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
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
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
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
¤ 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
¤ Fashion Street
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
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
¤ 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.
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.