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The Fashion Lover’s Guide to Shopping in Mumbai

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Updated: 4 September 2016
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!

 

Ensemble

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.

Great Western Building, 130-132 Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Colaba

 

Happy colours from #KaSha's stall at #LakmeFashionWeek! #EnsembleInsider #scarves

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Atosa

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!

A man Villa, 6/B, Anand Vihar Co-Op Society, 20th Road, Opp. St Elias School, Khar West

 

Le Mill

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!

Pheroze Building, Stevens Street, Colaba

 

Colaba Causeway

You can find pretty much anything at Colaba Causeway market, from stylish handbags and designer wear to quirky hookahs and antique clocks, but the jewellery collection at this Mumbai landmark will make you cry with joy. While Causeway’s jewellery vendors are up-to-date on the latest trends, the choice of unique finds here can make you a trendsetter. All you need is careful navigation and monk-like patience to push through the crowd.

Colaba Causeway, Colaba

Go on a street shopping spree at Colaba Causeway in #Mumbai. Tag your Shopping buddies. #things2doinmumbai by @shalome05

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So many colours #colabacauseway #thelocaljournal #footware #mumbai #kolhapuri #fashion #fashionblogger #india #streetshoping

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Linking Road

Shoes, bags, belts, colourful clothes and quirky jewellery are what Linking Road has to offer. Minutes away from some of Bandra’s pricey boutiques, this road overflows with street stalls selling unique fashion finds at fabulously low prices. Remember to bargain from less than half the price first quoted by the vendor!

Linking Road, Bandra

~Street Shopping~ Linking Road is one of the oldest shopping streets in Mumbai. It is situated between Bandra and Khar and there isn't a day when the street is not packed with a number of people. The huge variety from modern to traditional wear and accessories completes the entire stretch. Since it is right opposite R.D. National College, the street covers majority of the college crowd. College students prefer shopping here, as it is reasonably cheap and also keeps them updated with the latest trends. It is famous for a number of things but the collection of it's Footwear is absolutely outstanding. Right from Chappals to Kolhapuris to Stilettos, every type is available at an extremely affordable price. The street covers clothing and accessories for men as well. Linkin' Road is a wonderful place for shopaholics. The more you bargain, the better for you. #BombayLife#bombayfashion#LinkingRoad#Shopping#Bandra#Khar#BombayPlaces#Clothes#Shoes#Fashion#bomvoyage96#wecaptureit#werememberit

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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.

 

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

Rip offs.price fixed #hillroadbandra

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