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9 Street Shopping Hubs In Delhi You Need To Visit If 'Kapde Nahi Hain' Is Your Favourite Phrase

9 Street Shopping Hubs In Delhi You Need To Visit If 'Kapde Nahi Hain' Is Your Favourite Phrase

Anyone who has lived or even visited the capital of the country will know that one of its best features, amongst many others, is the street shopping fix it offers. Be it enticing apparel or quirky jewellery that goes with everything, there is loads when it comes to a fun street shopping spree in Delhi. And where does one begin? Read on to find out. 


Street Markets


Do's & Dont's


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Best Markets For Street Shopping In Delhi


Looking for the best street markets that make Delhi popular? We got not one, but nine of them! Take a look at the best street shopping places in Delhi. 


1. Sarojini Nagar Market


Before Zara, H&M and all the online shopping sites, Sarojini was what they are to us now—a go-to place in Delhi to get our hands on all those fashionable clothes and for an economical price as well! That's not to say that it is out of bounds now—especially with a plethora of options to choose from. Sarojini Nagar, of course, gets its cheap price range thanks to the export surplus it gets. You can read all about it here, but if some street shopping in Delhi is on the cards, we suggest you try Sarojini Nagar for some pocket-friendly fun. 


Known For: Amazingly low prices and variety of apparel 


How To Get There: The Sarojini Nagar Market is approximately 2 km away from the INA metro station, located on the yellow line. Exit at Gate no. 1 and take an auto to get to the destination. 


2. Janpath


Janpath too offers the same benefits as Sarojini Nagar market but in a much smaller area, giving you the ease of walking around and studying your prospective purchase. Located in a single lane in Connaught Place, Janpath is a street shopping haven for fashion enthusiasts. From the latest in clothes to heavy artificial jewellery, you could wear at your friend's wedding, you will find it all here. 


Known For: Low prices in apparel and jewellery


How To Get There: Take the metro to Rajiv Chowk and exit at Gate no. 5; the street shopping hub is a few minutes' walk away.


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3. Palika Bazaar


A trip to Janpath also calls for a halt at Palika Bazaar, especially because the two are in close proximity to each other. In terms of places that offer the delights of street shopping in Delhi, Palika Bazaar is majorly known for its apparel and accessories for men. Be it cool t-shirts or phone covers and wallets, chances are you will find it all in this underground street shopping market located in Connaught Place. 


Known For: Options in menswear


How To Get There: If you are taking the metro, get down at Rajiv Chowk, exit at Gate no. 5 and you will find steps to your left taking you to the market located just a little underground. 


4. Dilli Haat


A treasure trove that houses artefacts from all over the country, Dilli Haat is a must-visit for anyone who is new to Delhi or hasn't had the chance to explore. The entry fee to the market is low, making it accessible for everyone. Since the market majorly promotes handicraft and artists, the products, which vary from home furnishings and toys to apparel and jewellery, are usually priced high. Additionally, there is an entire food zone with stalls offering cuisine from each state and a fest to promote the culture of either one of the states of the country, giving one all the more the reason to visit. 


Known For: Handicrafts from all over the country


How To Get There: The market is adjacent to the INA metro station. 


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5. Lajpat Nagar Market


The Lajpat Nagar market or the Central market as it is popularly known is located in a commercial and residential area in South Delhi. Lajpat Nagar II is where the popular Central Market is located, and in case you were wondering, it is open 6 days a week! Monday is when you should not be visiting, for the market is closed. 


Known For: Apparel fabric, footwear, jewellery, ready-to-wear clothes, and street food


How To Get There: The Lajpat Nagar Station is located between the Jangpura and Moolchand metro stations, and whether you’re travelling from Noida or Gurgaon, the metro will get you to Lajpat Nagar market without any hassle. 


6. Monastery Market


Situated near the ISBT Shahdara Link Flyover, the Monastery Market is a hidden street shopping haven that not everyone knows about. With supremely affordable prices that are to love, this street shopping market in Delhi has it all—edgy leather jackets, canvas shoes, plaid shirts, trousers and all that you can wish for in order to make a striking appearance. Just don't visit on Mondays though; the market is closed to restock and rearrange. 


Known For: Low prices and trendy offerings


How To Get There: Use Google Maps for the location can prove to be a little tricky sometimes. The nearest metro station is Kashmere Gate. 


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7. Paharganj Market


From footwear and jewellery to leather bags and chappals, the Paharganj Market in Delhi offers you an opportunity to indulge in a variety of activities, apart from street shopping. A slew of rooftop bars and cafes that offer numerous cuisines might interest you as you explore the locality with friends, whilst also buying those chic leather bags for relatively low prices. Pro tip: don't forget to bargain!


Known For: Rooftop cafes and leather goods 


How To Get There: Opt for an auto ride from Connaught Place, or take the metro to reach RK Ashram Marg, the nearest metro station. 


8. Chandni Chowk Market


Visit Nai Sarak if you wish to buy college textbooks and stationery at cheap prices, Dariba Kalan for all things silver, Khari Baoli for spices, dried herbs and nuts, and Katra Neel for all those swoon-worthy designer lehengas, anarkalis, suits, and fabrics. All in all, Chandni Chowk is a bustling market located in the heart of the city, and it has something for everyone. Closed on Sundays and jam-packed for the rest of the week, Chandni Chowk is easily the biggest street shopping market in the city, and a visit to it will tell you why!


Known For: Its plethora of offerings ranging from spices to designer apparel at cheap prices


How To Get There: If you are opting for the Delhi Metro, get down at Chandni Chowk Metro station to reach the market. 


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9. Khan Market


Lined with designer boutiques and high-end cafes, Khan Market is one of the most expensive places in the city. However, that shouldn't deter you from exploring this part of Delhi, for the experience will surely leave you spellbound. In case you want to indulge in some street shopping, you will find trinkets, party props and more, though most of it is confined to stores. If visiting with friends or family, you may want to grab a bite at one of the eateries and spend some quality time. 


Known For: High-end cafes and stores


How To Get There: The Khan Market Metro station on the Violet line is the nearest metro station to get to the shopping hub. 


Do’s and Don’ts of Street Shopping


Do's


1. Carry extra bags to accommodate your finds from the street shopping. 


2. Most street markets do not offer card services, so it's advisable to carry cash when going out for street shopping. 


3. Keep lots of time on your hands. Chances are your street shopping spree will take up your entire day. 


4. As enticing at it may sound, street shopping in Delhi in the hotter months, read May-August, could be problematic. Ditch it in the sweltering months and opt for a street shopping spree in the pleasant weather instead. 
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Don’ts


1. Don't splurge when you can bargain. The vendor will most likely quote a big amount but ask for a fair price while street shopping in Delhi. If you are not someone who has success bargaining, take a friend along to help you out. 


2. Don't buy everything you come across. Most of the clothes are surplus, meaning you will see them left, right and centre. Take your time and shop pieces that are unique. 


3. We have said it before and we will say it again—don't shop in a hurry for you might come back home with clothes ripped at the seams or with defects. Check your items before you buy them. 


4. Don't collect each of your fashion finds in a new plastic bag. Carry a cloth or jute bag instead. 


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