Central Market in Lajpat Nagar is a crowded market with numerous lanes, selling ready-made wear, saris, night suits, home textiles, crockery, jewellery and much more. There is a salwar suit lane which is a popular place in Lajpat Nagar Market to buy ready to stitch fabrics for salwar kameez.
In one of the lanes you will find costume jewellery, ranging from small earrings and jhumkas (chandelier-style danglers) to traditional bridal jewellery sets – These are, of course, all replicas.
They are not regular shops. They are small kiosks and the shopkeeper is surrounded by the goods that he sells. It could be bangles, necklaces, bracelets, hair adornments (MAANG TIKKA) or bindis, that are used to adorn the forehead.
The jewellery lane is fascinating, colourful and blingy. The range of imitation jewellery shops here is astounding.
The bangles are the biggest attraction here. Choodas and kalire for the brides are also available here. You can get different colours and types of bangles: silver, glass, lacquer, white metal, oxidized silver and plastic. Some of them sport gold, silver, color paint and glass work in intricate patterns. You can match them with necklaces and earrings, even when they are not part of a set.
The salesmen are most patient, experienced and updated on modern fashion – they even anticipate your needs. However, you have to be alert and bargain hard as well. In Jewellery Lane, the shopkeepers are willing to bring down the prices substantially, so it is surely worthwhile to bargain.