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5 reasons why Sarojini Nagar market is every girl’s shopping hideout!

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Street shopping in Delhi is as famous as its street food, which clearly shows how ‘ shopping ‘ for Delhiites is more of a necessity than a leisure activity. The most famous of the many being ‘Sarojini Nagar’, listed in every travel brochure, it is a pilgrimage to the ultimate destination of raw, cheap street fashion for every DU girl! It proudly owes its popularity to our very own Honey Singh. Every day even when the sun seems harshly strong, the lanes and by-lanes that define the market are bustling from 9 to 9. And being elbowed is something you get used to after a while! To many who have this dilemma as to why Sarojini Nagar as an all time shopping hideout, we at Wooplr, are here to solve all your mysteries :


Happy Pockets!

They might not be very good with their bargaining skills. They might as well be brand-dolls, but, at Sarojini, they surely know one thing — everything here is defined by just one rule — under Rs.500. So, whether a denim jumper or a classy pair of loafers, this DU girl will wring every bit of the vendors’ vows and get things moving her way. The tip you must follow is ‘more quantity in less money!’


– Bandanas to Birthday Dresses, you get it all!

The advantage of street shopping over store shopping is that you will have to rush from one brand to another to find all the stuff that you actually need to make your looks. What if you get it all at one place and get the best? You shouldn’t be surprised if you actually find your idol birthday dress at Sarojini some time, for, it is known for the blings and for the sheers as well. What better peace than shopping like you’re taking a stroll on the roads!



– The Daddy of India’s best junk accessories!

If Accessorize or Forever21 are your favorite brands for accessories, let’s meet the Daddy of all! As astonishing as it seems, but girls from all over India have Sarojini in their shopping bucket list for accessories if not for anything. As for the girls at Delhi University, you should know how crazy they are for accessories when they know they can get around 5 smoky neckpieces in just 500 bucks and that too, the most exquisite ones!



– Paint your nails rainbow!

Yet another amazing feature of this market is how you will find vendors with tiny stacks almost flooding with nail polishes at a distance of every 100 miles. This is not the catch yet, the real story is that you can buy as many shades as you want and still not feel guilty about it! Wondering why? 20-40 bucks is all you need to pay in return of your favorite luscious shades of polishes. The quality though shouldn’t be compared to sober brands, but, it’s Sarojini, so you need to buy it all!



– Street shopping and no street food? Impossible!

While you burn loads and loads of calories in running around and bargaining till your throat gets sore, this market will not let you leave with a dull face! The highlight since over a decade has been the ‘banta’ lime soda that you get at every intersection to quench your thirsts. We bet you can’t have just one! And, when these girls are all done and dusted, you will find them at the other end of the market, where there is an array of food stalls serving delicious street food!



If you’re a Sarojini lover and have your own reasons to fall for it, why don’t you share them with us by simply downloading Wooplr and posting your purchases!

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Arushi Pathak is a (over-enthusiastic) senior pursuing Economics Honours from DU. The Associate Editor at DU Beat, she is an avid debater and can’t refrain from expressing her opinion over everything. Somehow obsessed with New York City (and all sitcoms set in NYC), she day-dreams to live there soon. She is a die-hard Grey’s Anatomy fan and can’t have enough of tragedy-themed novels. She believes that she has got the best of both worlds-Economics and Journalism. Always ready for a pep-talk or a life-changing discussion equally readily, she can be contacted at [email protected].

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