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A Dress In A Day Or A Copycat Outfit? These 5 Tailors Have Been Doing It For Ages

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In search of a good master ji who can create the perfect-fitting clothes? Head right over to Shankar Market. We walked around and found five tailors who sat outside fabric stores. So, you can buy the fabric and get it stitched to your size without any running around. Wondering what all they can stitch? Well, almost everything your wardrobe needs – dresses, blouses, suits, gowns and some men’s garments too.

Mahfooz Tailors

One of the most popular names in the market, Mehfooz does ladies clothes only. His specialisation is Western wear but he’s well versed with the fall and flow of Indian suits too. If you’re hurried and not willing to leave things to chance, he’s tried-and-tested and delivers on a one-day notice. In fact, even if your outfit is fussy and multi layered, he’ll never take more than a week.

Price: Tops starting at INR 550, dresses at INR 1,000 and salwar suits at INR 600

R. N. Ladies Tailors

M Nafees, the tailor outside shop no. 28 tells us that he can stitch everything from maxis to skirts and cholis but needs a week to deliver. He had a whole string of kurtas that looked great for everyday office or those house parties that’ll soon come up around Diwali.

Price: Simple lehnga choli starting at INR 1,000, palazzos at INR 300 and salwar suits without lining INR 600

Abdul Aziz

This Master ji has been stitching garments both for men and women since 1984 when churidars had hooks and suit jackets were all the rage. But make no mistake, he’s up-to-date with all the latest trends and showed us some really beautiful ikat kurtis you’d easily find at any Anokhi showroom. If it’s any reassurance, Abdul ji tells us that he has stitched suits for a top-cop’s wife and the who’s who of the city.

Price: Suits starting at INR 550, fancy palazzos at INR 700 and anarkalis starting at INR 1,500


Saeed Tailors

Saeed Tailors at shop 45 does garments for both men and women. Out of all the tailors in the market, Mr. Babu gave us the most promising yes when we asked him if he stitched menswear too. From kurta pajamas to pants and shirts, this tailor will take a minimum period of 1 week to stitch garments that’ll fit you like a glove.

Price: Shirts starting at INR 400, pant at INR 600, kurta pyjama at INR 750, palazzos for INR 200 and suits starting at INR 650

Kambo Tailors

Kambo Tailors is a boutique in Shankar Market {unlike the small stalls} that has been doing womens’ garments since 1981. This place can even arrange the cloth material for you and stitch garments in just 24 hours! Blouses, petticoats, pico, sari fall, maxi dress and even crop tops, the tailors here will do errrything.

Price: Simple blouses starting at INR 500, padded blouses at INR 1,000, maxi dresses and crop tops for INR 500

Recommended by Rene Verma and Nitya Cyriac.