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Free Dress from Vastra Indian Fashion Boutique in Hicksville, Long Island

Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in Blog, Long Island | Comments Off

Free Dress from Vastra Indian Fashion Boutique in Hicksville, Long Island

Vastra is giving away one FREE Indian dress worth $500 at it’s boutique in Hicksville, Long Island in honor of our 17th Anniversary. You will get a customized dress of your choice (salwar suit, anarkali, sari, patiala, or lehenga). This white anarkali is one of 100 that you can choose from. Here is how to enter and win a FREE dress from now until September 14th: You must be a resident of New York. You must have a Facebook account. You must come in to Vastra at 17 East Old Country Road from August 25th through September 13th to enter your name, phone number, and email address into our drawing box. You must “Check In” at the Vastra boutique on...

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One of our latest Indian Weddings We Outfitted

Posted by on May 17, 2014 in Blog, Desi Weddings, Long Island | Comments Off

One of our latest Indian Weddings We Outfitted

Vastra on Long Island has long catered to desi brides all over the North East. We specialize in bridal lehengas for the engagement party, the bridal lady sangeet, mandap ceremony, the reception, and bridesmaid dresses.  We also design matching accessories for the groom according to the color scheme.  Here are some samples of work that we did for a wedding on Long Island for Samir and Melissa.  The two are from North Carolina and Vastra worked with them to custom create the design, embroidery, colors, and fabrics for themselves and the bridesmaids.  We think their wedding on Long Island turned out beautiful with all the colors and vibrancy that only happens in an...

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Indian Fabrics, Designs, and Embroidery in New York

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Blog, Long Island | Comments Off

Indian Fabrics, Designs, and Embroidery in New York

At the Vastra Indian fashion boutique on Long Island, we are absolute perfectionists. Since we think of each lehenga, suit, saree, etc. as works of art, we know how important every minute detail is to the fabrication of a dress. Here are some terms that you should know about what, then you can decide what  kind of embroidery to put on your Indian dress or saree custom made at the direction of our Hicksville, Long Island shop. Zardozi Embroidery: An ancient form done with gold or silvar zari threads. It’s also known as metal embroidery. It originated in Persia and was brought to India by the moghuls. It used to only be done on clothes for the rich and royal. Zardozi...

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Check Out Our Yelp Listing

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Blog, Long Island | Comments Off

Check Out Our Yelp Listing

Vastra is on Yelp that is maybe how you found us. Check it out. Share it with friends, bookmark it, add a photo, tell us what you think. Here is our Yelp Long Island Fashion Boutique  listing:   Specialties Vastra is Long Island’s leader for high end Indian clothing since 1997.  We specialize in the latest South Asian fashions for women and customize Bollywood inspired dresses.  We cater to dresses for weddings, engagements, sweet 16s, birthdays and casual wear.  Some of what we design includes: salwar suits, lehengas, churdidars, sarees, anarkalis, shararas, ghararas, patialas and more.  Our clothing is hand crafted in downtown New...

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Bollywood Inspired Dresses

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Bollywood Inspired Dresses

Have you seen a Bollywood movie recently and thought you could only dream of wearing that beautiful dress worn by Karina Kapoor or Raani Mukharji? Well, dream no more. If you live near Hicksville in Long Island, there is no need to go to Jackson Heights, India, or Queens to make your Bollywood fashion dream a reality. Poonam Jain of Vastra of Hicksville has been turning Bollywood dreams into reality for years. As evidenced by the pictures below, you can  be the envied bride wearing a lehenga inspired by Saloni’s wedding, or wear a Katrina Kaif inspired shimmering Anarkali. Come visit us and discover the possibilities The Bollywood celebrity inspired dress...

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Why is Indian custom designed clothing different than commercial clothing?

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Why is Indian custom designed clothing different than commercial clothing?

According to designer Rin Jajo, Indian couture clothing is not just about stitching customized clothing together. “It is about decades old techniques, embroidery, and craft that is used to make a single garment.” Every single dress designed at Vastra of Hicksville, Long Island is worked on by a team of over 20 artisans in our unit in New Delhi. The dresses are one of a kind, that would be difficult to replicate. Some dresses can take over 2 months to complete between sourcing all the unique fabrics, designing, crafting, finding the right crystals and putting together all the embroidery. Unlike many other factory-churned out clothing, the dresses at Vastra are keeping...

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