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14 Secret Places To Shop In India That Only City Insiders Will Know

Condé Nast Traveller investigated so you don't have to.

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For Condé Nast Traveller’s April-May issue, they gathered 50 local cool-hunters from around the world to suggest the best places to shop in their cities. Here are 14 great (and secret) places to shop in India:

1. Sanskriti Lifestyle, Pune.

"I always unearth exciting finds here – vintage furniture, striking artwork, jewellery boxes, Kutchi torans, and much more."

Karishma Shahani Khan, founder and creative director, Ka-Sha Change by Design LLP

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2. Rajasthan Fabrics & Arts, Jaipur.

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"Located in the City Palace complex, this small shop sells an exquisite collection of vintage fabrics, jewellery, paintings and other antique treasures."

Pippa Small, jewellery designer

4. Old City, Hyderabad.

"No visit to this historic place is complete without a trip to the Old City, with its bangle shops, pearl merchants, ittar walas and the iconic Charminar."

Suhani Pittie, jewellery designer

5. Southex Books & Prints, New Delhi.

"I buy books from anywhere I can and read them in every form, but for a special present, I love to go to this vintage shop that has a great collection of old books and prints. The musty old store is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon and stumble upon real treasures. The last book I bought from there, The Artist, was a catalogue of Rabindranath Tagore’s paintings, written by his nephew, Abanindranath Tagore."

Chiki Sarkar, publisher & founder, Juggernaut Books

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10. Vāyu, Delhi.

"Located in Bikaner House, this shop features unique objects, art and clothing from labels like Lacquer Embassy."

Peter D’Ascoli, Luxury Fabric Designer

11. Munshi Ram Manak Chand Jain, Chandigarh

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"Popular among the artist community, this shop sells canvases, charcoal and easels along with premium imported art supplies."

Samar Singh Virdi, Photographer

13. Cuero Handcrafted Luxury, Pune.

"Naman Shah makes beautiful handwoven shoes for both men and women; we have used their footwear for our ramp shows. I especially love the Three Tone brogues."

Jayesh Sachdev, artist and co-founder, Quirk Box

To read the complete list of 50 Secrets From Around the World, grab your copy of Condé Nast Traveller India’s April-May 2016 issue, out on stands now or see it here.

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