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.
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.
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.
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.