Where to find Indian-style clothing?

indian bridal lehengaMichelle emails:

An Indian friend of mine is getting married downstate in a month, and I've procrastinated on buying my outfit. She's asked me to wear a lehenga (lenga, lengha) - essentially a long skirt, a top, and a scarf/wrap. There are some fun and/or gorgeous looking things available online from India, but two other women in the wedding had bad experiences with that. I can sew, but I'm at the top of their size spectrum, and don't want to be stuck without enough fabric.
When this friend was in Albany last Saturday, we found www.albanyfashions.com - but there was no answer by phone, and no answer at the address, which turned out to be an apartment in a large complex.
I'm wondering if your readers might have an insight - is there anywhere in the Albany area that I can shop for an affordable (under $200) version of this outfit, before I head to NYC or Edison, NJ?

Michelle acknowledged in her email this could be a tough question. It was our first thought, too. But we're pleasantly surprised how often an answer surfaces for what seems like a difficult question.

So, anyone have a suggestion for Michelle? Please share!

photo: Bollywood Hungama via Wikipedia

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There are sellers on ebay that will make clothing to spec--I've used them in the past, and they were true to the measurements I sent.

I have never visited the folks at albanyfashions.com, but I have corresponded with sales@albanyfashions.com, who told me the following:

We are open from 9-9pm mon-fri and sat and sun from 10-5pm. Please call 518-271-7488 before you come. We have good collection of sari and a tailor to tailor it your needs.

Our location is
29 Park Lane S,#12
Albany,NY,12204

Hello Michelle,

We carry lehenga, sari and other latest indian fashions at albanyfashions.com. Our address is 29 Park Ln S,#12,Albany,NY,12204 ( Yes it is in apartment complex). Please give us a call at 518-271-7488 before you come. Looking forward to see you.

Thanks
Admin@albanyfashions.com

Hi,

Try Unique Gifts on Central Ave. Lots of lenghas and Indian clothes!! 221-0022

Unique Gifts & More
626 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12206
Open from 4-7PM or call for appointment.


There's an Indian apparel store in downtown Schenectady on Albany St. Just past Huellet street on the left as you head towards downtown. It's not a great area, but the windows of the store look inviting. I have not stopped in there yet, but am very curious. It seems to be a busy store. Sorry, but I don't know the name of the store.

If you are up for renting, maybe try to Costumer or that costume shop in Crossgates that I can't remember the name of...

I am so glad I asked. Thank you for your help!

Check out Albanydesi.com, they list local Indian businesses and there are a couple of clothing shops listed.

Also, indirafood.com has a monthly traveling food & clothing fair at the Comfort Inn on Central.

Albany Fashions.

Our new address is 26 Cortland Dr,Albany,Ny,12211. Please call 5182717488 or 5182296210 to schedule an appointment for customized and personal shopping experience.

Try Zari Fusion Beats. Visit us on Facebook @ 'Zari Fusion Beats'

For all the latest Indian Fashion and Bollywood Replicas
Visit Reena Boutique 1471 State St Schenectady NY
518-387-9667 Facebook/reenaboutique23
http://reenaboutique.com

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