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Top ChoiceMarket in Sunder Nagar, Nizamuddin & Lodi Colony

Khan Market

Khan Market is Delhi's most-upmarket shopping enclave, the most expensive place to rent a shop in India, and is favoured by the elite and expats. Its boutiques focus on fashion, books and homewares, and it's also...

Top ChoiceMarket in Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

Spice Market

Spice Market

It feels as if little has changed for centuries in Delhi's fabulously atmospheric, labyrinthine spice market, as labourers hustle through the narrow lanes with huge packages of herbs and spices on their heads...

Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in New Delhi

Central Cottage Industries Emporium

This government-run multilevel store is a wonderful treasure trove of fixed-price, India-wide handicrafts. Prices are higher than in the state emporiums, but the selection of woodcarvings, jewellery, pottery,...

Top ChoiceClothing in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Sabyasachi

It's worth popping in to this high-end traditional garment shop to see the space itself, a gorgeous, cavernous, rose-oil-scented stunner chock-full of owner and designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee's collection of...

Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in New Delhi

Kamala

Crafts, curios, textiles and homewares from the Crafts Council of India, designed with flair and using traditional techniques but offering some contemporary, out-of-the-ordinary designs.

Top ChoiceHandicrafts in South Delhi

Hauz Khas Village

Hauz Khas Village

This arty little enclave has narrow lanes crammed with boutiques selling designer Indian clothing, handicrafts, contemporary ceramics, handmade furniture and old Bollywood posters. Intriguingly, it's located...

Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in Agra

Subhash Emporium

Some of the pieces on display at this renowned marble shop are simply stunning (ask to see the 26 masterpieces). While it's more expensive than some shops, you definitely get what you pay for: high-quality marble...

Top ChoiceDesign in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Kulture Shop

Behold Bandra's – and Mumbai's – coolest shop, featuring exclusive graphic art and illustrations sourced from a global army of Indian artists. You'll find thought-provoking and conceptually daring T-shirts, art...

Top ChoiceShopping Centre in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Dakshinapan Shopping Centre

It’s worth facing the soul-crushing 1970s architecture for Dakshinapan’s wide range of government emporia, which brings together a mind-boggling artisanal diversity from across India under one roof. There’s...

Top ChoiceDesign in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Kulture Shop

Mumbai's coolest design shop has thankfully arrived in South Mumbai! Fittingly, the Pop Art cool kid from Bandra has set up shop in Kala Ghoda, where its thought-provoking and conceptually daring art prints,...

Top ChoiceHomewares in Pune

Studio Coppre

This craft revival project cofounded by four women champions the dying Indian art of handcrafted metalware from artisans in Pune, the Konkan Coast and Rajasthan. You'll want an extra suitcase for the gorgeous...

Top ChoiceClothing in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Byloom

Some of Kolkata's most exquisite handmade saris are sold at this speciality boutique. There's also a fair smattering of semiprecious jewellery, and an impressive collection of shawls and scarves. Look for pieces...

Top ChoiceArt in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Indian Hippy

Indian Hippy will put your name in lights, with custom-designed Bollywood posters hand-painted on canvas by the original studio artists (a dying breed since the advent of digital illustrating). Bring or email a...

Top ChoiceAntiques in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Chor Bazaar

Chor Bazaar is known for antiques, though be wary of reproductions. The main area of activity is Mutton St, where shops specialise in these ‘antiques’ and miscellaneous junk. Dhabu St, to the east, is lined with...

Top ChoiceGifts & Souvenirs in Chandigarh

1469

Named after the birth year of Guru Nanak (the founder of the Sikh faith), this funky independent clothing store sells fabulously colourful scarves, shawls and traditional Punjabi clothing, as well as modern...

Top ChoiceArt in Bundi

Yug Art

Many art shops will offer you Rajasthani miniatures, but Yug Art offers to put you into one. Provide a photo and you can be pictured on elephant-back or in any number of classical scenes. Alternatively, Yug will...

Top ChoiceClothing in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Mysore Saree Udyog

A great choice for top-quality silk saris, blouses, fabrics and men’s shirts, this fine store has been in business for over 70 years and has something to suit all budgets. Most garments are made with Mysuru silk....

Top ChoiceGifts & Souvenirs in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Play Clan

Kitschy, design-y goods such as stylish embroidered T-shirts, funky coffee mugs and coasters, and superhip graphic art, including beaded embroidered art and illustrative wood prints that are pricey but unique.

Top ChoiceBooks in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Goobe’s Book Republic

Great little bookshop selling new and secondhand, cult and mainstream books and comics. Good for titles on southern India and run by informed, helpful staff.

Top ChoiceClothing in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Fabindia

Ethically sourced cotton and silk fashions and homewares in everybody's favourite modern-meets-traditional Indian shop.