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This design studio is based in Sugar Land, TX. Noureen is the designer. A few weeks ago I visited her studio and looked at the pieces. She had one saree in particular that I loved!

It was a sabya-like saree with a triple brocade border, a solid colored saree and a brocade blouse.

I can’t find a website, but here is the contact info from facebook.

Basic Info

AURA – A private label featuring a limited and exclusive collection of sarees, suits, indo-westerns, and accessories.

AURA – Contemporary flair with a traditional touch makes this label an eclectic combination; featuring one-of-a-kind designs, customized for perfection.

Noureen Dawoodani
Designer/ Stylist

Contact Info

Sugar Land, TX

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Check out this blog. It covers Indian fashion and has posts relevant to weddings! 


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Check out this site. It has a lot of detailed info about traditonal indian weddings.


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Style me Pretty

Check out this site. Really great inspiration. 


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Going to India to shop for bridal wear can be chaotic and take up a lot of time in travel. I have decided to go local for my shopping needs and have found some helpful resources.


The Grand Trunk, Fremont, CA

A collection of Indian designer wear, including Sabyasachi and Renu Tandon. Komal and Tanuja are great at assessing your needs and working in your budget. Some pieces can be made to order; other pieces are first come first serve. They usually bring back a batch of clothes every January.  



Sahil, Chicago, IL

On Devon Ave, this boutique has a great collection of bridal wear and groom’s wear. Their prices seem a bit steep for not being designer labels. They really want you to spend the whole day with them and buy all your outfits at once. They are stingy about letting you try on their items.



Mirage, Los Angeles, CA

This boutique in Artesia has extensive bridal and party wear. I visited them a few years ago for my sister’s wedding. Their pieces have tasteful embroidery and great colors.



Sheetal, Iselin, NJ

This boutique, headquartered in Mumbai, has very tasteful bridal and party wear. They have great customer service as well.


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