Ahilaya is one of the most popular brands for traditional Indian embroidery fashion among expats in Mumbai, India. Ahilaya is loved by local Mumbaikars as well as foreigners who live in Mumbai. It is the most gorgeous embroidery I have seen and the colors Ahilaya has are something else. Ahilaya make you want to own their kurtis (kurti is for women) and dresses because of their designs. The price range is a bit high for my budget, but there are two sale sections at Ahilaya in Santacruz which I recommend. I bought my kurti I am wearing in this post from the outside table. The cart outside the Ahilaya’s shop door has many pretty kurtis and dresses which are slightly different from what they offer inside. Most of the kurtis inside are made with silk material, but the ones outside are not necessarily silk items, which is the reason why the items in the cart outside offer a lower price range. I love it, though! The upper level of Ahilaya in Santacruz has the items that were once in the regular section and were moved for a sale.
I can understand why Ahilaya’s items cost high because of the beautiful hand-woven embroidery. The design is very special. I feel the urge to get at least one more kurti in the near future. I just love the embroidery so much!
If you like Ahilaya, you might also like to visit a store called Neemrana. You can find similar embroidery on kurti or a dress with gorgeous colors with a more affordable price range (for my budget) at Neemrana. The Neemrana store is in Croma Building across the KFC on Linking Road. For more details please visit my post on Neemrana with photos of the shop and their products.
2nd Hasnabad Ln, Willingdon
HOURS: 10:30 am – 8:30 pm