Zara Shahjahan Storefront Karachi
Zara Shahjahan’s new outlet in Bukhari Commercial, Karachi

Zara Shahjahan’s Karachi Store opened a couple of weeks ago and it’s one that Karachi has been waiting for. The designer has had a Lahore outlet for a couple of years now so it’s great to finally have her in Karachi too.

formals and cottons in store
A glimpse of the different ranges at Zara Shahjahan’s new store in Karachi

The store is spacious and understated – the focus is firmly on the clothes. This store is similar to Shahjahan’s new store in Galleria Mall in Lahore but I kind of miss the quirky vintage charm of her first Lahore outlet.

Inside Zara Shahjahan Store Karachi
Zara Shahjahan’s new outlet in Karachi

It’s worth mentioning that the store has only had a soft launch so far and that more styling elements may be added before the proper launch in March. For the time being, this is like any other upscale modern Pakistani designer outlet, with none of Zara’s unique personality shining through.

Formalwear by Zara Shahjahan at the Karachi store
Details from Zara Shahjahan Formal
Formals at Zara Shahjahan Store Karachi
Another Zara Shahjahan formal

The clothes, however, do live up to expectations. So far the store carries Zara Shahjahan’s pret, luxury pret and formals as well as her affordable cotton line COCO. The Bridal Studio at the store will open sometime in March.

cottons at Zara Shahjahan Store Karachi
Cotton kurtas from the COCO range

There are plenty of gorgeous outfits in store. The COCO shirts and trousers are brilliant value and as chic as you would expect from the talented designer.

COCO range at Zara Shahjahan Store Karachi
Zara Shahjahan’s affordable and elegant COCO range

Embroidered cotton trousers in a variety of colours are around Rs2,300, which compares favourably with pret trousers available around town. The COCO prints are artistic and unusual and the COCO embroidered shirts are elegant and different.

COCO kurta at Zara Shahjahan Store Karachi
At Rs3,890 this COCO kurta is a great buy
cotton kurtas at Zara Shahjahan Store Karachi
More pretty COCO kurtas

The semi-formal and formal range includes printed silk kameezes, embroidered kameezes in silks and chiffons, jackets and embellished silk trousers.

wedding wear Zara Shahjahan Store Karachi
Details from Zara Shahjahan’s formal line
Embroidered trousers at Zara Shahjahan Store Karachi
RTW formal trousers at Zara Shahjahan’s Karachi Store
formal and bridals by Pakistani designer Zara Shahjahan
Embroidered Jacket ensemble by Zara Shahjahan – Rs30,000
formal silk trousers Zara Shahjahan Store Karachi
These embroidered trousers with net are also available in off-white silk

The store prices are similar to other high-end designers. Silk tunics are around Rs18,000 and embroidered outfits range between Rs28,00,000 and Rs68,000 – though I may have missed some cheaper ones or pricier ones. The quality is top-notch and Zara Shahjahan’s aesthetic is unique – always key when investing in designer wear. The store has great potential and is a welcome addition to Karachi’s retail scene.

semi formal chiffon kurta Zara Shahjahan Store Karachi
The outfits feature lovely finishing touches
printed silk kurta Zara Shahjahan Store Karachi
Silk printed kurta with pretty buttons – Rs18,786

Zara Shahjahan Karachi Store Location: Bukhari Commercial, Phase VI DHA
On main Khayaban e Shujaat, near Chatterbox Cafe

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Salima Feerasta
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Salima Feerasta is chief editor of Karachista.com and one of Pakistan's top fashion and lifestyle journalists.

1 Comment

  1. Hi,
    Can you give me Zara shahjahan karachi new store phone or mobile number? I want to buy new eid collection which released by 22nd jun.

    Thanks in advance,
    Naeem
    03162433588

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