Shopping for your trousseau and confused about what to buy and from where?! Yes, a lot of brides do feel clueless when it comes to trousseau shopping. There is just so much to buy and everyone wants a trousseau that’s packed with variety and a good mix of luxury and budget items. And that’s where we step in! Check out the Delhi bride’s guide to wedding shopping in the city. From budget stores to high-end boutiques, we’re telling you exactly where all you need to go.
1. Amrapali, Khan Market
Image: Amrapali Jewels on InstagramAmrapali isn’t your regular budget store, but trust us, every bride needs at least one gorgeous piece from here. Their collection goes from classic to vintage to tribal and sometimes totally offbeat and unique. Most of their pieces are either silver or gold-plated and a pair of basic silver jhumkas start at Rs 3,000. Neck pieces to go with your suits are priced a little higher, but it surely is worth the money. POPxo Loves: Their gold-plated chandbali collection
2. Soranam, Shahpur Jat
Image: Soranam on InstagramSoranam has something for every budget and style. Starting from as less as Rs 1,000, you can get jewellery pieces for your trousseau for not more than Rs 5,000. The best part is that this one store will give you a lot of variety and you can pick up accessories for everyday wear to exquisite pieces for the post-shaadi events. POPxo Loves: Their matha patti collection and maang tikkas. They’re stunning!
3. Osr Jewellers, Lajpat Nagar
Image: Osr Jewellers on InstagramOsr Jewellers have the largest variety of everything you ever need! Artificial jewellery that looks just like the real deal and all the latest trends, all under one roof. Their pieces could start for as less as Rs 500 and you could easily find a gorgeous pair of earrings or necklace for not more than Rs 1,500. From kundan to polki, pearls and gorgeous meenakari, they have it all!
POPxo Loves: Their collection of reversible necklaces is a must buy!
For Indian wear
1. Shahpur Jat
Image: Abhinav Mishra on InstagramShahpur Jat village is a hub of designers in all budgets. And for the bride who wants a variety of outfits for her trousseau, this market is a must visit. We highly recommend Abhinav Mishra for his pretty pastel anarkalis and lehengas with delicate work. The anarkalis here start at around Rs 25,000 but the quality and work are worth every penny. Head to Avnni Kapur for quirky prints, cutout suits and pop-coloured outfits. For girls who would love to have a pant saree in their collection, Gazal Gupta is the boss! You can find one for around 25,000-30,000. POPxo Loves: Abhinav Mishra for his fresh and fabulous designs.
2. Frontier Raas, South Extension
Image: Frontier Raas on InstagramOne of the most popular bridal wear stores in Delhi, Frontier Raas is a bride’s paradise! From lehengas, sarees, suits and even indo-western gowns, you can actually find everything here. Although it’s not very low on prices, you still can pick up sarees and suits in a decent budget. Expect lots of bling and typical Indian wear that you’d want for those first year functions. Do keep an eye out for the sale to grab great deals. POPxo Loves: Their collection of gowns which are perfect to wear for a special first year event.
3. Ram Kishan Sarees, Chandni Chowk
Image: ShutterstockSarees, shararas, anarkali suits and lehengas, Ram Kishan Sarees in Chandni Chowk is your go-to destination if you’re looking for gorgeous trousseau wear on a budget. The store is open to customisation and prices are quite reasonable. The best part is that they even have a great collection of concept suits and sarees. Head here to pack your trousseau with some stunning yet affordable pieces.
POPxo Loves: Their pretty pretty gota patti suits.
1. Needledust, Shahpur Jat
Image: Needledust on InstagramSo you’ve probably heard of this amazing jutti brand and as a newlywed you will have a lot of occasions where you’d want to ditch the heels and slip into a gorgeous pair of juttis. Needledust is all about fresh, new designs that include elements such as birds, umbrellas, elephants and pom-poms. The designs are quirky and fun, and their brand new collection with designer Arpita Mehta is full of sequins, gota and thread embroidery. The prices start at Rs 1,900 and go upto Rs 4,000.POPxo Loves: Their colour schemes are just too pretty.
2. Venus Steps, South Extension
Image: Venus Steps on InstagramA popular footwear store in South Ex, Venus Steps is great for western and Indian footwear. You can find everyday flats, embellished sandals, party heels and even boots here. The variety is endless and their vast price range ensures that there’s something for everyone. Watch out for the sales to grab great deals!POPxo Loves: Their sequined heels that look just too glam.
3. The Shoe Garage, Shahpur Jat
Image: The Shoe Garage on InstagramThe Shoe Garage is hidden gem tucked away in a corner in Shahpur Jat. The store is packed with a huge variety of flats, heels, juttis and footwear to go with all your western wear as well. But what makes us visit this store again and again is the amazing price range. Also, their made-to-order service lets you customize the style, design, material and colour of the footwear! Now isn’t that great?!
POPxo Loves: The fact that we can get our initials embroidered on a pair of juttis here!
Other stores you need to check out
1. Biba, Lajpat Nagar - For regular wear suits and kurtas you can wear to office.
2. Baggit, Karol Bagh - For the largest collection of handbags. You’re sure to find a lot of favourites here!
3. Hunkemoller, DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj - For the sexist lingerie and nightwear. And it isn’t over-the-top expensive.
4. FabIndia, South Ex - For their ethnic potli bags! For around Rs 1, 000-1,500 you can get yourself something extremely pretty.
5. Lifestyle Stores, Nationwide - A multi-brand store, Lifestyle is perfect for all your western wear needs.