Need help planning your Deepavali look? Shop for stylish Indian clothes and accessories at these fashionable stores in Singapore.
It’s that time of the year again! Light the candles, put up the kolams, lay out the outfits and turn on the music. Deepavali is just around the corner and it’s time to kickstart your shopping spree in Singapore. Can you smell the biryani already? If you’re wondering how to slay your OOTDs for the Festival of Lights, we’ve got you covered like a saree with these stylish stores (and not just in Little India) for any special occasion!
Where to shop for Deepavali in Singapore
1. Pottu Kara Maami
If you’re not following this brand on IG, it’s about time. Popularly known for its large catalogue of sarees, it started off as a humble home-based boutique before setting up a shop at Little India. The brand offers sarees ranging from modern silhouettes to sequins, embroidery and traditional prints. We especially love the friendly service and their stories behind detailed works of every apparel. Psst: check out the celebrity-inspired outfits for a Deepavali look that’s worth every penny!
Pottu Kara Maami, Level 2, 121A Serangoon Road, Singapore 218026
2. Kucch Alenas
We can’t take our eyes off this boutique each time we pass by. Kucch Alenas displays gorgeous lehengas and sarees at the entrance of the store. Everything’s designed and manufactured in India – you’ll love and appreciate the authenticity. Check out the earring wardrobe with beauts like the Meenakari mirror and the mango-shaped jhumkas to pair with your fit.
Kucch Alenas, available online and at 173 Selegie Road, Singapore 188324
With over 25 years of experience in the business, this is a store that creates quality wear. The vibrant and colourful designer lehenga skirts will make you want to twirl around like a princess. Shop the bridal collections for your wedding and engagement needs, too. If that’s not enough, hop on to the online store Studio J that specialises in occasion and festive wear for women of all shapes and sizes (say yes to inclusivity!).
Jinders, available online and at 153 Selegie Road, Singapore 188316
4. For Desi by Desi
You’ll keep returning for the friendly service and copious selection of jewellery – no more FOMO when it comes to the latest trends. Browse through gorgeous choker sets, earrings, hip chains, bangles and more for your Indian goddess glow-up. Psst: you might want to check out the cool designer clutches as well, with Indian celebrity pics and even Friends-themed ones to get everyone talking about your style! Don’t leave without having a look at the embellished shawls that you can pair with any of your fave suits.
For Desi by Desi, available online and at 25 Upper Dickson Road (next to Gokuls Vegetarian Restaurant), Singapore 207484
Named after a character from the famous Indian epic Mahabarata, Yajnaseni is a store that screams elegance. If you’re into simple yet statement sarees, you’ll find yourself glued to that section. From cotton to satin, linen to mandala designed sarees, you’ll be prepared for every Indian occasion. Did we mention the slew of bangles, chokers, earrings and bindis? Pop by for a wholesome Deepavali shopping experience in Singapore.
Yajnaseni, available online and at Level 2, 9A Kerbau Road, Singapore 219148
6. Mangalam Shop
This one’s a hidden gem. With an array of fusion Indian kurtis, sarees, lehengas and dresses, Mangalam Shop lets you in on everything trendy and comfy. We’ve got our eyes on the purple party wear gown with dupatta for intimate Deepavali gatherings. Spice up your look with the jewellery selection of antique earrings and designer sets.
Mangalam Shop, available online and at #01-16, Thomson Plaza, 301 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574408
7. Colours Boutique
You may have had a hearty lunch at The Banana Leaf Apolo before but have you checked out its clothing line, Colours Boutique? It’s a four-storey mall filled with endless options for beautiful festive outfits. Plus, professional custom tailoring services for your perfect fit. This store is your one-stop destination for all wedding purchases, bringing in quality products from all over India.
Colours Boutique, 3 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209884
A homegrown brand with a focus on quality and craftsmanship? Double yes! Angkara boasts a range of Indian clothes for women and men, from simple to striking designs. With floral dresses, classy kurthas, brights and pastels, you’re sure to find something sophisticated. Psst: there’s a range of bags and accessories to complete your look.
Angkara, #01-30, Tekka Place, 2 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218227
9. The Curve Cult
We all know Curve Cult for its stylish and fashion-forward clothes catering to voluptuous women. But have you checked out the yearly Deepavali collections? Stay tuned on IG for all the deets on the 2021 range. Meanwhile, admire the brand’s beauties like anarkalis, kurtis and lehengas. These folks never disappoint!
The Curve Cult, available online and at #05-126, Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road, Singapore 228213
10. Harmaris Sarees and Jewellery
We can’t deny that a saree is six yards of elegance. Harmaris proves just that with its handpicked designer sarees. Kanchipuram, pure soft silk, linen sarees… you name it, the team has it in a variety of colours. You’ll find it hard to look away from the shelves decked with neatly arranged and colour coordinated ones. Oh, and the red bridal sarees with gold borders are just, wow. Did we mention the gorgeous range of costume jewelleries, clutches and home decor?
Harmaris Sarees and Jewellery, available online and at #01-22, Tekka Place, 2 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218227
11. Tekka Centre
Another go-to spot when the Deepavali bells start ringing: Tekka Centre. Shop at the second level of this market and walk through rows of shops that sell sarees, lehengas, punjabi suits and accessories. You can even find tailoring services for a quick fix on your outfits. Fuel up in the food centre right below if your hunger pangs hit while shopping.
Tekka Centre, 665 Buffalo Road, Singapore 210665
Nalli needs no introduction. It’s the go-to store in Little India for traditional Indian clothes. With over 90 years of experience in the biz, this brand is known and loved for its classy selection of sarees with embroidery, leggings and ghagras for women, and jibbas, dhotis and sherwani for men. Take it from us: you’ll be spending hours here.
Nalli, 10 Buffalo Road, Singapore 219784
13. Ruma’s Collection
A former home-based fashion store, Ruma’s is now one of the oldest and most well-known Indian clothing stores in Thomson Plaza. Giving Indian craftsmanship a modern twist, the boutique offers both traditional and modern clothes. We’re in love with the palazzo pant suits that can be worn at all kinds of special events. Don’t miss out on the fab Deepavali collection to bag the best compliments!
Ruma’s Collection, available online and at #01-78, Thomson Plaza, 301 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574408
Before you do your Deepavali shopping, bookmark this list of chic stores in Singapore for an Indian wardrobe upgrade!