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Where To Shop In Kolkata This Durga Puja?

BY SOMREETA MUKHERJEE

Durga Puja is perhaps the biggest festival of Kolkata and of the Bengalis. The grandeur, pomp and enthusiasm with which it is celebrated remain matchless. Bengalis wait throughout the year for this festival. With Durga Puja barely a month away, it is shopping season now in Kolkata. As a Bengali, or as a resident of Kolkata, you would surely love to invest in traditional sarees like tant, dhakai jamdani and baluchari. After all, how can you imagine offering pushpanjali on the morning of Ashtami and participating in sindur khela on Dashami without a crisp and colourful dhakai sari? Kurta Pajamas are a top favourite among Bengali men, young and old. So, which are the top zones for shopping in Kolkata this Durga Puja? Check out this post to know about the glossy malls and winding alleys that would provide you with every possible item you would love to buy this puja.

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HOGG MARKET (NEW MARKET) AREA

New Market is an all-time favourite shopping arena for the people of Kolkata. Those iconic red buildings in Esplanade area would offer anything you wish to buy. Whether you want fancy sarees or traditional ones, embroidered suits or fashionable kurtis, off shoulder dresses or casual tops- New Market has them all. Moreover, the vendors the occupy the footpaths of Lindsey Street, New Market area, alleys of Treasure Island and the road along Shriram Arcade would offer you ever thing possible, starting from colourful bags to shoes, bangles and earrings galore and that to at cheap rates. Sarees, bags, shoes, dresses, kids wear, fashion jewellery, silver ornaments, makeup, cosmetics, salwar kameez, dress materials- the options are countless. You name it, they have it. Of course, you mustn’t forget to bargain!

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The shopping malls around the New Market area like Treasure Island, Shriram Arcade and Simpark Mall may not be as sparkling or spic and span as the newly constructed malls but they definitely offer you different varieties and ranges of outfits that are trending in the market this puja. Do check them out!

 

GARIAHAT SHOPPING HUB

If New Market is a shoppers’ paradise, Gariahat is no less than a heaven. Gariahat area is dotted with countless shops and vendors that humour the whims of a differ shoppers. While you can be on a traditional buying binge at such places like Adi Dhakeshwari Bastralaya, Benarasi Kuthi, Priya Gopal Bishoyi and Tolaram’s, there are hundreds of shops that allow you to buy western wear that suit the needs of your pocket. If you wish a makeover not only for yourself but also for your sweet home, Gariahat area wont fail to amaze you. Bed sheets, show pieces, flower vases, artificial flowers- you get them all! And of course, hone your bargaining skills before heading for Gariahat shopping gala.

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DAKSHINAPAN COMPLEX

If Durga Puja is all about traditional sense of fashion, Dakshinapan is the place to be. Situated at Dhakuria, Danskinapan has state emporiums that offer you authentic delicacies across the states of India. The variety of silk and cotton sarees and suits would amaze you. Whether you want kalamkari prints, block prints, acid prints, Kashmiri embroidery or bandhanis, Dakshinapan has scores of shops to cater to your shopping extravaganza. Do go there for some tasteful shopping.

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SHOPPING MALLS

Hundreds of shopping malls have sprouted through the length and breadth of Kolkata. Especially the youngsters with a certain financial affluence would certainly prefer these air-conditioned new-age shopping arcades like South City Mall, Forum Mall, Mani Square Mall, City Centre 1, City Centre 2, Metropolis Mall, Avani Riverside Mall and last but definitely not the least, the Quest Mall for their Puja shopping.

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While the stand-alone brand stores are there in different zones of Kolkata, these shopping malls are much preferred for being the store house of many such branded stores under one roof. BIBA or Van Heusen, John Players or Woodland, Fab India or Jashan- These malls would allow you easy access to thousands of such brands at one go. The newly opened Quest Mall is a paradise for brand lovers, especially the high end ones. Masaba Gupta or DKNY, Loccitane or Gucci- your quest for these brands attains satisfaction at the glamorous Quest Mall.

 

With just a few weeks to go for Durga Puja, Kolkata shopping frenzy has reached its zenith! Just brace yourself to push through the crowded streets and make the most of the puja collections and offers. What is in your bucket list this puja?

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3 Responses

  1. OMG I wish I were in Kolkata….always a Gariahat person

  1. September 30, 2016

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