Lodhi Colony Market in DelhiLodhi Colony lies nearby the Lodhi road and is touted as the quietest residential area in Delhi. It is located in the posh Southern district of the city. The market was set up in around 1945.
Lodhi Colony basically houses three major markets, viz. Khan market, Khanna market and the Meherchand market. Even though the latter ones are not as popular as the Khan market, the Khanna market and the Meherchand market have a lot many things to keep visitors glued.
One of the oldest markets in Delhi, the Meherchand market which was initially dominated by the tailoring shops, now boasts of being a new favorite of the retailers and designers.
This place houses some of the posh and upmarket stores of Delhi including Soma, Nappa Dori, Karigari, Crazy Daisy, Oomph Factory, Play Clan, Cottons and Satins, Pia Puro, etc. One can find stylish garments, elegant home décor items, handicraft articles, cutlery items, etc.
Pick up some beautiful accessories and clothes from Soma. Its range of home ware items for Kitchen, Bedroom, Living, Table, having a backing of the traditional block printing which should not be missed.
Play Clan is another high end brand which offers out of the box T-shirts, bags, curios, stationery items, quirky coasters, etc. The store offers vibrant and colorful menswear and womenswear. Its funky modern tees, unorthodox cushion covers, attractive notepads, bucket bags, Mughal-e-azam theme based playing cards are quite adorable.
A delightful collection of gifts, home furnishing articles and accessories can be expected from Crazy Daisy. Enthralling plates, serving bowls, hand painted plate stands, wicker baskets, and other items are displayed in such an unconventional way that exudes creativity. Words are too less to describe the collection.
Home and wardrobe accessories at the Nappa Dori boutique, come in unique designs with a streak of contemporariness. Genuine leather bags, which are meticulously crafted, are a star attraction. One can see a beautiful infusion of urban classiness in the designs along with premium quality.
Appna is a flagship store of ex-Miss India Nafisa Ali and bears much resemblance to her down to earth nature and timeless beauty. The biggest USP of the store is that it offers chic kurtis, salwaar kameez, stunning kaftans and ladies wear in beads, sequin, zari work, all at affordable prices. Home furnishing articles, curtains and sheers, cushion covers, pillow cases as well as aesthetic hand crafted articles from various parts of the country can also be found.
Pia Pauro gives you a share of the luxury clothing offering embellished kaftans, cocktail dresses, garments in bold, bright colors, exquisite saris, printed tote bags. This store in Meherchand market is the brand's first flagship store across Delhi.
Catch similar plush stores like Bian by Gurpreet Pia Fleming, a New York based stylist or Manish Arora's Fish fry, Anuradha Raman's studio or Masaba Gupta's store to experience exclusive attention and limited edition clothing. Colors, unabashed, in the truest form, coupled with pure luxury is what these have to offer. Stones and Silver has an enticing collection of jewelry pieces in precious gem stones.
Cottons and Satins, a bed sheet retail store houses hand printed designs on cotton, silk, linens, etc and possess an impressive collection.
CMYK is more than just a plain bookstore housing illustrated books related to art, architecture and has been hosting workshops on photography, calligraphy workshops, book readings, art exhibitions, film screenings. The bookstore also houses a cafe, which claims to expose the city's book lovers to different, uncommon cuisines. Besides these, the cafe also offers memorabilia in the form of journals, coasters, magnets, postcards, etc for sale.
Where and What to Eat:
Chez Nini is a good option when it comes to munching to ward off any tiredness from shopping. The decor of the restaurant is swanky and the place is a hotspot for the city's hipsters, offering French cuisine. The chicken tikkas and richly cooked kebabs of the M1 Food Centre are a mouthwatering treat. Tres offers a good wine collection apart from tempting desserts and lunch options. Chilli Season serves authentic Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese food.
Ploof Deli serves excellent breakfast menu consisting of pancakes, grilled fish, sandwiches, egg dishes. If seafood is your cup of tea, head to this place.
The restaurants of Khanna market are not known to most of the people who often dine out in the so popular lounges and bars of Khan market. The Devans South Indian Coffee and Tea is one such place that offers very fine filter coffee.
If you are not short of time then pay a visit to the magnificent Safdarjung Tomb, which is at a distance of about 2 kilometers from the market.
How to Reach: Lodhi Colony Market can be reached easily via local transit options. One can take local bus from the JLN metro station (Violet Line) like that of route no. 794, 970, 588, 745 to reach here in around 10-15 minutes. Alternatively, one can take a local bus from Jor Bagh metro station (Yellow Line).
Closed: Most of the stores are open seven days; one can find some shops closed on Sundays.