Its october and with Diwali coming up we have already entered the festive season . And as we all know Diwali is the festival of light which also means shopping and I’m not just talking about new clothes but a whole wide range of stuffs from decorative items to furnitures, from jewellery to home utensils. There is no limit on what things we buy during the festive season. It is the time when Indian families from all sections of the society take this opportunity to shop for clothes, jewellery, electronics and other things they have had on their mind for a while.
There are several places all over the country that put their best foot forward during this time with retailers and sellers bringing out many discount offers.
So, I present to you my personal list of these amazing places in Pune where you can do your diwali shopping at a very affordable price. These places are pretty crowded so you’ll need to spare almost your whole day to do your shopping. Plus if you are someone who is confused with what to wear this festive season which is not so heavy but trendy, I have mentioned some festive style tips at the end of this article. So do remember to read till the end to find out what these tips are.
This place is basically a street shopping area which was once famous for glam shop. Now this place has turned into one of the best street shopping area in Pune. You can get a whole range of different items from jewellery to footwear to clothings. And if you are good in bargaining, you can get good stuffs at a very cheap price. So incase you are not very good at bargaining do take someone who can bargain for you.
Located in the heart of Pune , Tulsi bagh is a place where you can buy a lot of stuffs. And especially ladies… you’ll get a plenty of items to buy here like imitation jewelry, make-up kits, daily care products, kitchen utensils, linens, ladies footwear, handbags, purses, wallets, bindi’s, iron stands, crockery, gift articles, hosiery products etc etc.
Also if you are a little hungry with all those exhausting shopping, vada pav and kawre ice cream parlour is quite popular in this area along with Hotel Agatya and Shree Krishna Bhuvan for its spicy misal. So do give it a try.
3. Hong Kong Lane
HongKong Lane is small lane consisting of street vendors on both the sides of the road. Best known for its foreign goods and import products, you can sift through the mess and find the most precious junk jewellery, watches and other bric-a-brac. You can also get some electronic shops for decorative lights and others.
One of the popular places to shop, this place is famous for clothings and fashion. From western to traditional dresses, this marketplace has it all. You can also shop for leather bags and decorations. It has a total of 450 stalls and again you can freely bargain and get your stuff at a very affordable price. This is enough to make anyone buy more at less cost!
Laxmi road is one of the oldest street in pune and consists of many lanes. This place serves the best stuffs and especially for this festive season. From men’s wear to women’s saree collection , you can get almost everything here in laxmi road. But with this festive season comes lots and lots of crowd and traffic which makes it even harder to reach. Na na na …… now don’t feel sad about it. You can now shop online on laxmiroad.in. It’s an online shopping portal that allows you to shop at your favorite Laxmi Road shops (including sweets from Chitale Bandhu and Karachi Sweets, and Marathi (and other) books at Varma Book Store) from the comfort of your home, and get delivery at home within 24 hours.
.And before I forget here are some tips on what kind of dresses you can wear for this festive season.
- Pair up a black kurta with golden culottes. You can glam things up with a pair of golden earrings and a matching pair of sandals or bellies whatever you like.this outfit will go perfect for night parties and gatherings.
- Yellow and red are said to be the colours that best suits the Indian skin tone. You can pair it with something in white like a yellow or a red kurti with a white leggings or culottes.
- You can also go for an anarkali dress, wear it as a dress or pair it with a culottes. And I know I’m continually suggesting you to go for culottes, the reason behind this is me being super obsessed with it and also because it’s very comfortable and is very much in trend.
- Don’t forget to complete your look with some jewellery like bracelets or bangles, jhumkas and neck pieces.
This is all that I have for you in this article. Wish you a very happy festive season and have a safe and glamorous Diwali.