Tuesday, March 25, 2008

In which I realize what a rip-off U.S. retail is...

Today I went shopping. While I will always stick out like a sore thumb here, I decided I should look a bit more local after being told I needed to go work in the field to “wash away the paleness.” I didn’t bother mentioning that spending time in the sun is far more likely to make me look like a tomato than to make me look like an Indian. In an attempt to fit-in, I went with my hostess to Anoki and FabIndia, two ready-made shops which cater to locals, and picked out an assortment of salwar kamiz, scarves, skirts, etc. All told, I bought 5 tops, 3 pants, 1 skirt, and 2 scarves (see below). Any guesses as to the grand total?




2 comments:

Linda said...

rupees or dollars? less than 100?
nice choices!

Bridget said...

i only know dollars - i'd say 10 dollars. i'm going on the cheap side, just b/c i know that light fabrics shouldn't cost that much in india.