Shopping in Karachi

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Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city and commercial capital of the country, offers a variety of shopping options for its travelers. This metropolitan city is home to every genre of shopping, from traditional Pakistani markets to upscale malls. Here is a guide of essential information to have while shopping in Karachi.

Spending

Although all types of shopping are available in Karachi, it is an ideal location for the bargain hunter or any traveler on a strict budget. The currency used in Karachi and most of Pakistan is the Pakistan Rupee. The U.S. Dollar is equivalent to about 81 Pakistan Rupees. In this city, your dollar will certainly stretch far. Karachi has been listed in the top 5 most affordable cities in the world over the past decade, and landed at position number 4 on Businessweek.com's World's Cheapest Cities of 2009.

Shopping Precautions

It is necessary to be careful of pickpockets while shopping in Karachi, especially in a busy street market. Another precaution to take note of at street markets are mosquitoes. Just because you are shopping does not mean Pakistan’s dangerous mosquitoes aren’t as well. Always wear bug spray or rub while outdoors in Karachi. Recognize that appearing to be a western tourist leads to being up-sold. Most Karachi residents make the assumption western tourists must be millionaires. Always attempt to negotiate down if a price seems unreasonable, and remember that the city is known for its bargains.

Regions

The Saddar district of Karachi is the locale of most street markets and souvenir style shopping. It is home to the famous Zainab Market. If you are looking for a modern shopping center with chain shops, you should look to the Clifton district. Park Towers, also known as The Point is located in this district, and has popular stores you would find in a western shopping mall.

Transportation

The best method of transportation on a day of shopping is by taxi. In Karachi, it is extremely easy to flag a taxi to and from shopping areas at a reasonable price. However, most taxis in Karachi do not have a meter. Make sure to negotiate and quote a price with the driver before you are en route to your shopping destination.

Karachi’s many districts will meet your shopping needs, whatever they may be. You will find the city’s shopping centers and street fairs to be the bargain hunter's dream.


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Satrangi House of Fashion

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3Pc’s Designer Stitched Printed Shafoon Suits from Rs.999/- Only

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tel:92-35483960
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address:Hydri Bara Market Ist Floor Shop No 104 North Nazimabad Karachi
email:satrangihof@gmail.com

Empress Market

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The market contains shops that sell clothing, crafts, leather goods. onyx and marble products.

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Usmania Jewellers

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Usmania Jewellers is the shop of famour Okhai family who r famous traditonal in sweet business (mithai and halwa) they r one of the largest seller of gold jewellery items specially for female and their shop is located in tte biggest shopping area of Karachi.

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tel:021-4554332,021-4558947
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address:Shop no 4,Shadman Arcade, opp. Rabi centre, main Tariq Road, Karachi
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Park Towers Shopping Mall

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Karachi's premier shopping mall offering a wide variety of shops including clothing, jewellery, handicrafts, export quality bed linen, books, a food court, including a McDonald's, a children's entertainment area and a supermarket.  Located in Clifton across the road from the  the hostoric 'Kothari Parade' monument dating from the British era.  
Centrally Air Conditioned: Yes
Food Court: Yes
Grocery Store: Yes
Parking Garage: Yes
Designer Shops: Many

type:Shopping centers and malls
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tel:(92-21) 583-2525
address:Shahrah-e-Firdousi, Clifton

Dolmen Mall Hyderi

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Dolmen Mall Hyderi, situated in the hub of North Nazimabad, a denely populated area of Karachi, is spread out over 1,547 sq. meters. It is a shopping mall catering to the needs of customers in this part of the city
Centrally Air Conditioned: Yes
Food Court: Yes
Grocery Store: No
Parking Garage: No
Designer Shops: Mostly

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address:Block C, North Nazimabad

Dolmen Mall

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A modern mall in Tariq Road area of the city with a wide variety of shops including jewellery, handicrafts, clothing, shoes, cosmetics etc. The mall also has good dining facilities with different activities going on the ground floor. Centrally Air Conditioned: Yes Food Court: Yes with variety of food available. Also a bakery on the ground floor. Parking Garage: Yes Designer Shops: Yes Environment: Very Professional & Friendly under strict security arrangements

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Zainab Market

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A tourist's paradise.  This market is a labyrinth of small shops selling handicrafts and casual clothing including export-surplus or slightly defective genuine name brands (Nike, Polo etc.) manufactured locally for export or very good copies of the real thing for a fraction of the real price !  Check out the brass-ware, the pashminas, the rugs and the leather goods as well, all for very reasonable prices.  But don't be shy to haggle.  It's expected and quoted prices are invariably 30-40% inflated.  The market is located in downtown Karachi near Saddar market and close to more..

