With expansive themes ranging from Hawaiian to Hippie, preparing for college freshers parties can be stressful.  The best of us feel burdened by the pressure of mastering a specific theme, choosing the right attire and picking the right pair of shoes. To help you wriggle out of the conflicting thoughts and perplexing choices, here are 5 places that will win you ‘Best Dressed’, on a budget!


Kamla Nagar Market

The proximity of this market to the North Campus of the University of Delhi (DU) gives it an edge over the other markets. Buy cool summer dresses and graphic tees here at reasonable rates. While you will find utmost delight in Bungalow Road, your pangs of hunger will also be addressed with eateries looming everywhere!

How to Reach: Metro, Vishwavidyalaya or G.T.B. Nagar Station

Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., closed on Mondays.


Janpath Market

Famed for offering a rich variety of apparels, Janpath provides a fertile ground for the resolute haggler.With the right words, you can win yourself an amazing outfit all for INR 500 or less!

An underground treasure, Palika Bazaar near Janpath offers

the coolest tees, dresses, and shades at jaw-dropping prices!

How to Reach: Metro, Janpath or Rajiv Chowk Station

Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Lajpat Nagar Market

Adjoining the South Campus of DU, Lajpat Nagar Market is a fashion hub for students. You can buy unrivalled footwear, accessories, and stylish bags from here.

How to Reach: Metro, Lajpat Nagar Station.
Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., except for Mondays.


Karol Bagh Market

Better known as a merchandising paradise for traditional wear, the highlights of this market are Ajmal Khan Road and Ghaffar Market. For the best footwear at throwaway prices, visit here; boots starting from INR 600 only!
How to Reach: Metro, Karol Bagh Station
Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Sarojini Nagar Market

Foremost in the ‘street-cred’, you can find dresses being sold at INR 10 here. Known for offering rejects from H&M, VeroModa, and Forever21, you must check for defects before you carry out any financial transaction here.
How to Reach: Metro, INA Station
Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., except for Mondays.

So beat the heat this season and make sure you do not fret. As long as you are confident, you will captivate the party and charm all those attending.


Feature Image Credits: P.V Purnima for DU Beat.

Kartik Chauhan

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