Kurtanama – A guide to men’s Eid Shopping

Guys, Eid is almost here, and if you still are craving to make a point that the male-kind also have a right to spend on Eid grooming, head towards one of your nearest Kurta shops.

This season, almost all major designers bring out exclusive Eid collections and many are offering good discounts on some products too.

Here’s a short guide to Kurta shopping in Lahore:

Amir Adnan

More expensive as compared to other substitute brands. Designs especially for this Eid are not really impressive, plus, there is something not so special in simple white Kurtas with a single embroided line priced at Rs.2000+
The good stuff is mainly in the bride-groom section pushing the price into multiple 0s.

Quality: 7/10
Variety: 6/10
Style Quotient: 5/10
Affordability: Rs.2,500 upwards
Overall: 6/10
Where to find: Amir Adnan outlet at Siddique Trade Centre – Main Boulevard Gulberg

Junaid Jamshed

Stuff is pretty cool with vertical stripes as the current ‘in’ thing. Good quality fabric, tempting designs, attractive colors. Better than Amir Adnan for now at least.

Quality: 8/10
Variety: 8/10
Style Quotient: 8/10
Affordability: Rs.2,000 upwards
Overall: 8/10
Where to find: Junaid Jamshed outlets at M.M.Alam Road, Fortress Stadium, Model Town Link Road, Y Block DHA, Allama Iqbal Town


Aijaz Aslam is rather a new-comer to Lahore’s kurta scene and has stepped in with some cool stuff. Kurtas at Aijazz are more wearable, are made up of good quality fabric in interesting designs and are incredibly affordable to buy…

Quality: 8/10
Variety: 7/10
Style Quotient: 8/10
Affordability: Rs.1,500 upwards
Overall: 8/10
Where to buy: Aijazz outlet at Siddique Trade Centre – Main Boulevard Gulberg


More of the simpler stuff, comes in huge variety and the best part is, Bonanza kurtas can be worn on normal days after Eid too.

Quality: 8/10
Variety: 9/10
Style Quotient: 6/10
Affordability: Rs.1,700 upwards
Overall: 7/10
Where to buy: Bonanza sections at HKB (all stores), Enem Store – Liberty Market, Raja Sahib – Model Town Link Road

12 Comments so far

  1. binary-zero (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 8:17 am

    o great post – i have to visit one more place in somewhere around HKB Moon Markeet – my khala recommended that due to designs and price. i’ll check it out.

  2. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 9:17 am

    Oh wow, hasan … kiya research hay :)

  3. Atif Qamar (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 1:00 pm

    guys check Junaid Jamsheed, i bought my kurta along with Jama War Shawl from there to wear on my sis mehndi. And i must say its awesome.

  4. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 7:37 pm

    Hasan, u forgot Deepak Perwani and also many shops in Fortress.

  5. Neena (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 10:23 pm

    Yeah Deepak Perwani’s style rocks. I bought few kurtas for my friends from there and everyone loves it. They fitted it for individuals with only paper measurements.

  6. Bilal Rashid (unregistered) on October 13th, 2007 @ 1:15 am

    also i got mine from khaadi .. very very sweet kurta for 1700

  7. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on October 13th, 2007 @ 1:52 am

    Yeah, Khaadi too. I forgot to name it. They got awsum collection and the new interior ….and is more spacious now.

  8. V (unregistered) on October 13th, 2007 @ 3:25 am

    Amir Adnan has to be the worst of the lot!

  9. mansur agr (unregistered) on October 13th, 2007 @ 12:52 pm

    I also like Khadi a lot..and I think its the best out of the lot. I totally agree that amir adnan isnt so impressive. good research..next time, include khadi! lol!

  10. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on October 14th, 2007 @ 9:57 pm

    YOu guys don’t have much choice. Plus all of them are expensive *tsk tsk*

  11. Sufi (unregistered) on October 15th, 2007 @ 7:46 am

    Is that it ? Amir Adnan, JJ, Bonanza, and Aijazz..

    What about the billa cut piece, and the booti wala kurta ? I always prefer getting my own cloth and getting them stitched, tailor made.

  12. Jus (unregistered) on October 15th, 2007 @ 10:19 am

    Wah wah wah! Thanks for the reference, Hasan!

    I bought a kurta in a bazaar in Singapore for S$65. Was imported from Lahore! HAHA while PKR 1,700 is about S$40 :(

    So the vertical lines are in fashion huh? Initially, i picked one with those lines for my hubby. then he chose another saying that the former looks vilager-ish. *slap forehead*

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