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New Delhi and wedding shopping are basically synonymous with one another. Whether you're looking to check out some luxury couture or maybe shop from affordable markets, the capital city has a spot for everyone!
In our quest to flesh out the perfect spots for wedding shopping, we're now traversing the streets of a place that's not just ingrained with our country's rich history but also a spot much loved by the hip crowd of today. Yes, you guessed it right, it's Hauz Khas!
While Hauz Khas in general is a large area, with specific markets and enclaves, the thriving nerve of the location is the Hauz Khas Village. Hauz Khas Village is basically the New York East Village of Delhi. Along with the haunting yet alluring ruins, Hauz Khas Village (a part of the area), is prominently known for its curios shops, designer stores, vintage thrift stores etc. There are remnants of Islamic architecture roughly coloured by splotches of urban culture. The market is filled with trendy boutiques selling everything from funky accessories to cool apparel. Along with these retail outlets, this posh village is most famous for its varied cafes and eateries.
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The Ultimate Hauz Khas Wedding Shopping Guide
Hauz Khas is one of the most happening places in Delhi, attracting the masses on both weekdays and weekends. The place has scores of designer studios, restaurants and cafes, an old fort, a lake, and a market for souvenirs, clothes, and anything you can think of! The area is a proper mix of art, culture, history, shopping, nightlife and so much more. Honestly, one can never get bored of coming to Hauz Khas.
How to Reach Hauz Khas
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To reach Hauz Khas and the Village area, you can either travel by metro, bus or cab. The nearest metro station is the Hauz Khas metro station on the yellow line and magenta line. From the metro station, the Hauz Khas market and Sri Aurobindo Marg are within walking distance. For Hauz Khas Village, you can either take an auto or rickshaw. The Delhi airport is situated nearly around 10 km from Hauz Khas. On the other hand, the nearest railway station is Nizamuddin railway station, which is located approximately 6.55 km from here. If you live in South Delhi, then you'll easily reach Hauz Khas in a cab.
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Where to Buy What from Hauz Khas
When it comes to bridalwear, Hauz Khas Village is where you want to go. The market is full of big and small stores for all kinds of outfits that a bride may need. Whether you're looking for a minimal pooja outfit or a heavy bright red bridal lehenga, you can find it all here. So, if you're thinking about which are the best places to shop for Bridal Outfits, then here are some of the stores you should check out.
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While Ogaan is a multi-brand store known for its impeccable online presence, its offline store is located in the heart of Hauz Khas Village and absolutely gorgeous. Their collections include contemporary and lounge collections, textile-based, festive, formal and bridal collections, as well as a great collection of costume jewellery!
Address: No. H, 2, Hauz Khas Village, Deer Park, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Phone: 097119 91998
Megha & Jigar
Couturiers Megha and Jigar are a widely known duo that infuses a unique blend of embellishment with rich colours. Their aesthetic centres around delicate forms and structures that is traditional and royal yet with a modern touch. The design house is known for both men's and women's wear with some of their best works falling under the lines of lehengas, anarkalis, suits, gowns etc.
Address: Ground Floor, 3, Inner Lane, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Phone: 099900 75342
Prevasu is a women’s luxury wear brand based in New Delhi, India. Through its work, the brand intends to revive and sustain Indian crafts to reflect the culture and history of India. Their designs blend age-old techniques with modern creativity and silhouettes by showcasing elements in the category of Lehengas, Anarkalis, Shararas, Gown and Dresses.
Address: Shop no.2, 1st floor, next to Ogaan, Hauz Khas Village, Delhi, 110016
Phone: 098102 78813
Expressionist by Jaspreet
This designer label is one of the best places to pick yourself an elegant, shimmery outfit. Their gowns and lehengas are flowy and laden with ruffles. If you're looking for a metallic outfit in either silver, golden or copper, then this is the store for you!
Address: 30A - Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Phone: 72908 89000
Focusing on comfort and ease, Aikeyah is a brand that does occasion wear and combines Indian elements of design to create a masterpiece. Each of their garments narrates a story and their idea of pieces that don't restrict to a particular body type truly denote what Aikeyah stands for. The brand works with cotton in all forms and textures and you can shop for lehengas, pre-draped saris, dresses, kurtas with pants, and more from here!
