Firstly, if there is a wedding in the family, Kinari Bazar in delhi is the place to go for shopping. There are shops and more shops that stock bridal lehengas and wedding wear sarees. The bridal lehengas start from Rs. 15000/piece and can go up to more than Rs. 1,00,000/piece.
Walk around in Kinari Bazar and Nai Sadak. There are lanes and alleys that will lead you to small shopping markets in Chandni Chowk. The lanes are stocked with shops selling bridal lehengas. Many of them are wholesalers. They are hence able to share a reasonable price for the bridal lehengas. As the lehenga is to be worn just once, many brides do not wish to spend exorbitant sums of money on them. Bridal lehengas – Kinari Bazar have some of the best collection.
The market is known for all types of wedding finery – sehra or grooms turbans, ornate lehengas, bridal veils, gold brocade sherwanis, in fact the entire bridal trousseau is available both on hire and for sale. There are countless little shops selling garlands made of gold and silver tinsel, crisp currency notes, colourful beads, colourful gleaming sequins and so on.
In embroidery, kinari means edging or borders – so the small market is replete with ribbons and borders for saris and salwars. The collection is huge – plain, silver and gold textured patterns, gold strings, mirror work, kundan, sequin, lace, embroidery, embellishments galore! The borders come in lots of colours and varying widths, from thin ribbon strings to four-inch borders for lehengas. Borders are normally sold as nine-meter pieces and cost anything between Rs. 400 and Rs. 3000 each ,depending on the work. This market also has some shops which sell gift boxes, tissue cloth bags, ribbons and gold- plated trays for weddings or special occasions. Also available at Kinari Bazar are aesthetic gift wraps and envelopes for gift cheques and cash as well.
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