A great place to find interesting and colourful fabric/trims, Bombay stores has stacks of the stuff. The wide range offers everything from simple plain white cotton to the most heavily embellished and luxurious satins perfect for wedding dresses.
They have a dedicated bridal section and I believe they do custom made wedding dresses these do not come cheap but you get what you pay for.
The extensive trims section offers glittering diamantes and a fantastic selection of buttons. They really do have everything you need at Bombay stores.
The only thing that does start to get irritating after a while is the music as Bollywood tunes really aren't my thing but it's an INdian store so it fits well with the shop.
I love this place and go out of my way to go there.
An Alladdins cave of treasures from shoes to fabrics..kitchen ware to religious icons..suits to saris.Balti trays and cooking utensils are very reasonably priced compared to any cook shop. This store is massive! It packs a lot of stuff all under one roof!
Lovely sari fabrics from around £15.99. I often buy the plain white silk ones for £15 and cut into smaller pieces and dye for other things.Ornate saris make wonderful furnishing fabrics too.
A great selection of haberdashery..lovely ribbons and trims. A bargain bin with short pieces of amazing fabrics at about 8 pieces a £1.
Some stunning jewellery as well and indian cosmetics and hennabindis, henna tattoos and I also stock up on incense.
The huge emporium is a gleaming bazaar with rolls of silks in every possible shade. Racks of spangled shoes and sandals seem to come straight from Bollywood. Yet there are also racks of little girls' organdie dresses like those worn by Shirley Temple in the 1930s. Indeed, something about
Bombay Stores is very comforting for English people: it is as if time has stood still. For the Asian community is a taste of home.
There is order and calm, no pressure selling and plenty of
space to wander from the boutique, selling Bollywood pop hits and videos, to the cafe, en route to the fabrics, suits and shoes.
I always keep carrying armfuls of stuff to the checkout but now they have also devised a new idea. In fact there's so much that the only way to shop for larger goods is to browse the store and pick up tickets for each item that you want to purchase, and when you're done you go to the checkout, give in your tickets and all your items will be ready to pay for and collect. I bought a huge, thick fleecy throw for about £20 and everyone wants to steal itit is so soft and luxurious!
The brains behind Bombay Stores is 68-year-old Abdul Kader, who came to Britain in 1957. He knew nobody, and started with nothing, but there were jobs. He worked on the London buses and in the Bradford mills. By 1963 he had bought his first business, a former fish and chip shop. His capital was
only £100 and his wife, Maryam, worked long hours in the shop making dresses while he drove buses on a double shift to pay for the enterprise.
He expanded to the present premises in Shearbridge Road in 1983. Today, annual turnover is £10m and he employs 70 workers. Very efficient and helpful service.
They have a cafe for wonderful samosas, coffee and good western style kids meals too.
Bombay Stores in Bradford not only sells fabrics that attract customers from all over the world, it also brings together a multicultural community.
It is the UK's largest Asian department store.
They have a web site with a small online catalogue and various department goods.
Mon to Fri 10:00am till 07:30pm
Sat 10:00am till 08:00pm
Sun 12:00pm till 06:00pm
Bombay Stores should it not be renamed and called 'Mumbai Stores'
The place is an utter rip off. Prices are sky high. Customer service is non existant the Staff are completely clueless on par with Sports Direct!!!
In Bradford there are ample Shops/Stores selling Asian Clothing at a far greater discount than this place. Bombay Stores is more catered towards the English cliental as they have no idea when it comes to negotiating compared to an Asian customer!!!
Wow what an Alladin's cave. There is such a range of colours and materials here along with rugs and ready to wear saris/suits. They have a kitchen/food department and shoes. It's a great place to browse around for colour ideas. I find it's one of those places where you go for one specific item and find yourself laden down with beautiful bargains before you know it. The staff are ususally very helpful and organised. If you can't see what you're after, just ask.
This place should really be called Rainbows End as there must be every known colour housed in here in one form or another. Beautiful saris and rolls upon rolls of materials in every fabric and hue can be found here. There is much more than this though, jewellery, shoes, houseware, haberdashery and craft supplies are among the items to be found here that delight the Asian community and their white counterparts alike. Their prices are very competitive too. You can spend hours here just delighting your senses.
Bombay Stores in Bradford is your one stop shop for all things Asian - music, DVDs, foods, jewelry, clothing and so much more. It is a fantastic shop, absolutely huge inside, and the staff are just lovely. I used to love walking around here and having a look, and occasionally buying some beautiful material here to sew with. They also sell shoes, have a little cafe, and sell off the peg outfits both day and fancy. They have expanded down the road too. By far, Bombay Stores in Bradford is the best and most successful 'all in' store of its kind where all are welcome. I would recommend any visitor to Bradford take a look.
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