From being the place where dreams come true to a place “Jahan sab milta hai”, Mumbai is indeed an embracive city. Every nook of this city embarks with opportunities, dreams and you can find everything you can think of. And for those explorers, travelers and shopping lovers, you’ll find places which can encompass the whole shebang.
Branded first copy watches, sarees, stationary, Electronics, and the list goes on, Mumbai doesn’t fail to make you go on a shopping spree. Shopping destinations are diverse, copious and available in accord to all types of budgets.
But “Raaste ka maal saasta aur tikau ho toh uska maza hi alag hai” probably tops the list for every Mumbaikar. For someone who believes, “Money can’t buy happiness”, simply didn’t come across these super awesome street shopping places. So here is a list of top 12 street shopping places which can help you the next time you traverse for an adventurous shopping in Mumbai.
Bandra Hill Road and Link Road
From High-end expensive Boutiques to clothes at half the branded cost, shopping here would uncover places which would become your constants. It encompasses the best denim from brands like Levis, Pepe, etc at pocket-friendly prices like Rs 600 -750. Put on your best bargaining front to obtain additional discounts.
Get your hands on best and diverse ornaments from those traditional heavy jhumki’s too small and eye-catching studs, everything at best of their prices. Shopping of Tops and kurti’s needs a lot of patience to search, but patience bears fruits here Western clothes are available in a variety of options in comparison to Indian wear.
Glares, Phone covers, Bags are available at cheap prices which can be further bargained. Although most of your shopping would be complete with a stroll at Hill Road, Link Road is famous for a variety of options in shoes, sandals, and heels at best of its prices.
Location: Hill Road, Bandra (West) and Linking Road, Bandra (West)
How to Reach: The Bandra Train Station is a mere 1 km from Hill Road. (an Auto from Bandra station which costs a minimum of Rs 18).
A huge repertoire of shopping options from tops to ethnic clothes to funky customized cartoon design t-shirts, you’d find almost everything here. Yet this place is most known as a heaven for jhumki and accessories lovers. You’d probably be lost after exploring the accessories here and fall out of options.
Best of Bargaining skills are difficult but not impossible to be implemented here since the shopkeepers are quite adamant with their prices here. Yet everything is worth the pricing.
Attractive glares, scarves, belts, Home décor products, handcrafted key chains, traditional cloth dyeing stamps, all these not only are available at a good price. But makes it all picturesque for photography. Take a food break during your shopping at the many legendary and famous eateries like Café Mondegar or Leopold Café.
Location: Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg, Badhwar Park, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400005
How to Reach: C.S.T. & Churchgate are the nearest railway stations. The Market is situated at 15-20 minutes walking distance from these stations. Or else you can catch the taxi from the station to reach here.
The previously known Shor Bazaar, a 150-year-old market which operates when the city sleeps, this disguised market is a place for all sorts of electronics like iPhones, cameras, play station games, Branded shoes, Hardware Tools, Brassware, Stolen Artifacts at prices dirt cheap.
Haggle your way to bargain every single think you enquire to purchase, and you’d realize the prices change quickly as the sun rises. Best time to go is on Friday as early as 5 am. Shopping here requires you to identify between trash and treasure. And most importantly safeguard your wallets while exploring.
Location: Mutton Street, Near Bhendi Bazaar, South Mumbai
How to Reach: The closest station is Grant Road.
Crawford Market-Mangaldas Market,CST:
A shopping destination which has the widest range, from Stationery, soft toys to furniture to Suitcases and Bags. This place dispenses shopping options for everyone and encourages wholesale purchase. Best and the cutest of stationery and desk decorative, which you cannot say no are available to prices as low as Rs 100. If you have a farewell or a Bachelorette party lined up do shop the party décor items Crawford offers.
Apart from this it offers all sorts of baking molds and It has a separate section for Pet- shops as well. Although bargain is not tough, the products are at an already discounted prices, yet can bargain further for bulk purchase. There are shops with branded chocolates, cheese, and different sweets not available easily in Indian markets. At some distance from the Crawford market, you have the Mangaldas lane, where all sorts of Cloth materials and Indian dresses, sarees, etc are available at discounted prices.
Location: Lokmanya Tilak Marg, Dhobi Talao, Fort area, south Mumbai.
How to Reach: It’s near Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus) railway station.
