South Extension is the crème-de-la-crème of all markets in Delhi and a favorite shopping destination of those who look at nothing but the very best in designer wear. The South Extension market is the place to shop for premium high-end stuff. It is the first choice of die-hard fashionistas, the market promises to deliver precisely what you need to make fashion statements.
A Brief History
South Extension is a part of the Ring Road of Delhi and is known locally as South Ex. There are two parts of the area – South Extension Part I and Part II. Both places are renowned for their elite shops and deliver an international shopping experience. You can buy the best of global fashion labels and brands with a guarantee of authenticity. The rich and famous of Delhi and of the whole country loves to shop here for premium labels like Adidas, Mango, John Players, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Excalibur and many others.
What to Expect from this Elite Shopping Complex
South Extension market has standalone shops as well as sprawling departmental stores. The most popular among these are the three-story Benetton store, the gigantic Mehrasons Jewelry Store, the Bengali Sweet Mart Center which is a restaurant and a sweetmeat store rolled into one, the famous Nalli Saris, the exquisite jewelry store Tanishq, Sehgal Bros Clothes, and many others. Visitors can also have a relaxing time at the lounge bar and at the many spacious restaurants that have come up in South Extension in the recent past.
The Relatively Recent Additions
There are many new and well-appointed shops for items like branded footwear, fashion wear and labeled accessories. Posh shops, some of which may be difficult to locate at first glance as they are tucked away in the side and back lanes sell premium brands of clothes line for both men and women. There is an enthusiastic crowd ever present in the market precincts, trying to locate their favorite brand.
Graffitee is a shop in the back lane of the South Ex market which attracts younger crowd in droves as the store readily caters to their T-shirt printing needs with lots of creative input.
Food for the Exhausted Shopper
After you have loosened your purse strings at various shops in South Extension and feel exhausted after a marathon shopping session, you can ease those rumblings in your stomach with some of the finest Indian delicacies. The eternal favorite of the young and the old, chaats, bhel puri and Pani Puri stalls are there in abundant numbers at various locations in the marketplace. At the same time, there are major stores and restaurants too selling hot favorite Indian, Chinese and continental dishes. Haldiram, the famous Indian sweets and namkeen savory manufacturer too has a huge outlet in the South Extension market.
How to Reach
South Extension is on the Ring Road and is a neighborhood to South Delhi. It is located at east of the famous All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and is divided into two convenient parts South Ex I and II. South Extension Market is open from 10 AM to 11 PM on all days except Mondays. The nearest metro to South Ex is AIIMS on the yellow line of Delhi Metro.
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