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The Budget Life : Street Shopping in Delhi

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One word which every college student can relate to is ‘Broke.’ College has just started and you don‚Äôt want to be THAT kid on the campus. So here we present you how to be penny wise and score more with less.

Now, before starting the list, a few pointers for street shopping in Delhi

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  1. Carry a water bottle and thank me later.
  2. Carry cash, preferably with tons of change.
  3. If you plan to go crazy with your shopping then do carry a huge bag, to throw them all in.
  4. If you are not the best at bargaining, take someone who is along.
  5. Don’t worry if you could not get something at your quoted price. There is a good chance that you will score it at some other shop since all shops in the markets do have a lot of items in common.

    GK I M Block Market


This narrow market stocks high-end brands as well as street shops and hawkers who sell amazing earrings. If you are someone who is not good at bargaining then you might wanna come here for the fixed rate shops that sell clothes for as cheap as Rs. 350. The best part about this market is that it is very compact and doesn’t make you feel over whelmed with tons of options.

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Nearest Metro Station: Kailash colony (Violet line)

Kamla Nagar

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Always filled with ’em¬†North campus students, this is one busy market. From fixed rate shops to top brands to street shops you can find them all here. Do come here for the awesome variety of backpacks, handbags and slings at extremely pocket friendly prices.

Nearest Metro Station: Vishwavidyalaya (Yellow line)

Sarojini Nagar

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Of course, how could the list be complete without our beloved SN. This is THEBOMB.COM for anyone who wants to keep up with the trend without burning a huge hole in their pockets. You can easily score branded clothes here as it is an export surplus market. Clothes for as cheap as Rs.100 and jewellery at Rs.30, this market is basically heaven for all shopaholics.

Nearest Metro Station: INA (Yellow line)


Located right in the center of Delhi, this market is also know as the smaller version of Sarojini Nagar. You can find amazing accessories, juttis and kohlapuris in the Tibetan market, trendy clothes and extremely cheap sunglasses in the flea market and great leather bags from the main market.

Nearest Metro Station: Janpath (Violet line)


Paharganj is your one stop destination for all leather-made goods. Be it bags or shoes, the leather stuff is great here and at great prices too. This place is filled with junk jewellery and clothes with hippie prints.

Nearest Metro Station: RK Ashram Marg (Blue line)

Majnu ka Tila

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It is a Tibetan Refugee market with both branded and non branded stores. Definitely come here for the amazing variety of shoes that they have got. Apart from this, the clothes or accessories are not as cheap as you’d want them to be but you should totally check out this place as it has a completely different vibe, very different from the usual Delhi.

Nearest Metro Station: Vishwavidyalaya (Yellow line)

Dilli Haat

Satisfy all your desi desires here. This place offers items and food from all over India. Not a very cheap market, but if you are looking for handcrafted and handloomed products, then you should give this place a try because Make in India, must support your local handicrafts!

You can also buy pieces for decorating your room.

Nearest Metro Station: INA (Yellow line)

Lajpat Nagar

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If Dilli Haat is too expensive for you, then score Indian wear at Lajpat Nagar. There are several shops that sell stitched, semi stitched and cloth pieces at prices starting at just Rs.100. Don’t forget to check out the vibrant jootis. Apart from ethnic wear, you can also get regular clothes here.

Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar (Violet line)

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