Monthly Archives: March 2014

Online Shopping in India


I really started online shopping since I moved to India. Before that it was only just Amazon. But then that is the difference with living in Bangkok and living in Mumbai/Nasik. My office was surrounded by malls, and I worked with some major shopaholics, which is not a good combination. I have picked everything from Zara to Armani on sale-clothes, perfumes you name it.

You kind of forget how to pay full price for items when living there. And in India, the sales are a joke. The online deals however are quite good!

fnyMy favorite site is This is a private sales website, and by far the best out of the few that are available for Indian residents. I have picked clothes, perfumes and even shoes from them. Some items are shipped right away, but for a few they are shipped only after the sale finishes. This was one of the first shopping sites to really advertise themselves on TV, and it really helped them stand out from the crowd. Now there are countless similar sites, but Myntra still offers the most range as well as discounts. You will everything from kurtis and denim to leather bags. Mostly carries local brands. India’s answer to Amazon, and with better prices. Flipkart is the reason I no longer buy books from a bookstore. I do however miss Kinokuniya. Flipkart has now also branched into clothes and electronics, but their prime focus is books. It offers classics, hard to find children’s books (in India), and even offers pre-orders on popular authors. As the name suggests, this site offers a range of beauty related products. And if you are a Soap & Glory fan like me you’ll love Dirty Works, which offers similar quirky packaging and yummy scents. And the best part is that it carries both regular as well as higher end brands.

I am sure there are a few more that are just as good or better, but in my three years of living here I have hardly ever had to venture away from these four!