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December 05, 2011

Kinari Bazaar-Chandni Chowk

Visit Kinari Bazaar once and you feel like getting married JUST for the sake of it. Feel like having a mega bollywood-esque wedding (even if you are completely against extravagant wasteful weddings)just so you could create all these clothes for yourself :)

 Once you see these little shops in the tiny lanes with their enormous collection of borders and embellishments, you will never want to buy something from a botique or designer, you`d want to design something yourself.

This is exactly what happened to me. I went looking for a simple border for a bright coral chiffon sari I had. No lavish wedding to go to, I was just hoping to wear it on Diwali. Even though I got a border I really LOVE, I came back feeling a little disappointed. Cos each shop I went to, a thousand ideas came to my head and I wanted to buy so many things. But where would I WEAR these things I was designing in my HEAD!?

I was pestering my mother so much, continuously telling her how our small family never has any grand wedding which one can plan and make outfits for. I pestered her so much apparently that she actually said I should get married. If you knew my mother you`d know how bizarre it is for her to say this.

ANYWAY.. there is no way I can actually describe the beautiful things I came across so I shall let this post turn into a Photo Diary of sorts :)




 Trying out different borders on the Sari.



I fell in LOVE with these! Need to make something with this ASAP. If only an occasion would present itself  :(





My mother bought herself a cutwork parsi border.
It was for Rs 4500.
Thinking of using it over a cream chiffon maybe.


The other colours it was available in










Yep. JUST borders.







This is what I finally picked. From the first shop I visited :) (you can spot it in the first picture)
It was for Rs 2100 and my mother painstakingly  sewed it on.
AndI didnt even end up wearing it on diwali. Opppss!

I have a really nice turquoise blouse to go with this. 




Cutest thing EVER invented! I picked up two and they drive the dogs at home crazy!


Let me know if you like this style of post? Few words, LOTS of pictures? If yes then I went to Sarojini on Saturday, might do one on that.



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Thats EXACTLY how you will feel while shopping in the tiny lanes of kinari bazaar.. but you must PERSEVERE for the love of all things pretty! 

60 comments:

  1. Wow so many borders...and I love the border u chose.. nice nice :D .. Kinari Bazar looks so vibrant man! Loved it!

    And yes post pics...this style of writing is nice too :D

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  2. *In paris hiton's style* Luvs it!

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  3. Kinari Bazaar really is the bestest thing ever, isn't it?! And I really think you should totally go ahead and do a similar Sarojini post as well, because these are my favorite kind!

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  4. Beautiful !
    This is so colorful and lively!

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  5. I have never been to Kinari Bazaar but I know where to go shopping when I get married (I hope it still exists by then).
    The borders are lovely. Must be a street of magical sorts (:

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  6. And I thought Chandani Chowk was confusing! :P
    Beautiful stuff! I love these street markets with the old world charm! :)
    XX

    http://fortheloveoffashionandotherthings.blogspot.com

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  7. ohhhh..i want to go..now!!! this is so colorful and cheerful!

    And do the post on Sarojini nagar..need to know whats new there or please mail me..might hit it on Thursday *excited*:D

    Please visit
    http://sweetandbitterblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/bourjois-blushes-and-how-to-get-one.html

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  8. LOVVVEEE Super helpful for brides to be like meeeee! I bought a suneet verma gown that i need to restructure and embellish and thes are perfect for that !! Whoopie!!

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  9. Beautiful Borders!! And please do the Sarojini post, do do!!!

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  10. My mom runs a boutique in ludhiana and these shops are kind of essentials for our business.... i have always loved viv=siting these shops and buying in bulk :) :)

    also i would love to see such a post on sarojini nagger as well :)

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  11. so confusing!!!
    how the hell could choose one from all of the options available!!
    I love such blog posts!!
    :D

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  12. love what you picked!
    I'm stunned that such a huge shop would contain ONLY saree borders! Damnnn.
    There must have been so much of variety over there, that anyone could take their pick :)

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  13. i LOVE this post !!! kinari bazaar make me feel like a little kid on a sugar rush :P .There are so many options for creating something on your own . i love the lace you picked :)

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  14. ooh and if you love golgappas !! did you try this guy who sits in the kinari lane itself , on a thela sorts ? ohmygod he has the most amazing golgappas !!!

