In Pictures: The hidden shopping enclave
Ramachandrapuram, is an enclosed shopping treasure which is situated right in the heart of the city
We all have our secret shopping nooks in the city that we dwell in. And often we try to keep these destination under wraps from others, and why shouldn't we when it is the result of all the wicked time spent in locating them. These alcoves promise us great buys and fantastic deals much to our own surprise. It makes us happy high when we end up with drooling bargains. Ramachandrapuram is one such shopping destination in the city which is situated in the by lanes of Okalipuram and it is indeed one place that not many of us know off.
When you step in Ramachandrapuram you will feel a bolt from the blue. The number of shops that hounds the not-so-nice area has will leave you shocked. The market area in Ramachandrapuram was started two decades ago and earlier it was mainly for people in the vicinity. But today it caters to the needs of people from all walks of life. This market place mainly deals with export rejected surplus garments which they sell at extremely affordable prices.
This place boasts of everything that is surplus in nature. You name it and you will find it in these tiny shops. You can find export surplus fabrics for your homes, like high quality curtains, bed spreads, rugs, table-mats, floor mats, towels and napkins to name a few. You can also find export surplus garments for men, women and kids. The choice is unlimited and the variety will amaze you and if lucky you can also find a lot of brands like Lee, Levis, and Wrangler etc. The range for kids is even enormous and you will constantly drool at the baby pinks and frilly frocks.
“We mainly deal in garments for kids but now we have started sourcing stuff for both men and women. They often come in lots as they are exports rejected. And if you are really lucky you can get a lot of branded stuffs here,” says Krishna, shop owner of Aishwarya Fashions. Apart from garments this market place also deals in export surplus accessories like colorful spools of threads, fancy buttons in all shapes and sizes, beautiful laces, and an array of zips.
This small place certainly has a lot to offer, all you need is the right company and little patience (actually lots) Happy shopping!