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8/10/12

Shoe Haul Preview & Where/How To Shop In My Hometown


I'm NOT supposed to shop. We all know that, since I'm moving & am carrying only 2 bags to England. But come to my hometown, Shillong, and you will go c-r-a-z-y! This is OFFICIALLY the best place to shop fashion in India. If you can't afford Bangkok, come here, okies?

Color: They are fuchsia pink, they just look reddish in photo.

Size? 34. Little bit loose, but once I put insoles in the front, they fit. Not sure if I'll be able to walk properly, though =D

How much? Rs.1600 ($29.00). I think it's quite cheap (since I'm used to city prices), but some of my friends still think I was ripped off a little. Original price- Rs.2300.

Where to shop in Shillong? I've been asked this many times. Best places are Glory's Plaza Tibetan Market (opposite Glory's Plaza). Both in Police Bazaar. For more shoes, also go to Daluja's complex. There's a store called Shoe Emporium there, which sells trendy & formal shoes. In the same complex, there's a shop called Exotica for jewelry. For more formal clothes, visit Body Basic in Laitumkhrah. they sell dresses, gowns, shoes, etc- brought from Hong Kong, Bangkok, and similar places.

Tip #1: Always- always - cut the price in half, or less, when bargaining here (in shops where there are no price tags). They say 1500, you say 600. Then increase bit by bit when the saleswoman/man shakes head like you're about to rob them. You say 620-650. They will normally agree at 700-800. If the rascals still act pricey at, say, 750, you shake your head and start to walk out of the store. They will call you back- in most cases. A little drama usually helps =)

Preview of how many shoes? Three. For now. Staying here for another week. But ya, I probably won't buy anymore ;)

Happy Weekend, everyone. Talk to you again tomorrow. 

Oh, I'm currently obsessed with this song.....


It has inspired me to do a Nicki Minaj-inspired look when I come back :) .....

......*googles nicki minaj wig*


♥ Cynthia Z *.*

36 comments:

  1. Thank u,Thank you, Thank u for letting us know where to shop in Shillong. I will take a trip to Shillong this weekend. Woohhooo!!!
    Pink Tiara

    http://pinktiara006.blogspot.in/

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    1. That's great...happy shopping! :)

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  2. I love shillong, my parents studied there, hv cousins there still........love tht place....yes fashion there rocks.....nowhere we can find stuufs more fashinable

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    1. Really?! Cool! :) I know...the fashion is impressive!

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  3. i really want 2 visit north east..its n my wislist, heard d locations r exotic & blessed by mother nature abundantly..
    Pretty shoes CZ!

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    1. It's really beautiful out there! Worth a visit :)

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  4. I have always wanted to go to Shillong. You just fanned that idea again :P

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    1. Yes Nivedita, u should go now :)

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  5. That's so cute!

    ~www.genzelkisses.com

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  6. I would love to go there..and now more so, for the shopping too :p

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  7. Hi Cynthia.. I know shopping is so easy in places like Shillong, Sikkim.. Wen I go to Sikkim, Gangtok ( my hometown) I shop like crazy :)) Shillong is a nice place to shop too.. Bargain's the best part.. :)) btw did u take a Delhi- bagdogra flight while going to shillong.. I mean I so wana meet u.. Maybe while u returning back we can meet.. But now I realise why on earth would u take a Delhi-bagdogra flight, I mean u not going to Darjeeling or sikkim :((

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    1. Hey, nah...sadly, I didn't go thru Baghdogra. Would have loved to meet u too!

      I badly want to visit Sikkim!

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    2. Do lemme know if u ever do <3

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  8. Love the shoes!!! Am a bit obsessed with suede heels and boots at the moment, they look so classy and expensive ♥ :D

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  9. Omg.. Sooooooo pretty :-) My nexr trip is to Shillong n im bookmarking ths page :D

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    1. Hehe...hope u go soon Aarthi :D

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    1. You think? I think so too :D

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  11. These shoes are so cute! The color stands out like no other. Plus that bow makes it even more girly.

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  12. you are from Shillong??? I always thought you are probably from Malaysia!!!
    lovely shoes and love the bow :)

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    1. Hahaha...nah, pure Indian Swati :D

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  13. Omg if thats the case..i cant wait to visit shillong!! hey also share some good authentic eating joints if you can..thanks

    http://crazylifeofjasmine.blogspot.in/

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    1. So many...there are a lot of Indo-Chinese restaurants- Lamee, City Dhaba, La Gallerie, etc

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  14. Cute cute cute..and with ur trademaek bow!!

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  15. preciosos zapatos, pero menudo taconazo guapa, je,je,je...besos

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  16. nice post.
    https://onlinefootwearindia.wordpress.com/2012/07/04/latest-trend-in-stiletto-shoes-3/

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  18. I'm just catching up on my fav blogs after a long time. You're moving to UK! OMG how exciting!! Where abouts are you moving too? I live in the UK! Born and bred! :-)

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    1. Cool! I'm heading to Newcastle. Where are u?

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  19. Those bows make me squeal...If only I knew how to walk in high heels. *sighs*
    No matter, practice makes perfect after all!

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    1. Yes, one needs to practice :) Try small heels first

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