Chandigarh has long been considered the fashion capital of Punjab, mostly because of the individual sense of style of many of its denizens. But it’s only recently that it has become a hipster destination with a burst of young design energy bringing a new sense of style to the city.
With most of India’s couture designers based in the city, it is well known as a place to shop for traditional Indian attire and accessories. Chandigarh is a shopper’s paradise. It is considered to be one of the best places to shop, especially when it comes to shopping for handicrafts. One of the main reasons for this is that the city is beautifully divided into several sectors. These sectors divide Chandigarh into neat sections with a whole lot of retail stores, open markets, departmental stores as well as malls.
If a fun shopping spree is what you are looking for, then this mesmerizing city must be visited. With a plethora of shopping destinations, Chandigarh is a truly blessed land. The wonderful range of beautifully crafted artifacts and handicrafts makes this the most happening place for shoppers, thus attracting tourists from all over the country.
Apart from visiting the major tourist spots in Chandigarh, shopping here is an equally fun-filled and memorable experience. Sector 17, 22,10,8,9 and sector 35 are where the major markets for shopping are located. These markets promise to give the most amazing shopping experience ever.
Top Fashion Hit Areas of Chandigarh
The biggest mall of Chandigarh, the Elante Mall tops the list for obvious reasons as it houses the biggest diversity of fashion brands. Countless local and international retail brands have their presence in the Elante Mall. This mall, therefore, welcomes the brands such as Hackett London, Mango, Zara, Brooks Brothers, Marks & Spencer, Guess, Rolex and Tommy Hilfiger to name a few of them. Other attractions in the Elante Mall include an excellent food court besides amazing courtyard area housing various cafes as well as sports bars and so are the appealing presence of retail apparel brands here.
Sector 17 market is undoubtedly the most popular shopping destination. This place has something for all your needs under one roof. From handicraft emporiums to Punjabi dupattas to beautiful jootis and breathtaking wooden artifacts, this place has it all. With brands like Levi’s, Dockers, Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger, Gucci, Nautica, Puma and much more, this mall is the best upscale shopping option.
Shastri Market, Sector 22
Another market famous among the street shoppers is Shastri Market in sector 22. The huge area gives an open and non-congested environment to shop freely. The various shops here are stacked with merchandise that you can choose from. You are sure to find anything that you can think of under the sun here. This lively market is full of hustle and bustle of excited shoppers and zealous college students who find this place perfect for their fashionable and trendy shopping needs. Fancy footwear, attractive junk jewelry, ethnic clothes, western wear and wonderful gift items, you can get it all here.
Palika Bazar, Sector 19
Are you a fashion lover but also like it cheap yet trendy? Then Palika Bazaar is the place you want to hit. You might not find enough space to even plant your feet at Palika Bazaar in Sector 19, Chandigarh but be sure that you will find the best salwaar kameez, dupattas, bridal lehengas, sherwanis, sarees, faux jewelry and designer bangles, all at the cheapest rates in town.
Lists of Some of the Shopping Malls/Stores
- North Country Mall
- DLF Mall
- The Other Square
- Brands Bargain
- City Emporium Mall