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TOP DESIGNER STUDIOS IN CHENNAI THAT ARE BECOMING EVERY BRIDE’S FAVOURITE STOP!

We know all about the rush that comes with the wedding shopping, stitching, planning and  getting tired of it! WE KNOW! And that’s why we’re bent on giving you ways to reduce on those stress-folds on your forehead. After all the wedding shopping is done, the next thing is to find one ace-level designer who you can literally do a ‘trust-fall’ with, handing them your precious outfits and blouses that need stitching, altering and a whole lot of perfection on the fitting.

  • Mana Design Studio

Need a little help with creating your own fashion statement? Then Mana Design Studio owned by the talented Aarthi Senthil, is the right place for you to start off. A design studio that loves experimenting and providing exquisite designs on Bridal Trousseau, Bridal blouses, evening wear, comfy maternity wear, Lehengas, kids wear, wedding gowns and more. A wide range of designs and collection at Mana without a doubt will get you on a diva mode right then!

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  • Paroksha Design House

Situated along the city’s busiest area, in Valluvarkottam, Paroksha specializes in designing Bridal blouses, customized Lehengas, Anarkalis, Maxi and adorable kids attire too. Their designs have unique standards, the kind that will make you instantly fall in love with it. They have quickly growing list bridal customers, approaching them for their designs and works. Col paroksha

  • Ekanta

On the lines of ‘Style, Comfort and Elegance’ that women these days prefer, Ekanta adds to it, creative designs and perfect fabric selection. Having won ‘Best Use of Creative Materials’ award on her designs, Ruby a graduate from NIFT, prefers giving substance to creative designs. The designs at Ekanta encourage a whole lot of ‘Feel Good’ factors with their fantabulous work on Bridal blouse designs. col ekanta

  • Yuti

If you’re bent on creating your own style while making heads turn with best neat, trendy attire, Yuti gives you all of it! From customized bridal and party Lehengas, to gorgeous dresses, to kids wear Yuti gives a wide range on designs and trendy styles. Owned by Sumathi Ramakrishnan and Chitra Ramakrishnan, Yuti designs and creations have hit some of the popular ramps and has been on most brides list of favourites!

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  • Athreya

Athreya is one of the rising, quickly growing, and an exclusive Bridal design store. Patterns and designs at this place are totally unique with perfect workmanship. With very welcoming customers for their creative designs, Athreya is starting a buzz around fashion and design business with their work. Athreya 1

  • Vivikta Designs

With impressive designs and stone work on blouses, Viviktha is making a great difference for brides who love the in trends and creatively done work on Bridal outfits and kids wear. Trendy fashion factors added to their work, brides love and want their designs and colorful patterns to be a part of their attire for their big day! 12115543_689758174458043_4238314476016896381_nPhoto credits: Ashok Arsh Photography

  • Shaams Designer Studio

Artistic patterns, elegant handmade embroidery work, creative design work are all what Shaams Designer Studio is all about. They also do some amazing kids wear tailoring for birthday parties that have themes and costumes for kids. One-of- a- kind patterns is what Shaams studio specializes in, we must say! Shaams 2

  • Studio V 7

Helping women get their hands on elite styles and elegant designs, Studio V7 has managed to set standards for their customers who approach them for designer or bridal blouses. They also have a wide range of collection on sarees and accessories that you’ll instantly fall in love with.

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The Ultimate Guide For Shopping Smart In Chennai!

From colourful ethnic markets to bustling wholesale stores, Chennai has many options for any kind of shopaholic. Whether you are a street shopper or a luxury-loving kind, you need to accustom yourself with this ultimate guide to shopping in Chennai:

1. T. Nagar

This is the first place to go to in Chennai if you need to feel like a local. Saravana stores, one of the biggest retail stores, has everything you would need to set up your home. Also, if you want to buy any clothing for your relatives, check out the exclusive saree outlets like Pothy’s or Nallis.

2. Sowcarpet

If you are looking for street shopping with a North Indian essence, then head straight to Sowcarpet. You can buy some awesome lehenga cholis or jazzy salwar suits at wholesale prices. And this is one of the best places in Chennai to enjoy some mouth-watering chaat while shopping.

