If you are lehenga shopping in Delhi, chances are you may have come across Defence Colony market. Defence Colony Lehenga Stores are what I call the crème de la crème of Bridal Boutiques. Every high-end premium designer that you wish for, has a lehenga store here. From Dolly J, Rimple & Harpreet to retail brands like Frontier Raas and many more, defence colony is a dream bridal shopping place in Delhi.
What should be the Budget for shopping at Defence Colony Lehenga Stores?
Depending upon your choice of the designer boutique, prices at Defence Colony Lehenga Stores can range anywhere between INR 50k to INR 10 lakhs. But worry not, Frugal2Fab has got you covered if you’re looking for some lucky Budget designer lehengas. There are some amazing boutiques listed later in this post worth checking out if you are a budget bride.
Before we begin with the list of Defence Colony Lehenga Shopping, here’s a good list of where to shop in Delhi for Lehengas by budget and occasion:
- Shahpur Jat for PreWedding Lehengas (Budget 15k to 1 Lakh)
- Chandni Chowk for Bridal Budget Lehengas (Budget 10k to 2 Lakhs)
- Lajpat Nagar for Budget Lehengas (Budget under 50k)
- CTC Mall for Bridal Lehengas (Budget 70k to 2.5 Lakhs)
If you are keen to explore Defence Colony Lehenga Stores, then here’s a list of all the designers by Budget that you should visit:
Defence Colony Lehenga Stores with Bridal Lehengas above 2 Lakh
- Rimple and Harpreet Narula
- Anju Modi
- Reynu Taandon
- Rohit Bal
- Ritu Kumar
- Dolly J Studio
Defence Colony Lehenga Stores with Bridal Lehengas in the 50k to 2 Lakh range
- Ekaaya Banaras
- Asha Gautam
- Tisha by Tisha Saksena
Best Defence Colony Lehenga Stores for Cocktail and Reception Outfits starting at INR 80k upwards
- Kisneel by Pam
- Kamaali Couture
Defence Colony Lehenga Stores with affordable Bridal Wear starting at INR 30k
- The French Darjee
Top Premium Defence Colony Lehenga Stores / Designer Labels:
Rimple and Harpreet Narula have dressed the who is who of Bollywood Celebs in their ethnic wear designs. Their design style is traditional with some of the most exquisite looking bridal wear collection. Rimple and Harpreet brides have always looked sensational. If there is one Defence Colony Lehenga Stores to pick from this list, I would pick them as a hot favourite.
Rimple and Harpreet Lehenga Cost
Fuschia Raw-Silk Lehenga with delicate Aari Embroidery – INR 1,46,500
Coral-Red Silk Lehenga – INR 3,45,000
You can see the entire bridal collection through their official website. However, at the store, there are definitely going to be more options available. Also, their latest designs and new collections are best seen at the store. Rimple and Harpreet also do beautiful Anarkalis and Shararas and suit sets which are perfect trousseau options.
Ivory Chanderi Silk Kalidar Anarkali – INR 82,000
Red Tulle Kalidar Anarkali – INR 63,000
Ivory Tulle Kalidar Anarkali – INR 85,000
I especially love their collection of floor length Anarkalis. With minimal embroidery, their focus is more on the silhouette giving it a subtle classy look.
- Address: E-3, Ring Road, Defence Colony, New Delhi
- Phone: +91-9311220174, 011-41572919
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: Rimple and Harpreet
The one collection that really stood out for me was Reynu Taandon’s India Couture Week 2017 peacock blue-green bridal lehengas. Luckily for brides to be, most of the collection prices are now available on the internet. Here are some of my top favourites from her Bridal Lehengas:
Reynu Taandon Lehenga Cost
Red Heavy Embroidered Lehenga Choli With Double Dupatta Cost – INR 1,90,000
Ivory and Blue Lehenga – INR 2,12,800
Featuring an ivory and blue flared lehenga skirt crafted in silk chanderi with screen print detailing all over. It comes along with a short sleeve blouse in silk chanderi and net dupatta.
