We Went Wedding Shopping At Khader Nawaz Khan Road With INR 10,000. Did We Conquer?

Aishwarya posted on 20 December

Khader Nawaz Road, dubbed the ‘high street’ of Chennai, is flanked by high fashion stores, most popular for its Indian, ethnic wear. We went for a stroll through this green neighbourhood with INR 10,000 in our pocket, to shop for a full outfit for our BFF’s wedding and we’re now going to pass on the gyaan of how you can mix and match stores at KNK to nail a look within this budget!

Man Mandir

As soon as you step into KNK Road, you will see Man Mandir on the first floor on the left. This place has the most gorgeous selection of festive wear lehengas that start from INR 20,000 but with only INR 10,000 in hand for a full look, we went straight for the anarkalis and indo-western gowns, and boy were we surprised! There is a full rack of amazing pieces {inspired by some of our favourite designers to Bollywood stars} that start at INR 3,500!! They have cape blouse lehengas, high neck anarkalis, cold shoulder floor length dresses in cotton Chanderi, which makes the accompanying embroidery and prints look really fancy.

Our favourite was a midnight blue full sleeves kurta dress with heavy gold thread work embroidery all over, and a light full sleeves nude pink dress with gold beaded embroidery around the pockets and collar. If you can make do with your existing shoes and accessories, we suggest you pick up two outfits from here at INR 10,000 for the Mehendi and Sangeet!

Clothing Stores

32, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Srirampuram, Thousand Lights West, Nungambakkam, Chennai

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Silk Worm Boutique

If you have a bridesmaid’s theme colour fixed, then this place is just perfect. We loved their gradient of colours in georgette sarees, starting from INR 3,500. Me and my girlfriends were considering picking a whole bunch of matching sarees. The simple golden borders ensures, we don’t steal the bride’s thunder too! Another section in this store we really loved was their jewellery one. Although a small section, you will find everything from kundan to pearls on a brass metal base, starting at INR 1,000. So in fact, even if you want to level up with a tussar or a silk saree, you can pick up a matching pair or earrings and a saree for much, much less than INR 10,000 at this store.

Boutiques

30, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai

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Silk Toss

A basement shop on the right, opposite Wills Lifestyle, we found this insane store that’s only full of borders and latkans! So we came up with another option to pick up net fabric from Man Mandir for about INR 4,000 {at this price you get pretty good designs and quality} and then match it with INR 1,000 worth of thread and sequinned border. In conclusion we’ve actually designed a custom saree within INR 5,000! Pick a latkan {those pretty tassel like things that hang from strings} for your blouse starting INR 150 and ta-da, it’s your first signature piece.

Clothing Stores

Opp. Wills Lifestyle, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Srirampuram, Nungambakkam, Chennai

    Sanskriti

    Tucked in the corner, in the same line as Silk Toss, is Sanskriti. Although they have a bigger store in Egmore, this shop has enough for us to pick out some matching potlis. Starting at just INR 150/- you can find raw silk potlis, sequinned ones and even potlis with glasswork, most of which are piled up in a cardboard box. So if you dig in, you will find a treasure of a matching bags ranging between INR 150 to INR 550 only!

    Clothing Stores

    14, Opp. To Wills Life Style, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai

    Maiden

    This boutique on the first floor, above Sanskriti, has a collection of readymade indo-western dresses and kurta sets that we found rather stylish. These dresses and kurta sets are on the higher side price wise but they have an in house tailor who can immediately make alterations for you, so that’s a great. We found their outfits under INR 10,000 to be pretty great for not just the smaller wedding events but also the wedding itself. Our favourite was an yellow two piece lehenga with a net jacket for INR 10,000, a white floor length full embroidered anarkali with dupatta for INR 7,000 and a blue high neck salwar suit for INR 5,000! Our budget doesn’t allow us to pick up all, but yep even one of them would be great.

    Boutiques

    25, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Opp. Wills Lifestyle, Thousand Lights West, Nungambakkam, Chennai

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    Anjali Batavia

    Right next to Maiden is this designer who has been at it for 17 years! She has done outfits for almost 50 brides just in the last two months, and is very good with custom made, high fashion, designerwear. If you’re thinking how is she going to make you anything under INR 10,000, then you are in for a surprise. You can go to Anjali with any budget and she can customise your outfit to fit that. She can even custom make fabric for you {colours, patterns, prints) along with designing and stitching. Anjali Batavia currently has a sale going on, and you can buy her designs at really affordable prices
    too.

    For instance, we loved a white crop top and pants dressed up with a net jacket, and a nude and white dress with thread work embroidery, both currently cost only INR 9500{the original costs being above INR 18,000}. We also spotted a red and black lehenga for INR 10,000. She also has a team of tailors at your service for immediate alterations.
    And ladies, if you are buying a saree from Man Mandir, Kalanikethan or Silk Worm, then just bring her the blouse fabric and get a stylish padded blouse for INR 2,500 only.

    Clothing Stores

    Gems Court, G-3, Nungambakkam, Chennai

    KalaNiketan

    A traditional store that houses all possible kinds of sarees, KalaNiketan is for every kind of shopper, no matter what your budget. For starters, we found a satin, silk stone border sarees within INR 5,000. In fact they have a 10 per cent discount going on right now, and another offer, which includes a free readymade blouse with the saree! These are actually trendy blouses that would easily cost another INR 2,000-3,000 in any other store. This was definitely one of our most tempting
    stops. They also showed us some plain coloured in indo-western gowns that looked very very wedding appropriate and were also affordable, being within INR 5,000. If we were to pick up something here though, it would be from the saree section only.

    Clothing Stores

    12, Chaitanya Building, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai

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    Go Colour

    Conveniently located in between all these lehenga and saree stores is our good old Go Colours. We love their collection of dhoti pants and Patiala pants both priced at only INR 999. Need to mix and match bottoms with any kurta you choose to wear at the wedding? Don’t forget to stop by here.

    Clothing Stores

    11, Opp. Soch, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai

    Zivame

    Okay, who knew Zivame had stores? I sure didn’t! We all have that ‘where’s the right bra?’ moment when we see deep backs, strapless, deep yoke blouses and lehenga cholis. That’s why these guys are here, at least that’s what I would assume. After going creatively crazy with a ‘sexy’ blouse, comes the issue of inner wear. And this store can easily sort you out with just right kind of bras, starting just 299!

    Clothing Stores

    Shop 11, Adjacent To Raymond, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai

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    Evoluzione

    While passing through KNK we’ve all ogled at the pieces that Evoluzione puts out, and yes if you’re a bridesmaid or athe bride’s fam with a budget of INR 10,000, we suggest you visit this store only for their jewellery and shoes. Since there isn’t a lot of variety in Indian party footwear in the area, it’s a good idea to browse through their brands like Crimson, Metamorphosis, Stoffa, and Kan for wedges, chappal style flats starting at INR 2,500. The shoes go right up to INR 5,000, so we didn’t find it to be worth the money, but their jewellery totally is. In the same price range, we suggest you actually pick out a statement piece kundan or pearl earring set from here.

    Boutiques

    3, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Srirampuram, Thousand Lights, Nungambakkam, Chennai

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