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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the things to buy in Jalandhar?

Nitin Gurha DEC 10 2012
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Jalandhar is a shopper’s delight especially if you have in mind a specific list of things to buy. If you’ve been eyeing a leather bag for a long time or you wish to add a classic piece of phulkari to your collection, shopping in Jalandhar is all you need to do. It is also ‘the place’ to buy sports goods amongst other things like:

  • Punjabi Salwar Kameez

Traditional Punjabi wear is a must have for any wardrobe. From bright shades, subtle and sequenced ones to sober colours, Jalandhar has it all. You can either pick the ready-made ones or just the fabric if you want to get it stitched in a particular fit. A variety of designs are available here in different fabrics. Cottons in pretty shades for the summers and thick fabric suits serve as winter wear. There are also designer suits at a higher range. Jalandhar also has loads of options if you are looking for wedding wear and that too at economical prices.

Shell out anything from INR 300 onwards and bag beautiful salwaar kameez.

  • Juthis

Pretty, sequenced and displaying all sorts of intricate work you should own a pair of these even if you own already have dozens of pairs. Available in all sizes, they complete an ethnic look and make feet look dainty and petite. Some juthis are cushioned inside to provide a comfortable feel. These are slightly more expensive. When you try on a juthi, get one that is slightly fitted. They loosen up with use. Also, they might seem to bite initially but once you oil them and keep them out in the sun, they are just perfect to wear. Both the left and right foot juthi looks the same, they take the foot once you wear them.

You can get a nice pair anywhere from INR 250 and above.

  • Rubber Goods

Loads of rubber goods are also manufactured in Jalandhar. So what can you pick up form here? All kinds of V shaped chappals! These are the most comfortable things to own on a summer holiday. Good quality, comfortable and sturdy, these are a smart buy! Go ahead, pack one each for your entire family.

  • Leather Work

Jalandhar is well known for its leather. You’ll definitely get that bag you’ve been looking for since forever. There is variety in design, colour and quality and you can pick the one that matches your budget too. You could also look at shoes and other leather products for yourself or as gift for friends and family back at home. Since Jalandhar is a leading producer and exporter of leather there are higher chances of bagging better deals. There are ample shops for you to compare prices before you fix a deal.

  • Sports Goods

The bat used by Tendulkar is from Jalandhar and he’s been using the bats from Jalandhar for 25 years now! Some say the same about Ricky Ponting’s bat. Jalandhar is the place to shop for sports goods. You’ll get a variety of brands and price ranges to pick from. But it’s not just bats that you’ll find. There are hockey sticks, squash rackets, tennis, badminton, soft leather goods, shuttle cocks and cricket balls and more. The leather industry here works like a backbone for this sports capital of India. Take your kids sports good shopping here and make this a holiday they won’t forget.

  • Handicrafts

The colourful phulkari dupattas, juthis and shawls are a something that you mustn’t leave Jalandhar without. The beautiful needlework, metal work, woodwork, paintings etc are worth carry home with you. There are both private and government shops for you to buy these. Yet, there is nothing like striking a deal with the local artists.

You can also buy woollens from Jalandhar. Apart from the above mentioned exclusive goods, Jalandhar also has big malls for regular shopping. Make a list of the unique shopping options, so you know exactly what to hunt for. Keep ‘shopping at the mall' last on the priority list.

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