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Shopping is said to be a stress buster for all specially among the women. One can go about shopping the entire day provided the two important things that is resource and time is unlimited and available at ones disposal. For shopping most of the people like to pick up the best things which are latest in trends but affordable too. Here we bring for you 5 such places in Kolkata where the best of the products are available at reasonable prices.
Pocket Benefits at New Market
New Market is one of the most preffered shopping spot for the people of Kolkata. The erstwhile shopping destination of the British residents, when they were in India, has grown bigger with each passing years. The most endearing part about the market is the area has innumerable shops selling various stuffs. From footwear to clothes, precious metals, fashion jeweler and stones, toys and electronic gadgets, daily use products, toiletries, cosmetics, shops exclusively selling baby products, an entire section selling dry fruits, exotic and rare flowers, world renowned and very old confectionaries such Nahoums, currency exchange boots New market has all of these and more. This place has almost all the things that you would like to shop. Hence, this makes the place all the more favorite among shoppers of all age group. Another factor that is really important and draws many people to this area is the products are quite cheap as compared to shopping arcades and malls without any compromise to quality.
Also, branded stuffs such as Jockey stores, Gini and Jony, Bata Shes, Sumangal, Pantaloons factory outlet and much more have opened their stores here. Within new market there are several places to shop apart from the street market also. One can visit Treasure Island, Simpark Mall and Shreeram Arcade located near by to get a good shopping experience. Apart from the various items to shop from branded and local stores, this place also has some great restaurants selling delicacies of various cuisines. After shopping is done you can savor your taste buds by tasting the delicacies that is available here.
Go Gaga at Gariahat
Gariahat which is situated in the southern part of Kolkata is famous because of its street market, the shops on both side of the street display variety of items right from home decor to crockery, materials and fabrics to readymade garments for people of all age group. From pillow covers and bedspreads to woolen and blankets, from electronic goods to CD;s and much more. There is a section n the market where you will find very talented persons eagerly waiting to provide you with the service of decking your hands and legs with beautiful design mehendi.
The saree market in Gariahat sells exclusive sarees and caters to the demand of people with different budgets. The colorful market with large variety is for those who have lot of time in hand to browse through the various stalls and find cheap deals. Not only clothes, the market is known to have some very old food stall selling delicious stuffs. For as less as Rs 50 you can get yourself a sumptuous meal.
For Wholesale Shopping Visit Burrabazar Market
Burrabazar is not only famous shopping destination for people in Kolkata but also to people from outside the state visit this market to buy goods in bulk and therby get goods at very cheap rate. It being a whole sale market being one or two piece would not fetch you much profit. It is mainly for those who intend to resell the goods purchased from here.
The total market is divided into various section that deal in specific goods such as clothes, stationary, home decor items, hardware items, paper decorations, gifting items, spies, eatables and much more. Many industries and top companies get their materials from Burrabazar and resale the goods to earn profit.
Horn your Bargaining Skills when Shopping at Hati Bagan
Though the meaning of the word Hati bagan means elephant garden, no elephant is sold here. Rather you would get the best of several things at quite cheap price when shopping in Hati Bagan. Situated conveniently near Shayambazar, it can easily be reached from any place in Kolkata. Though because of fire in the year 2012 many shops were burnt into ashes, however, the shops again rose from ashes and now it is back in business.
Here you get dress materials as well as readymade dress for man, woman and children alike. You need not visit any other place once here. Alone with dresses you can get matching accessories such as latest designs in shoes, ornaments, bags, cosmetics and so on. When here you need have a good bargaining skill to get things at cheap price. The prices which are often quoted are almost double and you need to bargain to get the goods at reasonable rate.
Malls in Kolkata
Apart from the above market where you get good products at reasonable prices, there are several malls which have come up in Kolkata in various areas to meet the increasing demand of people to visit different category shops under one roof. Most of these malls have food courts, cinema halls and several shops ranging from clothes, bags, jeweler, home furnitures, home decor and much more. Most of such malls also have open spaces where you can sit and relax for a while before you head for the next shop.
Though no bargaining is involved you will get clothes of almost all range and the collection comprise of the clothes which are latest in fashion. The shops are mostly crowded during weekends and also during festival times when people come in large number to complete last minute shopping and some just come to hang out with friends and family and spend some good time. The malls are a complete package as in you can spend the whole day watching movies at the movie hall, eat lunch, go for some shopping and wrap up the day by having dinner at some good restaurants that are present in the malls. Some of the famous malls in the city are South City mall, Acropolis, Quest mall, city center 1, city center 2, Forum mall, Axis mall, Diamond plaza, Home town and many more.
With so many festivals being celebrated in India where people of all religion live, there is no lean period in such markets that we discussed above. Almost at all times of the year the markets are full of customers buying something or the other. One must visit all the markets to get an idea about the grand products that re available there.