In post war Britain there was a desperate need, among some of the less well paid public service areas unable to match wages with booming industries, for semi-skilled staff to fill the jobs that many rejected. In answer to this came Abdul Kader, who arrived in Bradford in 1957 with a float of £50 to keep him going while he sought work.
Undaunted the young Abdul Kader did what go-getters faced with problems do best. He outworked the natives in his desire to succeed, first of all as a bus conductor with responsibility for ticket sales and accounting, driver liaison and passenger safety on the door-less buses of the time. Within six years he had saved a sufficient amount to pay the deposit on an old chip shop going for £1000. He continued to work double shifts while Mrs Maryam Kader put in similar hours as a dressmaker in their corner drapery shop at 306 Great Horton Road Bradford.
For sixteen years the man and wife team served the Asian community in their Bradford heartland selling Lancashire cottons to Yorkshire Asians. As the British textile industry entered its sad decline the Kaders automatically turned to their homeland in South East Asia for supplies of fabrics and special embroidered silks for the shop trading as Bombay Stores.
In the early 1980's, son Saleem saw the potential of wholesaling to similar outlets serving the Asian communities throughout the north. The family then bought a 15,000 square feet disused garage, which now houses their superstore i.e., Bombay Stores, The Largest Asian Department Store in the Great Britain, which is managed by the daughter Sabra Kader along with grandsons Shayaan and Samir Kader.
Coronation Street: In Summer 2004 The One Stop Wedding Shop of Bombay Stores has supplied wedding furniture including a modern mandap for one of the famous weekly TV serial in the United Kingdom.
Bombay Stores has a range of English and Asian fashion in stock. Over the years we have acquired a range of different accessories to complete the Asian woman. We range from designer shoes to complementing bindis. From exemplary, outfits to colourful jewellery.
Where Bombay Stores caters the Asian ethnic minority community in the Northwest and Northeast of England there it also caters a wider community base of Britain and Europeans through its Retail and Wholesale operations as well as ecommerce all across the country and the continental Europe.
In early 2005, Bombay Stores introduced another product line to their business on demand by public in Bradford and from all over Yorkshire. This new and highly famous footwear brand is called Paposh which offers whole ranges of footwear to women, men and children.
We are the leading store being the largest specialist in the north of fabrics used by theatres, dance groups, boxers, schools and props for weddings. The fabric department stocks Lycra, Velvet, Silks, and Satins, we also stock a large variety of craft Cottons and haberdashery products.
Being the largest Asian Department Store in the UK Bombay Stores has had many celebrities pop in and out, whether it’s for shopping or just to say hello to their fans, Bombay Stores is a hot spot for celebrity activity.
As well has having the inside on celebrities Bombay Stores also lives up to its name in the Asian fashion scene regularly showcasing at both domestic and international level from London to Karachi, even going as far as Nairobi, Kenya! Whether it is a small independent show to the national events Bombay Stores loves showing off our amazing collections of bridal wear, groom wear, jewellery and haberdashery every chance we get, we always aim to reach new markets and we will continue to grow and please customers new and old.
Having the vast range of products and services allows us to also supply props to productions companies; Bombay Stores has worked very closely with the BBC and Channel 4 on shows such as Coronation Street. We also provide these services to a wide number of local companies supplying materials, stages as well as costume design, our experienced staff work to best match customer requirements.
A perfect example of our would be the work we do for Spice Entertainment, which involves costume design as well as on stage props for the performers to use during their sets.
The years of experience hosting and doing fashions shows and exhibitions have given us the knowledge and experience we need to satisfy the requirements of our customers.
In October 2005, the famous film star Anjuman was chief guest in the opening ceremony of the famous footwear brand called Paposh in Bombay Stores.
Urban Bhangra legend Nafees selected Bombay Stores to dress his "beau" for the video to his super hit song “Bukhaar” It goes to show how unique and popular our Shamoise Silk Kurtas are...
We had a lovely surprise visit from our dear friend Nafees who came in store to shop and meet some of his fans.
In 2013 in partnership with Asiana Magazine Bombay Stores brought world famous modal Omar Borkan Al-Gala to the store for an eagerly anticipated evening to meet his fans.
Hundreds of fans gathered, waiting for hours crowding the store creating an electric atmosphere.
Taking time to strike a pose with fans and autograph memorabilia Omar delivered his fans on this magical night made by Bombay Stores.
Our gorgeous Digital Print kurtas and trousers wowing the crowds at the 2013 Asiana Couture Catwalk in London...
Flashback to the Asian Wedding Experience 2016, where we featured our then latest wedding wear range, showcasing regal and resplendent sherwanis and ravishing bridal lenghas
Flashback to one of our first shoots with Asiana Magazine!
