Social media has become such a necessity that it is almost a crime to not hold a social media account of some sort, especially on Facebook, Snapchat or Instagram. Amongst others, Instagram has proven to be the easiest platform for anyone to shop from. With pictures to refer to, young entrepreneurs have used the convenience of social media to sell us quality clothing, giving any cosmopolitan mall a run for their money. If you have always wondered where to get hip clothes from, look no further because these Mizo-owned Instagram shops will surely quench your thirst for everything fashion, especially for the trend thirsty and the style conscious.
Shop at Judy’s: If you are a young woman looking for the trendiest garments and shoes, look no further because this shop here is the place to browse. Since November 2014, this shop has been catering to female customers looking for sophistication and class. From stilettos to die for, to easy comfort-chic mules, they have it all! All the way from China and Bangkok, the selections in this shop are clean, fresh and totally the right fit for the ‘less is more’ crowd. The owner has a shop if you have an overwhelming urge to try on the clothes in person, located in the main shopping center, Millennium Centre, shop number D 32. Also, they ship their products all over India, what luck right?
Price range: INR 500-10,000; Style: Simple, Chic, Minimal; Instagram: @shop_at_judys
Fleurde.lee: This shop, unlike others, intends to set trends, providing a spectrum of products for both men and women. Beauty products are also available. It is indeed a convenient place for a variety of customers even irregardless of whether you are a sneaker head or obsessed with beauty and skincare. The shop has an international supply of quality goods from China, Bangkok, the UK and even Australia. Shipping all over India is possible, but cash on delivery is made available only in Aizawl. The owner frankly states that a majority of the items she sells are hand-picked by her, selecting stuff she would actually want to get for herself. Fleur De Lee is definitely for those who prefer eclectic stand-out garments and shoes; the good news is that the owner plans to open up a store in the very near future.
Price range: INR 50–5,500 and INR 3,499-7,999 (designer replicas); Style: Quirky, Flamboyant, Bohemian; Instagram: @fleurde.lee
Her Collection: A store that predominantly caters to the North-eastern states, owned by a B.Tech graduate. This store is the spot to hunt for shoes that are meant for people with a good eye and detail oriented. It is heaven for those who desire sneakers at reasonable prices that are usually shipped from the UK, Vietnam and occasionally China. Guys can get top brands such as Nike, Adidas and Puma sneakers for rather cheap prices. It gets better for girls as they can select not only on-point sneakers, but also uber-sexy high heels and trendy tops all at very affordable prices. This store provides shipping all over India where their main customers are college students and women of all ages generally from Nagaland, Meghalaya and Mizoram. The main goal of this store is to provide affordable shoes that a customer doesn’t have to think twice about. The owner started the store on June 2016 but plans on opening a proper store once done with education, so yay again!
Price range: INR 1,000-10,000; Style: Urban, Casual, High-street; Instagram: @her_collection_
Style Vibes: Online business for this store started way back in 2011, offering a wide range of options both for men and women, as well as children. The store mainly sells products that are self-designed and custom made for their clients with a few items imported from overseas. There is an outlet store next to the Ramhlun South Presbyterian Church, which opened in 2015. This store hopes to showcase affordability and quality with their products. So then, what are you waiting for?
Price range: INR 500-2,000; Style: Casual, Contemporary; Instagram: @style_vibes