Mumbai Meri Jaan! Mumbai is a city known for its amazing people, the madness of the monsoon, its undying love for vada pav, and redefining the idea of streetside shopping. Mumbai and shopping go hand in hand. If you are someone who likes to shop on a budget, Mumbai’s shopping markets will delight you with their sheer variety. Being the fashion capital of India and especially with good bargaining deals, Mumbai makes it to the heart of all shopaholics. If you are willing to brave the crowds, then wear your bargaining skills on your sleeve and let Mumbai’s flea markets astonish you. Keep in mind the COVID-19 restrictions when you go out. Here are a few markets you must visit to experience street shopping in Mumbai at its best!
5 Must-Shop Places In Mumbai
1. Colaba Causeway
Imagine a never-ending lane of glitzy earrings, necklaces, bangles, and anklets. Add to that some more stalls selling everything, from fashionable clothes and footwear to bags and hair accessories. Don’t forget the eclectic display of handicrafts and home decor products in a few shops. That’s Colaba Causeway for you. If you are more of a street food person, don’t forget to relish some lip-smacking kebabs at Bademiya. Located in South Mumbai, this lively street market is just a short walk from the Gateway of India. Mainly targeted at tourists, Colaba Causeway boasts an extensive collection of stalls selling artificial jewellery, western wear, shawls, key chains, and much more.
TC46 Loves: Wide array of antique and junk jewellery and show-worthy home decor products such as lamps, lanterns, and antique clocks.
Now That You’re Here: Catch a movie at Regal, chill at Taj or Gateway, or head to Delhi Darbar for a north Indian feast! When you get exhausted from all the retail therapy, grab a drink at the iconic Leopold Cafe or Cafe Mondegar.
2. Linking Road
Located in the heart of Bandra, Linking Road beautifully summarizes what street shopping in Mumbai is all about. On the one hand, you will find cramped streetside stalls selling traditional Indian wear, stylish western wear, shoes, bags, belts and more. On the other hand, you have small boutiques and factory outlets of various brands. Whether you love street shopping or prefer branded products, Linking Road will spoil you with a myriad of choices.
The best part about this market is that most of the shops here stock products based on the latest fashion trends. So, if you are a fashionista who likes to dress trendy, Linking Road is the perfect place for you. Moreover, you can find products in various price ranges and pick the ones that suit your budget. Needless to say, you must brush up on your bargaining skills before entering any of the shops.
TC46 Loves: Shop for clothes, and sandals here. There’s the odd jewellery shop, but clothes are what this street is best at!
Now That You’re Here: You could explore Carter Road, Chuim village, and Chapel Road. When you finish shopping for your loot, show it off with a photoshoot at these super Instagrammable locations!
3. Fashion Street
On a hunt for a good deal? Fashion Street is another place in SoBo where locals hunt for bargains. This flea market in Mumbai is best known for shops selling export surplus apparel and accessories at dirt-cheap prices. Located opposite the elite Gymkhana Club, Fashion Street is a cluster of 150 odd stalls lining the pavement on M.G. Road. Most youngsters love to visit the place to buy in-fashion clothes at pocket-friendly prices even though most of the styles are export surplus. Apart from western wear, it also has brilliant Indian wear shops selling striking ethnic Indian wear at great deals. You can freely bargain in most of the stalls and grab your next best wardrobe piece! From branded goods and denim to ethnic wear and clutches – this market offers everything you expect from street shopping in Mumbai at throwaway prices.
TC46 Loves: Shop for tees, tops and jeans. You can also try Indian ethnic wear.
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4. Hill Road
Often compared with Delhi’s famed Sarojini Market, Hill Road is a flea market situated between Bandra Station Road to Mehboob Studios. The 2-kilometre stretch is an iconic shopping destination for Mumbaikars and tourists alike. The market area is vast and begins from the Marks & Spencer Store up to St. Peter’s Church. Hill Road market is also divided into three certain sections such as the Elco Market, Sona Shopping Centre, and the street shops. It is home to a plethora of shops selling a wide variety of products, ranging from uber-cool lingerie to glamorous footwear. You will also find trendy apparel, artificial jewellery, hair accessories, fashionable bags, and much more.
TC46 Loves: Hill Road’s got party wear boutiques and even vintage boutiques! Shop for clothes, jewellery, footwear and accessories. You’ll find everything here!
Now That You’re Here: How can you go to Bandra and not spend time at Bandstand?
5. Hindmata Cloth Market
Hindmata Cloth Market is situated in Dadar, South Bombay. One of the most iconic shopping places in Mumbai, it is the one-stop destination for shopping for Indian wear. The whole marketplace is replete with flea stalls and stores offering you readymade designs in salwar, lehengas, and sarees. Hindmata Cloth Market is famous for its gallery of ethnic Indian handloom sarees that are collected from all states of the country such as Bhagalpuri silk, Chiffon Induri, Supernet Kota sarees, Chanderi, and Mangalgiri cotton sarees. For women who love a collection of beautiful sarees sold at unbelievable prices, it is heaven. If you want to shop for home decor, Hindmata Market is your place. You can also buy goodies for your friends such as Turkish bath towels, fabrics for windows, carpets, and upholstery fabrics.
TC46 Loves: Wedding shopping, Indian ethnic wear, cloth material, sarees, home decor and goodies.
Now That You’re Here: Dadar’s infamous phool bazaar is a must-visit.
Now that you know the best shopping spots and things to buy in Mumbai do not delay the much needed retail therapy that you deserve. Have a beautiful trip and a rewarding shopping experience in Mumbai! Let us know in the comments what will be your go-to location for shopping.