In Pictures: The hidden shopping enclave

Ramachandrapuram, is an enclosed shopping treasure which is situated right in the heart of the city

Spools of threads at Ramchandrapuram Photos: Bhaktar BabuSpools of threads at Ramchandrapuram Photos: Bhaktar Babu

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!

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Vamsi Dec 12th, 2011 03:29 PM

After reading this article i wanted to explore this area and found this area. It is easily accessible. After Majestic ask for Aruna Theatre address to any auto driver, they will point to correct location. After entering into narroe streets area of okalipuram ask anybody for garments shop they will direct. It is below 4 km from Majestic. Place is good, and can expect some decent bargains for all garments. 
Happy shopping.

Manjunath Dec 09th, 2011 09:14 PM

Hi..I can see okalipuram in google maps but unable to point out to ramachandrapuram as mentioned by auhor. Please give correct address so that it will be usefull for people like us to go for shopping.Thanks.

vignesh Oct 14th, 2011 10:52 AM

Tell the exact address and pone number of your shop..

Sai Kiran May 17th, 2011 12:22 PM

Beautiful pictures in the gallery.. Liked most of them..

Shalini Nirmal May 13th, 2011 05:24 PM

Great thanks for the info.

anu May 12th, 2011 09:15 PM

this is nearby mantri mall
u reach mantri mall and ask frm local people 
u wil get further directions
happy shopping

Nadia May 12th, 2011 01:30 PM

where is this area? how do I get there from hebbal?

Vasumathi May 12th, 2011 12:43 PM

Where is this area? How does one get there? Should the author not be giving such details? "situated in the heart of the city" does not explain much.. 

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