Going shopping in the city? Well, we’re bringing you the best of the famous markets in Delhi, and what they have to offer. We’re also throwing a few of our favourites here and there, so you can get a real taste of things. Enough talk—let’s get started.

Lajpat Nagar

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Image courtesy: Wikipedia

Lajpat Nagar has a lot to offer on the reasonable shopping front, and there’s no doubt that this is one of the more famous markets in Delhi. We especially recommend going here for all your textile needs. There’s no shortage of shops with multiple floors dedicated to fabric of every kind—silk, satin, cotton, chiffon, georgette, and more. Then there’s Salwar Lane where you can find a massive range of pre-stitched, semi-stitched, and unstitched salwar suits great for everyday wear, or mass gifting during family weddings.

A few of our favourites: Ghoonghat Dupatta for dupattas and stoles, KC Creations and Ramjisons for a giant range of fabrics, and Dolma Aunty Momos for yummy momo.

#LBBTip: Best to rely on metro services if you’re going over the weekend, when getting a parking spot or an auto back home can become a nightmare.

Also Check Out: Amar Colony to score beautiful furniture pieces at a bargain.

Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar

Connaught Place

Malls may come and go, but CP still remains a favourite hang out for most Dilliwallas. You’ll find many leading brands retailing here, so you can have a pleasant day out walking, window shopping, and eating your way around in circles.

A few of our favourites: Oxford Bookstore & Cha Bar for books and chai, Keventer’s {now called Shake Square} for some mean milkshakes, Kalpana for gorgeous sarees, The Shop for home décor, and Balujas for footwear.

Also Check Out: Janpath for trinkets, jholas, and kohlapuris, Palika Bazaar for pirated CDs and video games, Shankar Market for yards & yards of cloth, Mohansingh Palace to get jeans & trousers stitched, and Hanuman Mandir for bangle shopping.

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

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Karol Bagh

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A go-to destination for wedding shopping and cheap clothing, Karol Bagh hasn’t developed much over the years on the infrastructure side of things. There are different streets dedicated to different categories: Ghaffar Market for jugaadu electronic needs, Silver Street/Bank Street for traditional jewellery, and Ajmal Khan Road for inexpensive readymade garments.

PS: There are quite a few eating joints in Karol Bagh; check them out here. Also, did you know there’s an entire market here dedicated only to raw leather?

Nearest Metro Station: Karol Bagh

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Sarojini Nagar

Ask any non-Delhi girl what she plans to do on her next visit to the capital, and the first words that come out of her mouth, without fail, are ‘Go shopping at Sarojini!’. And with good reason too, because nowhere {up until now at least} in the entire country, have we found a market where you can buy an entirely new wardrobe for less than INR 3,000!

#LBBTip: If you get the chance, plan your visit on an early weekday morning, when the crowds are thin and shopkeepers are desperate to make their first sale—so you’ll get a great bargain. To know your way around the market, check out our guide.

PS: Have you checked out our 1,000 Rupee Sarojini Nagar challenge? What about this hilarious video?

Nearest Metro Station: INA

Chandni Chowk

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A family marketing haven established about 300 years ago, Chandni Chowk is where the charm of Old Delhi still carries on, and it’s probably the most famous market in Delhi. It’s super crowded on most days, so there’s no way to really avoid that.

It’s much coveted for bridal stores and street food, but there’s a lot more this area has to offer—wholesale stationery items at Chawri Bazar, Sunday book market at Daryaganj, stunning silver jewellery at Dariba Kalan, lights for homes at Bhagirath Palace, cameras and accessories at Kucha Choudhary Market, spectacles and frames at Ballimaran, lace & latkans at Kinari Bazar, and lots, lots more!

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

Khan Market

Easily one of our favourite places to hang out and shop at, Khan Market has managed to maintain its charm even after having garnered massive popularity {and crowd} over the years. Whether it’s for a nice Sunday dinner with the family, a drinking session with friends, or shopping at some of the poshest stores in the city, Khan Market is our go-to place.

A few of our favourites: Full Circle Bookstore & Café Turtle for books and coffee, Good Earth for beautiful home décor & furnishings, Amrapali for silver jewellery, Route 04 for great deals on booze, and Big Chill for everything on their menu.

Also Check Out:  Lok Nayak Bhawan for lights and Meherchand Market for exclusive boutique stores.

Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market

Nehru Place

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A well-known destination for all electronic needs, Nehru Place has everything from computer parts, phones, accessories, DVDs and CDs, and all forms of electronic entertainment products to offer. Expect to find a lot of pirated software and applications on CDs, but be warned, some may be hit & miss.

This market is not just for your electronic needs though—there’s quite a bit this place has to offer if you’re looking for fabrics.

PS: Nehru Place is the place to go for all your printing needs, big or small.

Nearest Metro Station: Nehru Place

South Extension

South Ex is divided into two parts—I & II {situated on either side of Ring Road} and has a whole lot to offer for wedding & Indian wear. It’s all not just for women though—there are quite a few stores dedicated to formal and wedding wear exclusively for men too.

A few of our favourites: Nalli & Greenways for silk and handloom sarees, Frontier Raas for bridal shopping, and Tanishq for diamond jewellery.

Nearest Metro Station: AIIMS

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Image courtesy: Wikipedia

This is where all the hippies gather, but that’s not why we’re telling you about it. The days are long gone when we used to sit in a shady corner of super-shady My Bar here for cheap booze, but our frequent trips to this market over the years has helped us stumble upon quite a few treasured finds—budget eating joints and shops full of junk jewellery, leather bags & chappals.

PS: Whether or not you’re unfamiliar with this area, we recommend taking a friend along on your visit.

Nearest Metro Station: RK Ashram Marg

GK I, M Block Market

All those South Delhi girl jokes you’ve been hearing for ages? This is their place of origin. That useful piece of information aside, if the hustle-bustle of Sarojini Nagar or Lajpat Nagar is not your cuppa tea, GK I M Block market is likely to suit you better.

From trendy apparel, faux leather bags and junk jewellery, to fantastic footwear, there’s lots this market has to offer. Plus, there are plenty of fast food outlets to satiate that post-shopping hunger.

Also Check Out: GK II, M Block Market for a plethora of culinary options and salons.

Nearest Metro Station: Kailash Colony

To know which days each market is shut, click here.

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