra Cafe
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What To Buy: Lehengas, precious stone jewellery, footwear, cosmetics
Where To Stop By: S Lalchand for silk sarees, Vidhaata Selection for bridal lehengas, and the lanes in front of the Globe Cinemas for an array of lehenga shops.
When You Are Hungry: Cakes at Nahoum's and kathi rolls at Nizams
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What To Buy: Designer lehengas, jewellery, bridal accessories
Where To Stop By: Tres Loudon and Sasya for designer bridal wear, Ananda for unique Kanjeevaram and benarasi sarees.
When You Are Hungry: Chelo kabab at Peter Cat
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What To Buy: Gold jewellery
Where To Stop By: Brands like Senco Gold, P C Chandra, Anjali Jewellers and a host of local goldsmiths with the finest collection.
When You Are Hungry: Chhena sondesh and Kora Pak at Naba Krishna Guin
Shopping for your big day can be overwhelming, and with all the pressure and emotions involved you're bound to get confused. But keep calm and stick to our guide for a less excruciating experience. All the best, ladies!
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