Scoops -- New Delhi, India
New Delhi there are two shops that all the expat women simply
rave about. So bring along an extra bag and devote some time
to tracking down these 'made in India' specialties. It's great
Fabindia offers a stunning
selection of carpets, bedspreads, bed linens, cotton tablecloths,
napkins and placemats. Expect to pay at least a half of what
you spend at home. Perfect present potential! Their address
is 14 'N' Block Market, Greater Kailash-1, New Delhi.
Bonus tip -- Make note
of your table and bed measurements before you leave. Carry
swatches of material if you want to match your purchases with
decor you already have. Carry a tape measure so that you can
be sure that what you are buying will fit properly.
32 Khan Market, New Delhi, Journeywoman found the best selection
of cotton fashions at very reasonable prices. Their cotton
bathrobes are simply wonderful. However, while their t-shirts
wear beautifully, they need to be handwashed in order to keep
their shape. Mine are still perfect after two seasons of wear.
P.S. If you are worried
about finding these places on your own, ask your hotel to
book a reputable car and driver for you. Their half day rates
are far more reasonable than you would imagine. Better still,
team up with another woman and share both the fun and the
transportation expenses with her.
(Source: Evelyn Hannon, Journeywoman Editor)