- 5 Must-Try Shopping Markets in Mumbai!
Mumbai, formerly Bombay, is a must-visit. It’s full of dreamers and hard- working laborers, travelers, starlets and gangsters, widelife, artists and servants, craftsmen and (millionaires), and lots and lots of people. It is famous for India’s most popular film industry- BOLLYWOOD.
Mumbai is India’s financial powerhouse, business epicenter, and a pulse point of religious tension. The heart of the city contains of the the best architecture ever seen, but explore a little more and you’ll uncover unique bazaars, hidden temples, and India’s premier restaurants and nightlife.
With a number of street markets offering the latest trends, Mumbai is a shopper’s dream. Every corner offers something new. Mumbai is a dream for any budget-friendly shopaholic, and you will discover some amazing stops for the bargain hunter in you. In this shopping friendly fashion capital of India, you will find all the things you want but before gearing up for shopping, do level up your bargaining skills.
To help you out, we have listed the 5 must-try shopping markets in Mumbai with a detailed description of the place and the things you can buy.
5 Must-Try Shopping Markets in Mumbai!
1) Colaba Causeway, Mumbai
This bustling area popularly known as Colaba Causeway is filled with color, fashion, and fun! You’ll find everything here – from breezy floral dresses, designer jewelry, and antique home decor pieces to classy formals, comfy clothes, and stylish footwear. Home to iconic Mumbai hangouts like Café Mondegar and Leopold Café, Colaba Causeway is famous for its energetic and friendly vibe. And when you are hungry, Colaba Causeway will treat you with some great street food options.
This popular tourist spot can get pretty packed from the afternoon onward, so try to head there early. Your bargaining skills shall literally be on point to get the best deals in your hands. Elegant Bags, Street style look, floral stores, and customized jewelry all at super affordable prices. Check out the days and the offers before proceeding towards Colaba Causeway Market.
Location: Adenwala Rd, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400005
2) Bandra Hill Road
Located at the heart of Bandra, Hill Road is the perfect place to enlighten any shopaholic’s mood. With a wide variety of rolling collections of tops, jackets, denim, jewelry, florals, boho attires, Indians, college wear, formals, home decor, electronics, and what not at a super pocket-friendly price. If you plan to shop from Hill Road, Do get a list with you, or you’ll end up over-shopping.
Much alike Delhi’s Sarojini Market, Hill Road is a flea market situated between Bandra Station Road to Mehboob Studios. The 2-kilometer stretch is an iconic shopping destination for Mumbaikars. Hill Road comprises of two major sections, namely Sona Shopping Center and Elco Arcade, and a few standalone shops. Also, don’t miss out to recharge your energies with some delicious mouth watering street food.
Location: Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai.
3) Fashion Street
Latest trends, a variety of fashionable apparels, and the attractive aroma of street food is what Mumbai’s Churchgate related Fashion Street is all about. One of the favorite shopping spots for students and bargain hunters, Fashion street offers a wide range of products at jaw-dropping cheap yet affordable prices. Make sure you place your bargaining skills on point to get the best deals. Also, to get good high-end products, do check the quality of the product precisely before grabbing the deal.
And of-course, when you are in fashion street, don’t forget to explore the whole street before settling to your pick, you might get better deals maybe 🙂
As this is one of the busiest market in Mumbai, do buckle up early morning and explore, shop, and have fun enjoying the delicious street food. Don’t forget to chill at Marine Drive/ Gateway of India once the shopping is done.
Location: Opposite Azad Maidan, Karamveer Bhaurao Patil Marg, M.G. Road, Mumbai
4) Natraj Market
Situated in the suburbs of Mumbai, Malad’s famous Natraj market is a one stop destination for any shopper. With a magnificent variety of collection from traditional sarees and suits to modern lehengas and gowns – you will find ethnic wear of every type at Natraj Market. This market is super famous for its wide variety of Bridal Collection.
With more than a hundred shops, showrooms, and boutiques, the Natraj Market offers everything. You can get a classy collection of summer wear/ winter wears, bags, footwear, makeup, all types of jewelry, clothes, home decor, electronics, and everything you want, Natraj Market offers it all at the best prices. And as an icing on the cake, it offers the best street food in Mumbai with a wide-spread variety of restaurants, cafes, and street food stops. Shopping from the Natraj Market is a must-try for any Mumbaikar or tourist.
Location: S.V. Road, Vijaykar Wadi, Malad West, Mumbai
5) Lokhandwala Market
Situated in the posh neighborhood of Lokhandwala, this market is one of the best places for street shopping in Mumbai. Explore through the lanes of the market and you are likely to find a chain of clothing stalls, footwear collections, interesting boutiques, and shops selling replicas of popular high-end brands.
Ranging from fruits, flowers, electronics, jewelry, apparel to household stuff you really need, Lokhandwala has something for every kind of shopper. Lokhandwala is reputed for being a fashion point, open-air market place by the general public and the celebrity fraternity of Mumbai.
You can pick up plain or printed cotton shirts that are perfect to wear to work, even in Mumbai’s humid climate, as well as dresses that range from casual to formal, from brands such as Zara, H&M, and Forever21. The prices are unbelievable. And if you come around with your best bargaining skills, you can definitely grab some best deals. All in one, the Lokhandwala market steals the limelight as it proves to be the one-stop shopping point for Bollywood and fashion lovers.
- Make a Shopping List before heading towards street shopping.
- Wear comfortable clothing.
- Set a Budget.
- Work your charm and befriend the seller.
- Compare the prices at different stops before shopping for your pick.
- Mix and Match while shopping- mix high-end products with street style to get a fashionable yet trendy attire.
- Don’t make first impressions while shopping at such markets. Right before we enter a street stall, we might judge it by its appearance. Leave your assumptions aside and start digging!
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So go and shop your heart out at these amazing shopping markets in Mumbai!
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