Capital city Delhi is an absolute paradise for hardcore foodies, heritage sites and bag full of goodies. The city has no dearth of shopping attractions ranging from its tall-stand malls to bustling flea markets. But people who are in quest of buying something antique and exotic from the bygone era, here’s five such places where one should pay a visit for amazing antique shopping experience:
1. Old Channel
Location: A-66, Defence Colony
Nearest metro station: Lajpat Nagar
Anyone in affair with elite English and European vintage items in Delhi, look no further than Old Channel in Defence Colony. The shop exhibits a rich variety of antique sculptures, artworks, furniture and carpets. Besides, Old Channel is also popular for showcasing an array of extensive home decor items including bookcases, eye-catching marble statues and display cabinets.
2. Mehra’s Art Palace
Location: 1, Main Market, Gurdwara Rd, Block M, Greater Kailash II, Greater Kailash
Nearest metro station: Kailash Colony
Situated in one of the bustling localities of Delhi, Mehra’s Art Palace is known for authentic and antique art pieces. However, the key attraction of Mehra’s Art is their garden furniture. In addition, one can also find here good collections of antique patio furniture, fountains and a diverse range of vessels. But considering the exquisiteness of all such vintage items it offers, get ready to pay little higher.
3. Kumbakonam Arts And Crafts
Location: Near H.D.F.C. Bank A.T.M., Lower Ground, Jangpura
Nearest metro station: Jangpura
Kumbakonam Arts And Crafts is an iconic store in Delhi, which is known for showcasing the most beautiful Nataraj sculptures and antique items from the colonial era. The shop displays a wide range of prized artefacts of Southern dynasties that can be purchased for office and home decor. If you are an antique buff, Kumbakonam has lot more to offer. So plunge into the bygone eras buying the most arresting antique handicrafts from Delhi’s Kumbakonam Arts And Crafts.
4. Khazana India
Location: 50 A, Hauz Khas Village,Hauz Khas Tank, Deer Park, Hauz Khas
Nearest metro station: Hauz Khas
This is a must visit antique shop in Delhi that specialises in displaying vintage posters of Indian cinema, costume jewelleries and fashion accessories. Stepping in to the Khazana India will take you back to the Bollywood reminiscence. For a shopaholic woman it is hard to restrain from buying anything after entering the Khazana. The store is also eminent for accepting bulk orders for home decor.
5. Goel’s Export
Location: Rz-480-d/13a, Tughlakabad Extension, Tughlakabad Extension
Nearest metro station: Tughlakabad
If you happen to rove around Tughlakabad (near Badarpur), make sure to pay a visit at Goel’s Export. The shop has been a trademark platform of antique items in the region since 1986. Some of the key attractions of Goel’s Export include exotic furniture, home accessories, artworks, antique mirrors, doorknobs, exotic books, arresting doorknobs, imperial candle stands etc. The store sees a good number of buyers who flock here from different parts of the city.
These are the five popular antique shops in Delhi. In addition, there are few other names as well that can also be included in the list. These shops include Orient Arts and Crafts in Hauz Khas, which is known for themed home decor items; Sharma Farms in Chhatarpur, which is popular for idiosyncratic furniture; Carpet Cellar in Siri Fort Road and the Meherchand Market in Lodhi Road, which is a famous antique shop in Delhi known for displaying a diverse range of antique items like typewriter, metallic objects, pots etc.