Need help with your Deepavali shopping in Singapore? Get Punjabi suits, lehengas, kurtis, sarees, and other stylish Indian clothes and accessories at these boutiques.
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 (or Diwali) is just around the corner and it’s time to kickstart your Deepavali shopping 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 stylish stores (and not just in Little India) for any special occasion.
Stylish boutiques for Deepavali shopping in Singapore
1. Dakshaini Silks
This local brand, which has been around since the 90s, offers ethnic fashion wear in the finest silks sourced from all over India. We’re talking bright and colourful designer sarees, churidars, juppa sets and more. The exquisite clothes collections are designed in-house to meet the trends of the Singapore scene – you’ll be the talk of the town with your latest Indian fits. The team also provides hand embroidery and tailoring services, so you can easily get your selected garment altered here.
Dakshaini Silks, 13 Upper Dickson Road, Singapore 207473
2. Naina Nisa
For stunning Pakistani casual wear and occasion wear for days, hop right over to Naina Nisa. The boutique has a variety of ready-to-wear chiffon suits with matching dupattas (shawls), kurtis, party lehengas, and even wedding lehenga cholis in vibrant colours and intricate designs. Need help putting your look together with matching jewellery, sandals and all its trimmings? Just ask the friendly staff for ideas. We also love that they’re a body-positive brand and carry a decent range of sizes. There’s even a fine collection of suits and kurta tops for men too.
Naina Nisa, #01-319/320 and #02-329 (bridal boutique), The Plaza, 7500A Beach Road, Singapore 199591
If you don’t have time to get to a physical store to do your shopping, we’ve got you. Between work and everything in between, getting to a store isn’t the easiest task. Enter, Jaypore. With unique Indian designs created with high quality craftsmanship, you’ll be able to find the perfect look here. There’s a wide selection of both menswear and womenswear – and even kurta sets for kids. It’s a one-stop-shop that’ll get the whole family looking sharp for the festive season.
Jaypore, available online
4. Canvas and Weaves
Combine traditional style with sustainable, modern-day designs, and you get Canvas and Weaves. The team behind this fashion label grew up in India and is all about celebrating old school traditions with a new age twist. The collections feature handpicked designers and artists, and fair trade, slow-made products for both your home and your closet. You can check out the festive tab for the Deepavali collection, showcasing handwoven chanderi anarkali sets with dupatta in many colours, from vibrant reds to soft pinks and creams.
Canvas and Weaves, available online
If you’re already out and about at this shopping mall, why not give Fabindia a visit? With over 60 years of history and experience, it is the largest private platform for products made with handcrafted techniques. It preserves tradition and inks over 55,000 rural producers to urban markets. It’ll be everything you love about India and more. You’ll get fuss-free off-the-track options if you’re in a rush, and you can even grab some unique decor for your home.
Fabindia, #01-141, VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585
6. 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 for fun Deepavali shopping in Singapore. We especially love the friendly service and the stories behind the 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
7. 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 sparkling accessories, from bangles to jhumkas, to pair with your fit.
Kucch Alenas, 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 which 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
9. 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, 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, 25 Upper Dickson Road (next to Gokuls Vegetarian Restaurant), Singapore 207484
Named after a character from the famous Indian epic Mahabarata, Yajnaseni is a clothes store in Singapore that screams elegance. If you’re into simple yet statement sarees, you’ll find yourself glued to that section. From cotton to silk, linen to mandala designed sarees, you’ll be prepared for every Indian occasion. Did we mention the slew of bangles, chokers, earrings and anklets? Pop by for wholesome Deepavali shopping in Singapore.
Yajnaseni, Level 2, 9A Kerbau Road, Singapore 219148 (by appointment only)
11. Mangalam Shop
This one’s a hidden gem in Singapore: with an array of fusion Indian kurtis, sarees, lehengas and dresses, the collection of clothes lets you in on everything trendy and comfy. We’ve got our eyes on the embroidered kurtas with palazzos and dupattas for intimate Deepavali gatherings. Spice up your look with the jewellery selection of antique earrings and designer sets.
Mangalam Shop, #01-16, Thomson Plaza, 301 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574408
12. 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! This store in Singapore 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
14. 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 this year’s range. Meanwhile, admire the brand’s beauties like anarkalis, kurtis and skirts. These folks never disappoint!
The Curve Cult, #05-126, Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road, Singapore 228213
15. 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 jewellery, clutches and home decor?
Harmaris Sarees and Jewellery, #01-22, Tekka Place, 2 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218227
16. 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 Singapore’s 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 lehengas for women, and dhotis for men. Take it from us: you’ll be spending hours here.
Nalli, multiple locations including Buffalo Road and Serangoon Road
18. 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 sets 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, #01-78, Thomson Plaza, 301 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574408
Before you do your Deepavali shopping in Singapore, bookmark this list of chic stores for an Indian wardrobe upgrade!
[This article was originally published in 2021 and updated in 2023 by Sufyan Saad.]