Gulf Way Shopping Mall: Bits and Baubles
Gulf Way Shopping mall, commonly called as Gulf Market, is my childhood obsession. I have grown up shopping with my mom at this vast shopping center which houses several different businesses under one roof.
I recently visited the market, accompanied by my sister, in order to find the perfect accessories to go with my Eid ka jora. Upon entering the marketplace, I passed by a couple of jewelers and stopped at a shop that sells fine silver jewelry. I had come looking for an artificial bracelet but display called out to me. I pushed open the glass door and looked around, breathing in the silvery air of this tiny shop. They had silver jewelry, amulets, show pieces and little trinkets that sat gloriously in their showcases and glass shelves. I browsed through some delicate chains and charms, in search of one I could hold close to my heart. I failed to find something for myself but purchased a pair of silver baalis for my little one.
Before swimming deeper into the market I decided to pay my tailor, Firoz bhai, a much-needed visit. I quickly climbed up the stairs and passed by few vendors selling a variety of embroidered laces, buttons, motifs and ribbons. Once I was done cajoling Feroz bhai to accept my jora before Eid, I hurried down to where my sister was waiting for me. I found her next to the store that had a beautiful collection of Dupattas in every color imaginable. Some were block printed while some were made of silk.
We passed multiple stores, stocked with cosmetics, slippers, cloth, crockery, and everything in between. I went straight for the portion of the marker selling artificial jewelry, but before I could get there I stopped to admire a collection of beautiful ready to wear shirts. The shopkeeper claimed that his ready to wear Kurtis are one of a kind. I decided to rummage through a few, to havea look at the different cuts and designs in stock. Having recently developed a liking for pale colors and summer hues, I picked out a shirt that was pastel grey in color, with intricate silver embroidery and crystal-like stones embellished on it. I snagged it at a throwaway price, after much bargaining.
We moved past more shops that sold collections of fabric, by which I mean that my sister had to drag me away from them. We stood in the portion where there were a handful of jewelry shops that had varieties of jewelry, gleaming in their showcases. I ended up buying a bracelet, with a ring attached to it by a chain, to wear to a cousins wedding. As it would not go with my outfit for the Eid day, I made a mental note to come back when I was feeling more focused. Even so, I was happy with my haul at Gulfway Mall that day; the bracelet was not very pricey and the shirt was well worth my efforts.
From traditional choodiyan and jumkiyan to stylish eastern kurtas, Gulfway Mall has it all. It’s your one stop for all your bridal and party shopping. Get your outfits embroidered, your dresses stitched and your dupattas matched, all under one roof.