HArkiran Basra is a Chandigarh based bridal wear designer who believes that "it is all in the details" as her motto. It is a couture line that believes in understated elegance and class. From beautiful lehengas of pastel shades to inticately crafted anarkalis, they ensure you to provide with the best outfit for your dream day. The couture consists of skilled craftsmen which with their professional work, would definitely glisten your eyes in awe.
6 years 7 months
Custom designed outfits from scratch, Sample pieces on which orders can be placed
Outfit type available
All outfits are made to order
Customization is available
Last Review Updated on 24 May 2022
4 months ago
I struggled with whether or not to write this review. I do not want to disparage anyone but if this review saves even one bride/family from going through what my family went through it will be worth it. I have been following Harkiran for a few years, when my sister got engaged I showed her Harkian's instagram and she fell in love with one of Harkiran's designs. My mom was very hesitant as she has heard horror stories from people about missing orders etc. To ease my mom's concerns we had a long talk with Harkiran in November 2021. She walked us through the process, my sister's wedding was in May 2022. She stated she would start making the outfits in mid march. We would get multiple samples of work, colors etc to make sure we were happy with everything. Everything was very methodical, my mom told her even though the wedding was in May we were going to be travelling 2 weeks before the wedding and would need the outfits by last week of April. She agreed this would be no problem. In all we ordered 7 outfits, 2 for the bride and 5 for members of the bridal party. We finalized and paid deposit in December 2021. Measurements for all outfits were sent in December 2021. We live in the US and made it clear we would need outfits in a timely fashion as we expected some minor tailoring adjustments would be needed My mom asked for updates frequently and was reminded she would not start until March. We waited until March to request updates again. She told us dupattas from 4 of the other outfits were on their way (after multiple repetitive texts about them), we asked for updates on bridal outfits and received no real answer except on March 21 when she told us we were on track for delivery in Mid April. We texted, called, emailed near daily. On April 7 she told us we were on track for delivery at the end of April. We asked for pictures. On April 8 she told us she would said pictures the following week. We never received sample colors or embroidery swatches (except from her swatch book but never the outfit as promised). The last week of april she was asking us to clarify measurements (we sent these in December). Ignoring our concerned messages about delivery time. She finally responded to an email on 5/2 and stated "don't worry everything will be done, it's just that it's taking longer than expected". On 5/2 she told us the suits would be done by 5/7 and shipped (wedding date of 5/21+22). On 5/6 she told us they would not be done until 5/14 and she would be sending them to NY (wedding in Michigan) with her family friends and we would need to make arrangements to get them from NY to Michigan. She also told us this friend was uncomfortable taking the outfits but she had convinced them to do so. As you can imagine the stress levels were so high. My sister (the bride) was in tears daily. My dad was able to get in touch with a friend of his who was leaving India 5/10 for USA. We begged her to finish the outfits by 5/10, she told us she could not do this. My dad was able to convince his friend to change his flight to 5/16 to wait for the outfits. On 5/13 (24 hours before pick up and before ANY completion pictures had been sent) she demanded we pay the balance of what we owed her. At this point she did not even tell us what the final cost of the bridal outfits were. We had already paid a hefty deposit. I immediately left work to try to find the fastest wiring service but as she told us on a Friday that she needed immediate payment our options were limited. The fastest transfer I could get was Monday but she said no her "investors" would not allow her to release the outfits without immediate payment. We then paid rush fees to transfer money to my cousins (over 400,000 INR). We understand she needed payment but do not understand why she waited until the last minute to ask us, adding more stress to a stressful situation. She told us riots and Eid were the reason our outfits (that were ordered and deposit paid in December) were delayed. We ordered several other outfits from Chandigarh, Ludhiana and Mumbai. All reached on time, no one else made excuses. My sister's wedding outfit was beautiful and perfect. Her reception outfit was not what she asked for but acceptable. We received outfits 2 days before her wedding. Rushed to find matching accessories for the reception outfit which was different tones than we asked for. We were unable to find a tailor who could make adjustments to the outfits in such a short time period. With flight change fees, rush shipping, transfer fees it cost us an additional 230,000 INR to receive the outfits. We could have purchased a few additional outfits with this money. Harkiran gave us a discount of 6,000 INR to makeup for all she put us through. She promised us "extras", none of that was received either. I hope this review helps any bride from overseas who is ordering, if you order from Harkiran please stay on top of deadlines and do not accept her excuses, demand proof outfits have been started and follow up frequently. She put us through so much stress on what should have been a happy time. Edit to rebut claims by Harkiran. “Agreed upon date” was never May 15! (Wedding May 21). No extras were given. Suit prices were adjusted bc she failed to make what she promised. The only unprecedented event was that she lied to us and failed to deliver our order on time. Again as we had sent thousands of US dollars to her already we had no problem making payment but she did not even show us completion pictures until May 13, she did not even give us a total until May 13. Where we to guess what we owed?