3. Ritchie Street

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This is like Palika Bazar in Delhi (if one has been there). You can buy all these electronic goods for some really cheap prices, but they come without a warranty. So if you are little sceptical on the experience, we suggest going with a local so that you are not fooled.

4. Spencer Plaza

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One of the oldest malls in Chennai is Spencer Plaza. Even though it might have a lot of shops, you will still enjoy walking through it until you find what you are looking for. The third floor has a wide range of shops selling everything from pashminas to curtains and art that are totally worth the price.

5. Pondy Bazaar

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Very close to the T. Nagar shopping area is Pondy Bazaar. This is also the rightful place to go to for some street shopping. Especially if you are looking to not to travel to the other end of the city for some cheap yet everyday clothing and footwear, try this area.

Top Markets in Delhi for Wedding Shopping Within a Budget

Every girl imagines herself as a bride donned in queenly attire but finding the perfect ensemble at the right time and right price is always an uphill task. This isn’t a spur-of-the-moment’s decision! You want to visit every market possible and pick the best one for yourself.
Often, the budget is the biggest constraint. But keep calm, girls! We’ve done the research and have found the top markets in Delhi where you can buy gorgeous, trendy wedding wear within your budget. When you are on a spree to find that perfect wedding lehenga without a big price tag, don’t forget to visit these spots.
Shopping at Chandni Chowk;
Shopping at Chandni Chowk;
Chandni Chowk
This market needs no introduction. It is a mecca for Indianwear and has helped many brides find their dream outfit. But be cautious because if you don’t know what shops to visit, you will end up lost in the narrow and bustling lanes while dalals will keep haunting you to visit their stores.
Om Prakash Jawahar Lal is one store you cannot miss. Here you can find beautiful lehengas similar to the ones you see in movies as well as pricier south Delhi stores. If you have a picture of a designer lehenga you wish to wear then they will make you the closest copy of that. A Sabyasachi rip-off may cost you around Rs. 40,000 here!
Asian Couture, Pakeezah Plaza and Kamal Bhai Saree Sangam are other stores that stock a good collection of lehengas ranging from Rs. 30,000 to 80,000. Tek Chand Arjit Singh, Chetan Saris, Shringar Saris and Kalakriti are smaller shops but offer a good range of saris and anarkalis.
Shopping at Karol Bagh
Shopping at Karol Bagh
Karol Bagh
The market offers a palpable variety of lehengas for you. Ranging from Rs. 30,000 to many lakhs, you can find variety of stores here. Karol Bagh Saree House has a wide assortment of lehengas ranging from Rs. 15,000 to 3,00,000. Visit Meena Bazaar where the price range starts from Rs. 30,000 and you can also pick quite a lot of suits or saris for your trousseau.
There are also stores like Frontier Bazaar where the price range is quite high but you can alter the embellishments and design according to your budget if you like. Anarkali Store stocks a good collection starting from Rs. 20,000.
Shopping at Lajpat Nagar
Shopping at Lajpat Nagar
Lajpat Nagar
This market has all that you need – wedding outfits, artificial jewellery, and home decor stores. You must pay a visit to stores such as Libas, Malhotra’s, Shakuntalam and CTC Plaza. If you are looking for even lower prices, then visit Rudrakshi. At Nargis, you can get lehengas starting from Rs. 15,000 onwards. There are a few designers here as well such as Kapil & Mmonika but they are priced at Rs. 90,000 or above.
Shopping at Rajouri Garden
Shopping at Rajouri Garden
Rajouri Garden
This market has many shops that will help you find a budget lehenga. Visit stores like Bombay Selection (good for trousseau shopping as well), Shakuntalam, Lucky (you can get very elegant anarkalis here) and Sahiba. You can get a lehenga for Rs. 20,000 to 50,000 while a few might cost a lakh or more. After you are exhausted, refresh yourself with some chaat at Atul Chaatwala, a hot favourite here!