Indian Bazaars

Hey guys! I’ve had an extremely busy month of traveling to India & Hong Kong. Our trip to India was primarily to attend weddings and visit family so we had a lot of social obligations and then Hong Kong was an excuse to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Both these countries are so vibrant and fast paced that I feel re-energized and am full of ideas from our travels for Remaking Ivy!

Between the social commitments and eating all that yummy Indian food, I took the time to shop for home decor products in India and I am so glad I did!! Below, I list my favourite (super affordable to mid-expensive) stores to buy quirky, boho, vintage and wonderful home-ware products. If you ever visit in India, don’t forget to check out these beautiful bazaars & stores-  I promise you won’t leave empty-handed!

Johari Bazaar- Jaipur

Rajasthan’s capital city, Jaipur, also known as the Pink City is often regarded as a shopper’s paradise and rightly so! Johari Bazaar; situated in the heart of the city is the oldest street market in Jaipur consisting of innumerable stores selling fabrics, textiles, accessories to traditional Rajasthani footwear (juttis), jewellery, hand-made Jaipuri quilts, copper crockery and everything in between!

This market is extremely busy and bargaining is expected as prices can be lowered by almost 40-70 percent so never pay the first price that you are quoted, even if shops have “fixed rate” sign boards. This market is not your typical store when looking for home decor items however it is ideal when looking for vintage items, antiques and beautiful fabrics. I found that the fabrics here were extremely affordable and ranged from simple bold colors to elaborate patterns, tie-dye and embroidery work which is ideal for making your own pillow covers, throw cushion covers etc. Moreover, you are sure to find beautiful bohemian looking quilts, rugs, bedspreads, vases and accessories for your home/ patio for less than half the price than what you would pay in western countries!

Huge Range of Fabrics at Johari Bazaar- Jaipur
Beautiful Boho Umbrellas for Rs. 120 (USD$1.80)
Bohemian (Jaipuri Inspired) Backyard from OfEarthandSpirit

Johari Bazaar Takeaways: 

Price– Super Affordable

Products– Fabrics, Accessories, Jewellery, Traditional Footwear, Copper Crockery, Quilts & Rugs

Must Buy- Fabrics, Kundan Jewellery, Boho accessories, Blue Pottery

Rani Ka Hazira Bazaar- Ahemdabad 

Rani Ka Hazira is an area in the bustling city of Ahemdabad in Gujarat where the tombs of past Gujarat sultanate rulers are placed. The area around the tombs has grown extensively in recent years and become a market hub for women’s accessories, traditional Gujarati (garba) clothing and yep! you guessed it- more vintage/boho chic items for homes!

I found the collection of home items even larger than Jaipur’s Johari Bazaar. Unfortunately, I only had half a day in Gujarat so I didn’t get a chance to explore the whole market, but still managed to find many quirky items.

This bazaar is even crazier and busier than Jaipur’s markets. On first glance, it looks almost like Mumbai’s Crawford Market with street vendors selling toys, shoes, knick-knacks etc. However, venture deeper into the market along narrow alleyways and you will find a huge number of stores specializing in traditional (bandhni) fabrics, women’s clothing and a whole range of quirky items from decorated umbrellas, wall hangings, embroidered throw pillow covers, rugs and my favorite- traditional pouf inserts! In terms of prices, I found the shopkeepers really difficult to bargain with (they really did mean “fixed rates” in these stores!) so while it is worth trying to haggle, don’t waste a lot of time as prices are not super expensive anyway.

A Typical Store in Rani Ka Hazira
Traditional Indian Wall Hangings

Rani Ka Hazira Takeaways:

Price- Affordable

Products– Fabrics, Jewellery, Accessories, Wall Hangings

Must Buy–  Bandhni Fabrics, Imitation Jewellery, Pouf Inserts. Embroidered Cushion Covers

India Circus by Krsnaa Mehta

India Circus has to be one of my favourite home decor stores. They offer contemporary, chic and affordable home decor and personal accessory products that draw inspiration from Opulent Royal Indian to Quirky Street-chai. Their products are fun, vibrant and are sure to brighten up any home. From the moment you step into their store, you are drawn in towards the bold patterns, funky decor and a limitless collection of throw pillows, laptop sleeves, eclectic dinnerware and rich wallpapers.

The biggest advantage is that they have an online store which ships worldwide so you don’t even need to travel to India to buy their wonderful collection of home decor items! Anyway, I’ll just let the pictures do the talking for this amazing store!

Vibrant Decor at the India Circus Phoenix Mills, Mumbai store
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India Circus Kala Ghoda, Mumbai Store
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For more inspiration, follow the India Circus blog 

India Circus by Krsnaa Mehta Takeaway: 

Price- Affordable to Slightly Expensive

Products: Throw Pillows, Travel Accessories, Personal Accessories, Dinnerware, Furniture, Wallpaper and lots more…

Must Buy – Laptop bags, Throw Pillow Inserts, Dinnerware and Wall Art

The Bombay Store-Mumbai

The Bombay Store, a highly recommended tourist shopping destination, is one of the oldest and most popular lifestyle stores in Mumbai. Similar to Krsnaa Mehta’s India Circus, their products are quintessentially Indian but with a larger focus on more traditional, artistic and contemporary looking products. They specialize in beautiful pashminas, antique (deity) statues, brass and sandalwood stone work, copper bells for home mandirs (temples), Jaipuri rugs and incense stick fragrances to sweet smelling candles.

