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Haggling is encouraged

entertainment Updated: Apr 15, 2011 01:09 IST
Divya Sethi
Divya Sethi
Hindustan Times
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If you thought Gurgaon was all about swanky malls and luxury brands, then think again! Tucked away in a quieter part of the city are small flea markets, which can beat its counterparts Sarojini Nagar or Janpath Market in Delhi in terms of bargains.

At the Sadar Bazar flea market — set up only on Sundays — you can pick up the trendiest clothes at throwaway prices. A trendy kurta will cost about Rs 100-150; you can buy bermudas for Rs 100.

Pramod Kumar, who has a stall at the Bus Stand Flea Market near Sheetla Mata Road at Sector 12, says, “In a showroom, the same bag one would cost Rs 800-900. But we are it selling at Rs 200-250.”

Islam sells furnishing material in South City main road in a make-shift stall. You can buy a beautiful 5’7’’ carpet for just Rs 650, and a double bed cover for Rs 250. You can also find shirts for Rs 200, and fakes branded shoes at Rs 600-700.

Manasi Mathur (27), who is working in an insurance company said, “You never know what you might find in a flea market. It might be an antique or a totally useless piece of decorative junk.”

Roma Gupta (24), a call centre employee said, “Everything is up for sale at the flea market and they provide a good excuse for the shopaholic to shop here.”