Want to get Diwali-ready in an instant? Head to Natraj Market at Malad West to end all your shopping woes. From beautiful diyas and decorations for your home, to gorgeous accessories, suits, sarees and more for yourself, there’s nothing you cannot find here. Located on a buzzing street on SV Road, Malad, Natraj Market {quite like its SoBo equivalent Manish Market} is actually a building that houses many shops and stall, all selling clothese, accessories, etc. at affordable prices. Here’s what we found.

Artificial Jewellery

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Move over Colaba Causeway and Linking Road because the collection at Natraj Market is no less than fabulous. We stumbled upon several shops and stalls that sell beautiful pieces of artificial jewellery for really cheap. The shops sell a pair of earrings with beautiful embellishments for INR 400 onwards, while whole kundan, diamond, gold sets start INR 1,000. At the stalls, be sure to find the shop equivalents of earrings starting INR 100 onwards, necklaces INR 150 onwards and bracelets and bangles INR 50 onwards. Look out for those gorgeous coin necklaces and bracelets with pictures of goddesses on them.

Casual And Party Wear Kurtas

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We didn’t think this would be a reality – finding kurtas made of good, soft materials and in fabulous prints for just INR 250. But then, clearly Natraj Market has its ways of surprising you and so it did. We found amazing kurtas at many of these shops, all of which are priced similarly. For work or casual wear, you will find kurtas in vibrant colours and prints {including amazing tie and dye ones} starting INR 250 onwards, while the embroidered ones and those with heavier prints are priced INR 300 onwards. You will also find amazing embroidered palazzo pants for INR 5oo.

Sarees, Blouses And Ghagra-Cholis

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As you go further inside Natraj Market and past the majority of the kurta shops, you will suddenly start to see a new variety of clothes. Now, it’s time to say hello to some fairly decent ghaghra-cholis {the collections inside the stores are far better than what they display} that start at INR 3,000 onwards, bandhani and leheriya saris in good quality starting INR 650 onwards, and some well-made pre-stitched blouses starting INR 800 onwards. You will also find some pretty cool dress materials to make your blouses of suits starting at INR 250 per metre.

Michael Kors Rip-Offs

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Is it time to buy a new bag yet? It always is! These stores are just a handful, but they sell amazing rip-offs of Michael Kors, Gucci, Bottega Veneta and more for cheap. Look out for sling bags starting at INR 500 while your regular, city bags starting at INR 750. They’re available in different shades, shapes and sizes.

Diyas

26102016_natrajmarket_ap9The stalls outside Natraj Market have plenty of beautiful diyas that you might want to get your hands on. From very simple diyas starting at INR 20 for a dozen {which you can paint yourself also} to the fancy diya thaalis starting INR 190 onwards, you will be spoiled for choice.

Wall Hangings

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Those beautiful diyas will need some equally lovely decorations for company. Head to any of the shops inside and grab some lovely torans, some even with battery-operated lights for INR 150 onwards. You can also get wall and door hangings INR 100 onwards, and some stickers for your home starting at INR 20 onwards.

Photos: Athul Prasad/LBB