When it comes to saris in Singapore, Little India is the first place that springs to mind for most people. In fact, there are plenty of stores selling these graceful garments – and you can buy saris online too. Here’s a list of recommendations for where to buy sari dresses, and some amazing Indian-style jewellery to match!
Brick-and-mortar shopping for saris in Singapore: Nalli Pte Ltd
If an in-store shopping experience is your thing, we suggest making a beeline for Nalli Pte Ltd. Nalli is well-known for its beautiful collection of sari dresses for wedding, and party and event attire, and it offers saris in Singapore that reflect the rich Indian tradition in textiles. Customer service is good, the prices are acceptable, and you’ll find a decent variety of sari dresses – in silk, sico and gagra. On top of that, the store is just a few minutes’ walk from Little India MRT station, so it’s super convenient.
Dresses for those on a budget: Mustafa
If you’re looking for saris in Singapore, the famous Mustafa mall has different colours, prints and materials, as well as footwear to go with your outfit. Find them in Basement 1 of this 24-hour shopping mall, with prices starting from around $20. There are bindis of different colours and designs here too, with prices starting from $2. A good time to visit this mall without having to deal with crowds is late at night or early in the morning.
Saris online: Mangalam Shop
If you’d rather avoid the heat and the crowds and do your sari shopping at home, then Mangalam Shop will be your best friend for purchasing saris online.
The online store sells a wide range of sari designs, from silk and designer party-wear saris to bhagalpuri saris, and saris for wedding and casual wear – something for just about every occasion.
Mangalam Shop delivers saris online via SingPost Registered Post and it usually takes two to three working days. Free shipping is available in Singapore too if your order is over $50. Otherwise, a nominal $2 will be charged during checkout.
Saris for wedding & festive occasions: Minora Centre and Jewel Palace
If you don’t mind splashing the cash on more expensive saris in Singapore, then the Minora Centre in Little India is the place to go. This store offers a variety of Indian fashion clothing – from exclusive designer and kids’ saris to a collection of silk sari dresses that are perfect for festive occasions.
And here’s a bonus: this Indian fashion house also sells salwar suits, men’s sherwani and even Indo-Western attire. So add this one to your little black book if you’re planning on buying more than just a sari in Singapore.
Jewel Palace shouldn’t be missed too, if you’re planning to splurge. This store offers a selection of sari blouse designs made from silk, silk cotton and cotton. Some of the designs are subtle but they carry designer and fancy collections if you’ve got more of a loud taste.
Tailoring services for saris in Singapore: Tekka Trends and Hari Om Tailors
If your sari doesn’t fit you just right and the store you bought it from doesn’t provide tailoring services, fret not! There are tons of tailors for saris in Singapore at Little India, especially in the Tekka Market area. To save you the trouble, we’ve picked out two places to go: Tekka Trends and Hari Om Tailors.
Tekka Trends specialises in Indian ethnic tailoring services. They stitch sari blouses, readymade saris, salwar suits, lehengas as well as customise designs upon request. Aside from having a physical store where you can drop by in person, Tekka Trends also offers pick-up and home delivery services.
Hari Om Tailors offer similar services too, except the home pick-up and delivery option. They offer made-to-measure clothing, and sell a wide range of exclusive sari designs and Punjabi suit materials.
For accessories: Ishtara Jewellery and Joyalukkas
If you’re looking for accessories to pair with your sari, try Ishtara Jewellery. Here, products range from anklets, bangles, bracelets to necklaces, earrings, rings and chains. Customisation services and free consultation on gemstones are also offered, should you wish to be more creative with your designs. Customer service is pleasant here too, with employees being attentive, patient and helpful to your wants and needs.
Joyalukkas, meanwhile, is recognised as one of the most popular jewellery retailers worldwide. It carries jewellery of all sorts – gold, diamond, platinum and pearl, as well as an array of designs from different collections, leaving you spoilt for choice.
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