Mumbai Shopping - Enjoy shopping from some of the most interesting and famous markets of Mumbai. Chor Bazaar, Mutton Street, Zaveri Bazaar are some of the famous Mumbai shopping hubs. You can shop in the most posh markets as well as in the street markets of Mumbai, providing a lot of scope for hard bargaining.

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Shopping In Mumbai

Mumbai is a shoppers delight, with a variety of shops selling everything right from clothes, books and handicrafts to antique pieces. There are shops in almost every corner and pavement of the streets of Mumbai.

¤ Places For Shopping In Mumbai

Shopping In Mumbai The downtown area of Mumbai has major handicraft emporiums and bazaars. The Crawford Market in this area is famous for flowers, fruits, meat and fish. The color and vibrancy of this market is something you will want to capture in your camera.

Some of the major areas to shop and bargain in Mumbai are around Colaba Causeway and Fashion Street. These two markets stretch along the Cross and Azad Maidans. The Breach Candy and Kemps Corner, down the hill from the Hanging Gardens are famous for trendy and costly shopping. The Chor Bazaar in Mumbai is renowned for antique items, while nearby Zaveri Bazaar is famous for its diamond, gold and silver jewelery.

Almost all the five star hotels of Mumbai such as Oberoi and the Taj Mahal have their own shopping arcades. These shopping arcades offer a wide variety of up-market shops.

Other good shopping areas in central and suburban Mumbai, are the Dadar, Bandra-Linking Road, and Juhu Road areas.

¤ Shopping Gallery At Famous Hotels

The Taj, the Oberoi Towers and the new Oberoi Hotel situated in the south of Mumbai have air-conditioned shopping arcades where you can buy clothes, shoes, leather wear, jewelery, and good quality handicrafts.

These shopping arcades are definitely expensive but they provide a good variety of products. Besides, these arcades also provide apt opportunity for window shopping.

Some of the shops found here are absolutely exclusive to the hotels. For example in the Oberoi Shopping Center, there is an outstanding shop called "Christina", where you can buy bags, purses, scarves and silk blouses. Products of this shop are exclusive because the designs are not repeated and one should not miss buying things from this little shop.

Shopping Guide of Mumbai

¤ Shopping In Mumbai At Chor Bazaar

The Chor Bazaar at Mumbai is famous for its wide and genuine collection of antiques, jewelery, wooden articles, leather wear and general bric-a-brac. The literal meaning of Chor Bazaar is 'Thieves' Market'. At this busy market one can find all kinds of old and new furniture, crystal and glassware items, etc. Apart from these things one can also find brass planters and silver "Hookahs", a unique antique used for smoking. This market is a perfect place to look for anything that is old. But all you need to do is to be aware and agile about the originality of the antique and ready to bargain hard.

¤ Zaveri Bazaar

The Zaveri Bazaar of the Mumbai is famous for beautiful silver jewelery and belts. Things made of silver like napkin rings, picture frames in old silver and boxes are other things that can be bought from this market. But, just be careful about the prices and do not forget to bargain. Infact before buying do compare the prices with other shops.

¤ Fashion Street

Fashion Street In Mumbai The Fashion Street in Mumbai is famous for cheap but trendy clothes. Here you can buy shirts, tee-shirts and comfortable cotton clothes for children at very low prices. This market is situated just opposite to one of Mumbai's exclusive clubs, the Bombay Gymkhana also known as the Bombay Gym.

The clothes available here are basically export rejects and export "over-runs" which are of good quality cloth. But you will have to bargain very hard to get the realistic price.

¤ Colaba and Flora Fountain Areas

Situated in the heart of south Mumbai, Colaba and Flora Fountain also known as the Hutatama Chowk are flooded with shops of all kinds. Here you can buy shoes, cotton clothes, Kaftans, books and mainly ethnic artifacts. This market is located at a walking distance from Bombay VT and Churchgate railway stations.

¤ Shopping In Dadar

The area around Dadar is another major shopping area in Mumbai. In the evenings the area is jam packed with people. Here one can look forward to buy good cotton clothes, saris and children's clothes, etc. Besides, the area has a general atmosphere of fun shopping.

¤ Shopping In Bandra

The so called 'Queen of Suburbs' Bandra, is one of the most posh areas of Mumbai. Many film stars, industrialists and other famous personalities reside within this area. Bandra is connected to Khar by Linking Road and extravagant showrooms can seen on both sides of the road. Apart from the posh showrooms one can also find small street shops here.

¤ Shopping Malls In Mumbai

Shopping Malls In Mumbai These days with the changing times the taste and preference of the shoppers has also changed, that resulted in the deveploment of mall culture in big cities. Mumbai is also no different from it, there are many big and posh shopping mall in Mumbai that give an ultimate shopping experience to the shoppers. Few of these famous malls in Mumbai are:

High Street Phoenix

High Street Phoenix mall is one destination that especially caters to the need of elite people. A very high end mall, this place is very popular among the rich of the Mumbai city.

Address: 462 Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai.

Opening Hours: 9.30 a.m. until 9.30 p.m. daily.

Atria Millenium Mall

Atria Millenium Mall is one stop destination for all your needs, that caters to every class of buyers.

Address: Dr. Annie Beasant Road, Worli, (next to the Planetarium, near Haji Ali).

Opening Hours: 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily.

InOrbit Mall

This is one of the most happening and most popular mall of the Mumbai city.

Address: Link Road, Malad (outer western Mumbai).

Opening Hours: 11 a.m. until 9.30 p.m. daily.

Stores: Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle, Spencers, Crosswords Bookstore, Provogue, Adidas, Marks & Spencer, Body Shop, Fame Multiplex Cinema. and lot others.

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