Throughout decades, designers and brands have ventured into the market bringing their own styles and trademarks in saris. Many have given us great styles that are a perfect blend of the traditional outfit and an aura of the modern world.
Here we bring to you the top pioneer brands that have given us mesmerizing styles and are one of our favorite when we look out for a sari.
Top 16 Luxury brands to buy Designer Saree in India
- Satya Paul
- Manish Malhotra
- Sabyasachi Mukherjee
- Tarun Tahiliani
- Gaurang Shah
- Ritu Kumar
- Anita Dongre
- Arpita Mehta
- Anju Modi
- Rohit Bal
- Manish Arora
- JJ Valaya
- Neeta Lulla
- Payal Singhal
- Nakul Sen
- Gaurav Gupta
1. Satya Paul
One of the most premium brands in the industry, it is one of the starting enterprises in India that took the idea of a Sari to a whole new level. With its 41 showrooms all over the country and 250 retail points worldwide, this one is a purely revolutionary brand. Recently this brand has got a fresh boost under the creative eye of popular designer, Masaba Gupta.
The brand is usually known for its printed funky designs.
Areas of Expertise: Silk Sarees, Printed Embellished Kurtis, Neckties, Wallets, Bags
Websites to Buy: Satyapaul.com, Jabong.com, Perniaspopupshop.com, Snapdeal.com, Myntra.com, Amazon.in, Shopping.indiatimes.com & Cbazaar.com
2. Manish Malhotra
Recently, tagged as the ‘Sultan of Sari’ by various celebrities in Bollywood and fashion Industry Manish doesn’t need an introduction at all. He is one of the youngest designers who expertises in designing bridal saris.
His designs have modernized and redefined the Indian cinema and have gained immense appreciation on the international platform. His designs include casual as well as bridal and party wear saris.
Area of Expertise: Bridal Wear, Kurtis, Casual Suits, Sarees, Gowns
Websites to Buy: Manishmalhotra.in, Perniaspopupshop.com, Cbazaar.com
3. Sabyasachi Mukherjee
Sabyasachi Mukherjee too is one of the most exclusive brands in the world of Saris. Being very frequently worn by actresses like Vidya Balan and Madhuri Dixit, this brand has carved its niche within the industry since long.
You will not find his creations normally in a mall, but his designs are very much copied in other premium brands.
Areas of Expertise: Silk Sarees, Printed Embellised Kurtis, Bridal Couture
Websites to Buy: Carmaonlineshop.com, Azafashions.com, Perniaspopupshop.com, Panachehautecouture.com
4. Tarun Tahiliani
Another exclusive designer, he is very famous for his bridal couture. But you can also get creations in casual silk or chiffon saris. He is very popular amongst bollywood industry and has a pioneer brand name now.
Area of Expertise: Bridal Sarees, Ethnic Wear
Websites to Buy: Perniaspopupshop.com, Panachehautecouture.com, Exclusively.com, Kimaya.in
5. Gaurang Shah
Coming in the league of the youngest brands, ‘Gaurang’ is a brand named after Hyderabad based designer Gaurang Shah. He has a big creative team of zamdani weavers under him who produce handmade masterpieces designed by him.
Area of Expertise: Kanchivaram Sarees, Chanderi Sarees
Websites to Buy: Gaurang.co
6. Ritu Kumar
The name is very famous and is one of the most popular brands in the kingdom of saris. She is mostly known for her heavy bridal range in saris and lehengas. Her collection is very easily accessible in malls and showrooms across the country.
Area of Expertise: Bridal Sarees, Lehengas, Kurtis, Indo-western Wear
Websites to Buy: Ritukumar.com, Exclusively.com, Cbazaar.com, Jabong.com
7. Anita Dongre
She is one of the most popular brands to have born in the fashion city of Mumbai. With her bespoken bridal, traditional and indo-western couture for both men and women, she has carved her own niche in the Bollywood industry of India.
Area of Expertise: Bridal Sarees, Lehengas, Indo-western Wear
Websites to Buy: Shop.Anitadongre.com, Jivacouture.com, Strandofsilk.com, Perniaspopupshop.com, Indianroots.in, Exclusively.com
8. Arpita Mehta
With the Lakme fashion Week 2013, this budding talent boomed in the fashion industry giving it a completely new look. The young mind has made her new place by getting a lot of mirror-work into the indo-western couture.
