Delhi Shops for Wedding Lehengas
I was visiting Delhi to shop for my wedding lehenga. I had heard about the Chandni Chowk Shopping Market and was very keen to go there. I had heard that it was the perfect answer to my Bollywood inspired wedding lehenga dreams.
This was when my cousin butted in and asked ‘why dont we go to the Shahpur Jat Market? I responded by saying that I had never heard of that market. But she persisted. So, I started to read about Shahpur Jat in Delhi. It was the capital of Allaudin Khilji, who ruled from his capital Siri, in Shahpur Jat, during his time. Siri Fort was thus probably named after Khilji’s capital .
So, off we went to Shahpur Jat. It was quaint and had an unhurried and unmarket like atmosphere. There were cobbled streets with cattle leisurely crossing the roads, school kids walking past, vegetable vendors and general provision stores in every street corner and motorbikes and pedestrians going past us. The roads were not wide enough for cars.
Is this where we were suppose to shop for bridal wear lehangas in Delhi, I was thinking to myself.
The Dada Jungi lane in Shahpur Jat Market
Well, as it turned out, there are inner lanes and streets where the Shahpur Jat boutique shops are tucked away and there are shopping markets.
Dada Jungi lane was one such lane.
The Bridal Boutique Shops in Shahpur Jat
It was lined with boutique shops, both big & small. Mannequins were dressed in the latest styles, some with sequined gowns in pastel shades and some with dark coloured shararas or zardozi worked Anarkali salwar kameez. The best were reserved for the exquisite lehenga pieces. The colours, the fabrics, the styles and the work on the lehengas were very distinct and varied. Of course, the prices were equally high.
I walked into each store in that lane as it presented something unique and different. The designs and the workmanship was as innovative as they were different.
There were simple lehengas in tussar with a heavily embroidered blouse and simple dupattas. Some shops had a display of very stylish anarkali salwar kameez. The long anarkali salwar kameez can be worn as a stand alone gown as well.
The bridal lehengas are the best buys in Shahpur Jat Market. The designers are, more often than not, present in the showroom & can easily explain and show you around. This interaction with the designer is what the Shahpur Jat Market is all about. You can customise the colours, the styles, the fabrics and the embellishments to your personal liking.
I finally agreed that my cousin’s recommendation was right. I had a customised lehenga and anarkali salwar suit made to my specifications.
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