The Best Places to Go Shopping in Mumbai
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Whether you are a street shopper or you prefer high-end boutique stores, Mumbai has plenty of shopping options to keep you interested. Culture Trip has rounded up a list of the city’s seven best areas that shopaholics should check out. Whatever you are looking for, these bazaars and shopping complexes have got you covered.
Colaba Causeway is one of the city’s finest attractions, and with good reason; it offers some of Mumbai’s most rewarding shopping opportunities. From quality yet budget jewelry to trendy clothes, books, shoes, and accessories, you will find everything you need at the Causeway. Besides numerous street vendors, the area is also home to many high-end fashion boutiques, including designer Tarun Tahiliani’s Ensemble and the luxurious Le Mill.
Mumbai’s prime destination for jewelry shopping since the 19th century, Zaveri Bazaar is about as rewarding to history enthusiasts as it is for shopaholics. Lined with historic stores selling items ranging from home décor accessories to jewelry and gems, this market in South Mumbai is said to be the origin of about 65% of all gold trading and dealing in India.
Zaveri Bazaar, Sheikh Menon St, Lohar Chawl, Kalbadevi, Mumbai, India, +91 22 2340 2064
Market, Street Food
From spices and fresh produce to handicrafts and textiles, there’s everything you need and more at Mumbai’s most famous market. Crawford Market, built in 1869 and located right by the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
in Fort, has withstood more than a century of rapid and dynamic change in the city to remain one of its primary trading spots.
For clothes, accessories and more, Linking Road in Bandra is among the city’s finest shopping destinations. As it’s equipped with a balanced combination of high-end boutiques and street vendors, the area provides ample options for you to update your wardrobe regardless of the size of your wallet.
Linking Road, Mumbai, India
Among the best areas for shopping in the city’s western suburbs, Lokhandwala Market offers plenty of options for clothes, accessories, electronics, and other items. The market is particularly popular for the range of street food and eateries that are available within its vicinity, so make sure to sneak a few snack breaks into your shopping trip.
Mumbai’s famous thieves market is a fabulous place to find eccentric items ranging from antiques to retro Bollywood posters and automobile spare parts. Historic, bustling and lined with all sorts of stores, Chor Bazaar is a Mumbai landmark that everyone ought to visit.
Chor, Bazaar, Mutton St, Kumbharwada, Mumbai, India
With hundreds of vendors trading in clothes, textiles, jewelry and more, this historic market in Kalbadevi is among your finest options
in the city for ethnic outfits. Over 100 years old, this bustling market still has an average of one lakh
(100,000) visitors every day. It is among the country’s most organized fabric markets with intersecting lanes of shops arranged by types of fabric sold.