Diwali festival is synonymous with Diwali shopping in Delhi.
Diwali is all about having parties, playing cards with family and friends, visiting Diwali melas and eating spicy food, purchasing diyas, candles, sweets and gifts for neighbours & friends . Buying & wearing festive clothes is also an important part of the festivities.
Best Places: Diwali Shopping in Delhi
1. Diwali Melas –
Unfortunately, the Diwali melas are cancelled in 2020 due to COVID. However, one can buy Diyas from blind school. There is an online facility available.
Candle stands in terracota, sterling silver, glass, papier machie and wood are noteworthy items to purchase in Diwali Melas. Hanging candles, rotating candles and floating candles are some of the options.
2. Diwali Shopping in Delhi: South Extension Market
Diwali shopping in Delhi’s South Extension Market is a tradition in the city. There are wonderful shops for sarees, salwar kameez, anarkali salwar kameez and gowns .
Check out Ritu Kumar, who is a leader in contemporary fashion. Anarkali gowns with straight pants are still very much in vogue. Asymmetrically cut kameez and shirts are also very much the trend. The best thing about a Ritu Kumar store is that it is all about contemporary fashion. You will usually find a blend of traditional & modern garments that appeal to all age groups.
Frontier Raas– This is a huge store for traditional dresses such as salwar kameez & sarees. It is a popular store for bridal wear lehengas as well. So step into Frontier Raas for shararas, gararas and stylish lehengas.
Nalli– If you are fond of sarees and especially Kanjivaram silk sarees and South silk sarees, then Nalli is the store that you should definitely visit. Kanjivaram silks are woven in Kanchipuram near Chennai. Nalli, have their own manufacturing centres in Kanchipuram. They are one of the pioneers for Kanjivaram sarees in Chennai. Nalli have some stunning designs. They also introduce a Diwali collection every year with new colours and new designs.
Heritage is another store in South Extension that stocks fashionable dresses for both men & women.
Footwear is as important as the dresses. Check out Venus Steps and Metro Shoes in the South Extension Market.
3. Diwali Shopping in Delhi: G K Market
The Greater Kailash N Block Market is a quiet market with stores such as Fab India, Anokhi, Kilol, Zuri and Joss. Fab India has festive dresses such as skirts, salwar kameez & sarees.
They have festive clothes for the entire family.
In addition, you can shop for gifts, ready to eat food products, jewellery, home décor and home furnishings in the Fab India store. Ready to eat products and organic products make for a great gifts.
In GK M block Market-L’affaire has luxury dresses & sarees for women. Goldy’s Nest is another good shop to buy casual lehengas and casual wear salwar kameez.
Roshan Tailors is a good shop to buy Bollywood style blouses.
AND is the Anita Dongre shop for stylish western wear dresses.
4. Diwali Shopping in Delhi: Shahpur Jat
Shahpur Jat is one of the best places for Diwali shopping in Delhi. Firstly, there are no branded stores in this market. They are all individual boutique shops. The reason for mentioning this is that, the styles are distinct in each shop and the prices are more affordable. There are several boutiques where one can shop for lehengas, dresses, gowns, anarkali salwar suits and sarees. Many of them have interesting options from very expensive and reasonably expensive dresses to budget friendly dresses. Some of them would even be ready to customise the dresses for you also.
Shahpur Jat is an undiscovered market for shoes, jootis and clutches as well.
5. Diwali Shopping in Delhi: Khan Market
Diwali is the most appropriate time to buy gifts. Some of the best gifts in shops can be found in Khan Market. Khan Market shops such as OMA, Good Earth & Fab India have great Diwali gifts. Innovative candle stands, scented and perfumed candles, dining plates, crockery, vases, nut bowls and several other items are available.
Biotique, Shanaz Hussain, Kama Ayurveda and Forest Essentials have their stores in Khan Market- Check out all the herbal and Ayurvedic products. There are readily packaged items available for gifting purposes.
Nearby is Anand Store ,where gift hampers for chocolates and dry fruits are available. Sigar & Spice and Big Chill Bakery stock cakes and bakery products.
Atelier, Anita Dongre in Khan Market have beautiful salwar kameez sets. Amrapali and Silver Line stores are good for fashionable jewellery
For opulent & shiny shoes & bags that go with heavily embroidered and zardozi worked dresses check out Venus Steps.
6. Diwali Shopping in Delhi: Chandni Chowk
Chandni Chowk Market is a whole sale market. It is the “go to” Delhi shopping market for packaging material, ribbons, gifts, carry bags, laces, borders, potlis (small bags) & cardboard boxes.
The prices are very reasonable if one buys in bulk.
Chandni Chowk Market is also one of the best places to buy dry fruits for the Diwali season.
Sadar Bazar near Chandni Chowk is the best market for lights, toys and gifts.
7. Diwali Shopping in Delhi: Lajpat Nagar
Check out Nargis, Biba and Raqz for gowns, salwar kameez & lehengas
Sindhi Shop in Lajpat Nagar Market is one of the best shops for dry fruits. There are street shops where one can pick up lamps and diyas.
8. Diwali Shopping in Dilli Haat
Dilli Haat is a good place to buy candles and colourful diyas made of mud.
9. Diwali Shopping in Delhi: Select City walk
Select City Walk is known for its branded showrooms.
Silver gifts are best bought in Bellirams in Select City Walk. Select City Walk organizes a Diwali Mela.
Colourful diyas, lamps and dresses are all available here. Food stalls are varied, yummy & simply wonderful.
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