Where to find jewelry, shoes and intricate silks in one of Pakistan’s most bustling markets.
By Sonya Rehman
Rolls of fabric in every hue, shawls and scarves sporting intricate designs, slippers, pumps and heels, chunky gold and silver jewelry, lace, buttons and borders –- Liberty Market in Lahore, Pakistan is where DIY fashion meets great bargains.
Located in Gulberg – the heart of the city’s commercial/shopping area, the market comprises of scores of boutiques, shops and tailoring outlets nestled closely together.
And every winter, the pace of the market seems to multiply many-fold.
This is because wedding season within the city is in full swing — yards of fabric for elaborate wedding apparel are bought and cut, the buzz of countless sewing machines hard at work drowns out excited chatter, and shoes and jewelry are vociferously haggled over the hustle-bustle and racket of the busy, pulsating market.
Here is a pick of some of the stalls and shops worth visiting should you make it to the market.