5 Affordable Indian Websites And Apps To Get Your Fashion Fix Since Chinese Fashion Brands Like Shein And Club Factory Are Out
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’d know that the India Government has banned 59 Chinese apps stating privacy concerns. The decision came in the wake of the ongoing border tension between India and China. The ban has been imposed on popular apps included Tik Tok, WeChat, Likee and Helo. To the dismay of fashion buffs, the list also included some top fashion apps like Shein, Club Factory and ROMWE. I know, I had items in my cart on Shein that I am not going to see again. *sniffles into a handkerchief*
Cute and trendy clothes at an affordable price? Well, that’s the dream. Do these clothes last? Nope. Are they just lots of polyester? Yes. Do we still like them a lot anyway? Yes. With these uber-stylish websites gone, will there will be no more Shein hauls? That’s some people’s entire Youtube model. Is there going to be no more shopping unnecessarily at Club Factory just because it was so darn cheap? Absolutely not! There’s a silver lining. There always is. Because of this ban, homegrown brands will finally gain the recognition they deserve. Indian shopping apps and websites like Myntra and Koovs are so many other really trendy retailers are there to save the day.
Here are 5 alternatives of these Chinese fashion apps that are equally affordable, just as stylish and 100% desi.
Myntra is a one-stop shop that has a bunch of amazing brands under it. From H&M to Fabindia to FILA, you can get yourself anything and everything at steep discount. You can find brands by Bollywood celebrities like Imara by Jacqueline Fernandez, HRX by Hritik Roshan, Nush by Anushka Sharma and All About You By Deepika here. Also, you can check out their in-house brands like Dressberry, Roadster and Mast & Harbour for some cute tees while you are at it.
Koovs is inarguably Gen Z’s go-to shopping website. The site has such cool collection that you won’t miss Shein anymore. You can fill your wardrobe with statement-making pieces like a studded skirt or neon crop tops and a ton of stylish stuff that they have. If you love yourself a good sale, they have a clearance category where you can find clothes at 70%. IKR?
The label Life
If your style statement is more classy and chic, then The Label Life is the best bet for you. It’s a lifestyle brand by the most stylish trio Malaika Arora, Sussanne Khan and Bipasha Basu. Yes, the clothes are a bit on the pricier side but you can always find great deals in their on-sale collections. This is also the best place to find 90s-inspired swimsuits and chic work wear. Psst, they have a WFH tops section that you won’t be able to resist.
Ajio is for someone whose style statement is equal parts Indian and western. If you haven’t snagged some stylish Indo-western finds from their fusion wear yet, you have seriously missed out, fashionably. Shop some cool and breezy cotton kurtis and summer dresses from this collection. It is also a great place to get yourself some super cute and comfy tees that you can pair with your skirts and shorts.
Max Fashion is so underrated. They offer some pretty good stuff that blends easily with your everyday casual style. Their Indian wear, accessories and denims are to die for. If you are looking for pieces to mix and match with the rest of your wardrobe without burning a hole in your pocket, try it out and you won’t be disappointed.