5 STREET SHOP­PING HACKS

From learn­ing how to bar­gain to avoid­ing fake brands, here is your smart guide to street shop­ping

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Variety - Ko­mal Pandey ■ htc­ity@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

Delhi streets are like a run­way of peo­ple walk­ing around with dif­fer­ent fash­ion tastes. While street shop­ping is ev­ery Dil­li­wali’s right, it comes with its in­tri­ca­cies. It is an art and to master this art, you need prac­tice and to gain com­mand over a few do’s and don’ts. We have a few tips you should keep in mind while you’re on a street shop­ping spree.

MASTER NE­GO­TI­A­TION

When you pick up a piece you like, avoid mak­ing your in­ter­est in it ob­vi­ous to the shop­keeper, as they will try to take an ad­van­tage of your in­ter­est and de­mand an un­fair price. Af­ter they quote the price, ne­go­ti­ate the price you de­sire. If they are adamant and refuse to sell at your price, our sug­ges­tion would be to move on as most of the street shops have sim­i­lar or the same prod­ucts.

BE PA­TIENT

Street mar­kets have thrifted prod­ucts from big high street brands, high-fash­ion brands and a few lo­cal brands too. Buy­ers get ex­cited and tend to not check the prod­uct be­fore buy­ing. Make sure you check all the but­tons and zip­pers, to en­sure they are not dam­aged. Keep your eyes wide open and play smart.

CHOOSE DIF­FER­ENTLY

A large num­ber of women shop from high-street brands. It gets bor­ing and mo­not­o­nous see­ing al­most ev­ery girl wear­ing the same thing. Avoid play­ing main­stream and make most of all the stuff that is dif­fer­ent, you might just be­come a trend­set­ter.

CARRY YOUR OWN BAG

Arm your­self with a big jute bag so you don’t have to carry a dozen of plas­tic bags all to­gether. It be­comes un­man­age­able and also tires you down. In fact, you may even lose a packet or two if you aren’t care­ful.

AVOID FAKE BRANDS

Not ev­ery­thing that is cheap has to be good and stan­dard­ised. There are a lot fake brands piled up in huge heaps in many shops. Avoid buy­ing them since buy­ing and wear­ing a fake, is a strict no-no for any­one who loves fash­ion.

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