KATHMANDU: Even though one says s/he likes modern dress and feels comfortable in casual clothing, there is always a corner in one’s heart to get all dressed up in embroidered shimmering attire. If you are thinking of gorgeously embroidered saris, kurtis, gowns, sherwanis and so on, or even without the embroidery, then head towards Kupondole to get that perfect look for you.
The Bagmati bridge that starts from Thapathali ends at Kupondole and from the end point of the bridge you will be able to see many stores and boutiques that deal with attires, mostly for females but at some stores you will get attires for all age groups. The stores namely The New Saaranz, Envy Fashion, Silk Sequence, Yes Mam and Fashion Boutique Dot Com are some stores where you can get the traditional attires while the Kupondole area is lined up with numerous stores dealing with traditional attires as well as modern and you can get clothing as per your need.
At these stores you can get normal casual traditional attires to partywear where the partywear have embroidered works. Moreover, at Silk Sequence, Yes Mam and Fashion Boutique Dot Com you can get gowns with heavy embroidered attractive work on its neckline that can be made according to your size, or you can just get the readymade ones.
At Yes Mam, you will get sherwanis for men and children. The store also has jewelleries and clutches. Anup Tandukar, staff at the store informs, “The readymade kurta-salwars, kurtis and gowns for ladies are available from size 36 to 42 inches and for men the size for sherwani is 38 to 46 inches.”
About the designs for the attire Shila Shrestha, owner of Silk Sequence says, “We can design as per the customer’s sample or we can help them while choosing according to their body type.” A good option when you are confused.
Getting the right fit
As these stores also are boutiques you can choose from a range of fabrics, consult with the designers, get the measurement and within one week your clothes are ready. About the kinds of fabric available at The New Saaranz, Sanju Manandhar owner of the store informs, “You can find more than 15 kinds of materials like cotton, linen, brocade, velvet, silk, raw silk, cotton silk, crepe and so on.”
A customer here Joyti Basnet expresses, “I am a regular customer here and the collection is good and I get lots of choices and meet my criteria. I am satisfied with their work.”
The popular saris are georgette, net and chiffon and all the materials are imported from India, as per Manandhar.
Meanwhile at Envy Fashion you can get materials like lycra, silk, cotton and more according to Shanti Shakya, owner of Envy Fashion. About the selection of prints and patterns Shakya explains, “ Those who are heavy in weight should choose materials like silk and small prints while for the light weight they should choose big prints while any material is fine for them.”
In terms of colour the popular choices are black, blue, red, pink and green, where the designs for kurta-salwar is anarkali and churidars, as per Rita Shakya, proprietor of Fashion Boutique Dot Com.
About choosing her store Shakya adds, “You will get good finishing and that also in the exact time that we have promised.”
Agreeing with her Sabina Ghale, a customer, shares, “I am satisfied with the work and the price is also reasonable as compared to other stores. The clothes are delivered at the exact time we asked for.”
While looking forward to the festive season, these stores are giving discounts from10 to 35 per cent where most of the stores have a fixed rate. And if you want your clothes made urgently, you can also get that service without any extra charge at Fashion Boutique Dot Com, Envy Fashion and Silk Sequence.