Sitara - Shopkhoj


What’s Interesting :- Colourful kurtis with mirror work and Kolhapuri  chappals

Market :-

Products :- Kurtis  Shoes  

Days Closed :- Open all days

Timing :- 10am-7pm

Phone :- 8800911005

Address :- Shop No. 110 Fashion Hub Lane, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi, 110023

Parking :- Limited Space

Bus/Metro :- Shahpur jat bus stop

Price Range :- Rs.5000 onwards

Payment Methods :- Cash and Card

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Shahpur Jat Market is a very interesting shopping market in Delhi. It retains its original, village, look and feel. It is known as Shahpur Jat village at times. There are uneven pathways and narrow winding lanes just right for a cycle or a scooter to pass through. They are not equipped to handle the 4 wheelers inside the Shahpur Jat Market. There are small houses on either side of the narrow lanes, where you can literally peep in to the homes and have a glimpse of domestic life. There is no hustle and bustle and the crowds are missing. There are no swank store fronts with neon lights. There are general provision stores, stores selling vegetables and fruits, there are stationery shops and then there are hundreds of  bridal boutiques selling fashionable bridal wear. It is a surreal experience.

People go to shop for Bridal lehengas and gowns in the Shahpur Jat  Market.  You will also find  shops selling brocade fabrics, borders and trimmings. There are small tailor shops to fix  buttons and hemlines. Upcoming fashion designers throng this market to buy fabrics and other accessories for designing their clothes.

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 the display were colourful kurtis and Kolhapuri chappals(sandals).

The Kolhapuris

What caught our attention was the display of Kolhapuri chappals with the most creative and interesting emeblishments. 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 in to the  strap of Kolhapuri chappals. 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 Afghani inspiration. 

On the other side are  long flowing drape kurtas that are ideal  to be paired with shararas and plazzo pants. What mad e 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.

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 an d 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.

The dresses are in the Rs15000/ piece price range. They can be worn as a dress or paired with plazzo pants or the straight pants and matched with dupattas of your choice.

Shrot Tops are in the Rs3000 to Rs5000 price range.

The focus of this shop  is to showcase the ethnic crafts from interior parts of India to the world.

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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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