There r shops from where you can buy lots of stuff which can make ur travel more memorable like u can buy stuff made of steel,jewellery and photographs of fort....
What to buy: you can buy lots of antique stuff from here
What to pay: the price is usually high as compare to local markets but it z difficlt to go to other places for this kind of stuff,so you can try bargaining.
This is the main electronics market of the city where you can buy TV, DVD players, home theater system, car portable audio/video players and mobile phones. My personal experience of buying mobile phones and accessories has not been good.
Prices are pretty much standard but there is a high probability that the vendors might rip off an ignorant buyer by over charging or by selling a fake brand at the price of a genuine product. I have also seen vendors painting defective TV’s (like cars) in the adjoining streets of hall road.
Be watchful and I am sure you will get a good price for a product that you could not find in the city.
No off day for Anarkali Bazaar. On Sunday when markets are closed, vendors invade the main road inside the Bazaar with stalls selling every thing at a down to earth price of whatever is sold during week days. It is a long strip from Mall Road to “Lohari” Gate of old Lahore and may get too overcrowded to walk through.
What to pay: Remember not to hesitate bargaining as there is always room for discount.
If you get a chance to visit Anarkali Bazaar on a Sunday, you will notice a lot of vendors selling old books on a throw away price. Your chances of getting hold of rare books are high. Don’t you feel excited reading a 1970’s edition of Readers Digest or National Geographic Magazine. I am proud to have a copy of a 1972 magazine that had some of the fabulous pictures that I could not locate on the web.
“Ichara” Bazaar is the cheapest market of Lahore where one can find women/kids wear, jewelry and other stuff. The place is extremely cramped and may not be an ideal choice for a foreign tourist looking for a bit of comfortable shopping.
What to buy:
Spring, like autumn in the Punjab, is a fleeting month or so of pleasant weather between the cool season and the hot season. It's usually between mid-February and mid-March. Punjabis celebrate the spring season with the annual kite-flying festival of Basant, which unfortunately in recent years has been a bit of a controversy. Multiple decapitations of motorbike riders, who ride head into metal and glass kite strings, have caused the government to ban the festival and put a damper on the season. Nevertheless, spring has still prevailed as a season for utilizing a variety of materials and bright colors in local fashion.
Most men shed their sweater vests and jackets, and they may start wearing short-sleeve button-down shirts to work. Open-toed sandals are worn for casual wear, although traditional dress shoes are still worn to work. Businessmen or those working offices still wear business attire or business casual during this season, so for men it's not as exciting as for women.
For ladies, spring is a time for bright colors and buying new open-toed sandals. The traditional color of Basant is bright yellow, and bright shades of pink, green and orange as also popular during this season. In general, younger ladies wear brighter colors, and colors like brown, cream, and mauve are reserved for older ladies. Women stop wearing their thick winter clothing and sweaters, and start wearing lighter materials like cotton, georgette, silk, chiffon, or crinkle. In spring it's still cool enough to wear synthetic materials, but in summer most ladies stick with 100% cotton lawn.
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What to Wear in Spring in Lahore
What to pay: 200 rupees per two piece georgette (kameez and dupatta) is about the cheapest you can get. Prices go up from there. Expect to pay at least 550 rupees for a ready-made suit at Pace or other shopping malls. For a designer suit, at least 1800 rupees at a boutique in Liberty Market.
there are many shops of carpets, and crafts but
this shop is located in first class hotel in lahore pearl continental,
the special thing about this shop is it has a very very nice quality of natural pashmina shawls and beautiful collection of handicrafts with tribal jewellery.
this shop also has collection some silk handknotted rugs
secondly the guy is really cooperative and bargain is ok with him.Mr nazeer and fareeq
i have personaly bought many things from him and he already has many foriegners coming to his store. also he deals with air crew members
first just select the merchandize and then give him your own offer.
What to pay: for a very good scarve , you can pay Rs . 3000 only or $50max
Lovely contemporary take on the traditional shalwar kameez in beautiful natural fabrics and brilliant colourways. Ideal and practical for the heat while being modern and really good value.
What to pay: Around £17 for a three piece - tunic, trousers and shawl. Excellent value.
Beautifully laid out, modern and cool. Very stylish, modern understated shalwaw kameez for women and men - ideal for Westerners who might not be ready to plunge into bright colours and embroidery. Also fabulous contemporary soft furnishings - cusion covers, bedspreads, throws and rugs in sumptuous colours and modern designs.
What to pay: About 6 or 7 pounds for a giant floor cushion cover - way less than you'd spend at home for something comparable.
Statistics show that Pakistan is probably one of the top ten countries in the world on the piracy scale.
The piracy stretches from dvd's to vcd's, software, games and audio cd's, A dvd for a recently released Hollywood/ Bollywood film, for example, will cost you no more than a couple of dollars. That makes it extremely popular with not just the Pakistanis but even those visiting. Will confess that i bought a few as well:P
Some of the shops, like the one in the picture here, are all neatly categorised. You would never imagine that its all pirated stuff. Infact, original titles are hard to find...
What to buy: All the latest titles from Hollywood, Bollywood and the popular Pakistani tv dramas are available.
What to pay: Bargaining is the norm. Dvd's are usually available for around Rs 100 each, sometimes less if you can bargain harder.
If you buy sets (all nicely packed and packaged), like the Star Wars trilogy that i picked up, it works out a bit cheaper still.
This is how fruit and vegetable shopping looks like. You walk around the stall, looking for the freshest stuff, then bargain for the best price. It can be quite time consuming and also pretty entertaining.
There are many large markets having all the things which are local and foreign made. You must go to the following places for shopping in Lahore:
1. Anarkali Bazaar.
2. Liberty Market.
3. Fortress Stadium.
4. Panorama Centre and Mall Road.
5. Defence Colony, Y - Block Market.
What to buy: Local Handicrafts are worth buying.
What to pay: The price should be bargained everywhere.
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