How I found my wedding shoes

13 Jul

how i found my Indian wedding shoes jimmy choo copy heels lajpat nagar

I wanted to share pictures of my wedding shoes with you. Why? Because I love them, and they cost me a grand total of…

700 rupees!

And they were my dream wedding shoes. JUST what I was looking for.

But how can I talk about them, without telling you the story of how I found them?

Yes, there’s a story behind everything. And if it’s got a dash of drama, then you know I’ve got to tell you all about it!

A few weeks before my wedding, I was having a bride-zilla day. Like, major tantrum-throwing, seriously upset kind of day. Honestly, I don’t even remember now what I was angry about. But what I do remember is this - unfortunately, it was the same day that my sister and my cousin sister had agreed to take me shoe shopping. By the time they arrived, my mood had taken a major beating. I just didn’t want to go out anywhere, just wanted to sit in my room and sulk. They tried, of course. Because that’s what sisters do. They tried to tell me - look, let’s go shopping! It will definitely make you feel better! Come on, it’s only for an hour.

Eventually, they gave up. I was in no mood to budge. But they’re busy girls, who couldn’t just re-schedule the shoe shopping. They only had a couple of hours left till their free time was up. So they did what any sensible sister would - they went shopping by themselves! Of course, to check out Lajpat Nagar on my behalf. And to do a little shoe shopping themselves :)

When they got back, they couldn’t stop raving about a place called Stelatoes. They told me - it’s got exactly what you want! Yes, exactly the kind of wedding shoes you’ve been looking for! They, of course, bought shoes for themselves - pretty pairs of heels that did look quite a bit like the shoes I was looking for. It really intrigued me, but what actually got me off my a**? When my sisters said, “They’re for 700 bucks. But they’re selling like hot cakes! You never know when they will run out of them.” The better, action-oriented half of my Bridezilla was awoken. Out with the anger, the time-wasting, the sulking – I was a bride on a mission!

I jumped into the car with my parents, and off we went to Lajpat Nagar! My sisters, unfortunately, couldn’t tag along because that was all the time they had to spare on that day. I entered Stelatoes, and almost immediately spotted the perfect wedding shoes. Asked for my size. They had them, and they fit! The heels were a bit higher than what I had planned to wear (I generally stick to 2-inch heels, max), but what the hell! They were perfect! And you won’t believe what I did after that. I bought the same pair of shoes in two colours – golden, and copper! I never do that! I know that buying the same thing in two colours, be it a t-shirt or a pair of shoes is a silly idea, because you’ll rarely use them then. But, my parents said – go for it! They both look great. The copper would match my wedding lehenga (since the embroidery on my lehenga was copper-ish) and the golden pair would be my back-up shoes for my Sangeet (eventually, I wore the golden ones on my Reception). And they were only for INR 700 – what the heck! I bought both! It was my wedding after all; I was allowed to indulge in a bit of extravagance. If INR 1,400 for two pairs of shoes could be called that :)

Supremely happy about having found my wedding shoes, we decided to pay South Ex a visit. You know, to buy a few more pairs of shoes. For my trousseau, of course! You won’t believe how many shoes I shopped for at South Ex – THREE. No jokes. So it was 6 pm, and I had already bought 5 pairs of shoes. I never shop for so many items in a single day! I’m a very picky shopper, buying maybe one piece of something in a whole day’s worth of shopping. But wait, it didn’t end there. We went off to Ansal Plaza, and bought me one more pair of shoes! 6 shoes in a single day!

I finally started to feel like a bride *evil grin*

Ta-da! The golden version of my wedding shoes. Image courtesy: Photo Tantra

Ta-da! The golden version of my wedding shoes. From Stelatoes, Lajpat Nagar

I love these golden babies! So Jimmy Choo na?

I love these golden babies! So Jimmy Choo na?

Images courtesy: Photo Tantra

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26 Responses to “How I found my wedding shoes”

  1. thevowsandbeyond July 13, 2022 at 5:02 pm #

    I got my wedding shoes from the exact same shop! I loved how they had a whole section for “bridal” shoes :)


  2. dsahni July 13, 2022 at 5:11 pm #

    Wow! They are a steal for Rs 700. And looks perfect for the bride without being OTT blindly! Whenever I have gone shoe shopping and ask around for bridal I am shown those chamki crystal work sandals which I absolutely hate. And at showrooms like woods subtle yet party wear range starts at 4,000!!


