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Want To Score Pretty Lucknowi Chikan Kurtis Or Fabric On Budget? Head To Arihant Plaza

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No ethnic wardrobe is complete without a summery, elegant Lucknowi chikan work saree or kurta in pastel hues. Luckily for us, we found this chikan palace that sits cosily in Arihant Plaza’s Shop no. 23

Chikan Palace

Growing up tugging your mother’s duppatta as she was intently browsing through Lucknowi sarees and kurtas, you were probably raised knowing that chikan work is serious business. This classic Lucknowi style of embroidery is one of the most sought after Indian designs, with many ready to hunt them down no matter what it takes. Well, we’re making the hunt a little easier by directing you towards Sulemah Lucknow Chikan Palace at Arihant Plaza. Although well within the commercial complex, this store stands out like a sore thumb from the rest of the apparel shops down here. A far cry from the fancy tops, shrugs and dresses that are characteristic of Arihant, This tiny store has chikan work kurtas hanging on display and you can spot shelves stacked right to the top with chikan fabric in every hue {we spotted some dreamy pastels} as you make your way in, all sourced from the chikan holy grail — Lucknow. Pick up readymade kurtis, sarees and kurta-pyjama sets. And they also sell chikan work fabric here as well, so you can tap into your inner designer and get a customised piece stitched from the many tailoring units right in Commercial Street. And here’s the deal clincher, prices start at INR 500 for their kurtas and the most expensive piece is only INR 1,000. So head over to this chikan palace now and score yourself yards of this timeless embroidered fabric.