Address: 1a, 1, Hauz Khas Village, Deer Park, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Phone: 072918 25361
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‘Kartikeya’ is a brand by Nitin Kartikeya. Launched in 2013, the label strives to breathe a fresh new life into old-world lore. Inspired by the legacy, culture, and mythical nature of the Baroque era, each garment is exclusively crafted by skilled artisans and infused with a sense of raw energy. Kartikeya is known for its exquisite embroidery techniques, romantic silhouettes, characteristic ombre shades and contemporary outlook.
Address: 6, Hauz Khas Tank, Hauz Khas Village, Deer Park, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Phone: 011 4573 0702
Amaltas, as a brand, believes in carrying forward Indian traditions that are centuries old. They make unique handcrafted pieces with intricate work and embroidery with sustainability as the main focus. The brand prides itself in the fact that its karigars come from all over the country and create unique designs with zardozi, sequins, cut dana, beads, aari embroidery work and handmade print designs. Note: if you're planning to visit this store, we recommend booking an appointment in advance.
Address: Ground, 9, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
While Hauz Khas Village is teeming with designer stores for bridal wear and wedding attire, most of the menswear stores are concentrated around Houz Khas Market, save for one or two. Furthermore, some of the brands mentioned in the bridal outfits like Ogaan also cater to groom's outfits, so you can definitely make a note of that!
Founded by Nikhil Sharma, Lacquer Embassy combines classic influences with modern culture, focusing heavily on attention to detail and minimalist silhouettes. The clothes are handcrafted with the highest quality in a limited quality perfect for individuals who want to display a less conventional piece of clothing made with class and style. If you're looking for dapper shirts, trousers, loungewear along with accessories like ties, belts, pocket squares etc, then this is the store for you!
Address: 5 ground floor, Back Lane, Hauz Khas Village, Deer Park, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Phone: 011 2656 4777
From stunning sherwanis to dapper suits, waistcoats, indo-western and much more, Ricco is a brand that not only sells men's clothing for weddings but also gorgeous women's clothing. Their designs are an impeccable mix of modern patterns in traditional embroidery that are hard to ignore. Trust us grooms, this is the store you want to visit!
Address: 17, Hauz Khas Village, Deer Park, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Phone: 088005 11005
Meet Ahuja Clothing
When it comes to impeccable groomswear, Meet Ahuja is your one-stop shop in Hauz Khas. This amazing store offers bandhgalas, kurta pajamas and sherwanis for grooms in amazing varieties.
Address: E-25, Hauz Khas Market, Block E, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Phone: 011 4019 9866
Studio One is a one-of-its-kind store that offers both readymade suits and blazers for men along with cloth material that can be used to create bespoke pieces. Furthermore, they have these amazing half jackets in florals and ikat patterns that are a must in every wardrobe!
Address: Z -21, Hauz Khas Rd, Block Z, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Phone: 011 4165 5417
Fabindia's menswear line is made from only the best material. They're minimal and aesthetic, bound to be great wedding wear and festive options!
Address: G-9, Hauz Khas Market, Kharera, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Phone: 011 4680 2294
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When it comes to jewellery, all the jewellery stores are located near Sri Aurobindo Marg. So after you're done shopping for your outfit in Hauz Khas Village, you'll have to move towards Sri Aurobindo Marg to pick up your jewels. This area is home to some of the oldest jewellery stores, some of which are these:
Pyare Lal & Sons Jewellers
One of the oldest jewellery stores in the area, Pyare Lal & Sons Jewellers was established in 1994. Pyare Lal & Sons Jewellers in Hauz Khas is a top player in the category of Antique Jewellery.
Address: 48, Auribindo Market, Sri Aurobindo Marg, Block C 2, Bhim Nagri, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Phone: 011 2651 0545
The Jewellers India store has gold, silver and diamond jewellery. Their products are pretty classic and you can expect to find necklace sets, fancy rings and earrings here. They offer bridal accessories (you're in luck if you like heavy and traditional jewellery), and if you're looking for something simple, you should check out their range of silver and diamond accessories!
Address: Shop No. 76, Aurobindo Place, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Phone: 011 2686 8881
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If you're looking for the best polki, diamond and kundan jewellery, then Yashpal Kothari is your spot! They're one of India's most renowned polki and diamond jewellery brands, with handcrafted pieces perfect for a bride that loves a little vintage vibe.
