Mumbai, the city where India goes to shop! This city of dreams does not only sell dreams but a number of other goods too! From shopping in the streets and bargaining to swishing through plush malls, Mumbai has it all! What really stands out in the city, however, whatever you wish to buy, you’ll find in the bustling streets or at the uptown outlets, you name it, and you will find it. Anyone who loves to shop will tell you, the one thing that is common for all shoppers, whether they’re at the busy bazaar or at the uber chic designer stores, is the love for the experience. Mumbai obliges, and how!
From the heart of the city to the amazing hidden haunts, Mumbai’s shopping is a delight. Here, we put together the five best (and cheapest!) places to shop in Mumbai.
10 Cheap & Best Places to Shop in Mumbai
- Colaba Causeway
- Zaveri Bazaar
- Linking Road
- Fashion Street
- High Street Phoenix
- Crawford Market
- Lokhandwala Market
- Hill Road
- Nataraj market
- Kalamboli Market
1. Colaba Causeway
You need a great amount of willpower to be here because, at Colaba Causeway, even the best of us cannot stop going overboard! From accessories to clothes, from home decor items, there is no dearth of stuff you can buy here! Just a little walk away from Mumbai’s famous landmarks like The Gateway of India, The Taj Hotel, and home to famous eateries like Leopold’s Cafe and Cafe Mondegar, Colaba Market is epitomising the Mumbai spirit and soul. What’s more, there is plenty of street food options here, so you can help yourself to bun maska, or cutting chai, while shopping for stuff at throwaway prices!
What to buy: Accessories, bags, food items
Location: Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Colaba Causeway, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
2. Zaveri Bazaar
Just like the name suggests, the famous Zaveri Bazaar is known for its jewellery industry, a b2b trade which is a buzzing happening marketplace for all kinds of precious jewels, stones, gold and silver. This market in Bhuleshwar is where you’d want to go to buy jewellery on demand or readymade pieces. Some of the most popular shops in the area are Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri (TBZ), Dwarkadas Chandumal, Dhirajlal Bhimji Zaveri, to name a few. Although the bazaar is known for its jewellery, you can also find a number of lifestyle products at good prices here. It is a wonderful, engaging experience, where your eyes will shine with all the glitter around. In this place, all that glitters is probably gold!
What to buy: Jewellery, precious gems and stones.
Location: Bhuleshwar, South Mumbai
3. Linking Road
This is the perfect place to head for a bargain. Known for its shoes, sandals and children’s clothes, Linking Road will bring a smile to your face every time you visit! The buzzing, vibrant market is a lovely amalgamation of the street and brands. A great place to grab a delicious bite too, Linking Road must be a stopover for people looking for a paisa-vasool deal! If you are in Bandra, do stop for a mouth-watering meal at the Persian Darbar restaurant, when you’re done with shopping.
What to buy: Footwear
Location: Main Market extends from, Near National College, Bandra To Khar Telephone Exchange. Khar, Mumbai 400052, India
4. Fashion Street
Just the name Fashion Street is enough to indicate what you can get at this firebrand of a market. All the latest street styles, wonderful accessories and the best value for money on anything related to fashion, is readily available at Fashion Street in Mumbai. From rip-offs of all brands to original local designs, Fashion Street is where the young and budgeted shoppers find their satisfying deals! A lot of the export quality rejects find their way to this market, so don’t be surprised to find some big labels on heaps of clothes here. Do visit and be amazed with all that you can find!
What to buy: Clothes, accessories
Location: Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Marg, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020
5. High Street Phoenix
Different from the rest of this list, High Street Phoenix is the largest mall in Mumbai, and a high end fashion destination. A vast and spread out mall, this is your place for branded goods, excellent food joints and tons of entertainment options. From Burberry to Gucci, from Mango to Moschino, this is a luxury mall which offers an exclusive experience to shoppers. A complete family experience, the mall has a plethora of offers for all kinds of shoppers and entertainment seekers. For a wide range of brands and luxury products, this is your place to be!
What to buy: Branded goods, Luxury shopping
Location: Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013
6. Crawford Market
One of South Bombay’s most well known and popular markets, Crawford Market is a wholesale market where people go to buy anything from automobile parts to souvenirs to gift items and more. This street market is your fix for anything cheap and handy, and you just can’t stop exploring the market for hidden gems. The market is also great for wholesale food items like exotic fruits and vegetables, which you can buy in large quantities. Like any other wholesale market, the more you buy, the better price per unit you get, so stock up while you’re here!
What to buy: Souvenirs, exotic fruits, gift items
Location: AD Marg, JJ Flyover, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
7. Lokhandwala Market
A favourite spot for college goers, the Lokhandwala Market is an excellent haunt for reasonably priced clothes and other goods. The cloth market is one of the largest in Mumbai, and you can get clothes from high end brands at half the price. You will find rip offs of brands like Dorothy Perkins, UCB, Zara, and many more. Any shopping lover will tell you the delight of finding a good bargain on brands, and this place is all about that satisfaction. Also stop by the many local food vendors for some delicious pani puri, sevi puri and other Mumbai street favourites!
What to buy: Clothes, electronics, accessories
Location: Lokhandwala Complex Main Road, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra
8. Hill Road:
Located in Hill Road in Bandra, this is one of the easiest market places to find in Mumbai because of the 2 km stretch for which it extends. The market has a number of entry and exit points which makes it easier for commuters for from all parts of Mumbai to reach the market easily. The market is well known for selling jewelry and trinkets, along with dress materials, but is mainly visited by women shoppers to buy affordable lingerie. And one of the biggest attractions of this market is the affordable footwear that one can find here. From mojris, to jootis and slippers of every variety, this is the one stop shop for the footwear needs of the entire family. They are very affordable and just what you need to make a style statement, without burning a hole in your pocket. The shops in the market are open from 11 am to 9 pm and the best time to shop is the weekend.
What to buy: Jewelry, lingerie and of course, footwear.
Location: Hill Road stretch, Bandra.
9. Nataraj market
If you want to own expensive, export quality handbags at affordable prices, then you have to head for Nataraj Market. Located in Malad, this market sells export surplus handbags that are sold for dirt cheap prices- the same kind that you would have ended up buying in a shopping mall at five times the price. The market also sells fashionable shoes and it is one of the best places in the city to buy affordable formalwear. So those who are new to the city to find jobs often come here to get their first office outfit in a budget. Moreover, a section of the market is dedicated entirely for bridal stores and you will get everything that you need for a wedding from here. Your hunger pangs are also taken care of, as there are a number of food stalls in the market and the juice corners here sell juices of fresh fruits, a real treat when you are tired and burdened with all your shopping. The market is open from 9 am to 8 pm.
What to buy: Formalwear and export quality handbags.
Location: SV Road, Malad
10. Kalamboli market
If you are in south Mumbai and want to indulge in street shopping, then this is the best place to be in. You will literally find everything under the sky in this market. There are wonderful options for both men and women, but the shops selling clothes for children at affordable rates are the ones mostly visited by families. The casual wear range here is also quite affordable and you will not want to miss out on the discounts that some of the shopkeepers give at special times of the year. The market is open from 8 am to 10 am only in the morning so head there early for a great deal.
What to buy: Reasonably priced casual wear and children’s wear
Location: Vashi, South Mumbai.
Mumbai’s shopping place is where the spirit and heart of the city lies, and it is a true experience to navigate your way through these lovely marketplaces. Where would you like to go first?
Tell us about your shopping in Mumbai experience.
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