It’s wedding season in India, and Delhi is the place to be, when it comes to wedding shopping. Home to a plethora of haute couture Indian designers, some of the best wedding shopping destinations are often found in the capital. From couture brands housed in sprawling heritage havelis to local favourites nestled in by-lanes, the city doesn’t disappoint as a one-stop shop for wedding shopping. To make it easy for you, we have curated a list of the best places to visit.
Some of the best designs, latest trends and most coveted names in Indian couture can be found at the hub of wedding shopping in Delhi’s Mehrauli. Lavish spaces are interspersed with spacey stores and exquisite dining, making the experience more holistic. With The Kila, Qutab Garden, Ambawatta One, and Qutub Boulevard all located here, the Mehrauli neighbourhood has become a wedding destination hub, and with good reason.
Housing over 17 stores, it’s hardly possible to venture away from Mehrauli empty-handed. From Sabyasachi to Manish Malhotra, there are enough options to satisfy the sartorial desires of every bride-to-be and her family. From A-listers like Sabyasachi to Manish Malhotra, Ritu Kumar, Varun Bahl, Rahul Mishra, Anamika Khanna, Rimple and Harpreet Narula, Anita Dongre, Rohit Bal, and Tarun Tahiliani, multi-designer stores Ogaan, Carma, Aza Fashion and Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop; if you’re looking to get all your wedding outfits under one roof Mehrauli should be on your list. The stores are located along a single lane and you can keep an eye out for One Style Mile, Kila and Ambawatta One. What’s more? The rooftop restaurants overlooking Delhi’s famous Qutub Minar.
Dhan Mill, Chattarpur
While this might be relatively newer, Dhan Mill is emerging as a hotspot for wedding shopping. A great alternative to Mehrauli, the stores at Dhan Mill are a mix of luxury designers and upcoming labels. Although the variety at Dhan Mill isn’t quite as lavish as what Mehrauli has to offer, Abhinav Mishra and Astha Narang’s stores are must-visits in our opinion.
If you aren’t looking to shop for your own wedding you can even make a stop at Qbik for modern and contemporary clothing, and sartorial drapes; AR By Rhea Kapoor for Indian wear that is seamlessly married with western sensibilities or Mahima Mahajan’s store the fuses contemporary silhouettes with an Indian flair. However, for traditional Indian wear, you can also make your way to Sureena Chowdari’s store or drop by Sameer Madan for a few refreshing styles. Grab a bite at People of Tomorrow for vegan options or make your way to Cafe Dori for a scrumptious lunch after the shopping spree!
Yet another famous destination for wedding shopping in New Delhi, Shahpur Jat houses some of the best work by lesser-known (and upcoming designers). While it may not have A-listers, don’t underestimate the power of the designs found here. Best known for its fashion lane Dada Jungi house, you can find a host of designers under one roof. Think traditional banarsi saris by Bageecha Banaras, gorgeous lehengas by Bhumika Grover, Liz Paul, Devnagiri, Chatenya Mittal, Gazal Gupta or Monika and Nidhi. What’s more, you can find an ensemble to suit every budget and pretty much every occasion — and even for ALL family members. Thanks to several great independent boutiques selling everything from designer sarees and jewellery to men’s tuxedos, it’s a wedding shopping hub!
Passing by the defence colony main road, you are bound to be swept in by the designer showrooms. Although Defence Colony isn’t known for wedding shopping, we promise you it’s just the place for millennial, modern finds. The large bay windows of Rohit Gandhi Rahul Khanna, Rohit Bal, Shantnu & Nikhil, Mahima Mahajan, Ekaya Banaras, Diva’ni India and more will ensure your wedding shopping list stands tick marked. Whether you’re looking for avant-garde drapes, specific colours, minimal outfits or something OTT, you cannot miss this destination in the heart of South Delhi. And we call it the luxury street of the city!
Looking for a wedding shopping expedition that isn’t outdoors? Then a great alternative to Mehrauli is DLF Emporio. Being a luxury shopping mall, it not only houses international designers but the first and second floors is replete with Indian couturiers from Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla to Rohit Gandhi Rahul Khanna, Ensemble, Gaurav Gupta and Falguni and Shane. Our verdict is that this would be the most luxurious shopping destination. While ensembles are a key element you can even find accessories for men and women within the mall!