Senior Wedding Writer
We Dilliwalas are blessed with an array of fantastic options when it comes to shaadi shopping. Be it our own wedding, or a loved one’s or just a random one that we have to attend, we are spoilt for choice for places where we can do all the shaadi shopping at one go. But this is also the reason, that we have almost forgotten the joy of getting our outfits custom made. We go around searching for that perfect outfit from one shop to another, without considering the proper fitting requirements. Wouldn’t it be awesome, then, if we could just pick the right fabrics, choose a design online (Bollywood inspiration, anyone?) and head out to that one trusted tailor bhaiya and get it made? My cousin got married a few weeks back and this is exactly what I did! I searched for outfit inspos online, picked out all the fabrics that I needed and my tailor bhaiya got to work! I made a list of 5 best markets for fabric shopping in Delhi and you must check them out for the next time you plan to make your shaadi outfit custom made to the T!
The great variety of fabrics coupled with the number of options available here have lured not just the general public but also designers to this paradise. You can find an array of shops dealing in a wide variety of cotton and handloom cloth. Apart from that, you can also find raw silk, crepe, georgette, velvet and many other fabrics in various colours and patterns. A legit heaven, and a must-visit for all your fabric needs!
POPxo Suggests: HP Singh Agencies, G-1 Vaikunth Building, 82-83 Nehru Place (Contact: 011 46614444)
This place has been around ever since India got Independence! Known to be a place where you get high quality fabric and its exceptional ethnic work, Shankar Market is a heaven for fabric seekers. Covering a huge space opposite M-Block in Connaught Place, this place has close to 100 shops selling a variety of silk, spun, cotton, georgette and net fabrics. You can also find intricate zardozi and embroidery on the fabrics sold here. You’ll totes love it!
POPxo Suggests: Fashion House, 67-68, Shankar Market (Contact: 011 2341 7517)
Another gem in Delhi where you find rolls and rolls of fabrics in a variety of colours and patterns. You can pick net, velvet, georgette, chiffon among a lot of other options. There’s some fabulous examples of embroidery, zari and sequin work at some stores here - perfect for a shaadi outfit, right?
POPxo Suggests: KC Creations, 4, Pushpa Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II (Contact: 011 4352 0000)
When talking of fabrics and creativity, how can we forget Chandni Chowk - the queen of ethnic wear markets in Delhi! Chandni Chowk is not just all about pretty bridal lehengas and great street food. It is also a haven for fabric seekers in the city. Both Nai Sarak and Kinari Bazar are filled to the brim with showrooms and shops selling a huge range of fabrics. You can find embroidered raw silk, net, zari work, georgette, cotton, Banarasi brocade and what not! All you need is some patience and the will to look for the right fabric!
POPxo Suggests: Asian Fabrics, 652 & 655, Nai Sarak, Chandni Chowk (Contact: 011 2326 9443)
This was all about fabrics available at CC, we also have a list of all the best places to shop for a readymade bridal outfit in this paradise. Check it out here.)
And you thought that Rajouri Garden was only famous for branded showrooms and readymade outfits, didn’t you? Well, that is so not true as it is such a hidden treasure! There are a lot of good fabric shops tucked in the back lanes of the main market in Rajouri Garden. They might be a little pricier than other wholesale markets, but they have some good options available in silk, net and georgette among others.
POPxo Suggests: Fashion Fabrics, H-22/2, Back Lane, Main Market, Rajouri Garden (Contact: 927 866 7866)
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