Celebrating Deepavali is a big deal! From waking up early in the morning to prep for the day ahead, to getting dolled up and going on house visits — there’s just so much to do and experience! Whether you’re celebrating with family or visiting friends, remember to go fully prepared. Here are some places where you can shop for Indian clothes this Deepavali 2022 in Singapore. 🥻
01 • Yajnaseni
(Photo adapted from: Yajnaseni)
It’s really a surprise how good the quality of Yajnaseni’s sarees are, considering their affordable prices. Not only that, their collections scream simplicity and class! If you’re a seasoned saree draper, we suggest investing in one of their cotton sarees but otherwise, the softer and lighter Georgette ones won’t make you look any less gorgeous.
Pair your OOTD with their traditional accessories like a nosepin, choker set, or a few bangles and an equally elegant clutch.
Don’t forget to make an appointment via DM through their Instagram before heading down for your haul.
📍 Address: 9A Kerbau Road, Level 2, Singapore 219148
🌐 Website: yajnaseni.sg
02 • Haniffa Textiles
(Photo adapted from: Haniffa)
Haniffa needs no introduction. Ask anyone in Singapore where to buy ethnicwear and it’s one of the first places they’ll point out to you — because it’s a treasure trove! In the saree department alone, you’ll find a range of options from chiffon and Georgette, which are much easier to drape, to cotton and pure silk, which are worth the extra work and patience.
Those who are skipping the sarees this year for something lighter should definitely check out their large collection of ready-made ethnic tops and trousers. If you’re shopping for the family, you’ll be happy to learn that Haniffa also sells a variety of kids and men’s traditional attire as well.
📍 Address: 104 – 120 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209439
📞 Phone: 6339 0926
⏰ Opening hours: Mon to Fri, 10.30am – 9.30pm | Sat and Sun, 10.30am – 10pm
🌐 Website: haniffa.com.sg
03 • The Curve Cult
(Photo adapted from: The Curve Cult)
The Curve Cult is a one-of-a-kind store that’s on a mission to empower plus-sized women in Singapore through fashion. A quick look at their website is enough to tell you just how extensive their collection is. The best part is, this place isn’t just for the festive season — you’ll also be able to shop for your daily wear, work wear, and even something for a night out on the town.
We especially love their denim range that’s both comfortable and super-stylish (check out this one for instance). Your Deepavali 2022 look could be this cute Babydoll Top and a pair of ripped jeans.
But that doesn’t mean that their ethnic section is lacking in any way. We’re in love with their Pattu Skirt (silk skirt) and how lovely it matches with their velvety crop tops to create that perfect lehenga (skirt and blouse) look. 😍
The Curve Cult has both in-store and online shopping options, but we recommend that you head down to their shop to try out the clothes for yourself.
📍 Address: Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road, #05-126, Singapore 228213
📞 Phone: 9238 9157
⏰ Opening hours: 12 – 8pm daily
🌐 Website: thecurvecult.com
04 • Pottu Kara Maami
(Photo adapted from: Pottu Kara Maami)
Another place that’s well-loved by locals, Pottu Kara Maami (also known as PKM), sells sarees that aren’t just sourced from highly experienced weavers in India, but are also designed by the owners. For starters, check out Azuki, a stunning burgundy silk-linen saree that boasts intricate handmade embroidery. It can even be stitched into modern blouses or blazers for that quirky vibe.
Think sarees are too complicated for you? Go for their suits that are no less of a head-turner. Our personal favourites have to be Malli and Tuscany.
If you’ve never followed PKM on Instagram, you should do so right now to get updates on all their new arrivals and promos!
📍 Address: 121a Serangoon Road, Singapore 218026
📞 Phone (Whatsapp): 9807 7840
⏰ Opening hours: 11am – 9pm daily
🌐 Website: thepkm.co
05 • Tekka Centre
Next on the list of popular ethnicwear places has to be Tekka Centre. Located just a stone’s throw away from Little India MRT, this massive one-stop shopping market has clothes for both genders and all ages. You’ll seriously be spoilt for choice as there’s just so many sarees, lehengas, kurtis, Punjabi suits, kurtas, dhotis, and traditional footwear on sale. Once you’re done shopping, head to one of the nearby restaurants and indulge in a satisfying banana leaf spread.
📍 Address: Tekka Centre, 665 Kerbau Road, Singapore 210665
⏰ Opening hours: Varies according to stall
(Featured photo adapted from: Yajnaseni, Pottu Kara Maami, and The Curve Cult)
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