Best Shops in Delhi for Sarees

Fabindia- GK N Block Market

A fine retail store for ready-made garments at affordable prices. Hand-woven and hand printed textiles is the USP of this exporter-turned-domestic retailer. Traditional craft-based techniques, natural dyes and contemporary designs lend an authentic look and feel to the salwar-kameez, skirts, tunics, shorts, stoles, churidars, Patiala-style salwars, dupattas, jackets, shirts and saris that are stocked in plenty . You can pick up a chic skirt and top with traditional Indian block print – it gives a modern, yet ethnic touch to the dress. Long and short kurtas with beautiful ethnic prints in a variety of colours and textures are a great attraction. Kurtas in mull (very soft cotton) with (vegetable dye block printing technique prints, in linen with exquisite embroidery and in silk and Chanderi cotton are all breathtakingly beautiful. Match them with normal salwars, churidars or Patiala salwars. They have a huge selection of dupattas available in Chanderi cotton, cotton, silk and wool. True sari lovers will love the stunning Chikan, Tussar and Maheshwari saris in woven silk and cotton prints, even though the prices are steep -upwards of Rs. 5000 per sari . A kurta costs about Rs. 400 each , while prices of skirts and tops, start at Rs. 700 and Rs. 500 per piece . The brand is now being extended to a select range of hand-crafted jewellery, personal and skin care products ,such as soaps, shampoos, conditioners, pure oils, moisturizers ,and organic foods such as pulses, flour, seeds, seasonings and herbal teas. There are a couple of more Fab India shops in the same shopping market . Both these stores stock a range of furniture such as beds, sofa sets ,book shelves and so on. There are home furnishing items and fabrics as well. Dining table covers & mats, ready made curtains, bed covers and bed sheets, cushion covers and towels are some of the items available in the store
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Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma, the 2 top leading Bollywood actresses have made a fashion statement by wearing a sarees at their respective wedding receptions in 2018. To think that the sari was a form of dress in the 2nd C and it has continued to be worn through the ages is a testimony to the fact that it is here to stay. Women all over South India, East Indian and western India wear sarees. Sarees are not the preferred garment in parts of North India, such as in Punjab & Kashmir.

Earlier, women wore skirts and a dupatta or a veil on top. Slowly these 2 garments merged to make a single piece of garment known as the sari. The sari is usually 5.5 meters or 6 yards in length and 2 meters wide. The nine yards saree is popular among older women in South India and the eight yard saree is worn by older women in Maharashtra.

The sari comes in a million varieties. Kanjivaram silk sarees, kanchi cotton sarees, Banarsi saees, Chanderi sarees, Paithani and patola sarees, Bengal cotton sarees, Bhandhini & bandhej sarees; in fact  there are about 1000s of varieties of sarees that are available in India.

In addition, the texture of the sari, the work done on the saree is itself very interesting and it differs from region to region.

The Kanjivaram silk has a rich border made with melted gold or silver. The Ikaat or the Pochampally saree is made in the tie & dye method. The bandhej is a dotted fabric & the leheriya has stripes all over and the chikan work sari has light embroidery done all over. The Dhakai muslin is the lightest fabric to be woven as a saree. Such is the incredible variety of saree available in India.

The saree is worn with a blouse.