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Also known as Rajiv Chowk, Connaught Place was built in 1931. This extensive complex is made up of three concrete circles of colonnaded arcades and is the heart of New Delhi. A busy commercial hub, it is also has endless shopping stores selling everything under the sun. You can find imported electronic goods, sports gear, rare artifacts, books, clothing, household items, etc. It is an explorer's paradise, with every corner hiding an exotic shop which is bound to surprise you. Great atmosphere and buzzing with activity, it's worth spending an entire day here.
If you are looking for an elegant cocktail dress or gorgeous salwar suit to wear to a social gathering, Bian is the place to come to. Conceptualized by New York-based designer, Gurmeet Pia Fleming, each item in this shop is a delight. Crystal and lace-based saris, specially designed for weddings, can also be found here. Located conveniently in the Main Market in Lodhi Colony, this is a must visit if you don't mind spending some money for fabulous designs.
A well known Indian designer catering to the upper class, Tarun Tahiliani is a class apart when it comes to clothing. Each creation comes with fresh designs and crisp fabrics. Using a mix of traditional Indian handicrafts styles and modern technique and trends, the designer blends together tradition and contemporary design. Buyers can get only the best at this boutique. Located in the Defence Colony, the store stocks best in Indian ethnic wear. Over the years, his range of clothing has also catered to a few big names in Bollywood. The store also sells accessories to go with the outfits.
A true example of India in flux - modernity surrounded by the traditional. This place was actually a village (still is, in the middle of post South Delhi), but then became a popular place for designers to open shop in. There is a relaxed informality about Hauz Khas Village, with high-end designer shops and restaurants strewn in midst of a rural landscape. You can find an impressive range in fashion ensembles, carpets, old silver antiques, furniture and artifacts that use traditional techniques. Don't be surprised by cow herds resting for hours outside a designer cafe. That's what the Village is all about.
One of the best shoe brands in the world, this outlet of the famous Jimmy Choo brand located inside the DLF Emporio mall stocks a fabulous collection of footwear, bags and accessories.Their collection is always trendy, stylish and based on the latest fashions. This brand of shoes caters to the modern and hip, upper-middle class. They stock shoes and bags to go with every outfit and event, be it an evening in town or a business meeting.
One of the leading designers of the country, Rohit Bal's work has been appreciated not only in his homeland but all over the world. His designs always have an element of surprise, whether it's the use of different fabrics or dramatic colors. He is probably the only Indian designer who gives as much attention to men's wear as he does to women's wear, which is why his collections always have such great variety. The men's jackets and traditional Indian sherwanis are a must buy while visiting this flagship store in Delhi, even if it means that you have to drop everything else on your shopping list.
An ace fashion designer of the country, Manish Malhotra's collection is simply stunning! The beautiful, delicate and intricately embroidered clothes of this designer will simply leave you awestruck, as you peruse through his collection at his boutique in Delhi. Marked by unique hues and designs, the pret-a-porter collection here is quiet expensive, but worth an investment. The store stocks an exquisite bridal collection and haute couture which are a rage among the upper crust of society.