For example, cotton and silk are popular in South India, and the States of Bengal, Uttar Pradesh & Gujarat . South India for instance, is popular for Gadwal,Mangalgiri, Vanketagiri and Pochampally Ikaat textiles. East India has Tussar,Sambalpuri,Dhakai Jamdani fabrics of Inida .North India is popular for Kota,Leheriya,Bandhej,chikankari and Phukari Fabrics. West India is well known for Paithani, Patola and Chanderi fabrics of India. Above all, the sheer range of textiles& fabrics is magnificent.
The tradition dresses are so varied in India. They are made using the unique Indian textiles. Women in South India &East India traditionally wear sarees .Women in Rajasthan & Gujarat wear lehengas. Women in Punjab & Kashmir wear the Salwar Kameez. The textiles and fabrics vary for each of the garments.
There is a lot of emphasis on bridal trousseau in India. Bridal trousseau can be made from Banarsi, silk , pure silk ,Chanderi silk and so on. The options are limitless. The best shopping markets for bridal wear dresses are Chandni Chowk in Delhi , Johari Bazar Market in Jaipur and Santa Cruz Market in Mumbai. One can also shop for exclusive designer brands at Emporio Mall in Delhi. The designers also create western wear dresses such as gowns.
Young Indian women prefer to dress in comfortable western wear to the work place. Hence, there are several international brands such as Zara, Marks& Spencer, Uniqlo, Vero Moda &H&M, who have opened stores in various malls in India.
If you are a tourist ,do pick up one piece of clothing that is native to India. It could be Jamdani saris from Kolkata, the Kanjivaram silk from South India or the block printed cottons from Rajasthan.What you will take home with you is the exquisite handiwork of a faceless artisan.
At Shopkhoj, we have travelled to different cities to pick out the best fabric of India &clothing shops for women across malls, markets and shops. You will understand the origins of each of the textiles.Above all, you now have all the information on where to shop and what to buy before you step out shopping.