Few days ago, I went to Lajpat Nagar market with some of my friends. I’ve heard that the market is best for its ethnic collection. There are nice collections of ethnic stuff at reasonable prices. I wanted some dupattas, footwear and sunglasses. So I decided to visit the market.
You can reach this market by bus as well as the metro. It is located in South Delhi. The nearest metro station to this market is Lajpat Nagar Metro Station. If you are commuting by bus then the nearest bus stop is Gupta market then there is a walking distance. It remains closed on Mondays, so plan to visit here accordingly.
Here you can find suits, kurtis, shirts, t-shirts, tops, skirts, dupattas, sunglasses, footwear, junk jewelries etc. One thing that I like most is the quality of the stuff over there is quite nice as compared to other such markets.
Always visit any of the market with proper preparation. Never forget to carry any of the following things:-
- Use sunscreen
- Water bottle
- A pair of sunglasses
- Comfortable footwear.
- A big bag to carry the things
Since it is summer time, carrying a scarf, water bottle and using a sunscreen is a must. Try to wear flats as these provide you with an ease while walking as compared to the footwear with heels.
So now just take you direct to the market.
The market is full of small retail shops and also the high end branded showrooms. I found that there is less scope of bargaining as compared to other markets such as Sarojini Nagar (South Delhi) or Janpath ( Central Delhi).
The market also has clothing options for males too. There is availability of different sizes ranging from S to 4XL.
After long hours of shopping, one can get relieve from the cravings. There are some food joints in this market. We had a plate of Chhole Bhature and Pav Bhaji which tasted yum!
The weather was so hot, still we managed to shop the things that we wanted. Lets just have a look at my shopping bag.
Here’s what all I got from Lajpat Nagar…
1. Dupattas – ₹150/- each
I would highly recommend you not to directly jump upon buying things. Rather you should first explore the whole market because there are chances that you could get the same thing at less price in the other shop as there are less chances of bargaining. It happened with me too that in one shop I was being asked ₹ 200/- each for these dupattas but then I found the same Dupattas at ₹150/-. There is no difference in the quality of the material.
2. Foot wear- ₹ 300/-
The shopkeeper quoted me this cute pair of Juttis at ₹ 350/-. Then after bargaining I got got it for ₹ 300/-.
3. Neck piece – ₹ 100/-
I paired it with my kurti and it added charm to the simple look.
4. Ear rings – ₹50/- each
You can find variety of ear rings. The starting range is ₹ 30/-.
5. Mason Jars – Rs. 100/- each
6. Gloves- ₹ 55/-
I was asked ₹ 60/- for these gloves but then he offered me a discount of ₹ 5/-.
7. Key Chains – ₹ 40/- each
8. Salwar kameez material (Cotton) – ₹ 350/- each
There were different ranges for different suits. The starting range is ₹ 350/-.
The best thing of the market is that you will not regret to have purchased anything. The quality of the stuff is quite really nice. Only the negative thing is that bargaining doesn’t work much in this market.