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address:Saddar

The Forum Mall

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A modern mall in upscale Clifton area of the city with a wide variety of shops including jewellery, handicrafts, clothing, shoes, cosmetics etc.  The mall also has good dining facilities.
Centrally Air Conditioned: Yes
Food Court: Yes
Grocery Store: Yes
Parking Garage: Yes
Designer Shops: Mostly
Environment: Very Professional & Friendly under strict security arrangements

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address:Khayaban-e-Jami, Block 9, Clifton

Bargello Fashion Store

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A HIGH FASHION store offering bridal, evening, party, special occasions and casual wear. From gharara, sharara, lehenga, saris, shalwar kameez, saris, kurtis to home textile items such as cushions bed sets and imitation jewellery Bargello has everything to offer you.

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tel:+9221 534 1401, 02, 03 & 04
url:www.bargello.com
address:28-C, 5th Commercial Street, Khayaban-e-Badadr, Phase V, Defence, Karachi, 75500, Pakistan
email:smart_roja@yahoo.com

Naheed Supermarket

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Naheed Supermarket was established in the 1970's as a small grocer's outlet in Bahadurabad by a man named Abrar. Slowly and gradually the store gained goodwill and it became popular amongst the residents in the Bahadurabad area.
Soon after, the shop became congested and it was inconvenient for the customers to shop freely due to limited shopping space. The management wanted to create a more convenient, pleasant and enjoyable shopping environment for their customers and therefore Abbrar and his son decided to open a new and larger outlet at Siraj ud Daula Road. The store more..

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address:The Square, Sirajuddaula Road, Bahadurabad
tel:111-624-333
url:www.naheedsupermarket.com
email:info@naheedsupermarket.com

sarwana

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Sarwana came into being in 1950s It was founded by Mohammad Ahmed Sarwana .sarwana is oldest  silver jewellery shop in karachi ,currently sarwana has three outlets two are in saddar and in cliffton(gulf shopping mall).

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tel:5826292
address:g-20 gulfway shopping mall,
email:sarwanajewellers@yahoo.com

Millennium Mall

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Centrally Air Conditioned: Sometimes
Food Court: Yes
Grocery Store: Yes
Parking Garage: No
Designer Shops: Few

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address:Rashid Minhas Road, Gulshan-e-Iqbal

Pakistani Boutique Shop Lehenga & Shalwar Kameez Fashion

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Fashno Shop is an online Pakistani Boutique. Fashno.com has large collection of Designer Shalwar Kameez, Indian Lehenga Choli, Sharara, Gharara, Mens Sherwani. All Wedding and Bridal Womens Wear Cloth collection. We deliver world wide.
Visit and buy now:

http://www.fashno.com/
www.fashno.com
sales@fashno.com

type:Shopping centers and malls
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accessibility:24 hours
tel:03125291188
url:www.fashno.com
address:zamzama online
email:links@fashno.com

Dianoor Gems and Jewels

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Deals in all kind of Jewellery.

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address:Shop #30-31 Golden Tower Shopping Mall, Defence Phase 1, Karachi
tel:9221- 589663

Laraib sheikh

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A modern mall in Tariq Road area of the city with a wide variety of shops including jewellery, handicrafts, clothing, shoes, cosmetics etc. The mall also has good dining facilities with different activities going on the ground floor. Centrally Air Conditioned: Yes Food Court: Yes with variety of food available. Also a bakery on the ground floor. Parking Garage: Yes Designer Shops: Yes Environment: Very Professional & Friendly under strict security arrangements

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Wedding sherwani

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Groom sherwani are the first choice for every person who is going to get married. Not only Indian, but people living in other countries also adores these royal atires. The team at Inmonarch have always been dedicated in creating unique clothing for groom. As this is the only day in his life when he needs to look unique, fit and comfortable.

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url:www.inmonarch.com
address:Jodhpur
email:singh.manohar1990@gmail.com
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