Address: Ground, Shop No-1, Sri Aurobindo Marg, Hauz Khas Market, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Phone: 098910 17171
Unfortunately, the one thing you will not find in many stores here are footwear. Fortunately, the two stores we did locate house some of the most exquisite footwear that work for not just weddings but everyday life as well!
Street Style Store
We're all aware of Street Style Store! The online store is known for gorgeous and functional footwear for the modern woman at budget prices! This chic, locally owned shop features brand-name shoes for men & women, along with clothing, bags & accessories!
Address: Shop number 29A, Upper ground floor, opposite Wow Momo, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Phone: 011 4117 1712
Triple 9 Store
Nestled in Hauz Khas Village, Triple 9 is a footwear store that offers a wide range of flats and heels that every girl needs in her wardrobe. You can get your hands on the latest footwear fashion here without burning a hole in your wallet. In fact, these folks have an awesome offer where you can get three pairs of flats for just Rs. 999! How cool is that?
Address: 13-A, Ground Floor Front Side, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Phone: 089201 97570
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When it comes to wedding essentials, there aren't any set stores in Hauz Khas for wedding essentials. However, the few that are there are perfect for wedding gifts and wedding favours!
Tatsat is a socially conscious store that offers functional clothing, jewellery and other household items. Their sustainable products are great and can work as wedding gifts or favours including scented candles, floral teas, table decor and much more.
Address: E-50, Shop No. 3, Near Federal Bank, E Block, Main Market, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Phone: 097118 92297
Now, we all know and love Chumbak. It's quirky, pretty and has some of the most unique stuff. Honestly, who doesn't love shopping at Chumbak?
Address: No. 31, Floor, Village, Sardar Inderjit Singh Bhatia Rd, Hauz Khas Village, Deer Park, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Phone: 011 4130 6553
La Fleurever makes customized wedding favours as per the demands and requirements of its customers. They are very creative and always come up with new and different ideas. The price ranges are from Rs 300 To Rs 10000.
Address: E-14, Hauz Khas Market, Block E, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Phone: 098183 68103
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🍲 Social: One of the most famous cafes/pubs of Hauz Khas and the entire Delhi, Social is a chain of the most aesthetic cafes in Delhi NCR and other cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, and Pune. You will love everything at this eatery, from the most delicious platters, twisted drinks, and cocktails to uniquely designed interiors.
🍲The Tea Room by Blossom Kochchar: You must have checked this café in your Instagram reel suggestions in the past few years. Do pay a visit to this café if you are more of a lone wolf or someone who prefers the silent vibes in an aesthetic cafe. Gorge on their pocket-friendly and wide range of coffee, tea, and quick bites at this vintage-themed café!
🍲 Elma’s Bakery and Kitchen: Elma’s Bakery opened in 2011 towards the entrance of Hauz Khas village and is famous for its large variety of homemade bread, croissants, jams, and sauces. You will fall in love with their desserts and confectioneries.
🍲Mia Belle: Mia Bella raises the bar when it comes to having a meal with a view. Relish some fantastic food with a scenic view of Hauz Khas tomb, especially during the sunset. The menu and the interior at Mia Bella are inspired by the Mediterranean countries Spain, Italy, Turkey, and Greece. Their specialities are cocktails and Sangrias.
🍲Cravity Cafe: This little cafe, which opens to a Fuschia pink door, is situated towards the corner of Hauz Khas market and serves some fantastic bites and beverages. Make sure to try their pizza and their freshly brewed coffee at Cravity. Locals recommend their Khao Suey and decadent chocolate dessert!
🍲Naivedyam: A lavishly decorated dining room featuring dark wood for a range of classic Southern Indian cuisine.
🍲 Summer House Cafe: A vibrant cafe with bright decor & a big terrace serving American & Western-style fare & cocktails. Does get super crowded in the evenings, though.
Things to Keep in Mind While Shopping in Hauz Khas
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✅ Location: The market is located in South Delhi. It is adjacent to JNU and close to IIT, and many students frequent it.
✅ The market remains open from Monday to Saturday between 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. It is closed on Sundays.
✅ All the food outlets are open 7 days a week and mostly remain open till 10.00 pm.
✅ It’s best to visit on weekdays as there are fewer crowds on weekdays compared to weekends when it becomes very crowded.
✅ During the weekend’s visit during the morning hours.
✅ The best months to visit Hauz Khas are from October to March when it is relatively cooler in Delhi.
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