If you’re looking for traditional Indian clothing such as kurta tops and salwaar kameez, you are at right place. You’ll find decent quality items for a decent price, and in a full range of sizes. The best thing is the variety. The kurta tops are particularly useful for wearing casually over a pair of jeans or loose pants. Expect to pay $10 to $25 for kurta tops, $25 to $50 for salwaar kameez, and $10 to $25 for dress materials.
Dhanraj Jewellers: has white and yellow gold, as well as silver jewellery, to suit every budget starting from only $2. It’s definitely worth a visit.
Lokdeep Jewellers: is a relatively new store with attractive in-house gold and diamond designs.
A.K. Motiwala: has been in business for six decades and deals in all kinds of precious and semi-precious stones. Celebrities love the stunning jewellery from this store.
Popley & Sons: sells popular jewellery and watch brands, as well as gold and diamond items. You’ll find Tag Heuer, Omega, and Dior.
Tanishq: located on the left just before Sanjay Bhaguram Tambe Chowk, this store has one of the most exquisite displays of jewellery that you’re ever likely to see. The current collection was featured in the Bollywood movie Jodha Akbar. If you’re willing to pay $580 you can take home a gold plated sword, or $280 will secure you a stunning gemstone encrusted ring. Simple but stylish jewellery is also available for everyday wear.
A selection of small shops bursting with groovy clothes and other items.
High by Harry’s: is located on the left after Sanjay Bhaguram Tambe Chowk. It stocks hip hats, shoes, shirts, and club wear.
Reiss: here you’ll find funky tops and dresses.
Rumours: has a great range of jackets, jeans, boots and bags.
Outfits: is located on the right just after Shri Harishchandra Goyal Chowk. You won’t miss the front of this store as it’s lined with mannequins decked out in crazy hats and coloured wigs. Expect to pay $20 for caps, $20 to $30 for belts, $40 for guy’s shirts, and $95 to $140 for guy’s casual jackets. Girl’s denims and dresses are $40, and singlet’s $12. (The Viking hat in the photo is $20).
A fusion of modern and traditional, and east meets west, where streets stalls contrast with brand name shops. Find an Indian roadside food vendor on one side of the road and a Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet on the other.
The street stalls tend to be grouped together according to the type of goods they sell. You’ll come across Indian traditional clothes first, followed by shoes, then bags and belts. Further along Linking Road is the territory of the brand name stores.
Grab a chic pair of shoes or bag from a street stall for $9.50, or pay $35 onwards at a shop. The decision is yours depending on how much you want to spend and the quality you’re after. The sheer variety of merchandise and styles on offer can be bewildering. Therefore, it’s recommended that you first take a good look around before buying anything.
You can end the tour along here whenever you feel that you’ve seen enough (or spent too much money!)
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DO’s and Don’ts
Sentiments of locals must be respected come what may.
Pack and unpack your luggage all by yourself.
Keep an eye on your luggage.
Crossing border or hitchhiking can be dangerous and should be avoided come what may.
Respect public transport timings and rule.
Don’t flaunt your financial status in public.
Don’t store all of your money in one bag.
Don’t make friends or get too close with strangers.
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