Be Your Own Designer By Customising An Outfit With Lace, Latkan & Borders From This Store

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What Makes It Awesome

Bringing out the fashion designer in us, Archana Swathi Collections is a pretty store in Abids that ladies are going to love! We were floored by the shelves of vibrant coloured lace that have a variety of floral patterns, stone and mirror work, sequin, embroidery, and patchwork too. Believe us when we say that they're perfect for the wedding/festive season with the intricacy of details and grandeur of colours. Think gold paisley prints, velvet leaves, spirals, diamonds, triangles that look less geometric and more elegant. Most of these are sourced from Surat, Benaras, Kolkata and Lucknow, so you can expect a total North Indian look with your outfit. They do have simple borders in solid colours for those looking for a much simpler look. You can also buy sarees and fancy blouses from their ready-made collection at the store.

Latkans that have edgy designs and traditional ones too are done up with pearls, metalwork, and silk. The prices for these start at INR 50 per piece, and you can get them in different sizes. There are patches, broaches, borders here to thoroughly explore and then design an ensemble accordingly. You can simply show them a picture of your favourite Bollywood shaadi outfit, and they will recreate that for you too. Just remember to get your own base fabric, though!

What Could Be Better

Although the store has a variety of buttons, we wish they had a few more options for men too.

How Much Did It Cost

The prices start at INR 50, but can go upto INR 2,50,000 based on the design.

Shreya is a 23 year old writer, photographer, and film-maker with a serious case of Zayn Malik obsession. She is also the Associate - Content, Features for LBB Hyderabad.