Denim, Crepe Or Silk: Score Affordable Fabrics At These Cloth Markets In Delhi

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Stuffing your wardrobe with ready-made clothes is great, but let's face it, a well-tailored outfit, customised to your taste, right from the fabric to the print is even better! For that, here’s our list of some of the most affordable cloth markets in Delhi to find fabulous cloth and dress material.

Nehru Place Market

Everyone has heard of HP Singh. At least everyone who’s getting married or having babies, or just likes shopping. So, everyone! But there’s more to Nehru Place than just that. The stores here have direct mill-access, so you can expect wholesale prices for handloom and cotton material. You’ll also find silk, linen, net, crepe and georgette in a variety of hues and prints. They generally have fixed prices, but you can ask for a discount when buying in bulk, making it one of the cheapest cloth markets in Delhi.

LBB Tip: Find out more about the stores here.

Central Market, Lajpat Nagar

The largest market for salwar and kameez in Asia, Central Market in Lajpat Nagar is the place for all your cloth needs. Most of the cheap cloth markets here retail similar stuff, so you’ll need to wander around and do a lot of digging. Or you can try our guide here. This is the best place to bargain and get amazing deals on expensive net or zardosi work.

Mohan Singh Place

College students know the ins and outs of Mohan Singh Place and we will tell you why. This is THE cloth place in town, where you can buy fabric for cheap, which can then be tailored to perfection at a quarter of the cost of what other branded places charge. Mohan Singh market is a legend amongst all those trying to save money while keeping up with the latest fashion trends.

Jwalaheri Market

Fabric shopping in Jwalaheri makes for quite the outing on Saturday mornings. The place stocks all kinds of fabric at dirt cheap prices, with the option of bargaining further. We love the suiting and shirting options for men here, as well as the jeans (that you can get tailored). There are a few dyeing shops here too, and they charge nominal rates.

LBB Tip: Find more information here.

Shankar Market

The most recognisable of the lot, Shankar Market is easily identified by its walls full of street art and murals. With about 15 lanes that lead to little openings full of cloth shops, you will find heavy brocades, gauzy chiffons, cotton, polyester and everything from hand embroidery to intricate machine work. The prices might seem a bit steeper compared to other places, but building a rapport with the storekeepers will go a long way! We love the prints and variety here, so don’t miss out.

LBB Tip: Find more information here.

Tilak Nagar

West Delhi is packed with markets of all kinds, most of which are great for wedding shopping. Tilak Nagar is a great stop with several fabric shops where you’ll find heaps on heaps of cloth in varied textures, prints and patterns, with both heavy and light work. You can check out stores like Heritage Fabrics for Women and Prem Fabrics among others. 

Emporia Complex

The state-funded emporiums near CP are known for promoting cottage and rural industries, so you’ll find a wide variety of handloom and traditional weaves here. Hand embroidery like kantha, silks from down south and reams of fabric from West Bengal (Manjusha) can also be found here. The prices here are fixed, but you will get top-quality products that’ll last for years. The Khadi Bhavan across the road also has cloth that is purely organic and handwoven.

Meherchand Market

Located in Khan Market, Meherchand market is home to branded fabric stores and designer labels, while also retailing wholesale fabrics! They’re particularly popular for block prints, ikat prints, silk weaves, satin and much more. Speaking from experience, they also have these 'Hawaiian prints' that are great to make fun shirts and dresses out of. You’ll also find stores with upholstery fabrics too, like Cottons & Satins. 

Kinaari Bazaar & Katra Neel

Chandni Chowk has always been our favourite market when it comes to affordable shopping. From chanderi, net, silk and printed cotton fabrics to cloth materials for menswear, Katra Neel market in Chandni Chowk stocks up on everything. You’ll be surprised by the vast variety of fabrics available here for upholsteries and curtains.

Kinari Bazaar is another market in Chandni Chowk that sells lace materials, georgette, gotta patti work and also heavy zardosi fabrics at bargain prices.

Shanti Mohalla

In the narrow lanes of Seelampur, you’ll find heaps of fabrics in all kinds of textures and prints. Denim, rayon, lace, jute, georgettes or corduroys, you’ll find it all at throwaway prices here. There are over 2,000 shops in Shanti Mohalla, so finding the perfect material would not be very difficult, as you have a lot many options to choose from. The task of browsing through this market might seem taxing but all the effort is totally worth it as you’ll discover great cloth materials.

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