Ready-made is all well and good, but in this day and age of customisation, we need to stay ahead of the pack, so here’s our list of the cheapest cloth markets in Delhi to find some fab cloth and dress material.

Nehru Place Market

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Everyone has heard of HP Singh; at least everyone who’s getting married or having babies, or just likes shopping. 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 this one of the cheapest cloth markets in Delhi.

Where: Nehru Place, Lala Lajpat Rai Road

Nearest Metro Station: Nehru Place

Timings: 11am – 9pm, closed on Sundays

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Central Market

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The largest market for salwars and kameez’s in Asia, Central Market in Lajpat Nagar is the place for all your cloth and clothing 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 that expensive net or zardosi work.

Where: Pushpa {Central} Market, Feroze Gandhi Marg, Lajpat Nagar II

Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar

Timings: 11am – 9pm, closed on Mondays

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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 be then tailored to perfection at a quarter of the cost of what other branded places charge. And here’s the whopper—they add the tag of any brand that you want at the spine. Be it Arrow, Blackberry’s, Van Heusen or Fabindia, Mohan Singh market is a legend amongst all those trying to save money while at keeping up with the latest fashion.

Where: Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Timings: 11am – 10pm, closed on Sundays

Jwalaheri Market

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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. This is, in our opinion, the cheapest cloth market in Delhi. We love the suiting and shirting options for men here, as well as the jeans {that you can get tailored.} There are a few dye shops here too, which charge very nominal rates. The market also has a number of lace shops.

Where: Find all cloth stores and more here

Nearest Metro Station: Paschim Vihar West

Timings: 11am – 10pm, closed on Wednesdays

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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 cheap 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 little steeper than other places, but building a solid rapport with the storekeepers will go a long way. We love the prints and variety here, so don’t miss out.

Where: Opposite M Block, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Timings: 11am – 8.30pm, closed on Sundays

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Emporia Complex

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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.

Where: Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Timings: 11am – 10pm, closed on Sundays

Find all information here.

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