Sarees! They are a reflection of our grounded national vibes. They represent the dynamic nature of our colourful and diverse nation. Sarees are wondrous, allowing the wearer to create a new drape every time it is worn. Apart from our mothers and grandmothers’ collections, here are some great places to score sarees.
This saree store is one of the oldest and trusted in Delhi NCR. They have a vivid collection of sarees of all kinds and colours along with an exquisite and wide range of salwar-suit pieces. Earthy muted tones, different undertones and overtones of blues and lilacs and variety of pinks can be found tucked away in various nooks of the store. Among the textures, you’d find silk and paisleys, almonds and chinars in Tussars and delicate kashmiri prints. They have several stores in different parts of Delhi NCR. Bookmark them for gorgeous, elegant weaves.
Where: South Extension, CP, DLF City Centre (Gurgaon)
- Nalli Silk
Nalli Silk is synonymous to sarees in India. They have been in business for a whopping 85 years. Kanchipuram sarees are their unique selling proposition. After making a big name South India, over the time, Nalli has evolved to become a category-killer in the saree industry. They offer everything from traditional silks to lightweight versions like crepes and chiffons to even designer sarees.
Where: Connaught Place/ South Extension I/ Greater Kailash 2
- Ushnak Mal Mool Chand
This store is a one stop destination for sarees, suits, lehengas, dress material and ready to wear outfits. They have been in the saree and suits business since the 1800 which inscribes a trustworthy and quality stamp all over their brand. People, from not only India but all over the world visit Ushnak just to buy their wedding attires and other wedding paraphernalia.
Where: South Extension I
- Perfection House
Saree shopping is a family custom in India for the variety of festivities of our country. Lajpat Nagar is famous the various “temple like” clothing stores where the families come to carry out those customs. Perfection House is one of the most popular saree shop that there is. They create their product by making use of materials of superior quality to offer you the kind of look and feel that you want from all your clothes. Their ladies collection has something for every occasion that occurs during the elaborated Indian wedding rituals in sync with the latest fashion trends in the Indian fashion scene.
Where: Lajpat Nagar 2 Market
Whether it is kurtis, salwars, churidars and kurtas, dupattas, stoles and skirts – Soma’s Rajasthani cottons in block print designs is famous in not only Delhi but also in Jaipur, Udaipur, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Cochin. The fabric is very soft and their tones and prints are very pleasing to the eye. They only work with vegetable dyes and use superior cotton.
Where: Meharchand Market
- Red Earth
Red Earth Sarees is famous for their various saree festivals and exhibitions where they not only feature their own creations but other upcoming small saree enterprises throughout the country. Red Earth Sarees – an independent private arts organisation based in New Delhi – was established in 2004 by arts curator Himanshu Verma. Their designs resonate immaculately with their ideologies inspired by diverse forms of culture, expression, and tradition.
Deriving its inspiration from the great Indian textile heritage, L’affaire is making an attempt to awake forgotten techniques of the rich history of India and applies innovative ideas. One can find chic and elegant suit pieces along with opulently toned sarees in a vivid spectrum of textures. Their website plays beautiful classical Indian music teleporting you to a spiritual world and exudes a very ethereal vibe.
Where: Greater Kailash-1/ Select Citywalk Saket
- Heritage Handloom Emporium
This is an exclusive handloom clothing store. The spacious shop and excellent locality makes the shop the one stop destination to exclusive Indian ready-made wear and material for men and women. They have a well curated selection of designer wears which have been designed by their in-house designers displaying an interesting concoction of patterns, textures and colours in their traditional and contemporary women’s wear.
Where: South Extension-1
When one looks at Ekaya – one thinks purity, dedicated craftsmanship, ethereal, spiritual and infinite peace. That is the kind of aura that Ekaya exudes. Nestled in Banaras’ rich textile heritage, it is a contemporary, bespoke store, presenting curated hand-crafted collections. Portraying the modern Indian woman as their muse, Ekaya beautifully fuses ancient art with an eclectic vision to present the finest works of art from the Indian craftsman’s repertoire.
Where: D7, Basement and 1st floor, Defence Colony