Called Sujatha Market (on the other side of RC Puram), this lane in Srirampuram is full of merchants selling their wares, all priced and sold by the kilo — from towels and bedspreads to dresses and spools of thread. You do get glitzy (Bollywood style) kurtas and dresses, but we recommend this place more for the fabrics, linen and towels.
Sometimes available in rolls and sometimes in massive piles, you’ve got to make this an adventure and wade through the cloth to find exactly what you want. From solid colours that can work on petticoats to cushion covers, you can buy fabric in cotton, rayon and linen (mostly mixed though). You can also purchase individual pieces sometimes, but that’s only towards the evening when the vendors are ready to shut shop, and just really want to ‘get rid’ of extra baggage.
Rummaging through this gully wasn’t easy but we picked the best places that you MUST go to! If it’s fabric you’re looking for, our pick is Vinayaka Fabrics for dupattas (at about INR 100 a kilo) and Top Style Fashions for denim yarn and shirt materials at INR 200 upwards. If you’re hunting for fabric for curtains, and home linen, hit up Parshwanath Textiles for bed covers, sofa covers and loose fabric starting at just INR 230 for two pieces. Those looking for blankets, make sure to pop by at Apple Fabrics where you can buy them by the kilo for INR 270 and then Tip Top Enterprises for doormats of all shapes, sizes and colours, for just INR 250 per kilo.