Orange and Gold Applique Work Lehenga – INR 1,99,000
Featuring an orange and red shaded chanderi lehenga with gold sheet printed motifs all over. The lehenga has a gold mirror and applique work cotton tissue border. It is paired with a matching block printed blouse with piping highlighting the seams and embroidered sleeves. It comes along with a gold net dupatta with thread work floral border.
- Address: Shop No-324, 2nd Floor, M.G. Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110030
- Phone: 011 4050 2834
- Shop Reynu Taandon on Carma Online
# Rohit Bal
Rohit Bal’s Lehengas are what I call quintessential heirloom value. Even if you present it to your great granddaughter years later, it will still have its royal opulent charm. His creations cost a bomb. Period. But they look absolutely divine. This particular lehenga featured below is from his spring-summer 2015 collection. His style in the coming years was very Mughal garden inspired. If you are having a palace wedding with no budget constraints, then Rohit Bal is your designer.
Rohit Bal Lehenga Cost
Ivory Flared Top and Embroidered Lehenga – INR 2,65,000
Wine Top with Brocade Lehenga – INR 14,50,000
Wine long sleeves velvet top with golden Dori embroidery work. The set also includes brocade lehenga with hand embroidered design all over.
Floral Printed Lengha with Velvet Jacket – INR 1,75,000
Handwork lehengas are always ten times more expensive than machine work lehengas. They take months and a lot of hard work to produce one stunning piece. So naturally, craftsmanship like these cost over the roof prices.
But if you are a bit disheartened with the exorbitant charges, don’t be. Rohit Bal also does some pretty amazing light wear lehengas in the range of 1 Lakh upwards.
- Address: D31, First Floor, Defence Colony, New Delhi
- Phone: +91-11-40586102/41656102
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: Rohit Bal
# Anju Modi
Remember Deepika Padukone’s Bajirao Mastani Lehengas? Anju Modi is the queen of royalty when it comes to bridal lehengas. Her style is opulence meets traditional with stunning pops of colour. If you are new to her design, I would highly recommend you google her and see her complete collections from the past years to know more about her style.
I would recommend her for your destination palatial wedding, say if it is Udaipur or any other old historical palace. Go for the rich velvet bridal lehengas in maroons, and deep purples with hints of yellows etc. Here are my top favourite Anju Modi Bridal Lehenga with Prices:
Anju Modi Lehenga Cost:
Pista Green Mint Embroidered Anju Modi Lehenga – INR 3,21,800
Yellow Embroidered Anju Modi Lehenga – INR 3,99,000
Royal Blue Embroidered Anju Modi Lehenga – INR 4,80,800
Blush And Yellow Embroidered Anju Modi Lehenga – INR 4,99,800
Ivory Foil Print Anju Modi Lehenga – INR 2,29,000
- Address: D-32, Defence Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110024
- Phone: +91 11 24 33 15 89, +91 9810044628
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: Anju Modi
# Ritu Kumar
Whether your Bridal Lehenga budget is 1 lakh or 10 Lakhs, Ritu Kumar has something for everyone. Well, not every one per say, but anybody who has a healthy bridal budget. Her collection shows a mix of traditional reds and orange bridal lehengas to some superb modern floral lehengas.
Ritu Kumar Lehenga Cost:
Burgundy-Red Zardozi Sequin Ritu Kumar Lehenga – INR 1,39,990
Off-White Peach Ritu Kumar Lehenga – INR 69,990
Purple Silk Dupion Ritu Kumar Lehenga – INR 1,95,000
You know that feeling when you walk into a designers store not knowing if you can well, afford their outfits. Well, in case of Ritu Kumar, what I love is that she has an amazing range of outfits which are not just bridal or pre-bridal. You can pick kurtas, maxis, skirts and so many other regular casual wear from her outlets.
