Women's Designer Wear

This is the upmarket salon in Mumbai. It specialises in chic designer and ready-to-wear women's clothes. Designers include Abraham & Thakore, Kotwara, and Ensemble founder Tarun Tahiliani. It has a select jewellery collection and a sampling of designer shirts for men.

Adarsh Gill sells elegant evening wear fusing Indian and western styles but you'll need to have a wallet as thick as a supermodel's waist to do anything but look.

Ecstacy next to Tata Garden, has unique, elaborately embroidered outfits created by Mumbai designer. This is the place to shop if you're invited to an Indian wedding and want to upstage the bride.

Glitterati has graceful women's clothing made by a coterie of Mumbai and Delhi designers. It's on the top floor of the Interplaza complex and has aspirations of becoming a 'lifestyle store'.

Araiya specialises in chic casual and formal women's wear. The clothes are western in style but designed with an Indian sensibility by sisters Aaliya and Arshiya, who know a thing or two about beautiful, simple lines and elegant fabrics.

Melange is a stylish boutique specialising in natural fabrics. It mostly sells elegant women's clothing but also has a small selection of menswear.