Kinari Bazaar in Chandni Chowk is a hub for all things bright and beautiful, and is ideal for wedding shopping, with gallis full of fabric, silver, smoking hot parathas and most of all, bling.
As you walk into the lane from Dariba Kalan, your senses will be bombarded with colour, lights and lots and lots of wedding knick-knacks. The first store on your left will be Fancy Lace Collection—a huge store that stocks everything from zari borders, parsi borders, ribbon laces, motifs for saris or kurtas…we could go on and on.
They don’t sell by the metre and usually only provide you with nine metre rolls. Their prices start from INR 30 bucks and can go up to INR 13,000 for nine metres of fabulous gold, silver, neon or traditional borders.
Where: 2195-96, Kinari Bazaar
Contact: 011 23266688
So while there are tons of tiny shops selling party favours, wedding accoutrement and fancy varmalas, if you like tiny boxes to keep jewellery in, or are looking for tools to help you sew, crochet or embroider, this is definitely where you should head. We can recommend Sharma Handicrafts for raw jewellery materials in bone, brass, wood, horn, and a whole lot of buttons.
Where: 2100, Kinari Bazaar
Contact: 011 23276973, +91 9811071654
We decided to head out after all the time we spent poring over waffle-shaped buttons and dream-catcher latkans, and found Kalyan Chand Vineet Kumar Jain on our way back. Now, we know that organising stuff into various jars, bottles, hangers and more is our first love, and this store may just be our soulmate. We struggled to keep our hands off their colourful bird cages, home decor stuff and mini ferris wheels.
They also cater to all parties that require fancy envelopes, dry fruit boxes and lights.
When: 2659-60, Gali Anaar, Kinari Bazaar
Contact: +91 9899545806
#LBBTip: If you’re making a trip here, you must keep yourself hydrated at all times. Also, the road from this lane connects to Paranthe Wali Gali, so you know what to do!
Photographer: Radhika Agarwal