- Address: 34/42a Archana Shop Part 1, Greater Kailash, New Delhi, Delhi 110048
- Phone: +91 124-6634335
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: Ritu Kumar
# Dolly J Studio
Dolly J Studio’s latest collection ‘Vaduli’ from Spring/Summer 2018 is a gorgeous mix of baby pinks, blues and lavenders. All very feminine, floral bridal lehengas for summer weddings. The work on the lehengas are all in Luckhnavi Chikkankari with beautiful floral embroidery work.
The problem is there are no bridal lehenga prices updated anywhere. But take it from me, her lehengas fall in the premium category. You will find a variety of different fabrics and styles in her collection.
In the past, I have seen some beautiful velvet heavy work lehengas and red bridal lehengas coming from her collection. I distinctly remember blogger Ayushi Bangur Sahu’s sangeet lehenga which was by Dolly J Studio.
Price Range of Dolly J Studio Outfits:
- Evening Gowns start at INR 65k upwards
- Kurta Palazzo Sets range from INR 40k to INR 1.5 Lakhs
- Basic Jacket Lehengas start at INR 80k upwards
- Address: D25, Defense Colony
- Phone: +91 8744019333
- Website: Dolly J Studio
# Ekaaya Banaras
One of my newest favourite labels in the Banarasi segment. Ekaaya is perfect for those brides looking for something of an heirloom value. Banarasi fabrics are trending since some years, and if you are looking to score a stunner premium Banarasi lehenga, then there is no better Defence Colony Lehenga Stores than this one.
Ekaaya Banaras Lehenga Cost:
Embroidered Red Silk Ekaaaya Banaras Lehenga – INR 1,98,975
Handwoven And Embroidered Dark Pink Silk Ekaaya Banaras Lehenga – INR 1,95,975
Handwoven Yellow Silk Ekaaya Banaras Lehenga – INR 198975
- Address: D7 Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024
- Phone: 011 4100 9143 / +91 95604 67124
- Website: Ekaaya Banaras
# Kisneel by Pam
To be honest, this is the first time I came across this label, and I am so glad I stumbled upon it. I bet you will recognize some of their viral lehengas if you scroll down. They have an amazing reception night collection along with some bridal options. What’s amazing is that you can pretty much window shop through all of their collections through their official website. Here are my top favourites.
Kisneel by Pam Lehenga Cost:
Baby Pink Cutwork Lehenga – INR 2,85,000
Green Gold Mirror Cutwork Lehenga – INR 1,95,000
While browsing through their collection, make sure you also look at their sangeet and cocktail inspired outfits. They do beautiful indo-fusion outfits in the under 1 Lakh budget range. I found a gorgeous pant saree that was instant love. Sharing it below for you all to see.
Light Brown Stitched Pant Saree – INR 95,000
So what do you think so far of these amazing Defence Colony Lehenga Stores? There are more than a few good bridal stores in this market. But like I said, it’s probably one of the most premium bridal shopping areas in Delhi.
- Address1: D-23, IIIrd Floor, Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, Defence Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110024
- Address2: Building no 800, 1st floor, Saraswati Vihar. Nambardaar market Near Sikandarpur Station, Gurgaon (Haryana) – 122001
- Phone: +91- 9871834931 / 098119 17796
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: Kisneel by Pam
# Kamaali Couture
If you love Gaurav Gupta style cocktail night outfits and gowns, then Kamaali Couture is a good option for you. Their range costs almost half of Gaurav Gupta’s price range, making it uber affordable which still looking chic. Quality is pretty darn amazing. Plus, you can find them on various e-commerce sites.
Kamaali Couture Outfit Cost:
Navy Blue gold Evening Gown: INR 1,95,000
Ok, so I know an INR 2 Lakh price tag doesn’t look affordable. But hear me out. Most of the general cocktail outfits, fusion wear sarees etc from their collection is in the price range of INR 30k to INR 1 lakh.
What’s funny is that even though they do have a full-fledged website, their shop page does not work. They have added categories like lehengas, wedding gowns, evening gowns, dresses etc, but you cannot view the product list. Instead, a good idea would be to check on Pernia’s Pop Up Shop and Carma Online.
