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Cost Of Clothing In India

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Priyanka, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. Priyanka

    Priyanka New Member

    I will be going India in October, and the first thing on my list is shopping. I now that there are plenty of places to shop in Delhi and in Mumbai where I will be visiting. I wanted to know the cost of clothing in India, not just ethnic wear but also western wear as in branded products.

    I will be shopping in the coming months in the UK, but if branded products are cheaper in India then I would rather buy from India as it would save me money!

    Are there any particular months when there is a sale in India in shops?

  2. Prits

    Prits Member

    Ethnic wear is defiantly cheaper in India, where ever you go, and you're going to the right places to shop Delhi and Mumbai, shoppers paradise!

    Regarding western wear the costs are near enough the same, you won't find much difference in the costs, apart from when there are sales which are from July - September and January - March. The sales don't last this long but are during these months.

    A little note to add you would find places which sell export clothing which is much cheaper than you would find in shops in India or abroad, there are also surplus shops which sell cheap branded clothing.

  3. Elaine Lat

    Elaine Lat Member

    I'm absolutely in love with the ethnic wear for women. The colors and the style are truly remarkable. I've always been wondering about the kind of fabric they use and the dyes. I've always thought the the unique style of clothing in women is also what made them one of a kind in the fashion world.
  4. OursIsTheFury

    OursIsTheFury Member

    Local shops would definitely give discounts and great deals to tourists, especially when they intend on taking them home as souvenirs. They're definitely not expensive, especially the traditional or local garments, unless it is somehow made by a high end tailoring company or something in India. It's good too, that you're considering wearing their clothes, as it would make them warm up to you faster, as you seem to show that you are willing to delve into their culture and try to be one of them by learning all you can about their land.

    KAREN MARTIN New Member

    You will have a remarkable shopping experience shopping in India, because you have a different variety of vivid colors to choose from and a variety of different sizes! The clothing prices in the India is cost effective; especially the ethnic wear for ladies and will be really nice Christmas gift!
  6. cecejailer

    cecejailer New Member

    I'll be buying everything in local shops when I get there. The colors are so beautiful and it seems like most traditional clothing isn't expensive (specially considering how much the dollar is worth). Apparently there are a lot of street shops with different kinds of artists. I'm pretty sure India has department stores also but it's a waste of money in my opinion, as you can buy any of those things in America! Support people who sell handmade clothes, they're so much more pretty and original!
  7. I find the clothing beautiful too, but have always wondered if Indians find it strange when western people wear their ethnic clothing? Do they even find it offensive? I wounder if someone from India could weigh in as I'm curious.
  8. rootle

    rootle Member

    I think it'd be pretty great if more people from other countries wore Indian clothing actually. I feel like the fact that almost everyone in the world wears Western style clothing these days is a bit boring, I'd like there to be more variety in clothing styles. No one I know would be offended by you wearing Indian clothing. A lot of the foreign tourists in India wear Indian clothes while they're here but I always wondered if they continued wearing those clothes in their own countries. So yeah feel free to buy Indian clothes and wear them, maybe you can start a new fashion trend in your town. :)
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  9. Rootle, thanks for sharing! I like that you think that. I was just curious as I had never heard from an Indian's perspective. This is often how new fashions start, isn't it? Someone wears something, someone else likes it, etc. A friend of mine has a sari that she bought when she was dating an Indian guy, and she never got a chance to wear it before they broke up. (It was a fancy one, she would have wanted to wear it to something formal.) She feels now like it would be silly to wear it, so I will tell her what you said. Maybe she will change her mind! :)
  10. Normad

    Normad New Member

    The shopping experience in India is absolutely out of this world. I have always had a thing for the saris that they make and sell in India. The quality of the fabric is unparalleled anywhere in the world. The clothes seem about the same price as anywhere to me, I don't think that I had the impression of anything being particularly cheap, or maybe I just didn't go to the right places. Plus, I'm a bit of an impulsive shopper.