I will be going to India next week. From all I read, it's better to dress like the locals then to wear my tees and jeans. My first stop will be in New Delhi. I will have about 1/2 day to shop. Can anyone give me advice as to where to get some local clothing? I don't need anything fancy but I like comfort and simple style. I will be in India for a month.
Also do I need to bargain? I don't think I need to do that if it's a big department store, but what about a small shop, or a small street vendor? And at what rate? Thanks.
BTW, I saw all these nice images of Indian women in their sari, shalwar kameez, and other dresses. Do they ever carry a purse and how do they keep their things (i.e., cell phones, money, keys, etc)? I normally carry a shoulder purse (not leather) or a backpack. I am not sure how not to ruin the graceful look of a sari or a shalwar kameez with a backpack!