I am a through and through street shopper. The fascinating lanes, with their twists and turns, and the suspense of ultimately who gets the final say on pricing, is way more interesting than fashionable and expensive labels and showrooms. Being someone who has been strutting around in these tempting alleys of the city, I thought of bringing to you, some of the best and stunning street shopping places in Mumbai every girl should know before planning to visit this city.
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1.Colaba Market, Colaba
The loved destination of foreign tourists, this is your one-stop if you wish to shop for accessories, clothes, shoes, and bags. With Leopold Café, Café Mondegar, and fast food joints to charge you up while lifting your constantly heavy shopping bags.
2. Linking Road, Bandra
Another haven for shoppers, this is comparatively cheaper than Colaba Market, mainly because this is a local favourite, whereas Colaba is a hit among tourists.
3. Hill Road, Bandra
A sister market of Linking Road, Hill Road too is one of the best shopping destinations. You can get everything here, from those trendy jhumkis to the latest chappals, bags to apparels, this is one market you should not miss.
4. Fashion Street, Churchgate
Are you a fashionista? Then this is one market you should definitely visit and revisit, in order to update your style files and your wardrobe. Local snacks keep popping up at regular intervals to keep you satiated and energized for the ultimate shopping session!
5. Galleria Shopping Centre, Hiranandani, Powai
You set foot in the market and forget for a second that you are in the same city. Surrounded by clean surroundings and gorgeous buildings, this is one street shopping destination which actually gives you a luxurious experience.
6. Chor Bazaar, South Mumbai
Visit and explore the place if you are a lover of all things antique and varied. One of the oldest and largest street shopping destinations of Mumbai, Chor Bazaar has a plethora of every desire in your wildest shopping dreams. Just be careful with your belongings though.
7. Crawford Market, Fort
This is the best wholesale market in Mumbai. You can get everything here, from groceries, fruits and vegetables, to fabrics. The rates might be a tad high, but bulk purchasing is really economical here.
8.Dharavi Leather Market, Dharavi
Nestled amongst one of the largest slums of the world, Dharavi, is a market where you get all leather and faux leather products, of the best quality, and at a reasonable price. From bags to jackets, and shoes, you get it all here.
9. Zaveri Bazaar, Bhuleshwar
This is the ultimate heaven for all jewellery lovers. You get ornaments that are made up of almost any material, here, available in various beautiful designs. From quirky to gorgeously traditional, you get all kinds here.
10. Lokhandwala Market, Andheri West
Can’t afford the original? Fret not! You get the best first copies here. Be it any label or brand, from bags to clothes, you get everything here.
11. Hindmata Market, Dadar
The best place if you want to shop for simply gorgeous sarees, suits, and other Indian wear. Available at wholesale prices, these garments can make you steal the show with their fetching designs and superb quality.
12. Lamington Market, Grant Road
This is the ultimate place for anything electronic. From the latest gadgets to fixing the peskiest of issues in yours, this place is where you should be, if you are a gadget freak and want to satiate that tech-invaded version of yours.
Crazy isn’t it? So next time you plan a trip to Mumbai, do not forget to visit all these wonderful places, and be prepared to pay for some extra luggage on your way back, because trust me, you will be shopping way too much, such is the temptation of these legendary street markets of Mumbai.