Her keen fields of work mostly include sarees and lehengas. You may find a variety of indo-western gowns as well.
Area of Expertise: Sarees, Lehengas, Indo-western Wear
Websites to Buy: Perniaspopupshop.com, Exclusively.com, Azafashions.com
9. Anju Modi
She creates designs that reflect divinity, spirituality and make a woman feel the best in them. Along with her team, she has gone through a phenoemenal upward journey in the fashion world and now is one of the most sought after brands when it comes to Indian attires.
The mesmerising look of Deepika in ‘Deewani Mastaani’? She is the magician behind that!!
Area of Expertise: Sarees, Lehengas, Anarkalis
Websites to Buy: Indianroots.in, Exclusively.com, Perniaspopupshop.com
10. Rohit Bal
The designs of Rohit bal talk of women in its most beautiful modern forms. The ethnic creations are a beautiful fusion of the traditional attires with the present clock.
A fashion designer from New Delhi, Rohit Bal has come a long way and now comes in the list of top ethnic brands who designs for both men and women. His creations are added to the new booming brand BIBA.
Area of Expertise: Sarees, Lehengas, Anarkali Suits
Websites to Buy: Rohitbal.com, Exclusively.com, Perniaspopupshop.com, Jabong.com
11. Manish Arora
Regarded by many as the ‘John Galliano of India’, his work is a pallette of various colours and kitsch in garments that combine traditional embroideries on the western fabrics.
His works are finest in the designs and definitely fall into the out of the box category.
He is also into a joint venture with Biba and has ‘Indian by Manish Arora’ specially for the indian market.
Area of Expertise: Ethnic Creations
Websites to Buy: Perniaspopupshop.com, Exclusively.com, Jabong.com
12. JJ Valaya
Founder of ‘The house of Valaya’, JJ Valaya is one of the noted couturier of Indian Fashion Industry. He has been designing for men and women and specialises in bridal and evening collections. In addition to that his designs include day to day wear and ready to wear outfits as well.
With his intricate designs he is one of the favourite Vogue designers.
Area of Expertise: Bridal and Groom Outfits, Ready to wear Outfits
Websites to Buy: Azafashions.com, Exclusively.com, Perniaspopupshop.com
13. Neeta Lulla
If actresses in movies like Devdas, Jodha Akbar, Chandni and Lamhe have swooned you with their costumes, then this is the designer behind them. Her designs are bold and beautiful and she is the woman behind the looks of many famous Bollywood actors and actresses.
In one statement, the Indian fashion Industry is incomplete without Neeta Lulla.
Area of Expertise: Bridal Outfits, Salwar kameez, Sarees
Websites to Buy: Store.neetalulla.com, Perniaspopupshop.com
14. Payal Singhal
It is one of the leading fashion houses on india. Its signature look is that of ethnic and Indian contemporary. The house designs in the fields of indo-westren lehengas, sarees, tunics, and of runway outfits.
Area of Expertise: Bridal Outfits, Tunics, Dresses, Sarees
Websites to Buy: Payalsinghal.com, Perniaspopupshop.com, Exclusively.com, Ogaan.com, Jivacouture.com, Azafashions.com
15. Nakul Sen
The brand NAKUL SEN launched its clothing line in India in 2006 and has been on the spree since then. The brand has been designing evening Sarees and jewellery for the ethnic clan in women. The brand now has its presence in more than 100 boutiques.
Area of Expertise: Gowns, Dresses, Cocktail dresses, Sarees
Websites to Buy: Azafashions.com, Designemporia.in, Kimaya.in
16. Gaurav Gupta
He has become a swift name in the Indian Fashion Industry with his controversial designs. This delhi based designer always has something dramatic in the looks of his designs. He usually plays with embroidery in three dimensions, volume and extempore draping.
Area of Expertise: Gowns, Cocktail dresses, Evening Dresses
Websites to Buy: Gauravguptastuido.com, Exclusively.com, Perniaspopupshop.com, Jabong.com, Jivacouture.com
The new budding designers like Shivani Sharma, Alka Nath, Sougat Paul, Nishka Lulla are carving their niches in the Sari and fashion industry, and imitations are now easily available online. Yet quality and ethnicity remains a big promise by these brand names and exquisite designers.
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- Alka Nath
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