Bhuleshwar Market -Charni Road:
Did I just say “eccentric and oxidized jewelry”? Oh yes! Bhuleshwar Market is a Bermuda triangle for accessories. And the eagerness shoots up when you get them for prices as low as Rs20. Everything and anything related to Indian Shaadi ie. Imitation Jewelry, accessories, Latkans, Tassels, Lehengas, Sarees, bangles and Kurtas are available at best of prices. Keep your bargaining and convincing skills handy.
Bhuleshwar Road, Marine Lines East, Panjarpole, Bhuleshwar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400002
How to Reach: Bhuleshwar is near the Marine Lines Station on the Western Railway.
On the same lines as Hill road, you might end up finding everything trendy and in fashion when you shop at Lokhandwala Market. Stores that sell first copy of branded clothes, watches, etc are available at cheap prices. It is famous for Pakistani Anarkali and heavy Indian ethic wear.
Location: Lokhandwala Complex Main Road | Andheri West, Mumbai 400053, India
How to Reach: located just 5 kilometers away from the Andheri Station
Hindmata Market, Parel Road:
If you plan to shop for Indian wear and are focused on purchasing semi stitched or cloth materials or sarees like Mangalgiri, Chanderi, Bhagalpuri, Silk, this place is perfect for your shopping. A paradise for saree lovers, this 60-year-old market encloses the Hindmata Flyover.
With as humongous as nearly 100 shops of fabrics the options available never end. Although bargain is extremely tough here, patience is the key to shopping here. You could opt to explore more shops and then finalize.
Location: Parel Rd, Dadar, Mumbai 400014
How to Reach: 3.4 km away from Dadar Station.
Fashion Street :
As the name suggests, the street where the latest fashion is sold at prices that fits your pocket. From clothes with the brand name son it to bags everything is available yet you need to have excellent bargaining skills to get them at your price. Lately, the fashion is not updated here as fast as Hill Road and Lokhandwala’s. Yet a perfect place to buy half pants and capris at all sizes.
Location: MG Road, south Mumbai. Near Metro Cinema and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus) railway station, opposite Azad Maidan.
How to Reach:
Manish Market, CST(Electronics)
This place is famous for all sorts of electronics like mobile, purchase & repairing. Everything related to mobile phones from repair parts, Accessories to tempered glass and covers are found at pocket-friendly prices. Spectacles and sunglass at really low prices are available here. They have a wide range of varieties In frames.
Location: Palton Road, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
How to Reach: The nearest station on Western Railway is Marine Lines.
Lamington Road, Grant Road (Electronics):
Every Tech-Freaks wonderland, lamington road covers every electronic product you can think of digital/analog, TV remote, ready-made project circuit boards, speakers, amplifiers, Laptop motherboards or mobile phones and any electronic product you can think of is available here at competitive prices Yet you need to be cautious on the products authenticity.
Location: Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, Lamington Rd, Grant Road
How to Reach: Nearby station is Grant Road at a distance of 1kms.
Natraj Market (Malad):
A 5 to 6-decade old market famous amongst the locals of Malad which has become one of Mumbai’s street shopping destination, it offers cosmetics, Indian wear, imitation jewelry, handbags, and home décor products. Natraj is most famous for its ethnic and diverse saree collection and cosmetics. During festive, this place is a one place destination for all your decorations and shopping needs.
Location: SV Rd, Malad, Vijaykar Wadi Industrial, Vijaykar Wadi, Malad West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400064
How to Reach: 3 min walking distance from Malad station.
Dharavi Leather Market:
For an admirer of Leather, this market is everything they could ask for. Branded Leather is way too expensive and sometimes we end up getting fooled. Dharavi Market is one of the largest leather markets at some affordable price ranges. Keep your bargaining sleeves up and have a great eye for details and make some serious research to know which shop provides the genuine leather. For a novice, proper research would ensure quality.
Bag-packs, Belts, wallets, jackets, Laptop Bags all are available in leather. Moreover, you get them customized as well.
Location: 90 Feet Road, Dharavi Slums, Dharavi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400017
How to Reach: Nearest railway Station is Sion
That’s it guys with the awesome and humongous list of street shopping places in Mumbai. If you are a new girl or boy in town don’t shy to take a stroll at these places. Mumbai will definitely not disappoint you.
Ye Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan!