Tell me about your purchases in India!

Old May 2nd, 2006, 11:56 AM
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Tell me about your purchases in India!

I must know what everyone purchased!!! What loot did you bring back and what did it cost? I have a special interest in jewelry and clothing.
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 12:18 PM
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Here's a link to my report on our trip to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Ranthambore - lots of shopping details:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...7&tid=34578710
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 06:21 PM
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I brought back tons of cushion covers for about$1.00 each..Also bought Indian Barbie's for my nieces...400 Rs each..Indian Blouses for about 200 RS each..every color..Shoes..200 Rs..Wall hanging...about 300 Rs..

I bought the turquoise stone...necklace and bracelet with sterling silver....very nice for 2500.00 Rs..

Tons of other things..That was just on my last trip to India (Goa) last month..My other 2 trips, i bought ton's more..I love shopping in India!!
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 04:35 AM
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Marble inlay plates from Cottage Industries - great to use as cheese platters,Rs.2000-3000...silk carpets, mind boggling prices, silk pashmina stoles and shawls Rs.2500 upwards, clothes and linen at FabIndia and Anokhi Rs500 upwards, semi precious jewelry turquoise set in white gold shoudler buster earrings EXP! More clothes at Ensemble, a designer boutique, silver from Amrapali in Jaipur - Rs.2000 upwards...
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RUGS
www.waynehazle.com/rug1.JPG
www.waynehazle.com/rug2.JPG (also got the two at the bottom of the picture)

and a Punjabi outfit
http://waynehazle.com/india/Day5/Pages/s2_95.htm
me on the left

I think the rugs were 3 for slightly under $1000
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For men getting tailor made clothes is a bargain in India. Suits, pants, shirts or whatever you like you can get at a fraction of the cost. However I always have trouble getting shoes as there doesn't seem to be too amny selections in size 12.
We also got a few sari's for my wife, nice tailor made leather coats for me and my son, a marble Taj Mahal,($200.00) several Indian watches (I collect watches)which cost anywhere from $5.00-$110.00, some gold jewelery (market price). The leather jackets were gifts and 4 pairs of tailor made pants (Wool, linen, cotton) were around maybe $50.00.
Glasses: The three of us had eye exams, we got one pair of glasses each and my son got a yrs. worth of contact lenses for around $200.00
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Could anyone tell me more about custom men's tailor shops in India, esp in New Delhi?
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There are many in the Connaught Place area. I have been getting clothes made at Vedi's there since 1978. It is acros the street from a restaurant/small hotel called Nirulas.
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