One Style Mile is an area in south Delhi which is home to various designer outlets (and also some popular restaurants).
Some of the well known stores that are located here include Kimaya, and Ayamik (which incidentaly is kimaya-spelt backwards!) They stock clothes from some of Indias top designers.
The cream of Delhi's society shows up here to shop. Also, people come here to shop for occassions like weddings etc, where you dont mind being a bit lavish...
Also, the recently opened `emporio mall' in vasant kunj, is a high end designer brands sort of concept.
that apart, Greater Kailash 1, N block market has a few good options too
The shop has all kinds of Indian garments, long and short kurta, with short or longer sleeves; shawls etc.
What to buy: Kurta.
These are available in cotton or silk or a mixture. The designs are very nice.
What to pay: from under a 1000 rupees to more. We bought one for 767 rupees and a classier one for 1367 rupees, as gifts for our daughters.
This store has the best selection in terms of quality and design. There are many other more inexpensive shops but non can beat the finds here.
What to buy: clothes, bed spreads, table linen, towels, Indian outfits
What to pay: A summer shirt made of 100% cotton can be had for as low as US$2.50. A fully embroidered autumn ladies jacket is only US$125.00
I had gone with my friend to the pacific Ghaziabad Globus & the experience there was Ghazi-a-BAD to say the least. There were no decent clothes there, no good designs, there were no sizes available .the sales assistants Most of them walked like they were doing you a favor just being there. They wore the dress they had been wearing it for straight 3 days. They were busy playing around amongst themselves, (I heard two guys cursing like sailors ) we had to buy SOMETHING because the return coupon/slip was to expire & the attitude of the assist staff already told us that this Globus was DIFFERENT. Anyways we went to the payment counter Magically one Assistant came (I guess to make his killing in salescommission, as there was no one around when we wanted help, we'd seen him loiter around but he was not to be found while we were looking for someone to ask for a different size)& when presented with the slip we were told that there was a Rs 200 odd balance that was left in our shopping. We politely told the sales clerk that we did not want to shop it now as it was getting late & that he could give us a IOU of same value, he told us that the shopping had to be done in ONE go, when we said that we don't want to now as it is getting late (it was after 9:30 in the night) he said that if we don't shop the 200 would lapse. We told him that this condition of spending the EXACT amount in ONE go is not mentioned on the returns slip he said it is a store policy. At this point we decided to ask for the store manager. The person who came in explained the same thing but n a much ruder tone this time (I guess he was trying to sound authoritative ) When we explained the same thing over that we don't have the time to shop now & we are NOT asking for a cash refund, just store credit for the same he said that it can not be done. This is where I muttered that this place is GLORIFIED SHANI BAZAAR the supervisor named Atul had the cheek to say well that is your opinion & I cannot help you with that. (Way to go Globus)
What to buy: Delhi on the other hand is a VERY diffrent story. You want GOOD ethenic dresses for yourself or to gift, go to the old delhi area of Chandani Chowk. I can assure you if you love shopping you will not be dissapointed. Make a day ou it. But if you are not an Indian, plase make sure that you bargain like anything, ask for the prices FIRST, then start the bargaiining, quote a 10th of the price the fellow starts with & if you don't want it REAL bad, just get up & walk away, 9/10 chances are that the guy will follow you 7 settle for something you may be OK with.
What to pay: Well it is more a Qn of HOW much can you spend. The place offers you everything from clothes starting at abt Rs 200 (USD 5.00) to abt Rs 400000 (USD 10,000).. So take your pick & remember more expensive does not automatically mean more exqusite or
Connaught Place is a great place to do some shopping with western chains such as Woodlands, Dockers, Levi's, Reebok and Nike being located here. There are also many other clothes and shoes shops for both sexes and also bookstores, jewellery and electrical shops (found in the underground Palika Bazaar). Its a rather confusing place to navigate around and you do end up going round in circles!
Uhuuu, stay at Majnu-ka-Tilla, I found something different. For Indian clothes, yeah I can go to Connaught Place [CP] and spending my time there. But in this Tibetan Colony, I find many many Tibetan women clothes [also for men]. Cool, even in India I can have several nice stuff from Tibet. With the barcode mentioned "made-in India" sometimes. There are several kiosks at Majnu-ka-Tilla which sells Tibetan goods, from clothes, fabric, cell-phone covers, tee-shirt, 'till mug and incense [dupa].
What to buy: Manykind of Tibetan clothes, from clothes, incenses and aromatheraphy to daily stuffs. Like bags, shoes and soap and towel.
What to pay: Rs 10 - 250.
Lajpat Nagar Market is a very lively market where middle-class locals shop. It's a good place just to stroll around and take in the chaos, as it has pedestrian-only zones -- a rarity in India.
The market is open from about 10:30 AM to 7 PM and closed Mondays. Apart from Clothes you will find lot of gift articles and electronics too.
What to buy: Clothes, Toys & Gift Articles.
What to pay: Reasonably Priced
Dilli Haat :-
Dilli Haat (is a government-run food and crafts bazaar open daily. More than 60 stalls sell handmade products from all over India, and 25 serve regional food. Open-air music and dance occasionally accompany the proceedings in mid-afternoon or evening. Dilli Haat charges an admission fee of Rs. 5.
What to buy: Handmade Products from all over India.
What to pay: Very Very reasonable
What to buy: Another great place to shop. The long wrap-around skirts are my summer favorites. I also got gorgeous pillowcases and bed covers. At the Fab India home furnishing shop, I bought some beautiful lamps.
In the old part of the city you could find many street stalls selling beautiful clothes at a very cheap price.
You had to ask for the price and bargain hard!