There’s no better way to herald in the wedding season than with festive and bridal shopping at the season’s best shopping spots that are all dressed up to lure you in. WeddingSutra Editors travelled around Mumbai and Delhi to pick out the best window displays at retail outlets that showcase everything from festive wear to accessories. So make ‘stop here’; your mission with our top picks!
Gehna Jewellers (Bandra, Mumbai)
A glittering work of art featuring floral profusions with wooden accents, Gehna Jewellers have adorned their Bandra outlet with an unconventional display this year – going for white instead of traditional gold. Gehna Jewellers have long been a favorite of discerning brides due to its impressive range of designs that span traditional to contemporary creations. For example, this Diwali, they are introducing their latest ‘Utsaha’ Collection. The designs of this stylish collection are inspired by the modern Indian woman who holds traditional values close to her heart. If that sounds like you, check out the ‘Utsaha’ collection that includes elegant earrings, bracelets, rings and jewellery sets that are versatile and perfect to pair with festive ensembles.
Bhumika Grover (ShahpurJat, New Delhi)
Bhumika Grover – The Fashion Studio located in Delhi’s ShahpurJat welcomes you with a vibrant window display of marigolds and delicate latkans resting against fuchsia bandhani dupattas. The store offers an exquisite range of pastel festive and bridal wear like lehengas, anarkalis, and dupattas handcrafted with rich silks and georgettes. We love the paisley patterns on saris and the extensive collection which will ensure you find whatever you require for your special day.
JADE by Monica and Karishma (Pedder Road, Mumbai)
Exuding an aura of style and sophistication, the JADE store at Pedder Road impresses with its mannequins draped elegantly in the brand’s latest Videha’s Siya collection of diffusion bridal wear. Inspired by the heavenly romance of Ram and Sita, the collection features motifs such as charming lotuses, peacocks and moon crescents on beautiful heirloom textiles.
Ambār (ShahpurJat, New Delhi)
Décor and design play a starring role at every wedding, and Abhinav Bhagat does justice to these aspects by infusing wedding decor elements at his multi-designer store in ShahpurJat. With his signature yellow and orange tassels suspended from top, the accessories and trousseau racks are also lined with many more such floral elements. If you love creations that pay homage to intricate workmanship and details, check out this store this Diwali.
Forest Essentials (Juhu, Mumbai)
With a bright yet mellow ambience, the Forest Essentials store in Juhu studded with gold streamers and all things natural will welcome you with a fragrant vibe as soon as you enter. The ‘jaali’ work on the store facade and fresh marigold-lined racks will teleport you to what could be an ancient Maharani’s beauty chamber. This luxurious space with fragrant blends offers an array of ceremonial beauty rituals and products like ‘uptans’, serums, lotions, masks and elaborate festive gift packs. Walk in for an Ayurvedic consultation and demos this festive season, whilst taking a walk down the beauty hallmarks of ancient Vedic times.
Manubhai Jewellers (Borivali, Mumbai)
With their ongoing Bangle Festival, the stand-alone Manubhai Jewellers store in Borivali welcomes customers with a clean and minimalist window display highlighting their gold and semi-precious stone bangles. As you walk through the metal frame glass door, you enter the world of trending jewellery starting with the outstanding bridal gold collection extending to ‘jadau’, diamonds and precious stones pieces. Manubhai Jewellers caters to bridal jewellery including temple jewellery with a mod twist to elaborate diamond sets, and festive jewellery like contemporary gold earrings and ‘kadas’.
Gazal Gupta (ShahpurJat, New Delhi)
A glance at the Gazal Gupta’s boutique this festive season will transport you to all the fun and festivities of an Indian Mehndi ceremony. Clever traditional decor comprising paper marigold floral streamers along with elements of ‘gotapatti’, wooden parrots, pearls and bangles stand out in the artfully dim store. Bright ensembles prove to be a treat for the eyes and the resplendence of bright yellow ensembles like lehengas and sarees pair winningly with blue crop tops and charming accents.
Monisha Jaising (Pali Hill, Mumbai)
Luxury resort wear pioneer and the inventor of the bonafide style connoisseur’s ‘kurti’, Monisha Jaising’s store at Pali Hill showcases a minimalist window display this festive season with fairy lights and a highlight jacket against a contemporary green wall. As you walk in be prepared to be welcomed with a color palette meant for the young, ambitious and sexy modern woman with sophisticated and sensual soul. The store is a must-visit for brides-to- be looking for fusion bridal or resort wear that is distinctive thanks to its feminine essence.
Ghanasingh Be True (Bandra)
This Diwali, Ghanasingh celebrates with their newest Utsav Collection which offers a wide range of statement neckpieces, two-toned jewellery and traditional pieces crafted in precious stones and pearls. The massive store in Bandra welcomes you under their starlit pearl paper lamps and floral decor this festive season. The Utsav Offer has also announced exciting discount deals and a chance to win an Ipad Mini, Taj Epicure Membership and Kindle.
Jet Gems (Bandra)
The store located in Bandra’s Turner Road is welcoming guests to explore their royal jewellery collection with a straight-out- of a fairytale window display with brightly lit floral and fairy light lamps. Walk into Jet Gems to check out their modern jewellery and traditional jewellery with a contemporary twist