For Bengalis in Kolkata, Puja shopping remains incomplete if they don’t visit the Gariahat market or New Market once. Often regarded as a shoppers’ paradise, you will find everything there. From handcrafted jewellery, stoles to hairbands and clips — you name it, you get it. So, if you are having sleepless nights thinking how to ace that perfect Puja look, My Kolkata has got you covered.
What’s more, all of these are priced below Rs 500 and if your bargaining instinct wakes up, you will surely get a steal deal.
What’s in store at the New Market
Jute jewellery, chunky kundan sets and bow clips on offer at The New MarketArijit Sen
Whether you choose to wear saris, salwar-kameez, lehengas or shararas, these gajras are sure to complement your ethnic outfit. They come in different colours and can be reused as many times as you want. This one-time investment will cost you Rs 50.
Metal hair clips
These metal clips come in different shapes and sizes. From circular to star, heart-shaped to square, triangle to oval — you can even wear them when you side-part your hair. Some of them are encrusted with artificial pearls and stones and are priced at Rs 50 a piece.
Bows are the in-thing this year. These bows can make any of your western outfits look trendy. What’s best? Not just children, adults can wear them too. Choose from different elegant colours, ranging between Rs 50 and Rs 80, depending on sizes.
Headbands for children
Children enjoy the most during Pujas. They dress up in new clothes and love to wear matching headbands. So, grab these matching floral applique hairbands for your children only at Rs 80.
Link jewellery and funky earrings
Link earrings come in many funky colours and will look good with your western outfits. You can buy them for just Rs 100. These danglers are perfect for those who prefer lightweight jewellry.
Dainty chain pendants
If you are not a fan of chunky necklaces, then these dainty chain pendants are just right for you. Available in silver, gold and rose gold, with pendants like evil eye, star, floral, and more, these can be bought at Rs 100 each.
Black metal jewellery
Black metal jewellery doesn’t get discoloured in the heat and gives a very stylish look. You can pair it up with both ethnic and western outfits. They start from Rs 250 onwards. Available designs include single pendants, necklace and ear-rings set and more. The lighter the designs, the more cost-effective it gets.
Silver metal neckpieces
Silver metal is most common, when it comes to accessories. But, with newer designs incorporated for Puja, these neckpieces are trending again. From meenakari work, lehariya to simple necklaces and ear-rings, they go well with Indo-western outfits too. Price starts at just Rs 120.
Remember Katrina Kaif’s photographs from her haldi ceremony, where she was seen wearing floral jewellery? Now, you can have them too. These floral jewellery sets come in bright colours, like yellow, pink, red and white. Priced between Rs 350 and Rs 450, grab these till stocks last.
Ideally paired with ethnic wear, Kundan jewellery exudes royalty. Kundan work is usually found on chokers or long necklaces with ear-rings. They come in a variety of colours, so you will always find one matching with your outfit. The price starts Rs 150 onwards.
Try jute neckpieces, ear-rings and finger-rings this Puja. They are carefully crafted by master artisans, who make sure they are soft on the skin. The price starts Rs 200 onwards.
Stoles go best with western outfits. They come in a variety of designs and fabrics and can be styled in numerous ways. You can even wear them over solid-coloured shirts in the office or use them as scarves while on an outing. These are priced at Rs 100 each.
Shoppers spoilt for choice at the Gariahat market
Stylish potlis, Afghani neckpieces to cloth-beaded accessories displayed at the Gariahat marketArijit Sen
If beads are your style, you will be amazed to see the variety of beaded jewellery available in the Gariahat market. From big to small, circular ones to rectangular and even chini beads — they are priced between Rs 250- Rs 450. Besides, there are cloth beads too, which are lighter in weight. Available at Rs 99 onwards, these are sometimes classic, multi-colored or even made from gamchha fabric to give you the real taste of Bengal.
Chunky, handmade necklaces are worn to make a statement. Try one such necklace with your ethnic outfit this Puja. Go lighter on the ears. Handcrafted pieces are mostly made of cloth beads, wooden beads, jute, gamchha fabric, sea shells and so on. The price starts from Rs 150 onwards.
Afghani and meenakari jewellery
Afghani and meenakari statement neckpieces usually look good on ethnic outfits. But if carefully styled, they can go well with western outfits too. You can get plenty of options for Rs 450 a piece.
Always confused about which bag to carry with your Puja outfits? Shun those usual boring ones and get yourself a potli from Gariahat market. The price starts from Rs 350. Carry some loose cash, mobile phone, a water bottle and you are ready to go.