The Terms and Conditions given here govern the supply of goods sold by Bombay Stores, Shearbridge Road Bradford, BD7 1NX. The parties Bombay Stores ("we" and "us") to the customer ("you") these constitute the entire and only agreement between the parties. All orders placed are subject to acceptance by delivery of the goods to you at which point a legally binding contract is constituted between the parties on these Terms and Conditions.
Price and Payment
2.1 The price payable for the goods you order is as set out on our web site at the time you place your order plus any charges for packaging and posting. We reserve the right to change the price of goods due to market conditions but we will confirm the prevailing price with you before accepting your order. We are not obliged to accept your order for such goods and may decline it or limit the order quantity.
2.2 On occasions, the prices payable of goods advertised on our web site may differ from those prices offered in store or in one of our trade counters, and we are under no obligation to honour any web site price if there is such a difference. Occasionally an error may occur with our web site and goods may be incorrectly priced in such cases we will not be obliged to supply the goods at the incorrect price.
2.3 We must receive payment for the whole of the price of the goods you order, and any applicable charges for packaging and posting, before your order can be accepted unless we have agreed otherwise in advance in writing.
Delivery and Ownership
Unless you order and collect the goods from our store, we will deliver them in accordance with your order. A valid signature will be required on collection or delivery as well as valid photo ID and proof of address. The option to collect your order from the store is only available at our Bradford branch. Redirections can be made for an extra postage and administrative charge but we will not be responsible for customers not responding to delivery attempts. For reasons of health and safety and to avoid any property damage, most 'Heavy Stuff' items can only be delivered to a ground floor location at the delivery address. Upon delivery of the goods to you, the goods shall be at your risk. In spite of delivery having been made, ownership in the goods shall not pass to you until you have paid the price for the goods in full and no other sums whatsoever shall be due to us from you.
While we endeavor to hold sufficient stock to meet all orders, if we have insufficient stock to supply or deliver the goods ordered and paid for by you, we may, at our discretion, supply or deliver a substituted product or refund you the price paid for such goods within 30 days or, in the case of an account customer, we may, in our absolute discretion, raise a credit note to offset the amount invoiced to you.
Cancellation and Returns
5.1 You may cancel your order by giving us notice of cancellation within 14 days of the date of collection or delivery, because of any problem with the goods. Such a notice may be given by mailing, faxing or emailing to the number or address given in our website or set out on the order form. Please notify us of the problem at the time of cancellation.
5.2 On cancellation for whatever reason, you must return the goods to us at your cost unless the goods returned are notably faulty.
5.3 Refunds are given minus postage costs unless the goods returned are notably faulty.
If you have notified us of a problem with the goods within 14 days of delivery, we will (subject to clause 4) either replace or repair any goods that are damaged or defective upon delivery; or refund to you the amount paid by you for the goods in question. We will not be liable to you for any loss of profits, administrative inconvenience, disappointment, indirect or consequential loss or damage arising out of any problem in relation to the goods and we shall have no liability to pay any money to you by way of compensation other than any refund we make under these conditions. This does not affect your statutory rights if you are a consumer, nor is it intended to exclude our liability to you for fraudulent misrepresentation or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence.
Those signing the Trade Credit Account Application Form on behalf of limited companies do so as guarantor and irrevocably undertake to guarantee the payment of all monies owing to us by the relevant limited company if we believe that the limited company cannot meet its obligations. If the limited company goes into receivership, liquidation or administration the guarantor will pay to the receiver, liquidator or administrator, as the case may be, such sum as will enable him to pay all monies owed to us by the limited company.
where the law requires a minimum age limit for the purchase of specific goods, you confirm that you are over the required age limit and that delivery will be accepted by a person over the required age limit. We reserve the right to cancel your order if we reasonably believe you are not legally entitled to order certain goods.
We may suspend further supply or delivery, stop any goods in transit or terminate our contract by notice in writing to you if you are in breach of an obligation hereunder or you become unable to pay your debts when they fall due or proceedings are commenced by or against you alleging bankruptcy or insolvency. Upon termination, your indebtedness to us becomes immediately due and payable and we shall be under no further obligation to supply goods to you.
We shall have no liability to you for any failure or delay in supply or delivery or for any damage or defect to goods supplied or delivered hereunder that is caused by any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control (including, without limitation, strikes, lockouts and other industrial disputes).
If any part of these conditions is invalid, illegal or unenforceable (including any provision in which we exclude our liability to you) the validity, legality or enforceability of any other part of these conditions will not be affected. This contract shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law.
If an item is unsuitable, please send back to us as soon as possible so that we could get it exchanged/refunded for you within seven days of receiving the item form you subject to availability and Terms & Conditions.
All items in the catalogue as well as on the website are subject to availability. There may be slight variations in designs, colours and sizes. Please note that colours cannot be guaranteed. Please wash items separately. All the descriptions are correct at the time of printing and uploading. Errors and omissions are expected.
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