Want To DIY A Lehenga? Best Spots To Source Benarasi Fabric!
BY Apoorva | 15 Mar, 2018 | 2930 views | 4 min read
DIY-ing a lehenga is not easy as it sounds. It involves picking the right fabric, lining as well getting the colour combination right. While benarasi lehengas are trending, do you know which are the best spots to pick the fabric? We just got the A-list for you!
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This is the holy grail of fabrics in Mumbai. Right from unique designs to super cheap variants, Mangaldas market has a huge range of benarasi fabrics for you. If you have the time, you can even get the colour of your choice dyed in a day’s time or two.
Range starts from Rs 450 per metre
Mangaldas Market, Kantilal M Sharma St, Lohar Chawl, Kalbadevi, Mumbai
This one is a must-visit if you are planning to DIY your lehenga. Saroj not only has beautiful benarasi fabric but they also have kallis that you can buy and make a lehenga out of without your tailor having to do all the tailoring!
Range starts from Rs 500 per metre
Saroj Fabrics, Jain Arcade, Shop 2, 4 & Basement, 14th Khar Danda Road, Khar West, Mumbai
Mysore Saree Udyog
Don’t go by the name, MSU retails one of the most beautiful fabrics along with sarees in the city. And if you are one of those people who will wear pure silk only, their silks are certified by the Silk Mark Organisation of India. Go to the first floor and be enamoured by endless rows of beautiful benarasi fabric that you can create even a bridal lehenga out of.
Range starts from Rs 700 per metre
Mahaveer Mall, 316, 1st Floor, K Kamaraj Road, Sivanchetti Gardens, Bengaluru
Ekaya Thaan, Delhi, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad
Lookin g for something designer even in your fabric? Look no further than Ekaya Thaan! For those who don’t know, Ekaya thaan is a sub brand of Ekaya (remember those gorgeous benarasi lehengas?) which retails fabrics so if you want an Ekaya lehenga but made by you, you can simply pick fabric in from Ekaya Thaan!
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Style Fashion Fabrics, Santacruz West
If you are looking to create your bridal or even mehendi lehenga with benarasi fabric, Style Fashion Fabrics will give you a huge variety of them. They also do individual benarasi dupattas so you can pick your lehenga and blouse fabric plus dupatta all in one store!
Range starts from Rs 350 per metre
Shop No.4 Reshma Apts, 2nd Hasnbad Lane, Santacruz West, Mumbai
Central Market in Lajpat Nagar
Central Market in Lajpat Nagar is like a domino, if you find one good store, you’ll find the rest clustered together! Right from benarasi blouse materials to lehenga fabric, they have it all. And they won’t even cause a huge dent in your wallet!
Range starts from Rs 300 per metre
Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi
Glanz Fabrics, Andheri West
DIY lehengas can get complex if you don’t understand fabric very well. But at Glanz, you not only get a huge variety in fabric type and designs you also get a lot of help from their staff.
Glanz Fabrics, 14th road, Khar West and Opp Inifinity Mall, Andheri West
If you are looking for some unique prints for your benarasi fabric, Fabric House at Shankar Market is your pick. Right from geometric patterns to simple florals ones, they have super unique ones. They also have a cheaper variant, which is mix of cotton and silk, for your blouses or even simpler kurtas!
Range starts from Rs 900 per metre
Fabric House, Shop No. 67-68, Shankar Market, New Delhi
Don’t have time to step out? You can pick benarasi fabric online too from Akrithi. You may not have a huge collection like offline stores, but they do have some pretty stuff. Check out their collection here.
Range starts from Rs 600 per metre
If you are looking for a mid-budget pick in Delhi for your Benarasi dreams, K.C Creations will fulfull them. A giant range spread over three floors, K.C Creations has all types of benarasi materials and designs.
Range starts from Rs 500 per metre
4, Pushpa Central Market, Lajpat Nagar 2, New Delhi
- Always take care of the quality of the benarasi fabric because if you pick a cheaper variant for a bridal lehenga, the material will fall dull
- If you want to pick something budget friendly, go for a simpler design and a heavy benarasi border or lace
- Can-can is important as benarasi fabric can fall flat so have a little, if not all layers, of can-can under your lehenga
- If you want kallis in your lehenga, opt for readymade benarasi lehenga kallis so that you don’t have find a tailor who does.