Delhi – Shoppers’ delight

By Ritu Ghai

Delhi is all about festivities, unending wedding celebrations and glamorous markets flooded with choices. Right from local  shops with quality dresses to niche boutiques and high end designers, Delhi has it all.

We bring to you a list of must-visit markets that abound in wedding treasures in accordance with your taste and budget.

Shahpur Jat near Siri Fort is dotted with numerous stores of jewellery, accessories to clothes and home décor. Boutiques like Kyra by Bhavna  showcase resplendent Shararas, Gararas,   Sarees, Lehengas, Anarkali’s, Chaniaya choli embossed with gorgeous Gota patti work over age old fabrics to impart a regal appeal and the unmistakable Rajasthani royal hue.   One can also choose from the chic designs of Abhilasha Abhishek, timeless classic wear of Abhinav Mishra, Bhumika Grover, Madsam Tinzin by Madhuritu Dutta, Monika Nidhi, Preeti S Kapoor, edgy patterns of Qbik, House of Ombre by Ankita Singh and the gorgeous collection of Gazal Gupta.

Meherchand Market, one of the hotspots for bridal shopping is famed for the exclusive and stylish wear of Tisha Saksena where dhoti, lehengas and potli bags add a fun element to your wedding attire, collection of Anuradha Raman, Yashodra, Masaba, Katan/Soma and some selected menswear collection at Mr Fox etc.

Chandni Chowk, Ajmal Khan Road in Karol Bagh market have been the mecca for wedding shopping for years with a bridal range starting from INR  25000 and going up to 4 lacs INR.  Juxtaposed with jewellery shops and grooms wear, these markets boasts of some popular wedding wear shops like Rati Ram Ram Vinod, Ushnak Mal Mool Chand, Om Prakash Jawahar Lal Store, Shrangar,  Pakeeza Plaza, Ram Kishen sarees, Sunehree, Asiana Couture, Kamal Bhai Saree Sangam and Anarkali where designer designs and local karigars with bespoke tailoring cater to your taste and budget to surpass your imagination.

Lajpat Nagar bazaar has a variety of wedding apparel shops and artificial jewellery stores at a moderate prices. Kapil & Monika’s store near the Lajpat Nagar metro station, Roshan’s, Malhotra’s, CTC Plaza,  Libas and Shakuntalam offer an amazing galore of lehengas and suits starting from Rs. 40,000.

Sarojini Nagar market has a majority of family owned shops like Chache di hatti, Mamaji Collection, Lehza etc., where you can bargain with gusto. .

Defence Colony Market gets you some exclusive love-at-first-sight items for your special day. Ekaya, a contemporary, bespoke brand presents the finest works of Banarasi art from the Indian craftsman’s repertoire. Led by Bharat Shah and his daughter Palak Shah, the CEO, all Ekaya’s products are hand-woven and hand-made. Their flagship store in Defence Colony, New Delhi houses upto 900 distinct handwoven fabrics. Visit the Dolly J store and also Samsaara, a multi-designer store under the defence colony flyover.

South Extension market has the popular south Indian store Nalli selling Kanjeevarams. Heritage, Frontier Raas, Roop Sarees, Greenways and the collection of Kun Gawa at Anantam multi designer store to spoil you for choice. Wedding Weaves has some great designs of men’s sherwanis.

Greater Kailash market boasts of some must-visit trousseau shops like L’affaire sarees. Find beautiful polki and diamond jewellery at Champalal Jewellery and Hazoorilal & Sons Jewellers or the outside street hawkers.

Hauz Khas village has handpicked collection of more than 20 designers available at the multi designer boutiques – Ogaan and Ole Couture. A must dekho is Miss a Jour by Shilpa Raina, Kartikeya collection and the royal Rajputana pieces embossed with semi-precious stones at A Touch of Gold.

Nehru Place is a surprise hub of amazing fabrics, matching laces, borders and other accessories available in every range for getting a customized lehnga or a gown made at reasonable prices.

DLF Emporio Mall in Vasant Kunj and Great India mall in NOIDA are for the high value spenders to shop from a collection of acclaimed Indian designers like Niharika Khan, Aki Narula, Manish Arora, JJ Valaya, Rohit Bal, Monisha Jaisingh, Suneet Varma, Leena Singh, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Tarun Tahiliani to name a few. The flagship store of Ritu Kumar ends your pursuit for the perfect bridal wear. Wear a Ritu Kumar to make a statement on your big day.

This mall is home to Rishabh Tongya’s DIACOLOR boutique with handcrafted jewel pieces carved in precious metals and majestic rare stones and crafted by some of world’s most gifted artisans.

Rajouri garden, an upscale market in West Delhi has some budget friendly stores selling Indo-western lehngas, gowns and Anarkali suits along with exclusive menswear stores such as, Bollywood to Hollywood, CP Singh, Darzi on Call, Studio Firang and many more. Trendiest suits, wedding sherwanis, tuxedos, Jodhpuri suits and Indo-western wear for the groom are available at  Bonsoir, Gujralsons, Raymond shop, Diwan Saheb, Study by Janak, Satya Paul, Manyavar, Study by Janak and Samyakk.

Celebrating Vivaha exhibition, Wedding Bells in Gurgaon, Wedding Asia and Bridal Asia are some grand wedding exhibitions held in India during the months of September to December. They bring together brands of clothing, jewellery, trousseau packaging, cosmetics, honeymoon destinations, astrology, etc. under one roof.

So take a pick for these treasure troves of Delhi and don’t forget to raise a toast to the city as you gleefully rummage through your shopping booty that promises to make you look magical as you walk down the aisle.




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