I used to think that the only place to find desi garb besides in India was on Oak Tree Rd, Jersey City, Lexington Ave or in Jackson Heights… of course you could try Indomix but it’s been so long since I went there, I doubt their existence. Virtual stops were at Bargello, Utsav, The Heer, Sangini Online and Bharat Plaza but just look at the websites!
But wait, after making a little bit of effort – we have Neeta Lulla’s website with an online store, Anita Dongre is coming up with an online shop soon, Kimaya, Aza, Ritu Kumar, more names to come! Sabyasachi doesn’t have one yet but their website is still wonderful, as is Valaya’s which I remember to be one of my first designer purchase, Nikasha, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Manish Malhotra, Vikram Phadnis, Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla, Ranna Gill, Tarun Tahiliani, Maheka Mirpuri, Shantanu & Nikhil, Manish Arora… i’ll keep this post on the burner to update with designers / websites / online shops that catch my fancy!
Attempt at an Alphabetic List of Indian Designers:
Ramona Narang (no website as of March 2013)
Anushree Reddy (no website as of March 2013)