Searching for the perfect lehenga for your D-Day but can’t afford the steep price tags of top designers? Try Shahpur Jat. The narrow alleys of this hip neighbourhood are filled with home-grown brands and boutiques that sell everything from handmade jewellery to customized gowns and dresses. We recommend these 10 labels that have something for everyone’s price range and will make your wedding shopping in Shahpur Jat a memorable experience.
1. BHUMIKA GROVER
STARTING PRICE: RS 25,000
Bhumika Grover seamlessly blends subtle and modern looks in her collection. Her pretty anarkalis in Chikankari and Banarasi silk are highly recommended.
2. ABHINAV MISHRA
STARTING PRICE: RS 18,000
At Abhinav Mishra’s store, you can buy colourful shararas, suits and gowns in bright shades of orange, pinks, peaches and yellows. His collection adds just the right amount of bling without making you look over the top.
STARTING PRICE: RS 12,000
Bageecha is full of Banarasi silk clothes. Pick up stunning Banarasi silk lehengas for your Mehendi here.
4. MADSAM TINZIN
STARTING PRICE: RS. 30,000
MadSam TinZin has many Bollywood patrons, including actress Sonam Kapoor. Their delicate floral work and bright colours make their outfits perfect for summer weddings.
5. MONIKA & NIDHII
STARTING PRICE: RS 20,000
Monika & Nidhii’s lehengas are lightweight and come in effervescent pastel shades. They infuse traditional embroidery with modern detailing like tassels and bead-work.
STARTING PRICE: RS. 7,000
This is one of the few stores that cater to exclusive menswear. Apart from shirts, jackets and trousers, it offers chic bags and accessories for men too.
7. SAMANT CHAUHAN
STARTING PRICE: RS 30,000
Samant Chauhan regularly appears at high profile fashion shows in Paris and London. For an internationally recognised designer though, his prices still remain quite affordable. His workshop is inside the store itself where you can watch your beautiful dresses come to life.
8. SAHIBA SINGH
STARTING PRICE: RS 30-40,000
Designer Sahiba Singh’s mantra is ‘effortlessly chic’. You can find pastel shirts, casual tops and dresses in flowing georgettes here.
9. LIZ PAUL
STARTING PRICE: RS 30-50,000
Liz Paul’s store has both light lehengas as well as the heavily studded bridal lehengas. She adds a touch of quirk to her designs with patchwork and interesting play on colours.
10. ANK BY AMRIT KAUR
STARTING PRICE: RS. 10,000
Pick up trendy dhoti pants, pastel crop tops and breezy lehengas in bright colours. This store has lots of outfit options for the bride’s entourage, including sisters, friends and cousins.
All images courtesy of the designers.