  3. Swati Singh July 13, 2022 at 7:18 pm #

    beautiful pair and hey 6 pairs in one day..too good :)

    I love shimmery shoes..makes you feel like a princess..hence i have bought myself a silver and a golden pair for myself :D

    i love shoe shopping…..once i came back with 4 pair different pairs and my dad asks are you going to buy shoes to match with every dress..hahaha..he’s a darling..he’s actually getting worried looking at my shoe shopaholism :P

    Bandra/Colaba-Mumbai stocks amazing stuff..right from casual to formal and all the way to bridal.


  4. Shruti July 13, 2022 at 8:57 pm #

    Wait…I thought tarun chawla was your photographer? But the pics are from photo yantra???


    • thedelhibride July 13, 2022 at 9:05 pm #

      Tarun was my wedding photographer! These were clicked at a separate shoot with Photo Tantra


      • Snigdha July 13, 2022 at 10:50 pm #

        OMG!! they r true copy of my wedding shoes!! though I paid much much more for them :( but i love them so much dat i dnt mind!


        • thedelhibride July 15, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

          Awww I’m sure yours were better quality and more comfy! Send me a pic of urs!


  5. Sonia July 13, 2022 at 10:11 pm #

    Very pretty! I have just begun looking for mine :)


  6. thediaryofamadbride July 14, 2022 at 4:45 am #

    lovely pair of shoes .. I got a similar pair online from BCBGeneration .. they didn’t have my size in stock .. so I ended up ordering online .. but they messed up again during delivery!!! what luck … love the style though :) and what a steal at 700!!


    • thedelhibride July 15, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

      Send me a pic of your wedding shoes! Will make a post out of all our wedding shoes :)


      • thediaryofamadbride July 15, 2022 at 7:12 pm #

        Sure :) Will send you a pic tonite !


  7. Mrinalini July 15, 2022 at 10:41 am #

    gorgeous shoes and for 700!total steal! and here I thought my 1400 blingers for my pheras were a steal!!!


    • thedelhibride July 15, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

      1400 is also a great deal for wedding shoes, Mrinalini. Brides spend thousands and thousands on them. U were lucky too! Send me a picture of ur wedding shoes :) would love to see them!


      • Mrinalini July 15, 2022 at 4:06 pm #

        true true! specially since I paid 6000 for my sangeet shoes!
        I’m totally do i send u the pic?email?


  8. Banashree July 15, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

    I too got my wedding shoes from Stelatoes (Lajpat nagar) :)


    • thedelhibride July 15, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

      Isn’t it awesome? Send me a picture of your wedding shoes!


  9. kiran December 23, 2021 at 4:24 pm #

    beautiful ,beautiful everything ur shoes ,ur wedding story ,i love it and i enjoyed very much …god bless u..:)


  10. KK January 12, 2022 at 11:00 am #

    Hello…. these shoes look lovely ! I am struggling to find nice and comfortable heels for the wedding functions. I am looking for hedges with max 3 inch heel.. any suggestions ?


    • thedelhibride January 12, 2022 at 11:04 am #

      Try Clark’s - they have the most comfortable shoes, but they are not very bridal looking. So if you don’t mind that bit, do try them out


  11. Jahnavi February 6, 2022 at 10:22 pm #

    Heyy I would like to compliment you for your awesome set of blogs. They have made my life easier since I am on my wedding shopping spree too ! and it’s more of a stress to find perfection, than fun !

    your shoes…. simply AWESOME !!! Unfortunately my feet are extra small… size 5…even smaller in some brands :'( , hence the problem of picking the perfect shoes always persists. You won’t believe I picked a similar looking pair of shoes from Steve Madden for 6k only ‘coz they fitted me. I wish I had waited longer :(. I am planning to visit Delhi next weekend for my Trousseau shopping and have already made a note of all shops suggested by you for my wedding and ladies sangeet lehenga and shoes/sandals. Though, I do have a question - how abt durability of these shoes, what if the heels broke? in brands, though expensive, do give that trust ! opinion?


    • thedelhibride February 8, 2022 at 2:51 pm #

      Durability of brands such as Clarks, etc is definitely more trust-worthy than these. Having said that, I have a pair from Lajpat Nagar I bought in 2010, that are super comfortable and I still use! Wore them on my Sangeet in 2012 as well :)


  12. Jahnavi February 6, 2022 at 10:26 pm #

    I read some article that Chandni Chowk has some shops that replicate desgners like Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi… without pinching your pockets ! would you know any ? I have a budget of around 40 to 50k. Desperately need some help and suggestions…


  13. Priyanka July 21, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

    Were they Comfirtible too??????


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