Mumbai is the most famous destination for shopping in India. Besides the best shopping malls, Mumbai has so many beautiful traditional Indian markets. If you are looking for the traditional souvenirs to take back your home, then you won’t be disappointed.
Mumbai has everything to offer, a shopper wants to buy. We have compiled a list of the most popular markets of the city of Mumbai.
6 Best Places for Shopping in Mumbai: Best Shopping Markets in Mumbai
1. Linking Road
Linking Road is one of the most popular traditional markets in Mumbai. You will find both types of products, modern as well as traditional. Linking Road is also the famous destination of the fashionable brand products. It is also the best place to eat traditional Indian foods on the roadside. The weekend is the busiest time in this market.
- Address: Linking Road, Bandra, Mumbai.
- Best time to visit: 10:00 AM 10:00 PM
- Things to buy: Traditional Indian items such as clothes, bags and designer products.
2. Fashion Street
Fashion Street is another street of modern clothes in the city. It is the favourite place for the budget shopper where you can find clothes at cheap prices. It is estimated that Fashion Street has more than 125 cloth stalls. You can also buy fake brand name clothes at very reasonable prices.
- Address: Fashion Street, Nr. Metro Cinema, Opp. Azad Maidan, MG Road, Mumbai.
- Best time to visit: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
- Things to buy: Western clothes.
3. Kalbadevi Market
Kalbadevi Market is the most important shopping place in the city of Mumbai. Your visit will be incomplete without paying your visit to this place. This place is also known as the Native Town during the British rule. You can find the most of the products here such as jewelry, materials, household products, stationery, electrical products and more.
4. Chor Bazaar
Chor Bazaar means ‘Thieves Market’ is located in the heart of Mumbai i.e. Bhendi Bazaar in South Mumbai. The name was given by the British due to their mispronunciation of ‘Shor Bazaar’ i.e. ‘Noisy Market’. Coincidently, the market becomes the hub of stolen goods in the city. Chor Bazaar has a history of more than 150 years. It is one of the most crowded market in the city.
- Address: Chor Bazaar, Nr. Mohammad Ali Road, Mutton Street, Mumbai.
- Best time to visit: 11:00 AM to 7:30 PM.
- Things to buy: Vintage products, Antiques and Collectibles.
5. Crawford Market
Crawford Market is the most popular traditional market among the local shoppers. Crawford Market is old-style shopping market which is located in the Lokmanya Tilak Marg. The historical building of the market is must to visit if you are not looking to buy something. The Mangaldas Market and Zaveri Bazaar are the nearby places to buy clothes and gold respectively.
- Address: Lokmanya Tilak Marg, Fort, Opp. Mumbai Police Headquarters, Mumbai.
- Best time to visit: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
- Things to buy: Clothes, Fruit, Fish and Pets.
My bonus tip: Always bargain at the shopping streets in Mumbai. You will always get good prices, if you are good at bargaining. Please do not buy any products at the first shop you visit. Try to visit more than one shop to get reasonable price of the product. Try to behave like you are existing customer in the street or the market. In this way, you can get reasonable price of the product/item.
Article Title: 6 Best Places for Shopping in Mumbai: Best Shopping Markets in Mumbai
Article last re-published on September 6, 2019.