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Places to shop in Mumbai

Discussion in 'Maharashtra' started by NishaParekh88, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. NishaParekh88

    NishaParekh88 New Member

    I am coming from London and flying to Mumbai before heading to Surat where my family is. Mumbai, as I hear, is a big city where my family and I would be sightseeing and of course I would take some time out with my daughter to go shopping.

    There are a lot of places, mainly shops in India which rip you off especially foreigners, and I need to know about the good places to shop. I would also like to know where I would find a good flea market, as I know there are some famous ones in Mumbai but not too sure the names of them or where they are located.

    It would mainly be clothes shopping for ethnic wear and some western wear, along with jewelry for both attires.

  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hi there, welcome to the forum!

    Whether you'd been wanting to do some souvenir shopping, clothes shopping or gadget shopping, there are many markets in Mumbai for such items. The best thing is that you can haggle your way into these markets and get the best value for your money. Can you handle the chaos though? Here are the best shopping markets around Mumbai:

    1. Chor Bazaar - The ultimate hub for shopping for antique and vintage goods, Chor Bazaar has a very long history behind it. Although you didn't mention antiques and vintage items in your list of shopping needs, it's very much worth it to visit as it's almost like taking a glimpse into the bygone era. With the assortment of goods here, antique telephones, vintage-style luggages, vintage cameras, posters and many more, you're sure to have a ball just looking through the items. Touted as the Thieves Bazaar, it is infamous for its stolen goods but they're mostly available only during the wee hours of the morning in Fridays. Such a weird reputation, yet Chor Bazaar is one of the most popular street markets in Mumbai.
    • Items you can buy here - Antiques like furnitures, housewares & luggages and vintage items like cameras, Bollywood posters, radio cassette players & typewriters.
    • Address - Mutton Street, Kumbharwada, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400003, India.
    • Schedule - Everyday except Fridays from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm.
    2. Colaba Causeway - Just a close distance away from the Gateway of India is the bustling market of Colaba Causeway. With such affordable goods, this market is frequented by college students on a budget. And because of its proximity to many landmarks, it is very easy to reach and a must to visit for travellers. There are assortments of different knick-knacks and trinkets here ranging from trendy clothes, accessories, bags and yes, just what you need, traditional clothing items. The shawls and scarves here are a steal for their prices. If ever shopping has made you tired and hungry, take a rest and break at the Cafe Leopold, located within the market.
    • Items you can buy here - Traditional clothing items like shawls and scarves, accessories, tribal/ethnic jewelries, antique clocks, trendy clothes and shoes.
    • Address - Badhwar Park, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
    • Schedule - Everyday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.
    3. Linking Road - With a mixture of affordable brands and luxury brands here, Linking Road offers the best of both worlds to travellers. If you're looking for affordable finds, then you must scour the first stalls around Linking Road. Here you can find cheap scarves, shoes, handbags, hippie bags and accessories. As you venture further into the market, you'll find the higher end shops which sell branded items. There are also cosmetics here for such cheap prices but do be careful as makeup gets absorbed into our skin. Other than that, Linking Road is a shopper's haven, more so for the women who enjoy shopping but does so in a tight budget. The market is also lined with numerous eateries and street food stalls in case shopping gets you hungry.
    • Items you can buy here - Trendy clothes, shoes, bags, accessories and cosmetics.
    • Address - Saraswat Colony, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
    • Schedule - Everyday except Thursdays from 10:30 am until late evening.
    4. Lokhandwala Market - Lined with both boutique shops and street stalls, Lokhandwala Market has it all and therefore can be dubbed as a one-stop shopping place. From its various replica clothes, branded clothes, bags, shoes and accessories, shopaholics would have a blast searching through the narrow lanes and venturing into the shops. Much like most street markets in Mumbai, it can also get very crowded so take care of your belongings and be mindful of your surroundings. The best feature of this market is its street food stalls, serving breads, ice creams, woks and many more. International fast food chains are also available around the market.
    • Items you can buy here - Replica clothes, branded clothes, bags, shoes and accessories.
    • Address - Swami Samarth Nagar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
    • Schedule - Everyday from 10:30 am until late evening.
    5. Zaveri Bazaar - For gold, silver and diamond jewelries, Zaveri Bazaar is the place to be. Known as the market that always glitters, there's an assortment of jewelries here, from gold, silver, diamond or platinum accessories like bangles, rings, necklaces, bracelets and much more. Set amidst a heritage area, the market is spread around temples and other religious sites. You can shop to your heart's content with over 7,000 shops to choose from. With regards to the authenticity of the products here, you won't need to worry as the shops and sellers here are quite trustworthy. Prices are also reasonable especially since this is the gold hub of the country. You can also find other items with precious stones and gems that are worth bringing home.
    • Items you can buy here - Gold, silver, platinum & diamond accessories and other items with precious stones & gems.
    • Address - Sheikh Menon Street, Lohar Chawl, Kalbadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400002, India.
    • Schedule - Everyday except Sundays from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm.
