Paharganj is accessory central and while we urge you to explore and create your own favourites, we’ve marked out three classic shops for when you’re in dire need of jewels, belts or bags to complement your #ootd and don’t have countless hours to sift through the gallis. 

PS: If you’re taking the metro, get off at Ramakrishna Ashram Marg and just follow the crowd.

Guru Handicraft Emporium

zsThe entrance doesn’t look like much, but once you’re inside, it’s going to take you a while to take in every bit of the treasures in the confined space: Earrings on one wall, a whole shelf of cuffs, coin belts, bracelets, ear cuffs, neckpieces- the works. There’s a good mix of ethnic jewellery along with the minimal, sleek, everyday type you wear to work.

You’re likely to come across one-of-a-kind statement pieces here: They have their craftspeople sitting right there on a chattai on the floor, weaving beads and metal into magic. If you want something customised, they’re all for it. Just give them about a week’s time to get it ready for you.

Where: 1192, Main Bazar, Paharganj {Near Khanna Cinema}

Contact: +91 9873766666

Price: Starting at INR 80 for a ring, INR 100 for earrings

Sheetal Exports

Sheetal Exports is the one-stop-shop for all your bag needs, from metallic clutches for an evening soiree, to satchels for a day out shopping, to everyday handbags to store all your knick knacks. All crafted out of pure leather, the colours here are bound to win you over. And if like U2, you too can’t find what you’re looking for, show the peeps here the design you seek, specify the dimensions and colours and get a completely bespoke experience. Much fancy.

Where: T 317/A/32 B, Main Bazar, Paharganj

Contact: 011 23587760, 011 23584627

Price: Starting at INR 600 for a clutch, INR 1,500 for a leather tote

Indian Handicrafts Jewellery

IMG_20160113_140520This is a bit of a  hole-in-the-wall but we’re realising the best places often are. The dust may put you off, but if you can manage to overlook it, a peek inside could prove to be fruitful. They keep jewellery made with brass, wood and faux bone. We spotted a bunch of painted wooden rings, antique-looking neckpieces with dull brass sequins hanging off it, and some spectacular gigantic dreamcatchers in all colours of the rainbow. Intrigued yet?

Where: Shop no 1080, Main Bazar, Paharganj

Contact: +91 9716851005

Price: Starting at INR 60 for a ring, INR 150 for a  neckpiece