Sarojini Nagar

Hey Girls
I never pass on an opportunity to
shop so when my friend from Indore wanted to explore the flea markets in Delhi,
being a good friend that I am (and the shopaholic that you know I am) I took
her to my favorite flea market of the city – Sarojini Nagar

Sarojini Nagar is one of the famous
flea markets in south Delhi. It is where you can find the latest trends at dirt
cheap rates. If you are looking for a great bag, a trendy top, sassy shoes or pretty
party dress just take the Delhi metro, get down at the INA metro station, take
an auto and get ready to shop till you drop.

This market is filled with small
shops that basically sell export rejects. So don’t be all surprised if you see
names of brands like Zara and Vero Moda on some of the labels. The place is
definitely a maze but if you are a regular like me all you need to do is pick a
starting spot and decided on one particular route that you will follow and
follow the same route all the time. You won’t get lost in the maze, won’t miss
your favorite shops and well it will be a peaceful shopping experience.

                                       

Talking about shopping, well Sarojini
is all about bargaining. Don’t be fooled by the high prices that the shopkeeper’s
quote (while buying they pay on weight bases so the more you can bargain the
better). Always try to reach the market as early as possible (bonni factor-
shopkeeper’s superstition can prove to be your gain) and start bargaining at
50% of whatever the shopkeeper quotes. Also don’t forget to smile while you are
at it (flaunt your best smile ladies, no shame…your wallet will thank you later)
and if the shopkeeper is a little adamant, say fine I might find it somewhere
else and start walking away, 8 out of 10 times, you will be called back and
will leave with that thing in your shopping bag at the price you wanted to pay (for
the remaining 2 times.. Well bad luck!!!)

As I mentioned the stuff you get
there is export reject and they are rejected for a reason, so before you buy a
particular piece, check it thoroughly. Also, don’t go for the size on the
label, check it for yourself.

Make sure you carry a big and spacious
shopping bag as the plastic bags they give are very easy to tear and well it
becomes a little difficult to carry so many bags after a while. To make your bargaining
even easier, carry a lot of change (also comes handy when you are trying to
pull “This is how much I have” trick ;)). 

Though predominantly the market was overflowing with winter wear, the graffiti corner of the market had some pretty cute dresses and tops and as I usual I couldn’t resist to buy some of them. This is what I bought

                                         

 I am gearing up to go again after a few days to check out a few more things to flaunt during the summers.

Do you shop from Sarojini?

Which is your favorite flea market?
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  • Shikha

    nice haul… I used to hang out with my college friends.. I missed those days..

  • Aparajita

    Thanks Shikha…I guess we all have these college memories associated with these markets 🙂

  • Aparajita

    Aww…i know what you are taking about…i used to do the same..i do go to these places but not as often as I used too
    You should definitely try and visit these markets whenever you find time…:)

  • shweta sarawgi

    i am not staying in Delhi anymore 🙁

  • shweta sarawgi

    oohhh .. u reminded me of old days .. i used to shop a lott from sarojini, GK, lajapat nagar and janpat. miss those days .. 🙁

  • Priyanka Banerjee

    I love Sarojini! Nice buys 🙂

  • Aparajita

    Thanks Priyanka…sarojini is a college girls heaven…no doubt you love it 🙂

  • Niesha

    Nice stuff you have got.:)
    I have not been there for the past 2 months. but kind of recognize every shop. lol..

  • Aparajita

    Thanks Niesha…
    ya these shops are really old… and some of them are my favorites too..I go to sarojini so often that some of the shopkeepers have started recognizing me..:P

  • Neha

    I love Sarojini too now… Like your shirt a lot… 🙂

  • Aparajita

    Thanks Neha…:)

  • yes sarojni is heaven for shopoholics..i love it

  • anusha dixit

    Its true that sarojini nagar market is heaven for shopoholics. With everything ranging from apparels to kitchenware, this market is literally a must-visit. Explore more about Sarojini Nagar Market,its visiting hours etc.

    • Thanks for sharing the link Anusha, it is one of my favorite flea markets 🙂