Back when Kolkata didn’t have fancy malls and swanky showrooms and Online Shopping was far from a reality, shopping meant a visit to ‘New Market’. Yes, the shopping complex designed and made by the British officially called S.S Hogg Market and even after 175 years of existence called ‘New Market’.
Not Just Heritage
So it’s an old market, what’s the big deal? Well, like the name, New Market, even after all these years is still ‘NEW’ and a visit to the market any evening during any day of the year will tell you why.
With thousands visiting every day and the figure turning to lakhs during the countdown to festivals, New Market and New Complex are a mecca for shoppers and this is nothing new for the average Kolkata person!
Durga Puja is just round the corner and we’re sure the Puja Bonus is already credited to your account. This means only one thing – Last minute Puja Shopping! And if that’s the case then we’re here to help!
From an array of designer wear for women to the everyday jeans and fancy festive dresses for kids, New Market, New Complex will spoil you with choices with a ‘blink and you miss’ layout! But fear no more for here’s some respite as we break down shopping at New Market, New Complex for you!
Ladies Wear (Festive)
Best Buy from: Chandan
Shop No. N.G. 081
Dress Material: Rs 300 – Rs 4,500
Salwars (Readymade): Rs 1,200 – 4,500
Puja Trend: Palazzo Suits Baji Rao Mastani suits, Lehanga suits
Contact: +91 9748219983
It’s in the Jeans! (Ladies)
Best buy from: Style Inc. Garments
Shop No. NG 076
Jeans: Rs 400 – Rs 900
T-Shirts: Rs 250 – Rs 500
Puja Trend: Ripped Jeans
Contact: +91 9007446814, +91 9681654714
Best buy from: Bobby Collection
Shop No. N1-141
T Shirts: Rs 500 – Rs 1,000
Jeans: Rs 300 – Rs 1,000
Kurta/ Party wear: Rs 1,000 onwards
Puja Trend: Dhoti & Kurta
Contact: +91 9330867250
Best buy from: Beauty Collection
Shop Nos. N 1 – 83/84/87
Lacha: Rs 1,500 – Rs 6,000
Bridal Lahanga: Rs 5,000 – 10,000
Salwar Suits: Rs 900 – Rs 2,000
Contact: +91 9007456812
Men’s Wear (Casual)
Best buy from: Lifestyle
Shop No. 36
Jeans: Rs 700 – 1,500
Shirt: Rs 400 – Rs 900
T – Shirt: Rs 250 – Rs 1,000
Puja Trend: Patterned T-Shirts
What to eat
Rolls: Egg/ Chickem/ Egg Chicken
Chowmein: Egg/ Chicken
Biryani: Chicken/ Mutton
Check out more yummy food that you can get at New Market!
Mr Chandan Routh who’s been working at Chandan stores from the past 15 years is sure to help with all your needs and demands in the market. He was kind enough to show us around!
Pictures: Pratishruti Eswarary