Shillong, the Scotland of the East is also known as the fashion hub of northeast India. It is a great place to enjoy street shopping & you will be delighted with its unique cultural, traditional & high street fashion.

Here is the ultimate guide to shop for five souvenirs when in Shillong. 

1. Ethnic & Designer Wear      

Ethnic wear from Shillong

Shillong is the land for local textiles & weavers and its ethnic attires are made up of some traditional & beautiful fabrics like Jaintia and Garo fabrics and the colourful khasi fabric. You will also find loads of attractive bamboo & fibre made souvenirs. While designer ethnic outfits like silk can be seen in some great & popular fashion stores like the very iconic Daniel Syiem Ethnic Fashion House. 

2. High Street Fashion Wear

high street casual wear

The Shillong is a very fashionable city in itself, after all, it has its own Fashion Week. Talking about high street shopping, Shillong is in the ivy league in the northeast. Some of the popular fashion stores are Rebecca's Thrift Store, Khasi Emporium, and many more.

3. Scottish Dress Material or Cloth

scottish cloth

The very famous & classic Scottish cloth or dress material is of extremely high quality, it can be transformed into frocks, shrugs, or jackets. It is a perfect cloth for winter wear.

4. Vintage Wear

woman wearing vintage outfit

Shillong's Rebecca Thrift Store is a place full of vintage treasure, it has vintage YSL, Prada, Armani, to name a few.

5. Stoles & Shawls

silk stole

Shillong shawls are no less than pashminas, you will find beautiful naga and Manipuri style shawls and rich indigenous themed stoles.


The city is packed with great fashion aesthetics and will definitely give you relishing shopping experience. 

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Aishwary Gawate

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Aishwary Gawate

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