India is home to a lot of markets across various cities, towns and villages too. While a lot of these markets are visited by people from across the globe, there are some places that not too many people know of. These shops are tucked away in the biggest of cities and the quaintest of villages that are worth looking for on your next trip to these destinations. Also Read - After Vikas Dubey Episode, Mayawati Says Don't Put Brahmin Community in Dock Over Crimes of One Person
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1. Sanskriti Lifestyle, Pune
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Sanskriti Lifestyle has some amazing original pieces of art, especially furniture, home decor and fashion accessories that you’ll probably not find elsewhere!
Address: 390, Lane 7, Koregaon Park, Pune
2. Balaji Antiques, Bengaluru
Balaji Antiques strikes a perfect balance between classic vintage and contemporary quirky pieces of art. From home decor options to furniture, Balaji Antiques is the place you msut visit if you’re looking forward to give your home a unique touch.
Address: 64, Balaji Silk Complex, 1st Floor, Avenue Road, Bangalore 560002
Contact: +91 93424 10288
3. The Shepherd Craft Project
The Gujjar and Bakarwal communities of Pahalgam make some of the most intricate mats, throws, stoles, shawls and blankets that are vibrant and a lot of them are made with seasonal themes too.
Address: Gujjar and Bakarwal, Pahalgam
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4. Mini Market, Chor Bazaar, Mumbai
Mini Market is a small that has vintage telephones, movie posters, gramophones and other items from another century. There’s a store is run by the father-and-son duo, Shahid and Wahid Mansoor, who make the shopping experience pretty interesting too.
Where: Mini Market, near Mutton Street, Chor Bazaar
5. Southex Books & Prints, Delhi
This vintage shop has a fantastic collection of prints and books that are centuries old. The ambiance of the shop itself is so vintage, you’ll feel like you’re going back in time!
Address: A-40, Ndse, South Extension Part II, New Delhi, Delhi 110049
6. Graphic T-Shirts by Neil Dantas
Neil Dantas is a Mumbai based Graphic designer who designs quirky T-shirts and bags not only based on Mumbai but on various other interesting themes. He only delivers at Charni Road station in south Bombay.
Address: Charni Road Station
Contact: Facebook/Neil Dantas
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7. Old City, Hyderabad
Old City in Hyderabad is one of the places you must visit if you’re in the city. It has streets full of shops that sell Hyderabadi bangles, pearls, traditional ittar and other items that represent Hyderabadi style of accessorising.
Address: 1 km north-east of Charminar
8. Rajasthan Fabrics & Arts, Jaipur
This small shop has a unique vintage collection of jewelery, fabrics, home decor products and many more.
Address: City Palace Complex, Jaipur
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9. Serendipity, Delhi
The best thing about Serendipity s the beautiful haveli that is converted into the shop. Though their products are available online, visiting the store is an experience in itself. Their home utility products and accessories are pretty classy.
Address: 238/4, Jonapur Village, Mandi Road, New Delhi
10. Vimala Welfare Centre, Kochi
Vimala Welfare Centre located in Kerala has products that are natural and ayurvedic. Not only are the products cost effective, but you’re also contributing to the women’s welfare centre.
Address: 41/2797, Chittoor Rd, Kacheripady, Ernakulam, Kerala 682018
Contact: 0484 239 5649
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