Ramjisons Textiles and fabrics are fascinating. Frankly, it is impossible for a lay person to conceive the range of designer fabrics in Delhi. The textures and the colors of the unstitched fabrics are inspiring to both designers and non-designers alike. While Chandni Chowk is the go to place for fabrics in old Delhi , Nehru Place and Lajpat Nagar are the clear favorites while shopping in South Delhi.
The famous stores in Lajpat Nagar, Delhi are Ramji Sons, KC Creations, Vastra, Hast Kala. However, there are lesser known shops, along a side lane, that stock a fantastic range of fabrics and export fabrics. These shops are much less crowded and hence more easily suitable for designer fabrics in Delhi. They are small boutique shops selling at wholesale market prices.
Take a walk on a sunny morning in the quiet lane near the canal in Lajpat Nagar . There used to be a canal (called nala in Hindi) there earlier. Today, the nala has been sealed and we see grass growing there instead. This is where you will find the fabrics of your choice in abundance. And this is the secret shopping lane of young and aspiring designers in the Delhi Shopping markets.
Nanki, was the first shop we chose to visit. Georgette plain, in printed colours , and georgette in off white with gold prints are all available . The latter can be dyed to the colour of your choice. They also stock plenty of delicate lace fabrics.It is a type of cutwork lace that can be used to make tops, dresses and kameez to go with the salwars . They are available in pink blue, yellow and a variety of other shades. French lace with a little embellishment is available at approximately Rs1100/meter .The owner Mr. G.S Bajaj has been in business for the past 22 years and his ancestors have been in the textile trade for the last 45 years.
We next visited Suryansh Fabrics . Suryansh Fabrics has 2 shops in the same location.
While there is one shop on the main road ,the other is in the basement. Here again, the range includes cottons , georgette polyester and lycra . Thick cotton fabrics for bed sheets are a great buy here and are in the range of Rs 300 to Rs 400 /meter . They stock a lot of imported fabrics from China. Shimmery shining dress materials in shades ranging from black and white to greys and browns are definitely worth a look.
We next went into the Monalisa Fabrics store. This is a small store in the basement. This store is suitable for fabrics to stitch ethnic salwar kameez . There are fabrics in cotton with block prints , printed georgette and organza. There is also a tailor available on the premises who can stitch the salwar kameez in the design of your choice.
We next stop at Shri Ram Fabrics. It is a small shop. It has been in operation for decades. The shop is known for stitching fitted sheets and pillow cases. That is amazing, isn’t it? All you do is to choose from a range of available fabrics and give them the measurements. And you have a designer sheet and duvet in no time.
So, the next time you dream of designing dresses or home accessories from scratch, you know where to shop in Delhi.
Further information on the above mentioned shops:-
Monalisa Fabric: 9953537088
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