For a true fashionista, where she shops does not hold importance as long as she lay her hands on some beautiful stuff. With prices skyrocketing, shopping in swanky malls is becoming a luxury of sorts and for a shopaholic it does pose a budget problem.
To let you enjoy your shopping experience that too without breaking the bank, we bring you a list of cities where street shopping offers you all good stuff. Strolling around with a group of friends enjoying the afternoon, while looking at some of the hottest trends this season that too at bargain prices is surely a high for the fashionista in you. So let’s begin our journey of the top 8 cities in India that offer best street shopping experience.
1. Mumbai, Maharashtra
Fashion Capital of India
The city of dreams Mumbai is the fashion capitol of the nation. Host to celebrities and style icon, Mumbai is a great place to begin your shopping extravaganza. Linking Road, Colaba Causeway and Fashion Street are some of the most popular street shopping areas. Be prepared to scout through the stalls if you wish to find something trendy and also don’t forget to bargain. If you are looking for some vintage finds then Chor Bazaar is the right place for you to begin with.
The Capital city of India
A city which embraces diverse culture and the streets are the evidence of it. Walking down the streets of Delhi, you will find artifacts from all the parts of India. Purani Dilli (Old Delhi) is the best place for street shopping. Chandni Chowk, Khan Market, Connaught Palace, Janpath, the city is full of shopping bazaars for you to indulge.
3. Jaipur, Rajasthan
The Pink city of India
The Rajput hospitality, forts and palaces, food, culture and shopping makes Jaipur a chosen tourist destination. If you are looking for antiques, jewelry, textiles, handicrafts and of course the traditional puppets you are in the right city. Famous for minakari work, precious and semi-precious stone jewelry, Jauhari Bazaar offers it all. Visit Bapu Bazaar for colorful textiles and Hawa Mahal for the traditional quilts.
The Party Capital of India
The land of sun and sea, famous for its beach parties is a shopping heaven. Anything from vintage to modern, traditional to junk, antiques to artifacts, Goa markets are full of trendy stuff.
The Arpora Saturday night market is famous for its quirky fashion and fabrics. Anjuna flee market is the place for accessories and Mapusa street for the best cashews, Feni, sausages and other Goan delicacies.
5. Bengaluru, Karnataka
The Silicon Valley of India
The IT city has a lot to offer be it fashion or food. The streets here never disappoint the shopper in you. For the best bargains, walk through Commercial Street, M.G. Road and Brigade Road. Commercial Street is famous for its shoe stalls whereas Brigade Road is more about antique jewelry and traditional prints.
6. Kolkata, West Bengal
The Indian city of Sweets and Art
Famous for its rasogullas, sandesh and also the artists this city has given us, Kolkata is also a fashion hub. The traditional Bengali sarees or the handloom sarees is a must buy here at New Market. For handicrafts visit the Dakshinapan shopping Center and if you are a book lover like the avid Bengalis then Oxford bookstore is the place for you.
7. Chennai, Tamil Nadu
The Silk city of India
Looking for silk sarees, where else but Chennai is the place. The traditional silk sarees are not to be bought from the street but neither from the stores. Head into this sleepy town Kanchipuram near Chennai and visit any of the weaver’s home for a beautiful saree at great prices. You also get to see the beautiful sarees weaved in front of your eyes.
8. Pune, Maharashtra
The educational hub of India
A couple of hours drive from the fashion capital of India lends its style to Pune too. Being an educational hub, youngsters flock the streets for a good bargain. With over 500 stalls for shoes, apparel, accessories and artifacts, Fashion Street Cantonment is a must visit for shoppers. M.G. Road and FC Road are also a shopper’s delight. Pune is also famous for its Osho chappals that can be bought at as low as Rs. 50.