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  15. Please do a post on Sarojini... went there today and was completely confused.

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  16. Hi there.. I needed to knw abt chandini chowk.. thanks fr sharing this post.. also, I wantd to buy a fabulous Indian wear fr my cousin's wedding.. wat place do u suggest? is chandini chowk gud? quality wise?
    Maybe u have time to visit my blog.. pls do comment on the 2nd one if fr sure, if u can :)
    THanks

    You can also follow me on Facebook. I'd lvoe to follow u back.
    Love
    Akanksha

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  17. @ buls HI! i have done posts before on sarojini nagar.
    http://phdinfashion.blogspot.com/2011/04/sarojini-nagar-shopping-101.html

    this might help? its a guide to shopping in sarojini :)
    let me know if it does

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  18. Hii there :)
    just subbed in and saw this pretty post,, the saree is looking lovely now.
    Now I know where to shop for these stuff for my wedding..isn't it amazing that we can design our own stuff with our own imagination,,bazaar like these are a bliss to the lil designer in each one of us,, :)

    Thanks honey :)
    love ur blog,,hav been reading it even for so long.. :)

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  19. I know what you mean. You suddenly find all your creativity oozing out when you shop at such places.. And you wonder WHY do you even need to go to boutiques and splurge so much!
    But this is crazy... look at all those borders!
    I like the one you picked for your saree.. nice bright combo! :)

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  20. Hi there :)
    Thanks for your ideas.. bt I want to wear a different outfit.. not suit- i have an anarkali... n nt sari.. do u have any more ideas? any pictures? I'd definitely try kinari bazaar too :)
    n by 2nd i meant 2nd post (happy bday sweetheart) only :D n den i realized u had already commented

    Thanks :)

    Love
    Akanksha

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  21. ohhh.. I see.. Thanks fr the advice.. nw il look fr some hot cholis :P

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  22. Man! I just love such shopalong posts! Keep em coming baby!

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  23. Wow so pretty! You make me jealous! I wish I lived in Delhi :(

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  24. I LOVE this post and yes, yes please do lots of pictures in Sarojini post!!!!! it makes me feel alive to see delhi!!

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  25. had been there in march-april...was so HOT!

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  26. Aww...those chicks are so cute! Thought those borders in 1st pic were bangles! Nice post and yes u should do the SN post too.

    ♥xx♥

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  27. I luv luv luv luv justttt luv goin to kinari bazar n chandni Chowk ... Der iz so much variety n soooooo many colours to choose frm!! These places just hynotise me n i alwz end at buyin a lot stuff!!

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  28. Thanks to share your information, it is great!
    Y1
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    Kizi

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  29. I am currently on a "make your own wedding lehenga" mission. And I was looking for something like this only. I am new in Delhi and had only seen one dinghy shop in Lajpat market which sold very small collection of laces. My frnd asked me to check out Kinari Bazar and you showed up with such wonderful pictures on my google search! Good job!

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    1. Hey
      mail me info@phdinfashion.com and i`ll guide you :)

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  30. can you please tell me of a place like this in bangalore????

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  31. please help...i have my best buddies wedding 'round the corner would love to find a place like this in Bangalore.

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  32. @ Anon - I really dont know about banglore, but i highly doubt it. If it were there one woudlve heard about it.

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  33. What a great post! I am definitely going there for my wedding shopping! Thanks for such a picture-ful post... new follower :)

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  34. Shalini MukherjeeMay 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    To someone who asked about Bangalore, you will get them at Commerical street - there's a bylane called Narayan Pillai street... go through those shops they have loads but not such supreme quantity and quality.
    Apart from that, Raja market has awesome wholesale stuff...
    However,, never compare prices with what we get in Delhi or even Mumbai.
    Hope this helped.

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  35. hey! thid is awsome. i m scheduled to go for a visit 2 delhi dis month. can u give me the directions to dis place starting from CP?

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  36. @ anon please take the metro to chandni chowk. U can mail me as well if u`d like more info stylish.rammblings@gmail.com

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  37. Hi! My names Aman. I am coming down to India next month and had a few questions.
    I am trying to locate the best place to purchase Indian bridal/non bridal outfits at wholesale prices. What would be the best places? I have many designs of my own that I wish to get made also. Where would I be able to find a tailor n kaarigar that would offer me wholesale prices as everything I will be purchasing will be in bulk.


