Best Places for street-style thrift shopping

Indian streets are colorful and they just buzz with life. Street food and flea markets are as commonplace as Chai thadis in our country. Footpaths, nooks and corners and some pathways too are littered with lively fashion shops and stalls. The local women, girls and students flock to these markets to spend their pocket money on latest fashion pieces to flaunt them amongst their friends in the college canteens. And we know how each of you wickedly giggles while reading every word (insert deep procrastination here)

So, as the weekend hits us, the only to-do list we make is what when wear and to make your life easier, we bring you a shopper’s paradise guide. Check out the thrifters heaven:

Folk, art and culture: Jaipur


Jaipur’s Bapu bazaar, also known as the Link Road is the answer to all your fashion searches. Looking for hep sunglasses, latest cosmetics, snazzy apparel and traditional ethnic jutis, just land up here and shop till you drop. There is jewellery, trinkets, dupattas, suits, saris, bedsheets, laces, buttons and linen with mouth watering chats and faluda kulfi too. Shopping is serious business girl! You would get hungry! So there, someone thought about this!

City of Dreams: Mumbai


Street shopping at places like Colaba Causeway and Bandra are the major favorites of Mumbaikars especially girls who love to splurge on the fad fashion styles easily available and that too at exclusively cheaper prices. From beads to sandals, bags, headgear and boho accessories, you can find them all. This is the must shopping destination for every shopaholic, if you are one!

City of Jade: Kolkata


The New Market in Kolkata was built in 1903 as the Sir Stuart Hogg Market, today known as the New Market. It stands proud as one of the best shopping destinations of the city. The market offers all you could need, clothes, trinkets, accessories, flowers and great food. And they are all well within budget. Silver jewellery and a Bengali sari are a must buy on a visit to this bazaar.

City of Dilwalas: Delhi


The Indian capital is well known for street shopping. In the Sarojini market, Janpath or even Lajpat there are cool vendors, shops and stalls where you get the latest and the trendiest apparel, hats or shoes. Trust these markets to satisfy all your shopping quirks. Little wonder then that you will see women and girls bargaining with the shopkeepers and then victoriously walking around, quite out of breath, with big fat bulging bags ready to burst! Go, join the gang!



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