Diwali Shopping in Delhi

Diwali festival is synonymous with Diwali shopping in Delhi.

Diwali is all about having parties, playing cards with family and friends, visiting Diwali melas and eating spicy food, purchasing diyas, candles, sweets and gifts for neighbours & friends . Buying  & wearing festive clothes is also an important part of the festivities.

Best Places for Diwali Shopping in Delhi

Diwali Melas 

Diwali melas offer an interesting selection of products. Home decor, candles, leather items, homemade soaps, dresses and beautiful jewelry are some of them. The interesting fact is that, boutiques and smaller retailers put up their stores in the Diwali melas. Therefore, the collection is certainly diverse and exciting. Dresses & salwar sets are not mass produced. You will hence find a lot of variety. The fabric, the design and styles will be different. You must take time to walk around in the melas. In case of dresses, you will be allowed to try them on in make shift dressing rooms. Some designs are truly out of the ordinary and hence worth a buy.

Another interesting fact to note is that, small retailers from outside Delhi also participate in the Diwali Melas. So you can get to buy Bengal cotton sarees and fabrics, Chikan worked sarees,  Gujarati Patola dupattas and sarees at good prices.

diwali mela shops

Candle stands in terracota, sterling silver, glass, papier machie and wood are  noteworthy items to purchase in Diwali Melas. Hanging candles, rotating candles and floating candles are some of the options.

Diwali melas have some of the best and mouthwatering food stalls as well.


South Extension Market 

Diwali shopping in Delhi’s South Extension Market is a tradition in the city. There are wonderful shops for sarees, salwar kameez, anarkali salwar kameez  and gowns .

Check out Ritu Kumar, who is a leader  in contemporary fashion. Anarkali gowns with straight pants are still very much in vogue. Asymmetrically cut kameez and shirts are  also very much the trend. The best thing about a Ritu Kumar store is that it is all about  contemporary fashion. You will usually find a blend of traditional & modern garments that appeal to all age groups.

Frontier Raas– This is a huge store for traditional dresses such as salwar kameez & sarees. It is a popular store for bridal wear lehengas as well. So step into Frontier Raas for shararas, gararas and stylish lehengas.

Nalli– If you are fond of sarees and especially Kanjivaram silk sarees  and South silk sarees, then Nalli is the store that you should definitely visit. Kanjivaram silks are woven in Kanchipuram near  Chennai. Nalli, have  their  own manufacturing centres in Kanchipuram . They are one of the pioneers for Kanjivaram sarees in Chennai. They have some stunning designs. They  introduce a Diwali collection every year with new colours and new designs.

Heritage is another store in South Extension that stocks fashionable dresses for both men & women.

Footwear is as important as the dresses. Check out Venus Steps and Metro Shoes in the South Extension Market.

south extension market

GK Market

The Greater Kailash N Block Market is a quiet market with stores such as Fab India, Anokhi, Kilol, Zuri and Joss. Fab India has festive dresses such as  skirts, salwar kameez & sarees.

They have festive clothes for the entire family.

In addition, you can shop for gifts, ready to eat food products, jewellery, home décor and home furnishings in the Fab India store. Ready to eat products  and organic products make for a great gifts.

gk market

In GK M block Market-L’affaire has luxury dresses & sarees for women. Goldy’s Nest is another good shop to buy casual lehengas and casual wear salwar kameez.

Roshan Tailors is a good shop to buy Bollywood style blouses.

AND is the Anita Dongre shop for stylish western wear dresses.

Roshan Tailor


Shahpur Jat

Shahpur Jat is one of the best places for Diwali shopping in Delhi. Firstly, there are no branded stores in this market. They are all individual boutique shops. The reason for mentioning this is that, the styles are distinct in each shop and the prices are more affordable. There are several boutiques where one can shop for lehengas, dresses, gowns, anarkali salwar suits and sarees. Many of them have interesting options from very expensive and  reasonably expensive  dresses to budget friendly dresses. Some of them  would even be ready to customise the dresses for you also.

Shahpur Jat is an undiscovered market for shoes, jootis and clutches as well.

Khan Market 

Gifting ideas

Diwali is the most appropriate time to buy gifts. Some of  the best gifts in shops can be found in Khan Market. Khan Market shops such as OMA, Good Earth & Fab India have great Diwali gifts. Innovative candle stands,  scented and perfumed candles, dining plates, crockery, vases, nut bowls and several  other items are available.

Biotique, Shanaz Hussain, Kama Ayurveda and Forest Essentials have their stores in Khan Market- Check out all the herbal and Ayurvedic products.  There are readily packaged items available for gifting purposes.

Nearby is Anand Store ,where gift hampers for chocolates and dry fruits are available.Sigar& Spice and Big Chill Bakery stock cakes and bakery products.

Atelier,Anita Dongre and  Neemrana in Khan Market have beautiful salwar kameez sets. Amrapali and Silver Line stores are good for fashionable jewellery

For opulent & shiny  shoes & bags that go with heavily embroidered and zardozi worked dresses check out Venus Steps.


Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk Market is a whole sale market. It is the “go to” Delhi shopping market for packaging material, ribbons, gifts, carry bags, laces, borders, potlis(small bags) & cardboard boxes.

The prices are very reasonable if one  buys in bulk.

Chandni Chowk Market is also one of the best places to buy dry fruits for the Diwali season.

Sadar Bazar near Chandni Chowk is the best market for lights, toys and gifts.


Lajpat Nagar

Check out Nargis, Biba and Raqz for gowns, salwar kameez & lehengas

Sindhi Shop in Lajpat Nagar Market is one of the best shops for dry fruits. There are street shops  where one can pick up  lamps and diyas.


 Diwali shopping in Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat is a good place to buy candles and colourful diyas made of mud.

diwali-shopping dilli-haat

Select City walk


Select City Walk is known for its branded showrooms.

Silver gifts are best bought in Bellirams in Select City Walk. Select City Walk organizes a Diwali Mela.

Colourful diyas, lamps and dresses are all available here. Food stalls are varied, yummy & simply wonderful.

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