Sitara

What’s Interesting :- Pakistani Kurtas, Afghani style Kurtas, Kolhapuri chappals

Market :-

Products :- Boutiques  Kurtis  Salwar Suits  

Days Closed :- Sunday

Timing :- 11:30am-7:30pm

Phone :- +91-9891688723

Address :- 110, Ground Floor, Shahpur Jat, Fashion Hub Lane New Delhi 110049

Landmark :- UCO Bank

Parking :- Available

Bus/Metro :- Siri Fort bus stop/Hauz Khas metro station, yellow line.

Price Range :- Average price is Rs 5000/piece for tops, Chappals -Rs 3000/pair

Payment Methods :- Cash and card

Sitara at Shahpur Jat

People go to shop in Shahpur Jat Market for Bridal Lehengas and Gowns. There are several shops selling wedding trousseau – gowns, bridal lehengas, anarkali suits and bridal saris.

The surprise: A Non-Bridal Wear Shop

As we were walking past the bridal wear shops, we unexpectedly came across ‘Sitara’ (meaning stars) It was a cute little shop with a splash of orange on the wall. There was no bridal couture. On display were colourful kurtas, kurtis and Kolhapuri chappal’s (sandals). On the other side were long flowing drape kurtas that are ideal to be paired with shararas and palazzo pants.  What made them interesting were the colours, the play of textures and embroidery, handcrafted Kutch mirror work, the ikaat and Kalamkari paintings juxtaposed with designs and styles from Pakistan & Afghanistan. Ruchika has crafted these pieces by mixing and matching styles and sensibilities. Detailing is a fine art. It is an inspiration to see the mix & match of textiles from different cultures and different.

Afghani & Pakistani Inspiration

Enumeration, they bring out a subtle gypsy sensibility to the dresses. Each dress follows its own creative rules and there are no set pattern to the dresses. A mustard kurta with Afghani inspired red and green embroidery all along the front panel or a black  dress in super fine cotton  with a  patchwork of bold  red and yellow flowers on the side panels with colourful tassles are a few of the stand out pieces. That is the beauty of shopping in Sitara. Each garment is styled differently and is hence an exclusive piece. The dresses are in the range of Rs.3000 to Rs.20, 000/piece. They can be worn as a dress or paired with your own palazzos or straight pants to create a new look. Tops are in the Rs. 3000 to Rs. 5000 price range. They are also designed in rather interesting styles with patchwork embroidery or Kalamakri painting as the centre panel.

Stylish Kolhapuri Chappals

At first, what caught our attention was the display of Kolhapuri chappals with the most creative and interesting embellishments. What Ruchika, the owner, does is something out of the ordinary? She buys chunky pieces of jewellery from Tibet and Rajasthan and deftly blends them into the straps of the Kolhapuri chappals. So, what have you, chunky silver pendants, colourful beads, silver anklets or an orange Tibetan bracelet adorning your beautiful feet. Kolhapuri chappals are soft and comfortable on the feet and with the added ethnic accessories, they are unique. Pair them with simple cottons and you look stylish in an instant. At Rs. 3000/pair, they are a steal.

The focus of this shop ‘Sitara’ is to showcase the ethnic crafts from interior parts of India. The prices are very very reasonable. Heavily worked kurtas @ Rs. 15000/piece on an average is a steal. Go and grab it. They could cost you twice as much in other shops.

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"This is one of the best Delhi shops for some exquisite carpets from Central Asia. If you are shopping in Delhi for rare carpets , you would do good to visit this store in the Shahpur Jat shopping market. A flight of stairs transports you to a world of oriental rugs. Wonderful carpets and rugs from Iran, Afghanistan, Samarkand, Uzbekistan and Kashmir. are all laid out. The breath-taking creations are sourced from village craftsmen in various countries. Unique, traditional patterns in vibrant colours like red, brown, crème, and black and white make the carpets stand out. Particularly spectacular are the kilims (flat tapestry woven carpets from the Balkans, normally used as decoratives or as prayer mats). Kilims are also used as floor carpets in Western countries these days. There is a good collection of carpets and kilims in wall-to-wall sizes as well as non-standard sizes to fit required spaces. The carpets are made of wool and silk. The prices are at Rs. 5,000 for very small rugs, Rs. 9,000 for a 3 by 4 feet carpet and Rs. 12,000 for the 4 by 6 feet carpet. The more expensive carpets bear prices that range from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 2 lakh each. The prices depend on the material, size and antique value. Worn and antique carpets from various countries around the world are also restored and sold. The shop is big and well-lit and has been around for many years. The owners also have a smaller showroom close by . This is a basement shop for cushions, Indian dhurries, shaggy carpets and woollen carpets. These carpets are woven in the Indian e State of Uttar Pradesh. They cost anywhere from Rs5000 to Rs 10000/piece. In addition to the carpets, they stock some colourful poofs and floor cushions. They are colourful because of the colored threads used in the embroidery and the applique work that is done on the coverings of these pieces. These pieces are created in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The staff is friendly and pays attention to your needs and the owner is usually present to give you special guidance. You would find value for money in the products that you buy in this Delhi shop."
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It was a cute little  shop with a splash of orange on the wall. There was no bridal couture . On  display were colourful kurtas and Kolhapuri  chappals(sandals.) This  was especially relevant .

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