“If you don’t believe in love at first sight, you have been shopping at the wrong places.”
While Mumbai is the quintessential fashion hub for India, as fashion for common people go, Delhi holds a pretty strong presence, in terms of latest trends and style factor. If you have shopped in Delhi, chances are you’ll not be happy in shopping in most of the other metros in India.
Here are 5 places to shop for fashion at ridiculously low prices from the streets of Delhi:
Probably the most historically famous place to shop from streets of Delhi, my suggestion will be not to keep on the main street, but to venture into the by lanes. My most favourite niche is the area located opposite Sarvana Bhavan restaurant, off the main road. From clothes to shoes, to woollies to jewellery this is a treasure trove of street fashion. My most favourite pick from here had been an amazing linen wears, at an unbelievable prices.
Clearly the most talked about and the best place to shop in terms of the sheer size of the market, both physically and in terms of goods sold. From furnishings, to textiles, clothes to shoes, crockery to plants, this is one of the best places to hangout in South Delhi. Easily accessible through metro lines, this market is shoppers’ paradise. Apart from the food stalls, restaurants and a multi-storeyed parking, this market currently has been equipped with permanent trial rooms as well.
This is the place to shop for everything related to fashion in Delhi. From the street fashion at throwaway price to the big showrooms having the best of couture, if you want a taste of Delhi’s local fashion, this is the place to be. The major problem of shopping in this area is of course car park. So if you are planning a visit, do try the public transport, such as metro, or various cab services that run in the city.
District Centre Janakpuri
Very few people other than the residents of the western Delhi may be aware of the thriving fashion and accessories market in and around the District Centre in Janakpuri, Delhi. Located next to the Janakpuri metro station, and Hilton Janakpuri, this place is perfect place to shop on a budget, or take a peek at the latest offerings from the big brands. What is a virtual treasure trove here are the fashion accessories, scarves, shoes, belts and jewellery.
Priya Complex, Vasant Kunj
While shops here do not match the scale or the range of those of Sarojini Nagar or Lajpat Nagar, I always have a special affinity with this place for its uniquely trendy shops. From books to watches, clothes to shoes, this place is distinctive in its offerings and has quite a customer base. Try it for a chilled out time amidst the rush, or as the place to hang out without making dent in your finances.