Defence Colony market was until a few years ago known for its coffee shops, restaurants and neighbourhood grocery stores. A few exclusive boutiques for Indo Western attire were all that were found in this rather quiet market. Welcome to the Defence Colony of today.
It is a High Street, a luxury shopping destination with ‘brides to be’ flocking to newly opened designer stores. You do not have to go to MG Road and Emporio Mall for trousseau shopping anymore. With the ‘whos who’ of the designer world opening their stores in this market, the shopping experience is now completely different. Street visibility and greater footfalls have tempted the designers to open shops here. Nirav Modi has opened his first diamond retail showroom here and there is a Swarovski store as well. Kitsch by Priya and Charu Sachdev stocks international luxury brands by Victoria Beckham, Stella McCartney, Dolce & Gabbana ,Alexander McQueen and a few others. Moonriver is another interesting store that stocks porcelain, glass and other handicraft items from Europe.
Once you are done with the high street shopping, head out to the main Defence Colony market, which is further inside, and enjoy the delights of Chinese (Moets), Japanese (Aka Saka), and South Indian (Sagar Ratna) cuisine. There are also several coffee shops in the vicinity .If you want to order a cake or pick up breads and pastries, try the Defence Colony Bakery. The florists beckon on the way back home with their colorful creations of seasonal flowers on the roadside.
Bridal wear shopping is incomplete without a visit to this Delhi market.