Shop the Yes Style 60% OFF SALE

August 22, 2013

Just Another Day, Shopping In Chandni Chowk!

I am sure you all have heard about the treasure that chandni chowk is. Specially when it comes to 'replicas'. And I know once u hear the word 'copy' or 'replica' you do flinch a little,  and maybe shake your head.

But the way these guys do the sarees and lehengas, in whatever style - be it Sabyasachi Ritu Kumar or Manish Malhotra, its quite an Art. It doesnt LOOK cheap, nor like a replica.

Now I am not commenting on whether it should be done or not and the ethics of fashion, and how trends work, but its worth having a look!
But the annoying thing is that they WILL NOT let you take pictures! NOT ONE

Which is quite odd, since most of the shops are selling the same exact things, so I dont know why theyre so worried about getting 'copied'!! And the fact that they COPY themselves, I dont get where they get so paranoid about the whole thing.

I went to one such shop for a shoot once and that day they had no such instructions in place since there were cameras rolling ever where!






With Rina Dhaka And Shibani Dandekar shooting 'Style & The City'
You can see that the black saree on Shibani, is one Vidya Balan has worn in the past, and also they have a catalogue of celebs, and they HAVE these sarees. For under 10k 




I was in LOVE with this Rani Pink Gota Pati Lehnga.



I went recently to the same shop and I was banned from taking ANY pictures,I however sneaked in a few : )


I had gone with a friend of mine, whose getting married soon. This gota pati lehenga was the FIRST one they showed her. Such a good friend I AM, I ended up buying it for myself eventually! For 14K.

A beautiful 'Sabyasachi', available in many colours.


'Ritu Kumar' and my sneaky pictures!

Going to such shops, and seeing how they combine colours and put ensembles together is really something! And NOW I get why people have such elaborate weddings with many (unnecessary & wasteful) ceremonies! Its ALL about the clothessss!

 photo tumblr_ma1wwphn6c1rs2x68o6_250.gif
Reaction to the lovely stuff in Chandni Chowk.

Mehak from Peaches and Blush, has started an amaizng wedding website - wedmegood.com and she too has posted about shopping in Chandni Chowk - Visit It Here !

64 comments:

  1. Hi, which place in chandni chowk are these shops?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Replies
    1. check out shops in Katra Ashrafi and the lane is full of these

      Delete
    2. plzz let me know the exact name of this shop ..

      Delete
  3. Yeah, same question.. which place or shops can be suggested there?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Katra Ashrafi is the place in chandni chowk for these shops :)

      Delete
  4. beautiful stuff indeed...

    no one would think they are replicas of one is getting out of a bmw anyway :D which of course would be rented for the day ;D


    oh yes, it's all about the clothes!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I went to these shops while my brother's wedding. I didn't pick up anything (coz I wore my Mom's 30 year old stuff) but they sure had a lot of stuff which tempted me.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I usually don't gravitate towards pink.. but this one looks lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  7. please tell me the exact name of this shop.
    its my brothers wedding soon. i really need help.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi! please give me your email or email me at info@phdinfashion.com

      Delete
    2. hi.. m getting married in nov & love the pics you showed above.. can you tell me the shop name where you saw this pink & orange lehnga..plzz.. my id is lovelynegi@gmail.com

      Many thanksss

      Delete
    3. I have mailed you.. please reply me asap... plzzz

      Delete
    4. hey hiii .. plz email me the exact name of this shop.. my id is rinkydutt4@gmail.com..its my sis weddng in feb

      Delete
    5. Hey! Can you send me the shop address on vidhurulz@gmail.com,please.

      Delete
    6. Pls send me the name of the shop at deepali_jn@yahoo.com. Thanks

      Delete
    7. Radhika.ka@gmail.com pls tell me the shop name too

      Delete
  8. The Rani Pink Gotta Patti Skirt totally looks like the Anita Dongre Lehenga in the latest Teach-Savvy Bride collection!!!!!

