Delhi has a burgeoning mall culture comparable to that of the US in the 1980s. Malls are clean and well-maintained and are generally more expensive than markets. They’re also air-conditioned, and this alone draws huge crowds during the hot Delhi summers, when temperatures peak above 45 degrees Celsius.

Malls

Select Citywalk (Saket) This sprawling mall is home to brands including Adidas, FCUK, Nine West, and Zara. There’s also a cinema and a good food court, as well as a large play area for children. http://www.selectcitywalk.com

Ansal Plaza (Andrews Ganj, Phone: 26261305) is a posh market where you can buy designer wear, branded cloths, trendy jewelery, and more. It is open 7 days a week. http://www.ansalplazas.com/Delhi/Shop.aspx?memid=7&scid=3

DLF City Center (Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, Phone: 2386296) is designed by renowned architect Hafeez Contractor. Retail outlets like Lifestyle, Meena Bazaar, Lacoste, Bombay Selections, Maspar, Heritage, UCB, Tommy Hilfiger, and Marks & Spencer can be found here. http://www.dlf.in

Pacific Mall (Ghaziabad, Phone: 5373047) is spread across three floors. It also has an IMax screen and various retail outlets like Globus, Westside, Spencer’s, Crosswords, Chunmun, Riu Wears, Nike, Adidas, Reebok and Louis Philippe. http://shoppacific.in

Sahara Mall (Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, Phone: 5048592) is India’s first Brand Super Mall that offers a good mix of global brands and recreational and leisure activities. It has earthquake-resistant construction, a classy entry, multiple openings and wide corridors and a two-level parking lot.

DLF Emporio (Vasant Kunj, Phone: 46116666) is Asia’s largest luxury shopping destination with over 74 international brands and 11 Indian luxury brands. If your social life finds you soaring in the high circles, you can buy your Jimmy Choo shoes here. Other luxury brands are Ferragamo, Tod’s, Versace, Aigners. Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Fendi, Gucci etc http://www.dlfemporio.com

Major Department Stores

Shoppers Stop (Nehru Place, Phone: 26258866) offers wide range of merchandise, exclusive counters of both national and international brands, casual and formal attire to children’s clothes, toys, home furnishings, furniture, footwear etc. – http://www.shoppersstop.com

LifeStyle (Rajouri Gardens, Phone: 42090000; Noida, Phone: 4010100; Gurgaon, Phone: 4044 111) offers household goods and apparel from all the leading brands under one roof. http://www.lifestylestores.com

Westside (Karol Bagh, Lajpat Nagar, Rajouri Garden, Phone: 25729748, 29832159, 25110820) is a multi-branded, multinational, one-stop centre for clothes, jewelery, watches and accessories. It has separate sections for menswear, women’s wear, lingerie, kids-wear, household accessories, cosmetics perfumes and other accessories. http://www.mywestside.com

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