The world of shopping has completely changed! People are shopping online and looking for a more personal experience when it comes to custom clothing. As South Asian women we spend a great deal of money on Indian clothing. Most pieces are handmade with some of the finest quality fabrics and with gorgeous embroidery! With wedding season upon us, I can’t wait to share with you a fun boutique we discovered in right here in Chicago!
Ziva boutique is situated on the north side of Chicago in West Town/ Ukrainian village at 1604 W. Augusta Street. It’s owned by Nita Bagia and Vrati Doshi, a knowledgeable and sweet mother daughter duo! Without the distraction of Devon Street (India Town in Chicago), it was nice to walk into a minimalist store front with absolutely gorgeous clothing lining the walls! Nita and Vrati greeted me with a smile and immediately made me feel welcome. After perusing the store I sat down with the Nita and Vrati who took the time to get to know me and my wants. They were hardly there to sell me anything (which is was a nice change from other aggressive Indian stores I’ve been to in the past), but more to figure out what I was looking for and how to make me feel gorgeous in my own style!
After selecting a few ready-made pieces I tried on some outfits in their gorgeous dressing room. They gave me some fun ideas on how to mix and match. What I loved was that I wasn’t bound to buying an outfit just the way I saw it! They informed me that they offer custom options which was nice to know. They said if I had a designer style in mind, they had multiple contacts throughout India who could help create my masterpiece. Of course, the timeline would be anywhere from 3 to 4 months for anything custom…so that would be important to keep in mind for planning!
Nita, Vrati’s mother, has lots of experience in fashion having previously owned a boutique and also having run a business out of her home. Nita was then able to loop in her daughter, Vrati to create a stress-free way to shop for any occasion! They specialize in Indian bridal clothing, but also have outfits that you can dress up or dress down! The chicks of ChicksAndSalsa love mom-preneurs and supporting other women working hard in their businesses!
In the attached photos I played around with some of their ready-made pieces. These outfits can be mixed and matched! I paired one of their bottoms with a fun crop top I had in my closet! Also, their boutique offers fun accessories, take a peek at this gorgeous necklace!
I can tell you firsthand, you won’t be disappointed with your experience at Ziva! They are offering 25% off to anyone that mentions Chicks And Salsa on their next visit.
Love, Your Chick,