Trousseau Destination – Hauz Khas Village #2: Ogaan

hauz khas village Ogaan Trousseau destination

I’ll summarize my Ogaan experience in a single line for you first – Jaw-dropping brilliant, but stupid store policy. Now read on for the finer details.

What I expected

I had heard a lot about this store from multiple sources. I was aware it was one of those places that has items from multiple designers under a single roof. I went in expecting it to be like my DLF Emporio visit (for the uninitiated, that’s the name of a mall in Delhi that houses some of the biggest names in the Indian fashion industry; think Ashima Leena, Rajesh Pratap Singh) – everything would be priced sky-high and I’d like nothing because most of it is OTT.

What I actually got + Where to find what in the store + Prices

Imagine my surprise when I started to fall more and more in love with every step I took inside the store. First things first – the store is huge. Keep walking straight right up to the end for a large collection of anarkalis, lehengas, saris and accessories (my favorites were the clutches with colorful threadwork – priced at over INR 5000 but so, so adorable and perfect for matching with most outfits). There is also a floor on top, which houses even more Indian wear. The store seems endless! Which in my opinion, is always a good thing 🙂 Upstairs, they also have some nice plain kurtis which I would’ve bought in a jiffy if they weren’t priced at INR 7000 for, well, just a plain kurti! Their saris, dupattas and anarkalis are truly amazing. And you know how most brides today want to buy standalone blouses? Multi-colored, basic black, golden, silver? You’ll find the multi-colored ones here. But, they’re obviously expensive – starting at INR 5000 (if memory serves me right, which it usually doesn’t), most around INR 15,000. You’ll find these on the first floor. For a full list of designers that Ogaan houses, go here to their website.

Did I buy anything from here?

I actually almost bought a suit myself. It was a normal anarkali (by normal I mean not one of those flowy grand ones) and was on sale. However, it was a Medium and I am a Small. So I asked them if they’d alter it. But they said “No, we don’t alter sale pieces”. Ummm…excuse me? What does that even mean? If it’s on sale, you expect me to buy it and then take the risk of my tailor spoiling it during alteration? You’re a multi-designer store. You sell your clothes at sky-high prices. And you’re telling me, one of your pieces does not deserve your attention to ensure its altered properly just because it’s on sale? I obviously didn’t buy it, and left the store with a weird impression on my mind. Still, I can’t deny that some of their clothes were brilliant even if they were super-expensive.

Bottomline – what will I find here for my trousseau collection?

For brides to be, yes you can find some very nice lehengas here although the choice is limited. Anarkalis and suits, a most definite YES! If you’re looking for unique colorful clutches, you’ll find them here on the ground floor. Some exclusive saris. And those multi-colored blouses.

Coming up next, another high-end store in HKV with exclusive designs!

Want to read the other Trousseau Destination posts on Hauz Khas Village designer stores? Go here (Rewaz by Dolly J), here (Aumbre) and here (Ole Couture).

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    1. They told me they’d alter is just from the sides. But for it to go from a Medium to a Small, it would need a lot more altering. And it was really surprising cos this is the first time I’ve come across such a silly rule. When I bought a similar anarkali angrakha style suit from Kapil & Mmonika, the piece was on sale and the price was even lesser than this Ogaan piece. They altered it from all sides to fit me perfectly. The tailor did such an impeccable job that it’s one of my favourite trousseau suits now. So it’s not as if other designer stores don’t give you that kind of service. Ogaan is the only exception. Well, their loss.

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    2. True that. That is one ridiculous policy! I bought my wedding lehenga from roop sarees at south ex.. It was on sale too. They are altering the lehenga,getting more work done on the choli n dupatta AND stitching the choli. While the are obviously not a very high end store but the people there are so warm n courteous.. They didnt push me into anything and let me walk around in that lehenga for ages!!

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    1. Aza is another multi-designer store – but the sales people there are really snooty. Not had a single good customer service experience till date, although I’ve visited multiple times.

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