Senior Wedding Writer
“Oh God, this Manish Malhotra lehenga is so stunning, but sooo out of my budget!!!!” Does this sentence strike a chord, while you feverishly go through gorgeous but unaffordable designer wear on your social media feed! We get it, bridal shopping can be difficult, especially when you have a wide variety of designer wear ready to seduce you at every given point! But if you are on a shaadi-shopping mode and your next stop happens to be Chandni Chowk, then our ultimate shopping guide to the bustling old Delhi neighbourhood would be ideal for you. Go on, scroll down to find out all about these stores, their latest designs and much more…
Om Prakash Jawahar Lal has been the most popular bridal shopping destination amongst old and new. It is one of the oldest establishment in the market that has, for years, carved a niche for itself in the bridal lehenga business. We bet, you might even score a similar Manish Malhotra or a Sabyasachi lehenga here for a quarter of its original price! But hang on, everything here is not all that cheap. It has a mid budget price range, with some great lehenga designs that would cost you anywhere around 75K and upward.
Address: 354, Naya Katra, 1st Floor, Chandni Chowk
Contact Number: 098119 50805
Now that your lehenga is sorted, we’re sure you need some elegant jewellery to go with it! Check out what we found on Myntra for just Rs 543!
Tucked in the bylanes of Nai Sarak, Asiana Couture is a well lit and inviting store, that has been a newbie in the bridal trousseau business. But what they lack in experience, they make up with their stunning designs. This is another store that has a trendy bridal collection which scores on quality and design. There is always something for everyone here. Who knows, even your sister might find her lehenga to don on your shaadi here.
Address: 652, 655, Katra Hardayal, Nai Sarak, Chandni Chowk
Contact Number: 011 2326 9452
Do you know what would look great with these gorgeous outfits? These equally gorgeous heels that we came across on Myntra… For only Rs 1,097!
Dalmia Fashions used to be a small store earlier but has recently been renovated and given an elegant twist to match the taste of many fashion-forward brides. It is a ‘one stop shop’ that concerns all the wedding clothing needs for not only you but also your family. It is also up to date with latest trends with the highest quality guaranteed. You will find a lot of Sabyasachi inspired outfits here that can be brought for a steal! If you want to go for affordable bridal wear (50K-80K) which is also fashionable, then Dalmia Fashions should be your only choice.
Address: 5743, Nai Sarak, Jogiwara, Chandni Chowk
Contact Number: 011 4356 4848
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Prices (L-R): 96K, 54K, 54K, 56K
Don’t go by the name, this store is a real treasure! Sudhir Bhai is very famous for its subtle designs, which do not burn a hole in your pocket. Even if you don’t find your bridal lehenga here, you will be able to score some nice lehengas and sarees for other functions such as the mehendi, sangeet and reception. Prices of heavily embroidered lehengas start from 50K and can go up based on the kind of work and the material you choose.
Prices (L-R): 64K, 56K, 56K, 64K, 56K
Address: 485, Katra Asharfi, Chandni Chowk
Contact Number: 011 2326 9347
Too many outfits and no time to buy matching jewellery? Or you want something that can go well with most of your dresses? This pretty golden and pink choker does just that! Get it on Myntra for Rs 3,120.
Prices (L-R): 1.25L, 95K
Whether you are looking for heavily embroidered or even light and breezy lehengas, Sunehree boutique will make sure it suits your discerning tastes well. But since the brand guarantees quality and luxury, it sure does come with a price. Although it is not a super expensive store per se, it’s not even cheap either. You can find a good bridal lehenga here for anything near 90K.
Address: 242, 1st Flor, Main Road, Near Katra Pyarelal
Contact Number: 011 2327 5488
We are in love with the designs from Sunehree. Pep them up a bit more with these rocking mirrored sunglasses we found on Myntra for Rs 2,460!
Just like Om Prakash Jawahar Lal, Shrangar has also been a trusted establishment in Chandni Chowk since years. It’s equally famous for its heavy bridal lehengas, as much as the pretty pastels, that would go well with your mehendi and sangeet functions. If you don’t want to waste your time looking at different stores at a stretch, Shrangar will be the place you would ideally want to check out!
Address: 1220, Maliwara, Chandni Chowk
Contact Number: 011 4906 4205
Your lehenga is already so heavy and add to it the weight of your jewellery! Looking for a comfy yet stylish pair of heels to go with your outfit? Check out this awesome pair we found on Jabong. It is for Rs 1,200 only!
Pakeeza is much cheaper in terms of price as compared to all the other stores we’ve mentioned above. Along with the variety of bridal ensembles, their quality too has become better with passing time, which makes it a ‘must visit’ during your shaadi shopping. The designs are not exact replicas of high-end designer outfits, but they are still quite good.
Address: 297, Near Katra Pyare Lal, Main Road, Chandni Chowk
Contact Number: 098105 98736
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1. Bargain, because it really works in Chandni Chowk! Even a difference of 10K is huge considering all the expenses that you’re incurring during your wedding.
2. Do not and we mean DO NOT listen to the agents roaming around on the streets, luring you with Manish Malhotra design replicas at cheap prices. Their quality is not good and you will only end up being fleeced.
3. You might find the same design in a lot of different stores because sometimes the clothes are mass produced. Don’t be surprised by this!
4. Do NOT ask the stores or designers to make major changes to the outfits. Removing a kali or a border is fine, but asking for major changes in the design might end up ruining it altogether.
5. Do check out Kinari Bazaar for some cute borders, latkans, sequins and other itsy-bitsy shaadi stuff like shagun envelopes, decor items among others.
6. Do not forget to munch on some mouth-watering snacks while in Chandni Chowk. Although Shree Balaji Chaat Bhandar and Natraj are our favourites. You’d find great chaat at every corner of this food haven.
7. Chandni Chowk is a must visit place for brides not just in Delhi, but all over the country. But that doesn’t mean that you will definitely find THE lehenga that you’re looking for. Don’t be disappointed if that happens. You can always check out Lajpat Nagar, Rajouri Garden and Shahpur Jat stores to find your dream lehenga.
Here’s another guide for shopping at Chandni Chowk for everything else that you might need for your wedding!
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