- Address1: D-19, Second Floor, Defence Colony, Delhi
- Phone: 9810465990
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: Kamaali Couture
# Asha Gautam
Asha and Gautam a mother-son designer duo are known for the traditional banarasi lehengas. Some of their lehengas worn by real brides have gone viral. They have an amazing collection of reds, blues, yellow all bright colours in traditional silhouettes. Keep in mind the lehengas I’m sharing the prices of are the very basic ones from their range.
You must check out their store if you love Banarasi!
Asha Gautam Lehenga Prices:
Mango Yellow Asha Gautam Lehenga – INR 79,850
Peach and Gold Lehenga – INR 79,850
Apple Green Red Asha Gautam Banarasi Lehenga – INR 1,21,500
Gold & Red Asha Gautam Banarasi Silk Lehenga – INR 1,28,500
- Address1: D-29, Ground Floor, Defence Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110024
- Phone: 098112 13124
- Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: Asha Gautam
# Tisha by Tisha Saksena
Tisha Saksena has been on the wedding circuit for quite some time. However, chances are you might have missed her bridal collection. If you do stalk real brides, then you might have seen one or two of her bridal lehengas on the internet. But that is pretty much it. You will need to visit the store to really see the extent of options the designer has to offer. I found one gorgeous red bridal lehenga from her collection which will give you some idea of style vs price.
Tisha by Tisha Saksena Lehenga Cost
Red Chaand And Fish Pattern Dabka Embroidered Flared Tisha Saksena Lehenga – INR 1,40,000
- Address1: Meharchand Market, Lodi Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
- Phone: 097110 00711
- Website: Tisha by Tisha Saksena
# The French Darjee
I am as clueless as you are about this brand. I came across it by chance. But one look at a Banarasi Lehenga under 30k, and I knew I at least had to mention them. Unfortunately, Google shows their Defence Colony Lehenga Stores to be shut permanently. However, when I checked their official website, it still shows the Lajpat Nagar address. So call before going there.
The French Darjee Lehenga Cost
Coral Luckhnawi Lehenga – INR 25,000
Red Banarasi Lehenga – INR 28,500
Luckhnavi and Banarasi lehengas are both trending bridal fashion these days. You can wear Luckhnavi to your mehendi or sangeet function, whereas a Banarasi lehenga is perfect for the wedding nuptials. I was browsing through some of the other collections of The French Darjee and I saw a lot of ‘inspired’ lehengas. You will find a cheaper lehenga dupe for Astha Narang, Pratyusha Garimella, Manish Arora all under the INR 60k range.
- Address1: Basement, G-73, Lajpat Nagar II, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110024
- Phone: 098107 05551
- Website: The French Darjee
Another one of the Defence Colony Lehenga Stores that I am not entirely sure if it still exists in Defence Colony. However, I liked a few outfits that I saw in the collection. You know the affordable kinds? So I thought, why not, let’s just include that in the list, and some of your budget seekers can hunt them down and buy from them.
Amaira Lehenga Cost
Royal Blue Banarasi Amaira Lehenga – INR 41,600
Wine Embroidered Blouse with Lilac Amaira Lehenga – INR 28,000
Amaira as a brand label is perfect for your PreWedding shopping. If you have a budget of under 40k for say a sangeet and mehendi lehenga, then it’s worthwhile checking this store out.
- Email: email@example.com
- Buy online on Pernia’s Pop Up Shop
This blog post in no way is the entire list of Defence Colony Lehenga Stores. There are a lot of tini-tiny boutiques selling lehengas and other Pret and casual ethnic wear. If you still wish to know more about Defence Colony Lehenga Stores, here’s a list of stores you can check out:
- Kanika J Singh for evening gowns starting at INR 50k
- Rohit Gandhi Rahul Khanna for glam cocktail wear starting at INR 70k
- Jyotsna Tiwari for Sangeet Mehendi Lehengas under INR 2 Lakhs (Recommended, check her collection on Pernia’s Pop Up Shop)