What better than a retail therapy can uplift your mood! People nowadays have become fashion conscious and want to look their best. But who says that you can look stylish and trendy only with branded and expensive clothes from malls and designer boutiques? Mumbai we all know is the fashion hub and considered the best place for street shopping that caters to the needs of a spendthrift as well as of someone who is frugal. So here is a sneak peek for all the shopaholics out there of all the best destinations for street shopping in Mumbai.
Linking Road Bandra
Location: Opposite R.D. National College
Timings:10am-10pm. Open all days.
Linking Road is one of the main shopping attraction in Mumbai, especially for the youngsters. It is considered a shopping paradise for girls. You can find all the latest trends in accessories, clothes, shoes and bags at affordable prices. One can bargain and get the best deal. Its nearness to Bandra Station, Bus stops and eateries like McDonald’s, KFC, Subway etc. make it a favorable shopping destination.
Location: Churchgate, Cuffe Parade
Timings:9:00am-10pm. Open all days.
Situated at the tip of Mumbai, Colaba Causeway has its own charm due to its old architecture. It offers a wide range of bags, accessories, junk jewelry, shoes (especially mojris and kolhapuris)ethnic wear, clothes for both men and women. It’s one of the main attractions, especially for the foreigners.You can see people haggling with the vendors to get a good deal. Shopping at Colaba Causeway can be made even more enjoyable by chilling at the famous Leopold Café and Café Mondegar after a tiring shopping day. The other tourist attractions near the Causeway are the Taj Mahal Palace hotel, The Gateway of India and a ride on the horse-drawn Victoria carriage.
Location: Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri.
Timings:11am-11pm. Open all days.
It is one of the most famous places to shop in the suburbs. The Lokhandwala market consists of a long stretch which has a string of footwear shops, bag shops, stalls of ethnic and junk jewelry. It also has designer boutiques and high-end clothing shops. This market is known mainly for its latest collection of shoes and bags. More or less the prices are fixed but at the same time affordable.
Irla Market, Vile Parle
Location: Vile Parle (west), near Juhu.
Timings:11 am- 10 am from Monday to Sunday.
When we talk about Irla, the first thing that comes to our mind is the famous chain of stores Alfa. At Alfa, all imported and original stuff are sold at a reasonable price. There are four Alfa stores in total in the Irla Market selling different items related to beauty, fashion, food, has electronics etc. Alfa is flanked by a string of street shops on both sides which have trendy bags, latest clothes collection, and accessories. You can also satisfy your taste buds with eateries like trendy taste and papillon situated in that area
Location: Bandra (west) at the intersection of Bandra railway station SV road.
Timings: 10am-11pm. Open all days
Bandra is definitely a fashion hub and there is no second thought to it. Like Linking Road even Hill Road is known for street shopping. You can mostly find all girly stuff here ranging from stylish bags, trendy and latest collection of clothes both casual as well as party wear, accessories, shoes etc. If you have a fetish for shoes this is the best place where you can find the latest trends and quirky shoe collection right from stilettos, pumps, bellies, sneakers etc. which is just the replica of big brands like Nike, Adidas etc. at a fairly reasonable rate so do not miss out this shopping destination.
Location: Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort.
Timings: 11:00am- 8:00pm. Closed on Sundays.
Crawford market is one of the oldest markets of its time since the Britishers rule. This is the best place to shop for all the mommies out there. It is one of the largest wholesale markets for fruits and vegetables. Here you can find all the household items utensils, crockery, stationery, soaps, detergents, gifting items and a lot more. At Crawford Market, you will get everything at least 20%-30% cheaper than what you would get at retail stores since it is a wholesale market. After a long and an exhausting day, you can refresh yourself at the famous Badshah Juice Centre (Don’t miss their Falooda) which stands there since 1905.
Location: Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marg, Dadar East
Timings: 10am-10pm. Closed on Mondays.
If you do not want to spend much on traditional outfits from expensive designer boutiques, Hindmata Market is the best place for you. Here, you will find a wide range of traditional garments including sarees, salwar kameez, lehenga, sherwanis etc. at a very reasonable rate and at the same time you will also find dress materials of all kinds (cotton, silk, polyester, brocade etc.) in case you don’t wish to buy readymade garments. So be sure to check out the Hindmata Market.
Location: Grant Road Station, Near Bhendi Bazar.
Timings: 11am – 7:30pm. Closed on Fridays.
It is one of the largest flea markets in India and also one of the main tourist attractions. In literal terms, it means the ‘”Thieves Market” but is mostly known for its second-hand goods rather than stolen goods. Chor Bazar is famous for antique and vintage items. You can also find spare automobile parts, old authentic Victorian furniture, electronics, so prevalent hardware, bronze items, cane goods, artifacts etc.Bargaining at Chor Bazar is rampant and you will return happy with the best deal. Although it’s crowded and cramped up, it is always exciting to shop at this place.
we are surrounded by so many malls and designer boutique shops. Online shopping has so prevalent these days but there is nothing like Street Shopping which is so much fun and exciting so shop till you drop!