The band of friendship: Here’s where to find trendy ones

  • Ruchika Garg, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 07, 2016 10:40 IST
Dilli Haat offers a variety of fancy friendship bands at economical prices. (Prabhas Roy/HT Photo)

Gone are the days of handmade braid-like friendship bands or those simple elastic ones with ‘friends for life’ printed on them. Now, options are not only aplenty but also in sync with the latest trends — from a band with pictures and logos of your friend’s favourite superhero or one with cartoon characters from that movie the two of you love to watch together. And where can you get your hands on it? None other than the city’s Khan Market, Dilli Haat and Lajpat Nagar, yaar.

Batman, Iron Man and Captain America-themed friendship bands are available for Rs 300. (Prabhas Roy/HT)

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Pick your favourite band from a variety that’s available in city markets. (Prabhas Roy/HT Photo)

Harjit Singh, who has been in the business of making friendship bands for a decade now, and runs a stall in INA, says: “We have superhero bands (Batman, Spiderman, Superman, Captain America) and those with minions, Doremon, Motu-Patlu and more (starting at Rs 10).” He also sells diamond-studded friendship bands.

Bands with glow-in-the-dark Minions are available at Khan Market for Rs 300 each. (Prabhas Roy/HT Photo)

Nitin Sinha’s stall at Dilli Haat includes fancy unisex leather bands (starting at Rs 299) that he designs. “Delhi celebrates Friendship Day like no one. I’ve come from Bangalore to showcase my special collection,” he says.

Another stall at Dilli Haat that offers friendship bands between the range of Rs 10 to Rs 150 is installed next to stall no. 76.

Friendship rings are priced at Rs 40 for six. (Prabhas Roy/HT Photo)

Want to seal your friendship with something different? You can buy friendship rings (starting at Rs 5) in Khan Market. “Rings are in demand. We also have glow-in-the-dark superhero bands-cum-keyrings (priced at Rs 300),” says Preeti Aggarwal, a shopkeeper in Khan Market.

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