Burrabazar is located in central Kolkata and is the largest wholesale markets of India. It was initially a yarn and textile market which slowly entered the commercial heart of shopping. It is a market area with a number of shopping opportunities for everyone. To start with there is the Shishu Bazar, Muskan, Tulsi Boutique, Janata Shop and Paras Jewellers. It also has quite a few restaurants where you can relax after spending a hectic day in shopping. It is a very famous area in Kolkata and a very nice area to pick some authentic Bengali products. Being a textile wholesale market, lucky ones will also be able to bargain to a great extent and buy products within their budget.
Looking for a brand that makes products using traditional techniques? If yes, then Fabindia is your ultimate shopping destination. This store has spread its wings all over the country. Its head office is located in New Delhi and has a number of outlets in India as well as abroad. It aims to preserve the handicraft culture of the country. All its products are natural, contemporary, craft based and affordable. Some of them include clothing, accessories, personal care products, furniture, organic eatables are so on. Moreover, they make sure to have up-to-date products suiting the seasonal requirements. Their collections are broadly classified as festive, wood, chikankari, red dot and red and black collection. With supreme quality, you are definitely going to be satisfied with Fabindia.
It is believed that a person’s footwear speaks a lot about the personality and the character of oneself. Shoes or sandals reflect upon the type of person one wants to project. Keeping this in mind Sreeleathers offer a number of high quality shoes and sandals for party wear as well as for daily wear. Their collections focus on artistic leather products that are attractive as well as durable. They have something for all occasions. Shoes being their main product, they have also raised the bar and added other items in their stores. This includes jackets, ladies accessories, men’s accessories and children products. The company is almost a decade old and was established during the British rule. It has come a long way since then and has won customer confidence and loyalty.
Top 10 Collection is a men’s clothing store located at Jawaharlal Nehru Road in Kolkata. This shop is open from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday to Saturday. It is very close to the Esplanade Metro Station so locating this store becomes easy. It has a variety of clothes for men right from casual to formal to daily wear t-shirts and denims. As the name suggests, it has everything that is sure to interest you. The staff is very courteous and patiently hears to what your tastes and likes are.
Earthcare Books as the name suggests is a publisher and a distributor of books written on sustainable development and environmental issues. It aims to provide practical information on our environment. Some of the areas they specialize in are natural health, alternative lifestyles, culture and world views, non-formal education, ecological agriculture and utmost care of natural resources. It is located at Park Street area and can be easily found. Members of Earthcare Books actively involve themselves in research and development on topics such as organic farming, forest regeneration and biodiversity. They also welcome critical feedback from readers and keep improving their collection. Their aim is to spread environment awareness through books and thus save our mother earth.
Chowringhee Road, rechristened as Jawaharlal Nehru Road, runs on the western part of Kolkata and is an ultimate shopping destination for shopaholics. Apart from being a shopper’s delight it is also an entertainment place and has quite a few restaurants nearby. This place is centrally located with all major areas nearby. It is close to Park Street, Bhowanipore, Taltala and Janbazar. The buildings on this road have a lot of British influence that is evident from their style of construction and architecture. It is also close to metro stations such as Maidan, Park Street and Esplanade, thus making it convenient to locate.
Nahoum and Sons may not have the classy décor nor does it flash its advertisements in the local dailies, but it has stood the test of time for over a hundred years. This Jewish confectionery, located in the New Market, is a family-owned establishment that has been passed down from one generation to the next. Not much has changed at Nahoum's since its opening, and even the display-cases, fixtures and cash-registers here remain the same. The delectable snacks and decadent desserts served here have loyal patrons lining up for their share of goodies. Gorge on the plum cake and brownies and you won't be able to resist a second helping. Amid the chaos, the staff patiently attends to the myriad of customers. So, if you are in the mood to relish chicken puffs coupled with sweet treats, this iconic bakery is the place to be.
Chique Fashion was established in the year 1990 in Kolkata with a view to give the best of jewelry designs to the public. Since then it has striven and achieved great milestones and has become the number one jewelry brand in West Bengal. In 2012 and 2013, it has received the ‘most admired retailer award’. Talking about its products, they offer excellent quality, reasonable prices and a variety of items. Gold plated silver bangles, choker style necklaces, jhumka on silver base, bridal collections, rings, pendants and ear-rings are available in plenty. Each design is unique from the other thus making it more and more appealing.
Maidan Market is a very famous shopping area that has a number of different shops for all your needs. The shops comprise of branded as well as non-branded products. It is a busy area where people in large numbers come on a regular basis. The peak days are Saturday and Sunday where you can see an enthusiastic crowd shopping for themselves or their loved ones. It is an all in one market where you can find stores featuring sports gear, clothing, shoes and sandals for all age groups. Products are available for men as well as for women. Tourists visiting Kolkata should definitely visit Maidan Market and pick up something interesting to take back home.