The Fashion Lover’s Guide to Shopping in Mumbai

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Sridevi Nambiar

Mumbai is India’s most fashionable city and Mumbaikars are some of the most fashion-forward citizens in the world. With its wide and diverse range of boutiques, designer stores, and cheap markets suiting every budget and style, the city has a lot to offer the fashion-conscious. We have compiled a list of some of its best fashion offerings. Get set to revamp your wardrobe with this handy guide to shopping in Mumbai!

1. Ensemble

Shop, Building, Store

Tarun Tahiliani’s luxurious showroom includes carefully curated garments from the likes of Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, Anand Kabra and Monisha Jaising. Ensemble is a Mecca for Mumbai’s fashion lovers – if not for its collection then for being the country’s first multi-designer studio. The almost 30-year-old boutique’s stylish collection, much like his own work, reflects Tahiliani’s passion to champion and nurture traditional Indian craftsmanship. It celebrates India’s rich heritage by not fearing to reinterpret it with contemporary twists. The boutique features some of the most stunning bridal wear along with chic casuals, as well as a range of shoes, jewellery and accessories.

2. Atosa

School, Store

Named after the Persian Princess Atosa – standing for all things beautiful and luxurious – this stylish store in Khar features work by the likes of Wendell Rodricks, James Ferreira, Suhanie Pittie and more. The luxury, multi-designer store’s collection is frequently updated with clothing and accessory finds from around the globe. It offers a truly rewarding shopping experience for the curious, risk-taking and trendsetting fashionista. Stylish home décor and jewellery offerings at the store are an added bonus!

3. Le Mill

Building, Shop, Store

This multi-brand, luxury store houses everything from designer wear to home décor and furniture. Designers featured at the store include the likes of Balenciaga, Balmain, Alexander McQueen, Mary Katrantzou and Stella McCartney, along with Indian favorites such as Nimish Shah, Dhruv Kapoor, Payal Pratap and Rashmi Varma. If you aren’t hooked already, the store features an organic cafe, a flower shop and a book section, and encourages its patrons to linger and just enjoy the stores unique finds!

5. Linking Road

6. Fashion Street

Fashion Street

It is named Fashion Street for a reason – this stretch on Mahatma Gandhi Road opposite the Bombay Gymkhana has over 150 street stalls selling clothes, shoes and accessories at throwaway prices. From pajamas to designerwear, you will be flooded with options. Just prepare yourself for some intense bargaining.

Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Marg, New Marine Lines, Marine Lines,

7. Hill Road

Hill Road

Another Bandra hotspot, where you will find street-side vendors beckoning you to take a look at their incredibly cheap clothes, jewellery and other collections. Be sure to enter the stores and look within their racks for unique finds. From colourful scarves to rustic metal jewellery, there’s so much to be found!

Hill Road, Bandra West

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