South Extension Market in DelhiSouth Extension market is also one of the plush market places of South Delhi district. It is divided into South Extension 1 and South Extension 2. Both market places lie on the either side of Ring road.
The market is popularly known as the South Ex. A hotspot destination of the upscale genre of the society, the market mainly houses designer stores.
For the "Brand" conscious lot:Following are the brands offering superlative clothes, stylish accessories and footwear of these unique market places:
South Extension 1Aza is a highly acclaimed store housing designer labels of famous fashionistas like Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi Mukherji, Varun Bahl, Rohit Bal, Narendra Kumar, and many others. Accessories of luxury brands like Crimzon, Stoffa, Malaga, etc are also available.
Stitch is a classy design studio specializing in custom made clothes for men. Customized western wear, traditional Indian sherwanis, overcoats, leather jackets is what this exceptional store has to offer. Besides these, it also stocks readymade garments for men and women.
Moving straight from Stitch towards the Raymond store, one can reach the Kapoor Watch Company. Kapoor Watch Company has carved a niche for itself overtime. It houses an excellent collection of watches of some of the most ultra luxury brands like Rado, Tissot, Omega, Longines, Gucci, Tag Heuer, Hublot, Piaget, Dior, Cartier, etc.
Johnson's Watch Company has been around since 1950. Its third generation claims to handle this showroom. A storehouse of premium quality watches, it houses timepieces of brands like Blancpain, Chopard, Ulysse Nardin, etc. Apart from watches, it also houses accessories, pens and showpieces of luxury brands. One can pick up a swanky Tag Heuer cuff links, leather bag, jacket, or Mont Blanc purses, belts, or stylish rings, neck pieces from Omega. Mobile phones of Dior, Vertu are also present. Other tempting options include showpieces from Llardo and Swarovski.
The contemporary name in Indian designer wear, is what the board at the shop Ushnak Mal Mool Chand reads. This 200 years old store provides designer lehengas, suits, sarees of contemporary designs. It also offers designer fabrics. Contrary to the Indian wear, elegant club and party wear dresses for women can be found at The Cocoon.
Dhruv Sehgal Store is another high end store offering exclusive designer wear clothing for men. It specializes in Jodhpuri suits, achkan, formal suits and shirts.
Clothing stores like The Cocoon, Catalogue, Manch, etc are a favorite of many youngsters. Other brands like Nalli Saree Store, Arrow, Wills Lifestyle, Levi's, Louie Phillip, Raymond, United Colors of Benetton, U.S Polo, are also present.
If you thought bling and style is all what this market has, there is a breaking news for all book lovers. There are some very good book shops in the market.
Mid Land bookstore offers a peaceful environment and an excellent collection of books. Their mantra of "making good books affordable" has made them very popular with the readers.
Other bookstores in the vicinity include Om Books, The Bookmark, Janta Book Depot, etc.
Presence of Jewellery shops and showrooms completes the market. Some of the prominent showrooms are PC Jewelers Limited, Manoharlal Jewelers, Tanishq, etc.
What and Where to Eat @ South Ex 1:
- Kitchen of Awadh, Bengali Sweet Centre, are budget option restaurants for North Indian cuisine.
- Bombay Bhelpuri has tempting street food.
- Haldiram's has lip smacking North Indian, South Indian, Street food Desserts to offer.
- Pind Balluchi can be tried for authentic North Indian. Their Dahi kebab, Dal Makhni and Mughlai dishes are quite famous.
- Barrizta Lavvaza Cafe is also present.
South Extension 2On the other side of ring road lies South Extension 2 market or South ex 2, as it is known locally. Bearing much resemblance to its partner in crime, South Ex 1, it is also famous for spoiling customers with super variety of designer wear.
While the Zohra Emporium is famous for its Indian wear specially lehengas, AG's store offers leather goods, travelling bags, hand bags, etc.
Samsaara houses top notch labels like that of Gauri & Nainika, Manish Malhotra, Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna, Tarun Tahiliani, Ranna Gill, Vineet Bahl, Neeta Lulla, etc. Personalized trousseau shopping services and personal shopper for assistance are also available.
Ahujasons Shawlwale has a breathtaking variety of shawls in pashmina, wool, silk, viscose, linen. It is one of the trusted names in the business.
Old Street, Grafitee, Frontier Raas Pvt Ltd., M & S, Sa Boos, Bigjos, are all high end clothing stores providing amazing stuff. Da Milano, Woodland are like icing on the cake.
Diwansaheb is a name synonymous with chic dressing for modern men. Ethnic sherwanis, saffa, waist jackets, contemporary suits, traditonal jutti, all can be found here.
Rasi or Radha Silk Emporium bring the essence of Chennai with its exclusive silk, crepe, printed silk and georgette saris. Fine quality pattu pudavais and salwar suits can be found here. Its raining silk at the men's counter as you can purchase fabulous silk ties from here to compliment your suits. Cotton shirts for men and garments for children are also available.
Beautiful silk scarves, stoles, custom made Bharatnatyam dresses, dance sarees, accessories and adorable handicrafts are also present here.
Parlors and saloons like VLCC, Habibs, Looks, Madoona, etc are also present.
What and Where to Eat @ South Ex 2:
- Delhi's own place to hangout with good rock music and awesome food, Cafe Morrison offers Indian, Chinese, Mexican and Continental cuisine.
- For Chinese head to Diatchi, China Doll.
- A meal for two will cost around Rs.300 at the Gupta's restaurant. Other value for money options include Wah ji Wah, Shri Vinayaka, Mc Donalds.
- One can check out Dum Affairs, Qureshi Kebab Corner, Rang De Basanti Dhaba, Moti Mahal Deluxe for North Indian. Although these restaurants are on a higher side when it comes to prices but delectable food covers it up.
How to Reach: South Extension Market Delhi can be reached via any local transit option. Nearest metro station is AIIMS (Yellow Line). From here one can take an auto rickshaw or a local bus like that of route no. 507, 542, 433, 533-400, 517-433, etc to reach here in about 15-20 minutes.