Sarojini Nagar Market - Bargain Hunter's Heaven
Where in Delhi do people with high taste and low disposable incomes shop? Where but sarojini nagar marketcan you get a GAP shirt for Rs 100, a Benetton pullover for Rs.150,a Mother care outfit (with an intact price tag of $18) for Rs.200? with out any doubt, the biggest draw of this very- middle-class souk is its mounds of export- surplus, export- reject appereal stock, in which a patient browser will find a great value for money.
There are 100's of these shops in this bargain-hunter's heaven and 'x' times that number of pavement vendors selling an assortment of semi-formals to casual wears, acessories and furnishings. There's also a fair sprinkling of white goods and electronics shops.
BABU Market runs along side First Cross Road, and is brimming with stores that sells salwaar-kameez sets, Sarees, Lehanga's, Kids' wear, toys, cosmetics,women's accessories, crockery and artificial jwellery.
The big draw export-surplus apperals market is between the two parts of Sarojini market. A long row of pavement stores display their wares, their salesmen shouting out the prices. Ofcourse you can bargain. Apart from apperals (from track pants with fleece lining to embroidered kurtis) you can get blankets, bags, cushions, pillows, travel bags, shawls, bedlinene, wooden crafts, metal curios paintings- the list goes on.
The Sabzi Mandi is a bit of a misnomer, as there are more shops here selling footwear, furniture, kitchen products and women's wear than vegetable sellers. For women's formal wear, there are a few shops that keeps a wide range of suits and fabrics.The rest of market is, once again filled with hawkers selling home is, once again, filled with hawkers selling home furnishings, embroidered apperal, bindis, bangles, belts, and ties. There are a few stores that keep electrical appliances, toys and cycles. Also check out Sarojini Nagar Market's famous street side chaat and pakora vendors.
Sarojini Market is situated in the centre of Sarojini Nagar colony, on first Cross Road. Driving north along Africa Avenue from Bikaji Cama Palace, turn right at the Sarojini Nagar DTC Bus Depot onto first Cross Road. Mondays are closed in this market.