The last time I went shopping and got that gorgeous AND dress, I was determined I won’t shop until the placement thing gets over. But, then Delhi happened. And you know right, that New Delhi and street shopping are like identical twins. And one cannot just cannot leave the city without visiting Sarojini Market, Kamala Nagar Market, M Block Market, Janpath, CP etc etc. When you visit these markets, it is just impossible to not shop. So, taking advantage of the day being a sunday, and Crazy Shopper and another friend are also in Delhi, we decided to meet up and go for shopping.
We met at the Green Park Metro Station and then boarded the Vishwavidyalaya Metro. The best part was we got a place to sit. Since, our stop was around 8-9 stations away, we decided to catch up for the missing two weeks of being away from each other. Crazy Shopper had her partying and pubbing stories. Another friend had her office stories and I had my office plus the accommodation stories.
We reached Kamala Nagar Market and started looking at tops, t-shirts and what not. I got a grey colored Shrug, which was quite different and way smart looking for me to call it a shrug. I bought it. 😀 We went to a guy selling scarfs and from the sea of scarfs lying there, I got one. I got another Orange top with little hearts from this market. Kamala Nagar is a really good place for street shopping. They do not charge much, and hence save you from going through the bargaining exercise. They even have fresh pieces, and sizes and colors of everything they sell. So, this is not the bad, rugged or used shopping that many people assume street shopping to be. The market even has a number of good eataries and one famous place is Sethi’s cake shop at Mathri wali gali on Bunglaw Road. Please try the dry cake with Vanilla and Chocolate ice cream here.
Also, the market doesn’t really gets to life before 4-4:30 PM, so if you reach before this time, you will get bored.
Next, we went to Sarojini Nagar by Metro first and then auto. We got down at INA Metro station and the auto rickshaw’s there will take you to Sarojini Nagar for 30 Rs. Now, I know Sarojini Nagar by heart. I have shopped here, everytime I have been in Delhi. Stelatoes is a shop in the market, which has a sale running all through out the year on the first floor of the shop and you can buy anything for Rs. 200 and Rs. 250. I have got three footwears from this shop on my three visits to Delhi. Now, Sarojini Nagar is a place where you should surely know how to bargain. If you don’t then be accompanied by someone who does. The market remains crowded all through the day and it gets more and more crowded by the hour. I got one dress from here, one footwear and one white shrug (crochet).
So people here you go, the pictures 😀