For Bangles, I Head to Hyderabad

For Bangles, I Head To Hyderabad

The New York Times – Sarah Khan

A shop in Laad Bazaar in Hyderabad, India, which is known for its bangles.
Poras Chaudhary for The New York Times

This Indian city’s Laad Bazaar has been selling handmade lacquer jewelry for generations. It’s where brides shop.

Strategizing my outfits for my cousin Saad’s 10-event, two-continent wedding last winter was an exercise in project management. I plotted out every ensemble and the corresponding accessories that would travel with me from New York to San Francisco to Hyderabad, India. I made charts to work out which heels and purses could do double duty for multiple functions, but for each gharara or churidar I planned to wear, I needed just the right composition of crystal-studded bangles to match.

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