QUES: Dear Auburn,
I need to stock up my wardrobe for the winter months. What kind of clothes should I be buying and from where?
ANS: Dear Miss Prude,
Though I admire you for your prudence, I’d say it’s a little too early to be undertaking this Herculean task. Because
a) most markets are currently experiencing what I call ‘transit stock’. In the sense that the clothes you’ll see now are for the interim seasonal period. They’re not light enough for summer and not potent enough for winter; and
b) you’ll get better bargains if you wait for another two weeks.
When the time is right ( two or so weeks hence), you must purchase a couple of nice, light jackets for the month of November and February; thick, woolly sweaters for December and January; mufflers, gloves, ear muffs, caps and berets; boots and shoes like sneaker wedges, converse and comfy walkers and of course, do not forget to buy a nice pair of sunglasses- the winter sun is strong and you don’t want to ever underestimate it’s glare.
To buy these necessities, you must visit Sarojini Nagar Market, Majnu Ka Tilla, Kamla Nagar Market, Janpath and GK M Block Market. For branded wear, try Mango, Zara, Promod, Forever 21 and the newly opened H&M.
Remember, whatever you buy must fulfill at least the basic purpose of keeping you warm. The rest is all a bonus!