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Irresistible and affordable: every woman’s dress-me-up dream! And in magical Mumbai, the fondest dreams come true. Mark these markets on your shopping map. Your mirror, and your wallet, will thank us.

 

Can we buy everything? Take a look at the gorgeous accessories at Colaba Causeway

Can we buy everything? Take a look at the gorgeous accessories at Colaba Causeway

#1 Colaba Causeway

Where? Hormusji Road, Apollo Bandar, Colaba

It’s a narrow stretch with a wide range of shopping delights! The sunlight is comfortably off your shoulders, and temptation is waved in your face. The clothes are an Indian take on the Hippie and Bohemian cultures, and the accessories sing of bling. No trials at such markets, but a drink at the nearby Café Leopold or Café Mondegar will tell you all you need to know about what the clothes and accessories look like upon wearing.

 

The street hawkers have set up their shops in front of all these fancy stores of Colaba Causeway

The street hawkers have set up their shops in front of all these fancy stores of Colaba Causeway

#2 Fashion Street

Where? Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Marg, Marine Lines

True shopaholics (deliberately) forget to pack enough. Enter Fashion Street! Sure, this is a range of very regular clothes for men and women.“But at those rates, they’re practically a giveaway,” argues Aparnaa Kalbag, a local shopaholic. “Amateurs might want to practice their bargaining skills here, before trying their luck at Colaba causeway or any of the other markets with shopkeepers, who are tougher to crack” she adds.

 

An entire stretch full of clothes- that is fashion street for you!

An entire stretch full of clothes, that is Fashion Street for you!

#3 Mahatma Gandhi Market

Where? Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Road, Sion

This is more of a women-centered market, so prepare for the eyes to boggle: the sheer range of dress material colours and patterns is staggering. It’s one of Aparnaa’s favorite haunts during festival season. Your bags may grow heavier as you wade the lanes, but your heart is going to cry out three magic words – I love hue!

 

The moms of Mumbai love Gandhi Market; townista.com

The aunties of Mumbai love Gandhi Market for its gorgeous suit cut pieces and sarees; townista.com

#4 Hill & Linking Road Markets

Where? Hill Road Market, Ramdas Nayak Marg, Bandra West

These markets are the very definition of loot. The trendy, branded and fake branded clothes are all here, sold by the dozen, below market price. You could also find bags, accessories and footwear to go with that new dress you bought from here that you just changed into, before remembering what it is that you were looking for.

 

Fancy shoes, fancier clothes, that's what Linking road is all about!

Fancy shoes, fancier clothes, that’s what Linking road is all about; mumbaidailysnapshot.blogspot.com

#5 Manish Nagar Market

Where? JP Rd, Near Gurudwara, Manish Nagar, Four Bungalows, Andheri West

Entering this market might give you a feeling that it’s an echo of the Hill Road and Linking Road ones. But prepare to be surprised: a patient search is sure to yield some rare finds. Bargain away to high glory, and success (and chic) will be yours.

 

The tiny shacks outside the main market house some of the best clothes and shoes

The tiny shacks outside the main market house some of the best clothes and shoes

#6 Lokhandwala

Where? Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West

Speaking of trendy, this is an entire stretch of glass door shops with jazzy music and mannequins sporting what you want – western, traditional and fusion. There’s no bargaining to be done here, but wait till you discover that tiny lane called ‘Kamdhenu Shopping Centre’ and the shops that extend to the end of the street from there.

 

Clothes, Accessories, Shoes; Lokhandwala has everything!

Clothes, Accessories, Shoes; Lokhandwala has everything!

#7 Natraj Market

Where? Swami Vivekanand Road, Vijaykar Wadi, Malad West

The Colaba and Bandra lovers don’t know much about this place. But it’s got colour, mirror, shell, tie and dye, block prints, embroidery, flowy chiffons, traditional, bridal, what have you! How can you not shop here?

 

Natraj Market may be unknow but it houses some really good buys!

Natraj Market may be unknown but it houses some really good buys!

#8 Milan Shopping Center

Where? Mahatma Gandhi Road, Ghatkopar Station, Ghatkopar West

Being a locality of Gujaratis, it can’t get more traditional than this shopping zone in Ghatkopar. The festivals are all lined up and an hour of looking around is going to dare your self-control: Lehengas, ghagras, sarees, salwar suits range from ones that your mom will nostalgically smile at to the ones that your friends will gasp at.

 

Milan Shopping Centre- your one stop destination to all things traditional.

Milan Shopping Centre- your one stop destination to all things traditional.

 

That’s our list of shopping havens in Mumbai. Know of a place that deserves a mention here? Let us know in the comment section below. 

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  1. Irfan
    October 10, 14:39 Irfan

    Great article!
    Dharavi market is also a good market for leather products.

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