The India Street pedestrian mall
Kuching's India Street has been transformed into a pedestrian mall lined with shops. Unlike Carpenter Street, this area is given over to businesses mostly catering to tourists. There are a lot of clothing and jewelry shops as well as many street stalls, especially along the smaller side streets.
Personally, I find the food market stalls along the riverside near India Street much more interesting. You'll find lots of spices on sale, as well as fresh fruit, nuts, dates and lots of other interesting things. These stalls are not touristy at all. This is where locals shop.