We Decoded Lajpat Nagar’s Bigger Than Life Market & All Its Haunts!

Lajpat Nagar

New to the nation’s capital, New Delhi, and wondering where to shop for quirky home accents and decor, chic clothes that don’t cost a bomb yet are trendy and haute, quintessential crockery to impress MIL with, and chunky jewelry pieces? Lajpat Nagar is the answer!

30 Second Window:

  • Lajpat Nagar I has car accessories and clothing stores
  • Lajpat Nagar II has the Central Market, local restaurants and home decor units
  • Lajpat Nagar III has the TDI Mall which houses the 3Cs Cineplex, and food outlets like Sagar Ratna, McDonald’s, The Street Foods of India and The Bakers Street
  • Lajpat Nagar IV which houses the Amar Colony, has a huge ladies garment collection

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KC Creations

They’re well-priced for fabrics, and have a giant range spread over three floors. Cottons, blends, prints {3D, geometric patterns, tie & dye, Aztec, tribal}, brocades, silks, chanderis, and phulkaris; KC can cater to any and every fabric need.  Their collection includes chiffons, jacqured, printed fabrics, cottons designer fabrics, velvets, banarsi silk, embroidery, furnishing, , woolens, etc. KC Creations have truly set forth the benchmark to success.

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Jewellery Lane Street Shopping

In one of the lanes you will find costume jewelry, ranging from small earrings and jhumkas (chandelier-style danglers) to traditional wedding sets – These are ,of course all replicas. The bangles are the biggest attraction here. You can get different colors and types of bangles: silver, glass, lacquer, white metal, oxidized silver and plastic. Some of them sport gold, silver, color paint and glass work in intricate patterns. Choodas and kalire for the brides are also available.

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Salwar Lane

Opposite 3C’s Cineplex, this lane has on offer a massive range of pre-stitched, semi-stitched, and unstitched salwar suits. They stock salwar suits primarily in cottons, crepes, Georgette and other basic, lightweight fabrics. Although mass-produced and not of the greatest quality, if you sift carefully, you can get lucky with some great salwar pieces for everyday wear. Most salwar-kameez-dupatta sets are priced Rs. 600 plus, but if the fabric used is of superior quality and has intricate work, they can cost upwards of Rs. 1,000 per set

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Jooti Stalls

Bang opposite KFC, stalls number 12, 13, and 14 are Lajpat Nagar’s hotspot for juttis, kohlapuris and other Indian-inspired flats for men, women, and children. The stalls offer more or less the same in terms of design {thread work, cutout, solid colors, and embellishments}, styles, and price ranges.

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Vastra’s next door neighbour, Ghoongat, makes buying Indian clothes a lot easier, allowing versatility with its exhaustive range of patiala salwars and dupattas that you can mix and match. Their chunnis are available in a range of colors and styles, including the ever popular crinkled variety with gold piping, the simple chiffon in solid colors, and block printed chunnis. Price range for fabrics and stoles would be INR 250 and above, but bargaining is a must at Goonghat.

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A small shop but has great garments for both girls and boys. The owners are husband-wife and they have the shop from past 10-12 years now. It is a famous shop to buy night-wears, tees, palazzo pants, pajamas, pants, under-garments, winter clothes, summer wear, etc. A must visit place to go and yes, too economical!


A famous brand which has many outlets. Also, has two outlets in Central Market. A showroom which consists of every kind of wear – always, according the trend. Incense surely has mixture of prices, some clothes, would range between 200-300 and it would obviously rise in the terms of prices.


Open on both sides and perched smartly at an intersection in Lajpat Nagar; Ramjisons is a haunt for lovers of Georgette, silk, crepe, cotton, kota, chiffon, brocade, satin and other fabrics too. The variety at Ramjisons is huge, and the crowds are a testimony to the success of this shop.  Shoppers would be pleased to know that Ramjisons offers customized dyeing options – pick up white material and fabrics, and the experts here would in a couple of hours color them in shades you desire.

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The Prakash Collection

Hands down everyone’s favorite store! They specialize in borders and trimmings and house any & every kind you can think of. Think borders that are Sabyasachi-inspired, phulkari, kundan, zari, Rajasthani, Parsi, cutwork, Swarovski-encrusted, and laser cut. Venture into their basement, a treasure chest for studs, stones, beads, pearls, collars, resources for DIY necklaces, and every type of button and zip.

Trendy Wears

An old shop in Lajpat Nagar which has Indian-Ethnic wear, they have a tailor outside their shop only who will always there to help you in altering the stuff you buy from their shop. All kind of fabrics, kurtas, dupattas, salwars, pajamis, palazzo pants, etc. An economical shop to try also, has a great range of skirts, Indian wear is the best there!


Lajpat Nagar seems to be a haunt for those who love their fabrics – Vastra is a testimony to the same. Rich in fabrics and styles at Vastra, the designs here are one-of-a-kind, sourced from sellers across the nation. Wholesale to buying solo, every trade is possible in this shop. The salesmen are very polite and patient; they help you choose, mix and match fabrics as per your needs, and are updated on the latest trends doing the rounds. A very large range of styles, designs and patterns can be found at Vastra, from double tone to geometric shapes, chiffon, crepe, silk, cotton and brocade, velvet too – customers are spoilt and pampered for choice at Vastra.

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Simran Fashions

A famous shop for stitched and unstitched salwar-kameez and fabrics, Simran Fashions at Lajpat Nagar wears the crown of having the best ‘mix and match’ section – salwars, duppattas, kurtas, stoles and fabrics. From crepe to georgette, cotton to silk, you’d find what you need in fabrics right here, net and satin too. Fancy embroidery or just the plain simple styles- Simran Fashion would show you the best. Their beaded and sequined work is amazing as well.

Hast Kala

Fabrics, fabrics and more fabrics – Lajpat Nagar cannot get any better with them – embossed, printed, zari types and more, the markets here have it all. Hast Kala is a very famous haunt for those who love their cottons, silks, crepes, Georgette and chiffon. Located on the ground floor, be ready to swim through an ocean of cloth pieces in cream and white as you wade through the plethora of dyed and plain fantasies strewn around.

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Amar Colony

Famous for the used furniture, Amar Colony is an open-air market at Lajpat Nagar, where one would find the old-world charm greeting the eyes. Old wooden pieces of furniture are repaired, painted and given a new life here, and ultimately sold or auctioned off to interested clients. Browsing around for grandpa’s old lounge chair at your own time and pace is possible here. Also, Amar Colony is really famous for wedding-shopping. You will find loads of shops where suits, sarees, skirts, dresses, gowns would be seen!

When a girl gets married, her pre-marriage shopping is done from Amar Colony and post-marriage too. People prefer Chandni Chowk and then Amar Colony – always!

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PS: When you are done with shopping and you’re damn hungry – do not forget ‘DOLMA AUNTY’S’ – momos! They are yummy AF! You will love them and yes, it’s famous since ages now.

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  • These are the best shops where you can swing in for the best garments, fabrics, jewelry, etc. Central Market, Lajpat Nagar is surely worth going but yes, forget your four-wheeler at home only. The market is always JAM-PACKED!

So, now that Lajpat Nagar Main Market is decoded for ya’ll, are you going?

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