My favorite from this store is their beautiful range of brass Buddha and Ganesha statues. They are made of brass turquoise and other coral stones making them look vibrant and absolutely stunning as a decor piece in any home.

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The Bombay Store, Colaba, Mumbai
Traditional Containers Take a Quirky Twist at The Bombay Store

The Bombay Store Takeaway: 

Price- Affordable to Slightly Expensive

Products- Pashminas, Hand-carved statues, Antiques, Rugs, Fragrances

Must Buy- Temple Decor & Fragrances

Good Earth India 

Good Earth India is a stylish luxury brand that reflect the finest of Indian handicrafts, craftsmanship and textiles into their home-ware products. Most of their products are inspired from Indian heritage, nature and history. A closer look at their website shows how passionate the company is to curate the most exquisite products and there is no doubt that using any of their products from bed linen, dinnerware to bath accessories will add a touch of tasteful elegance into your home!

You can follow their Instagram page for regular updates to their designs and upcoming collections.

Lhasa Collection- A Re-imagination of Tibetan Gyasar Brocades with Vibrant Floral Motifs
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The Mango Chutney Collection Bringing Colour & Joy to Everyday Dining
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Collection of Imperial Splendour by Good Earth India 

Good Earth India Takeaway:

Price- Expensive

Products- Tableware, Wall Coverings, Bath & Travel Accessories, Bed Linen, Wellness, Cushions, Decor

Must Buy- Tableware Collection, Bed Linen

I realise there may be many more stores that sell home decor products across India but the above few are the ones I visited and so feel comfortable writing about their products.  I hope you enjoy reading it and are ready to venture to Incredible India! for your next home shopping trip! xoxo

26 Comments Add yours

  1. Kunal Mehta says:

    Very informative and helpful! Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Avi Banerjee says:

    This blog post was so much fun to read! I’m in love with the vibrant colours and I literally want to go and shop from an Indian bazaar right now! Thanks for the detailed information on each of the bazaars you visited and the other online websites.

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    1. remakingivy says:

      So glad you enjoyed it! Hopefully I can do a post o Dubai Markets and Bazaars soon! I expect you to be my tour guide for all home decor stores there πŸ™‚

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  3. Varun says:

    Lots of details about the different bazaars.. Loving it!


    1. remakingivy says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Sona says:

    Great post really interesting to read! Makes me want to make a trip to India!


    1. remakingivy says:

      Yes, you must visit soon! Its a great place with so much to see and do. I hope you can visit one of the bazaars on your next trip πŸ™‚

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  5. cherisha19 says:

    Love the pics the colors and the inside to these stores. Have been to all those in Mumbai and Jaipur !! Good picks


  6. Urvisha says:

    Love the colours and the Indianness! Great insight into all these wonderful stores having such creative products, under one site!


    1. remakingivy says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚ Hope you follow our blog for more similar updates across different cities/countries.

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  7. Mansi says:

    Amazing Pictures and very insightful! Thanks for this, will definitely make it a point to visit these bazaars when I go to India.


    1. remakingivy says:

      Perfect! Send us pictures when you visit these bazaars. They truly are unique.

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  8. Dipti says:

    Wow,so informative ,would like to go there and shop,I been in Mumbai many years ,but never across all this market and shop,please keep your blog regular ,will happy to read and and update our home with fab decor.


    1. remakingivy says:

      All the more reason to go visit these places on your next visit to Mumbai! πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Kamlesh says:

    Very informative n helpful highly appreciate your hard work n look forward to hear from u on new subjects n news from all over the world as I am planning which will help me immensely n save my precious time


  10. SHILPA says:

    Oh, incredibly beautiful…. Very creative mind… Keep it up…
    I will have to visit the places u have informed meticulously….


    1. remakingivy says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy going to the bazaars/stores as much as I did!

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  11. Simran says:

    I haven’t visited India in a while but reading this blog has brought back all the great memories! Loved the different ideas and colors! Looking forward to future blogs!


    1. remakingivy says:

      I know exactly how you feel, I went back a year later and was so glad to be there in the midst of all the madness, colour, smells..everything! I hope you can visit soon πŸ™‚

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  12. Kunal says:

    an insightful and informative blog. thanks for sharing!


    1. remakingivy says:

      So glad you liked it! We hope you keep following our blog for more similar articles πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Krina says:

    Love how you’ve included a range of places and ideas to suit everyone’s budget! All the photos look super colourful and seems like you had a great trip πŸ™‚

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  14. Wonderful post!!! This is on my travel list so thank you for the tips!


    1. remakingivy says:

      Thank you!! So glad you enjoyed the post and hope you can visit India soon! It’s such a great country πŸ™‚


  15. Oh this is a lovely post ❀️😍


    1. remakingivy says:

      Thank you ! So glad you liked it πŸ™‚


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