    6. Hill Road - For those who are into the newest fashion trends, Hill Road in Bandra is the perfect destination for you. Crop tops, maxi skirts, statement shirts, dresses, wedges, rubber shoes, sneakers... Yes, Hill Road has everything that a fashion blogger might ever need. Lol. But even for those just interested in spicing up their wardrobe, then Hill Road is a good start for you. With such affordable clothing items and accessories, it won't break the bank and you can certainly stretch your money to the fullest. Men can also rejoice as the market has many stalls just for them, with polos, shirts and pants that can make them look very in with fashion too. For accessories, do try out Riddhi and Srinath, where you can find cool bangles, necklaces, earrings, rings and other statement items.
    • Items you can buy here - Trendy clothing items like crop tops and maxi skirts, clothes for men, shoes and accessories.
    • Address - Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India.
    • Schedule - Everyday except Thursdays from 3:00 or 4:00 pm until late evening.
    7. Fashion Street Market - This market mainly caters to the teenagers and college students with its wide array of fashionable items. With over 150 shops here, fashionistas would rejoice with the options for clothes, accessories and shoes. Rates are of course very affordable and that's why you might find the younger crowds flocking to the market. You can also find hidden gems like surplus items within the stacks of clothes so do take your time here. With items such as hats, shoes, sunglasses, belts, earrings, bangles and many more, you can definitely create an everyday ensemble from here. Along with the trendy items, you can also find traditional clothing items here and there, mostly of sarees and scarves. Its proximity to the railway stations of Churchgate and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal makes it easily accessible as well.
    • Items you can buy here - Fashionable clothes, accessories and shoes with some traditional clothes.
    • Address - Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Marg, Marine Lines, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020, India.
    • Schedule - Everyday from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm.
    8. Hindmata Market - This is the place to be for textile shopping. It's mainly a wholesale market so you have to buy in bulk to avail of huge discounts. From cotton, silk, chiffon, wool, jute and many more, the textile lover in you would delight at the finds in this market. You can find various items here ranging from different types of sarees, suites, unstitched dress materials and dupattas. There are over 500 shops here and you can certainly find the perfect deal for you. It is also popular amongst brides-to-be as it has plenty of dresses that they can choose from. Oh, they also say that even well-known actresses buy their textiles from this market, who knows if you might be able to spot one.;p
    • Items you can buy here - Textiles of different items like sarees, suites, bridal dresses and unstitched dress materials.
    • Address - Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marg, Dadar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400014, India.
    • Schedule - Everyday except Mondays from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.
    9. Natraj Market - This market off the Malad Station is quite a winner with the women. It's not hard to see why, with its variety of traditional women clothes, accessories and jewelries, any woman won't mind spending their spare time here. If ever you're invited to a special occasion and you need such clothing items like sarees, shalwar kameez and lehengas, then don't fret as Natraj Market has it all for you. Complete your fabulous outfit with an accessory from the numerous stalls here selling jewelries mad of gold, silver or platinum.
    • Items you can buy here - Traditional women's clothes like sarees, shalwar kameez & lehengas and accessories made with gold, silver & platinum.
    • Address - Swami Vivekanand Road, Vijaykar Wadi Industrial, Vijaykar Wadi, Malad West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400064, India.
    • Schedule - Everyday from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.
    10. Gandhi Market - Once a bustling market just for clothes, Gandhi Market in Sion has now been transformed into an all-in-one shopping destination. It is still best known for its traditional Indian clothes for women like sarees, cholis, shalwar kameez and even unstitched textiles. The variety of shoes here is also bewildering with sandals, wedges, high heels and many more. The glitter of the jewellery section of the market is also worth visiting. Here you can find quite beautiful necklaces, bracelets and rings that would suit your outfit for the day. And yes, bargaining is allowed here so haggle, haggle and haggle as much as you can.
    • Items you can buy here - Traditional women's clothes like sarees and cholis plus accessories like necklaces and bracelets.
    • Address - Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Road, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400022, India.
    • Schedule - Everyday except Mondays from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.
    11. Mahim Wednesday Market - Once a week, the Lady Jamshedji Road is covered with stalls selling mostly electronic items. At such giveaway prices, it's flocked by both locals and tourists alike. Where else can you find old radio parts, vintage cameras and modern gadgets at one place? In line with that, there are also other items here like clothes, secondhand books and accessories. In contrast to the other previous markets, the Mahim Wednesday Market caters to both men and women. Do visit the Mahim Church as well, located nearby to the market and offer your prayers before reaching the street stalls.
    • Items you can buy here - Electronics, clothes, books and accessories.
    • Address - Lady Jamshedji Road, Mahim West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400016, India.
    • Schedule - Wednesday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.
    12. Lamington Road - Just like the Mahim Wednesday Market, Lamington Road is well known for its electronic items. But the best items to buy here are the very affordable laptops and computer parts. Just make sure that you check that the laptop you bought is properly sealed and you get a proper receipt for it. Other than that, the market is a hub for all things related to electronics. If ever you have some missing or dysfunctional parts in your radio or transistor, you can buy them here. Other electronics that you can find here are televisions, smart phones, tablets and DVD players.
    • Items you can buy here - Electronics like laptops, computers, smart phones, tablets and many more.
    • Address - Lamington Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
    • Schedule - Everyday except Sundays from 10:30 am onwards.
    There you go, I hope this helps you!:)