Top 8 Stores and Boutiques for Anarkali Suit Shopping in Delhi
By Contributor: Uzma
Anarkali suits owe their name to the famous courtesan in the court of Mughal emperor Akbar. Haan jee, haan jee! Mughl-e-Azam wali Anarkali. Over the years anarkali dress has evolved a lot. Short, knee length, ankle length everything has been in trend for a while. Traditionally it is worn with churidars but now it has Graduated (why not Masters, or better PhD??) to trousers, Palazzo and flared Shararas. Indeed, they look grand. A basic Anarkali has pleats, tucks and loads of fabric to give voluminous flare.
So, here I have listed 8 best places and shops where you can find a perfect Anarkali suit according to your taste in Delhi, India. Get it, flaunt it, and don’t forget to wear 100 watt smile of Anarkali aka Madhubala with it. Whether you are a sister to bride, wedding guest or THE bride you need to check out these stores. Read on!
1. Chabra 555 for Anarkali Shopping:
More than 50 years old shop, which has several stores in different parts of the city, including Chandni Chowk, Rajouri Garden and Cannaught Place. You must visit this place if you’re looking for Anarkalis and stress over quality more than anything else. They’ll not disappoint you.
2. Meena Bazaar for Shopping:
A prominent name in Indian wear. They have elegant collection of Sarees, Lehangas and Anarkalis. They have various outlets across Delhi. You can find one in Lajpat Nagar and Great India Place Mall, Noida. They are now available to buy online also.
3. Frontier Raas, South Extension, Delhi:
As I was browsing the whole world of bridal blogs, I got a lot of good reveiw about Frontier Raas in South Extension. And when I checked it, it indeed has a magnificent collection of Party wear Anarkalis. They also have a wide range to suit your budget. Check their FB page to get some idea.
4.Ushnak Mal, Soth Ex:
This one is also situated in South Ex, and almost a 200 years old shop. They have huge variety of Indo-western, sarees, gowns, Anarkalis and bridal lehangas. Clothes are a little bit over priced but quality is nevertheless good.
P.S.- They can also create your dream Designer outfit on budget. Just carry a picture of what you want.
5. Bombay Selections for Suits:
Who hasn’t heard of Bombay Selections. Their clothes are of high quality, and styling. Their Anarkalis are all very heavy and ideal for evening wear and bridal. You can find its store in almost every mall, besides that they have a store in Rajouri Garden, Kamla Nagar and Karol Bagh also.
6. Ogaan/ Purple Jungle, Hauz Khas:
Hauz Khas Village is a hub of upcoming , trendy designers. Most of them have their independent labels and their little own boutique in streets of Hauz Khas. Ogaan and Purple Jungle are such boutiques. They have some really fresh, extensive collection of anarkali suits. And there price is comparatively lower than those of designer tags. Visit these boutiques and you may find your very own designer.
Biba is everywhere. Just so many stores. Biba is for you if you’re all for sophistication and comfort. The supreme quality is that I’ve never found any of their collection boring, despite only having cotton and prints as their design. They have most vibrant ethnic collections and price range is also very versatile. You can get an Anarkali for every occasion here. Check Anshita’s review of Biba Clothing for pictures.
8. Bridal Exhibitions:
Jalsa, Vivaha, Wedding Asia, Bridal Asia. Bridal Exhibitions are best stop to get festive high-end Anarkalis. It’s a nice opportunity to get all the highstreet brand on one stage. Best of all you get to see so many amateur prodigies who have a fresh eye for traditional clothings- think Masaba Gupta and Nida Mahmood. So, do visit these exhibitions to heighten up the glamour quotient.
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