Over 15 years old, LB Prakash is the name to watch out for on Commercial Street’s burgeoning list of tailors. Bridal blouses, gowns, and lehengas are their speciality. From middle-aged women, on the way to their kitty, to young girls looking for someone to make their first lehenga – LB Prakash has every kind of client walking in. Started over 15 years ago, the busy tailoring unit that spans several shops just off Ebrahim Sahib Street is now spearheaded by the affable Amrutha P, the second-generation owner.
LB Prakash is perfect for brides on a budget or, actually, anyone who is looking for a custom-made ethnic outfit for the festive season or Diwali pooja that doesn’t break the bank. Everyday fashionistas come by for blouses and salwar suits. Walk into the store and you’ll see an entire display of blouses ranging from simple cottons to ornate bridal ones. You can choose to embellish your blouse with the elaborate stonework or even delicate thread work. Prices for the blouses start at INR 700 and can go up to around INR 3,000 for the decked up versions. If you love picking up fabric for your kurtas and getting them customised, Amruta or one of the tailors will be happy to help you out with trendy designs that begin at about INR 750.
LB Prakash has garnered much of its impeccable reputation thanks to its bridal creations. If you are sporting a gown for your big day, then, stop by here. They’ll give you a design and even recommend the shops you can buy your fabric from. And you can pick up a gown starting from just INR 2,500 from here (that’s an unheard of price anywhere else in the city). Similarly, stitching charges for lehengas start at INR 1,650.