    Any suggestions are EXTREMELY appreciated!!
    This post of yours was very helpful as well!

    And lastly, its only going to be my husband & I coming down. As we don't know anyone in Delhi I was hoping I could get some insight on where to go to have fun, best places to eat, etc. We're both in our mid-20s and we're coming down from Vancouver to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary (and get some insight on indian clothing) so any recommendations would be great!!



    Thanks so much in advance :)
    Aman

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    1. Hi Aman. thank u so much for your detailed email :) Wish u had left a contact behind so i could answer all ur questions
      Please mail me info@phdinfashion.com and i`ll gladly help. its a bit difficult to post a long reply here. looking fwd to hearing from u soon :)

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    2. That'd be great!! Thanks a bunch!! :) I really appreciate it! I'll send you the email right now.

      Aman :)

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    3. Hi Aman
      I am in Kolkata. Selling heavy Borders and Patches in latest DESIGNER hand-embroidery. Very High quality and couture designs. Both retail and wholesale. contact at artikeyal@gmail.com Check me on facebook: Kolkata.Embroidery.Taraana

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  38. Hi There, I just spent a little time reading through your
    posts, which I found entirely by mistake whilst researching one of
    my projects. Please continue to write more because it’s unusual that someone has
    something interesting to say about this. Will be waiting for more!

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  39. I heard from someone that there are tailors in kinari bazar who make wedding lehangs as to guide them,Is it true?Can you guide me where I can find good tailors for My wedding Lehanga

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    1. Hey
      if you mail me info@phdinfashion.com i can guide you

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  40. Hey dear please help me! I heard abt karigars for zardozi in chandni chowk.. I will be in delhi in march..i want my wedding dresses to be made in delhi.. Can you guide me where can i get the work done in wholesale rates as i ve plenty of them to be done :( please please mail me at kashmiri_das_mbbs@yahoo.co.in ..

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  41. I really like it. I often read these information, it helps me feel more relaxing after working. Kizi

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  42. wonderful post ! so many borders !! :O

    Did you pay 2100 only for the amount you needed or for the entire roll ?

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    1. They only sell entire roll..its generally of 9meters or 18 meters.

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  43. Really amazing....nice share.. i love it. thanks so much. Friv

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  44. Plzzz write the name of the particular shop dt u clicked n uploaded...

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  45. i went here before

    lovely place

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  46. 4500 is ok for a parsi gera border(though still a tad too much) , but 2100 for the leafy rajasthani border? he fleeced you...i have recently (only last week ) been to kinari bazaar and picked us a HUGE WIDE parsley silver 'aam keri' pattern border for rs. 650 (9 metres) and another HUGE BROAD gold 'makkhi' traditional woven border for Rs. 400 only..........i am telling you they fleeced you big time.........and no, i didnt and am no good at bargaining, i bought stuff at quoted price.

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    1. Hina which shop? pics of design you bought?

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  47. This is the best post one could ever see. Thank you a lot for this post!
    kizi

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  48. hi fashion phd, i am higly impressed by your post and went yesterday to kinari bazar and the same thing which happened to you , was got so much confused . You pay 2100 for this border , thats is absolutely right because most of the shops selling it at the same price.
    Well, I need your help in buying a plain white saree or any dyeable stuff as i picked the lace but its not matching in a right way to my saree so i want a stuff like yours( superlike!) or crepe saree. Can you please give me the idea to where to buy plain struff in chandni chowk??????? PLZ HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  49. would like to thank you for sharing this content, it is really good
    kizi
    Yepi
    Friv

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  50. The beautiful artwork is made from the skillful hands...
    Friv
    Kizi
    Yepi
    Juegos

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  51. Hi

    What a useful post it is ..Its so informative I will be coming to delhi soon for my bridal shopping and I really need guidance regarding where to get the fabrics for sarees all these chiffons and georgettes .

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  52. Hi, how many metres of border do you need for a saree, also where did you buy your fabric for your saree from, can you suggest any good places to buy fabric like yours from dehli and any good tailors?

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