    I fell in love with it then..and i am still in love with it now!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi, Please tell me the exact shop..the lehengas looks lovely..Its my sister's wedding and I want to get the same lehanga.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi please email me info@phdinfashion.com and i will help you out!

      Delete
  10. I think its great that you can buy replicas of designer styles and celebrity looks! but r the replicas good quality? because i hav seen lots of websites that claim they sell exact copies, but in reality it is cheap fabric n a totally different pattern. so in these chandni chowk shops do they match the images in the celeb catalogue well ? Also, I was wondering wat markets u wud suggest that r best for good quality replicas in India, especially of tarun tahiliani, Bollywood looks & manish malhotra. I live in Chicago so I'm not sure where r the best places to go for awesome replicas, so some insight wud be fabulous!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Satina, pls email me info@phdinfashion.com if you want more info on this

      Delete
  11. Amazing picture.. .. and the pink lehenga is really pretty. can u tell us the shops which are a musst-check-out in chandni chowk? I am not from Delhi, so that info will be very useful given the time constraints :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. pls email me info@phdinfashion.com if you want more info on this

      Delete
  12. Hello,
    I have sent you an email at info@phdinfashion.com.

    Looking forward to your response!

    Thanks :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I need to buy nice sarees.. Preferbaly in chiffon. You think i can get it there?? I need for marriage purpose. Also I saw these lehnga sarees, if u have any idea where I can get those. Please do lemme know :)

    Thanks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. pls email me info@phdinfashion.com if you want more info on this

      Delete
  14. Hey....I hv emailed u....plz reply soon
    Thanx :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. If m getting married in november plz suggest me shops in chandni chowk for my wedding shopping for wedding lehenga. My budget is around 12k

    ReplyDelete
  16. Loved ..loved ...loved this post! Mailing u in info@phdinfashion.com for details of this shop...do revert back as soon as u get time .

    Love
    Suki

    ReplyDelete
  17. hey plz tell me d name of the shops in katra asharfi...m mailing u rite now.....

    ReplyDelete
  18. n if you any knowledge about asiana couture.....n den plz let me know...thank u

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey.. I recently visited Asiana Couture(address : 655,katra hardayal,nai sarak CC) and found some very good stuff there.If you are looking for fine work & designer pieces(copies),would recommend this shop to everyone.You can also get some fairy kind one pieces for reception/sagan.They have stuff starting 30-35k and ranging upto God knows.But each of their collection is unique in itself.I went in Sep13 and they are taking orders for Jan 14 wedding so gals hurry up!

      I am shopping for my sis who is in US and my plan is to atleast buy two-three pieces from there.

      My response on few other shops that I visted:

      1 Kamal Bhai- Too expensive;their collection is awesome however.The designer sarees their start from 25k.

      2 Kohinoor Plaza -Not much variety but yes few lehangas were really good and you can get a nce lehange if your budget is less than Rs40k

      3 PP sarees – some good collection within 50k.It deals in lehangas only.

      Your comment is awaiting moderati

      Delete
  19. hey I am realy looking for the bollywood replicas... as i have my sister's wedding this year... and even I have mailed you on the above given email address...

    If you can help me with the shops in chandani chowk for the same.

    Thank You.

    ReplyDelete
  20. you are very expensive. 5K for 4 hours :O

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Please find me a cheaper service and let me know :)

      Delete
  21. Nice writing. You should write more on it. Put good effort on it. Buy stylish mobile case from http://www.chumbak.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. Has anybody been able to figure out name of the shop?

