Shopping in Mumbai is nothing short of an adventure. The economic system and local customs provide an experience that few places can compare. Mumbai offers a complete array of native goods in addition to many Western flavors as well. Rest and read up in preparation for a shopping excursion that will take your breath away.
The wealthiest city in India is certain to offer up some shopping that you haven’t seen before. So rest up, the following provides an overview of places and products people native to Mumbai hold close.
Shopping on Mumbai turf
Everyone loves shopping malls for the convenience they provide. They are logically laid out, and designed to maximize retail space. They provide an avenue for the consumer to find everything for the entire family without having to traipse through endless areas looking for a lone store. They make complete sense to daily shopper.
Now take your gloves off and put your boots on.
It’s time to shop on an entirely different level that provides an experience similar to an unrefined high speed roller coaster from the 70’s. Welcome to native Mumbai shopping.
Everything you do (and don’t) want
These words cannot describe the thrill ride Mumbai shopping can provide. We can, however, provide you with a general guide to some of the highly sought after and well known local Mumbai markets.
The free- wheeling approach the profiteers take in the Mumbai markets is an experience. Price comparing gives way to price haggling and retail sales morphs to wholesale deals in the daily arena of Mumbai markets. You must try your luck at the following.
Colaba Causeway – Handicrafts, books, jewelry, crystals, brass items, incense, clothes.
Lokhandwala market – It is very famous for college fun and shopping.
Linking Road – Indian traditional clothes, children’s clothes, shoes, bags, belts.
Crawford market – Fruit, vegetables, food, flowers, birds, fish, and other pets.
Fashion Street – Clothes, shoes, belts.
Lesser known markets locals offer
- Handicraft Magic: Tribal Route
- Kitsch me Quick! Play Clan
- Out of the box: Loosed ends
- Treasure Island: Mora Taara
- The Sky Parlour: Attic
- Bohemian Pleasure: Mela
- A Slice of India: Bliss
The five biggest and best Mumbai shopping malls
Mumbai is difficult to get around in. For this very reason we have provided a list of traditional shopping malls that are relatively central to the city and easy to find.
- The High Street Phoenix – 3.3 million square feet launched in 2008.
- Phoenix Market City – Around 4 million square feet launched in 2011.
- R-City Mall – 1.2 million square feet launched in 2009.
- Infiniti Mall – 1 million square feet launched in 2011.
- Oberoi Mall – 700,000 square feet launched in 2008.
As you can see from the list, these malls have all been recently built. They are beautiful. They are stunning. They are highly consumer friendly and offer numerous department stores, eateries, and alternate forms of entertainment.
Regardless of your choice in shopping choice, the fact remains that Mumbai has the ability to offer up a plethora of guilty pleasures only a true shopper can appreciate.
Concept by: Fashion Pristine Core Council // Credits: Every Mumbaite 😉