Facebook, our original destination for stalking, has quickly become a force to reckon with in the world of online shopping. And for good reason– anyone can set up a store with little effort, the interface is familiar because we interact with it everyday, and it serves as a means for social media marketing while being the forefront of the store.
Today, I’m going to highlight six Facebook shops that are a mix of new, and old stores, but all of them are noteworthy. From accessories to matching sets to tailoring, there’s something for everyone! Scroll on!
I found Mogra through a random Instagram browse, and from then on I’ve been in love with their aesthetic. The brand is centred around fair trade practices– they support weavers, and craftsmen through their work, by making Indian textile contemporary. Think ikat print crop tops, hand block-printed lehengas, and much more. Add dreamy campaigns, and throw-on-and-go dresses to the mix, and you have a new favourite store to watch out for.
2. Inch by Chintya
A Chennai-based label, Inch by Chintya offers Indian, and Western wear, along with accessories. They sell through Facebook, but also have a brick-and-mortar store that curates other brands alongside their own. They also offer customised clothing, to fit your needs– it’s like having a fashion designer in your pocket! I love their co-ordinated set in the picture above.
3. i v o r y
My mother should be credited for this find. i v o r y is a boutique in RK Salai that also allows for shopping online. They exclusively sell Indian wear, fabrics, and accessories. Some of my favourites are their silk kota sarees, and mix-and-match salwar sets with stunning Benaras silk dupattas (both pictured above). I visited the store to buy the latter, and immediately fell in love with a bright orange silk kota saree that I cannot wait to wear.
A photo posted by Varsha (@varshamohan) on Jun 25, 2015 at 3:10am PDT
Find them here: https://www.facebook.com/ivorydesigns
If you’re looking for ornate, wedding-ready clothing, Zarbaft is definitely an option to consider. Their prices do veer on the high end but looking at the handiwork and the designs, this could be an option for shelling out some money. They also offer customisation– necklines, sleeves, colours, the works. Anarkalis, lehengas, and sarees are aplenty. And their clothes look ‘designer’– just look at that red and green lehenga. What a stunner.
A tailoring store that hit it big on Facebook, Pleatz was introduced to me by my sister. From unique blouses and ombre sequin sarees, the store has come a long way, and now also offers western wear– crop top + maxi skirt sets, to be specific. Testimonials sing their praises, and while I haven’t tried their store, I’m definitely enthused by that bow-back blouse.
6. Kshetra – place where tradition meets elegance
My mother’s find yet again, Kshetra brings classic Indian jewellery to the mass market. Harams, chand-baalis, those coveted ‘Ram-Leela’ earrings that Deepika wears in the movie– you name it, and Kshetra probably has it. Their jewellery is good-quality, and looks fantastic when worn. Their earrings are beautiful; I highly recommend them, and the store as a whole.
And that’s all for today! Hope you liked the post! What are your favourite Facebook boutiques that I’ve missed?