    ReplyDelete
  23. Just loved your post!!!!!!!
    E-mailed you as well for my queries:) :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. hey.....nice blog....emailed u my query plz ans...thanx

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hi,
    I really enjoyed your post! I am travelling to India end of this month to attend my brother's wedding. Will be staying in Delhi just one single day. Unfortunately, It is Monday and all the other shopping hubs would be closed like South Ex, Karol bagh, Sarojini nager. Which leaves me either going to CC or Malls. I definitely want to do some ethnic shopping so skipping the malls option. I would really appreciate if you could tell me the shop's name where you find these awesome lahengas. Also, if you are from delhi, can you please let me know what other shopping area will be open on Monday? Thanks in advance!! My email id is swati_sush@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hi,

    Really loved the post!!,Pls. send me the name of shop.my mailid is manmeetkaur_78@yahoo.com.

    Thanks,Pls. do mail,waiting!!

    Manmeet kaur

    ReplyDelete
  27. Thanks for replying on instagram. I somehow missed this post. Suoer lovely for 14K. I might plead you to come with me when I get married.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hey i really need help...my wedding is scheduled for jan 19th,n i havn't finalised my lehnga.Please suggest few shops i. Chandini chawk. Specially d shop from vr dt pink lehnga is from.My id is priyadarshini.sharma@gmail.com.Plz do reply

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hey i really need help...my wedding is scheduled for jan 19th,n i havn't finalised my lehnga.Please suggest few shops i. Chandini chawk. Specially d shop from vr dt pink lehnga is from.My id is priyadarshini.sharma@gmail.com.Plz do reply

    ReplyDelete
  30. Woh! Though I am not based in Delhi, but visit Chandni Chok everytime I go Delhi.
    My mother is a great fan of this place and happens to shop everytime she is here. I also bought a few Suits from here and simply love them.

    Nikita


    Love,
    Nikita
    http://pen-twister.blogspot.in/

    ReplyDelete
  31. hii... do these shops also have designer suits or is it jus sarees n lehengas?? plzz rep asap.. mah e mail id is nitikalal92@gmail.com.. will b waiting for ur mail!!! grateful! :)
    thanks a ton!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Hi pls give the shop name ASAP I'm going to India next week

    ReplyDelete
  33. A Red cocktail dresse is the key to a man's heart sometimes. You compagnion doesn't look at you the same ? Charm him again with these cute dresses.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Its a good really good post, India is always filled with its traditional values, customs & thoughts. It is amazing and gorgeous designer salwar kameez online collection. it has amazing designs and colors.

    gifts to india

    send gifts to india

    ReplyDelete
  35. hi i hv to buy suits & sarees for gift purpose for relatives..its my brother's wedding in April. plz share names of the shops where we can buy affordable suits & sarees. Budget for party wear suits is- Rs.1500 to Rs.4000 & sarees is under 5k. plz help...my e-mail id is agnihotri.shweta@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. I have sent you an email requesting for more information, please send me as many details as you can. Thanks in advance!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Hi
    I have sent you my query for exact name of shops. I havet to go there in coming 2-3 days.
    Please help me. I have to shop some suits also.
    Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  38. This is a must see post for all brides! You are a life saver.. :) brilliant post sweety

    ReplyDelete
  39. i
    I have sent you my query for exact name of shops.my budget is 12-15k
    Please help me
    Thanks.

    Reply

    ReplyDelete
  40. Nice to see these designs. The information in your blog is very informative. Keep up the good work. The Top Fashion Design Colleges in India or the Fashion Design Institutes in India offers various courses and programmes in fashion courses, which are very interactive and prepares students for real fashion world. Thanks...

    ReplyDelete
  41. Very useful post! What is the name of this shop and it's location? Will be visiting dehli soon and was wondering where I can pick up manish malhotra type sarees at affordable prices? And where can I buy nice borders and fabric to design sarees?

    ReplyDelete
  42. Hey, i have also visited Asiana Couture in chandni chowk and i must recommend this shop to all and every bride to be. This one shop has almost all collections which are to die for !! pretty and beautiful. Amazing work with proper design knowledge that reflects in the pieces !!

    ReplyDelete
  43. what is the name of this shop....

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...