As Delhi gets hotter and hotter, we find ourselves ditching our fancy boots and heels for preppy flats, comfortable flip-flops and colourful juttis. Chappals don’t have to be boring or bring your outfit down. Here are some brands to look out for this summer, to help you put your best foot forward.

Forever 21

Forever 21 has always come to our rescue whenever we’ve needed a last minute outfit that doesn’t cost a bomb. Their footwear section is always well-stocked with smart flip flops and strappy flats in colours ranging from neutrals like beige, to hot pink.

Where: Click here for a complete list of stores.

Price: Starting at INR 800 {approx.}


Flip-flops would have infamously remained bathroom slippers had it not been for Havaianas. Take your pick from a wide range of colours including neons and metallic, and fun designs such as polka dots, florals and even animal print. Keep it casual while keeping your feet happy.

Where: Shop No. EW 7B, Select Citywalk, Saket or shop online, here.

Contact: 011 46567017

Price: Starting at INR 550



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Fabindia has always been the go-to place for the city whenever one has needed a quick ethnic fix. Their footwear selection, a relatively lesser-known section, has some great stuff to offer! Think traditional juttis, leather kolhapuris and some funky colourful chappals with just that touch of Indianness to glam up any outfit.

Where: Click here for a complete list of stores

Price: Starting at INR 690


What started off as a love for the quintessential kolhapuri chappal was turned into a full-fledged brand presenting the original specimen in a whole new avatar. Chappers features an array of kolhapuri chappals in bright colours as well as pastels and metallic, for both men and women. All of these are hand-made and ensure the comfort one expects from a flip-flop rather than the kolhapuris widely available.

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Vanilla Moon

Vanilla Moon

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Combine Italian design with Indian craftsmanship and you get Vanilla Moon. The 13-year-old brand produces some of the most stylish and quality shoes available to us. A bit on the pricier side though, we suggest you time your visit with pay day.

Where: Emporio, 3rd Floor, Vasant Kunj

Nearest Metro Station: Chattarpur

Contact: 011 46060940

Price: Starting at INR 3000


Contrary to popular belief, there’s more to Crocs than the big bulky plastic shoes punched with holes! They do some great flip-flops and sandals too, and given their sturdy material, the shoes make for durable footwear, come rain or shine. These are perhaps your best bet during the Delhi monsoon.

Where: Click here for a complete list of stores

Price: Starting at INR 1,495

Chalk Studio


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If kitsch is your style, look no further than Chalk. Started by Nupur Nagpal and Aakash Saikia, the brand stands for quality. They source their own leather and the end product is a result of their unique design sensibilities, making for the perfect signature pair.

Where: 110-B, Pal Mohan Plaza, Building No. – 11/56, Desh Bandhu Gupta Road, Karol Bagh or log on here.

Nearest Metro Station: Karol Bagh

Contact: 011 23550512, 011 45063575

Price: Starting at INR 1,099

Soft and Sleek

For all those who get a high from a potent dose of street shopping, Sarojni Nagar is a sort of haven. Located bang in the centre of the busy market, Soft and Sleek sells the latest and most chic in the world of footwear, in all the colours of the rainbow, and are also more than happy to take an order if your size is out of stock.

Where: 68, Sarojini Nagar Market, Sarojini Nagar

Nearest Metro Station: INA

Contact: 011 24102058

Price: Starting at INR 400 {approx.}

Charles and Keith


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The Singapore-based brand made its presence felt in India a couple of years ago, when it opened its doors at Citywalk mall. Its collection of sophisticated, sleek footwear is ideal for formal dos as well as office-wear.

Where: Ground Floor, Select Citywalk, Saket

Nearest Metro Station: Malviya Nagar

Contact: 011-40534507

Price: Starting at INR 2500 {approx.}

Vishal Foot Wear

This gem in Paharganj houses a giant variety of leather chappals. From the regular scissor chappals to kolhapuris in a myriad of styles and colours to gladiators, Vishal Foot Wear has it all. And what they don’t have, they can customise and order.

Where: 5082-83 Main Bazaar, Paharganj

Nearest Metro Station: Rama Krishna Ashram Marg

Contact: 011 23581960, 011 23581663, +91 9811077729

Price: Starting at INR 350 for a pair of kolhapuris, INR 1,500 for gladiators

Cupcakes and Closet


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Though we may not agree with the website’s aesthetics, one thing they’ve got right are their kolhapuris. Studded, chained, fringed and available across a bunch of colours, they’re great for brightening up an otherwise drab outfit.

Where: Shop online here.

Price: Starting at INR 1,200


Flip-flops in Aztec prints, floral and stripes, and a super wide range of slip-ons and strappy flats, Westside has something for every taste. And within all budgets. While you’re there, do check out their kurtas; billowy and pastel, they’re perfect for the scorching summer we’re all expecting.

Where: Click here for a complete list of stores.

Price: Starting at INR 250

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