6 months ago
To be honest i dont really know where to start. I remember that i saw harkiran’s page on instagram and i loved all her designs. I started talking to her in 2018 😬 , even though nothing was finilised but one thing i was sure that i will be Basra’s Bride. Finally day came in 2022 when i finally recieved both my Wedding and reception lehnga also My Man’s Sherwani. No words can actully describe what she does, Like i said to her over the phone, tuhade Lehnge bolde a like them need no introduction or reference. Harkiran and i talked few times over the phone and she told me from your voice i know what you need ( truly i was so confused about design i want) She created two beautiful peacocks on my wedding lehenga and told me its you and your raman. I was crying with happiness of her thoughts she puts in. I gave her my budget which she went over (ofcourse she told me advance about) but when i saw all our outfits my mind was blown away with quality, the details (i was like even if i had paid alot more i would not mind at all) No one could do what she did for me.i mean how do you do it. Also those 🦚 on raman’s palla. And thank you for stunning reception lehenga as well. Twirl twirl was all i did for two days and could not get enough of flare❤️❤️ @harkiran Basra kindly book my orders for all big events of my lifetime. God bless you. You are such a vibrant and pure soul. Make every bride a proud Harkiran Basra’s bride like i am❤️❤️❤️
6 months ago
THANK YOU so much for creating my outfit to perfection! One of the main reasons I wanted you to create my outfit is your eye for detail. I am so happy I let you do your thing because I fell in love with the design you came up with. The fitting was on point - Master ji did an amazing job! The colour...OMG! I don't know what to say. It was so beautiful and unique, everyone fell in love with it. It was so comfortable and during the laavan I was stress-free and didn't have to worry about anything. I am so glad you decided to go with a heavier dupptha instead the original plan. It was so beautiful and I was so mesmerised by it. The flare. OMG GIRLLLL. You killed it with the flare of the anarkarli. Everyone was so shocked that there was no can can how is it possible for such a perfect flare. I was so happy with it!!🧡🧡🧡 Too be honest when I look at the photos, I am still blown away by the outfit. Thank you so much to the entire team ❤️ Lots of love Karanjot💕
6 months ago
The moment I laid my eyes on my wedding outfit I was speechless and blown away 😍🥰❤️ Harkiran and I started speaking a year ago for creating my wedding lengha and I was in love with it every step of the way! She kept in touch and showed all the progress as it happened making sure it was exactly what I wanted. She was so easy to communicate with and made a wedding outfit that has so much sentimental value to me as it incorporated orchids in remembrance of my dad, something that I really wanted. 🌸 The first reaction anyone had looking at it was “wow” and everyone said it’s the most beautiful wedding outfit they had seen 🥰❤️ It is a heirloom that I’m going to pass down my family tree. She also made my husbands wedding outfit and we both loved it! It was exactly what he had wanted and how he wanted it and most of all super comfortable 😍 If a bride or groom are looking for the outfit of their dreams I’d 100% recommend Harkiran she is so amazing and talented and super kind 😍❤️
9 months ago
Harkiran made a perfect wedding lehnga for me.. No other designer could have made that lehnga. She invested so much time and hardwork that the lehnga turned out to be so beautiful. Harkiran is very professional. Loved the way she communicated with me at every single step, kept me updated about all the details. If you want something different, simply contact harkiran💕
1 year 1 month ago
She is one of the best designer in whole Chandigarh ..keen fan of her work 🙄 she is doing awesome job since 7 years
1 year 4 months ago
My wedding was during the pandemic, which meant I couldn’t go to India and pick out all my outfits like I had planned. After talking to Harkiran I knew I could trust her with my wedding outfit. Her customer service was amazing. She listened to what I wanted, but also gave me advice when I needed it. Harkiran ended up making my sangeet and wedding outfit and my husband’s sherwani and they were perfect. Harkiran kept me in the loop at every stage, this included video calling me once the material was dyed, she showed me what the colour looked like in natural lighting. She also sent me constant photos and asked for approval of sample work before actually doing the embroidery on my fabric. This meant that there were no surprises when I got my delivery! Harkiran made shopping for my wedding outfit so easy and would highly recommend her !
1 year 4 months ago
Thank you to Harkiran for crafting my wedding lehenga exactly like I had imagined. I felt like a princess wearing it- everything about it was magical- the fit, the fabric quality, the intricate details. What I really appreciated about interacting with Harkiran is that she is very professional and is great at communication. She kept me in the loop throughout the process while my lehenga was being crafted. She incorporated everything I had wanted on my lehenga in an elegant way. Hats off to her for her unique creativity. She is a wonderful human too! Highly, highly recommend- best decision ever.
1 year 4 months ago
I customized 2 outfits from Harkiran She did a great a job.. she asked me about every little detail and I got my outfits way better than I wanted them to be. She is a great in person too So if anybody is searching from magical outfits goooooo to Harkiran basra!!!