Mumbai is the city of dreams. So when you think of shopping here, it will offer you just as your pocket, with just a little effort of research, bargain and traveling. Shopping in Mumbai is very interesting. Mumbai has a whole bunch of places where you can shop for some amazing clothes,
I personally enjoy it as you can bargain like anything and it also feels like an achievement when you buy the stuff you wanted at your price. There are many designer shops and malls but the Street market shopping is more exciting to shop. With superb bargaining tactics and a little bit of research, shopping in Mumbai is something everyone would love.
Nowadays Many online shopping sites and supermarkets offering cheap rates and great deals, shopping has become convenient and easy for the people. But yet the charm of these old street markets have not diminished.
The Top 15 best places to shop in Mumbai at cheap rates according to me is below mention it goes through:
1. CRAWFORD MARKET
Location- Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai.
Timings: Open Everyday from 9.30 am to 8 pm, On Sundays till afternoon.
The Crawford Market are popular for fresh products like fruits and vegetables. During the Alphonso Mango season, this is the place to get the largest range in the city. Here you also get a varied range of craft utilities, toys. Another major attraction of Crawford market is that they have a separate section only for pets and pet products.
Shampoos, soaps, cosmetics and other packaged goods are widely available in the Crawford market. Other dry goods like spices sold in a way that suits to local housewives to prepare their daily curry. Beside these shops, you also find perfume and makeup shops that sell again both international branded and local one.
In Crawford Market household items such as buckets is also available, particularly in the outside lane which is dedicated to all plastic ware.
If you have a huge shopping list and a limited budget so must visit Crawford Market.
2. COLABA CAUSEWAY
Location: Colaba, South Mumbai
Timings: Everyday from 11 am to 9.30 pm
A Colaba Causeway Market lined up with shops and street stalls displaying fashion pieces, Books, handicraft and clothes, shoes. To find the best of the lot, you have to hunt and dig deeper into this street markets.
Shopping at Colaba Causeway is like visiting a carnival. You name it and Colaba Causeway has it.
Causeway market is heaven for book readers, find almost any book of any author you like. Brand new, second hand, old and romantic, marketing, business and finance or any other category you say.
Back to shopping, Not to miss the antiquities on display at various shops inside market of Colaba, a heaven, cheap and famous shopping markets of Mumbai.
3. LINKING ROAD
Location: Bandra West, near National college
Timings: 10.30am to late evening
Bandra west is the shopping hub of Mumbai, Linking Road is probably the first name that comes to your mind. This place again is famous for woman varieties and reasonable rates. It has the latest trends of clothes, handbags, accessories and footwear. You will also find lots of random vendors hawking their wares on Linking Road, such as this scarf seller. You can purchase a scarf for under 100 rupees only.
It is particularly well known for its huge variety of cheap shoes stall after stall. If you are a pro in bargaining, this place is best of fashion at affordable rates.
4. FASHION STREET
Location: Fashion street is easily accessible from CST or Churchgate station, a landmark is VSNL building and Azad maidan.
Timing: Open daily from 11 am to 8 pm
Fashion Street is one of the most widespread shopping destinations in Mumbai. An entire street dedicated to up the fashion. With approximately 150 -175 stalls present on the street selling clothes, shoes, accessories at cheap prices it attracts teenagers and college going students.
If you want to enjoy street side shopping in Mumbai, then there is nothing better than Fashion Street. From traditional dresses to colorful bangles and art gadgets, Fashion Street is more than just a regular market. Jewelry can also be found abundantly here.
- Shirts like casual/formal
- Accessories like Jewelry, hats, sunglasses, watches, bangles, earrings, bracelets.
- Traditional wear
- Local food and snacks
All the export quality surplus is sold here. There might be minor defects if at all like a button missing. Use your intuition and shopping knowledge and bargain! If you are good at bargaining, then you might be able to get yourself some really good deals at inexpensive rates.
5. HILL ROAD
Location: Bandra railway station road and S.V Road to Mehboob Studio Bandra.
Timings: Enter the market only after 1.30 PM (anytime before, would be a waste – Perfect time would be 3.00.
Hill Road is a shopper’s delight second place of shopping in Bandra. Hill road is similar as Linking road with full of street stalls and shops.
On Hill Road are 3 Famous shopping areas
- The First is Elco Market is filled with a hundred shops selling ready-made garments, Indian wear, and fabrics by the truckloads.
- And the Second is Sona Shopping Centre has its own lot of readymade garment shops, lingerie shops, tailors and lots more.
- And the 3rd is street shopping areas like stalls, shops, and boutiques.
Hill Road is a popular shopping street in Mumbai and there are a number of old and new brands, hand in hand with the omnipresent illegal street vendors leading to severe traffic congestion.
6. ZAVERI BAZAAR
Location: Sheikh Menon St, Lohar Chawl, Kalbadevi, Mumbai.
Timings: All days of the week except Sunday (10:30 AM – 7:30 PM).
Zaveri Bazaar is a jewelry market and the most popular jewelry market not only in Mumbai but in India. There are various shops in this Zaveri Bazaar market that sell precious stones, uncut jewelry, and gold and so on.
7. CHOR BAZAAR
Location: Mutton Street, Near Bhendi Bazaar, South Mumbai.
Timings: 11 AM to 7.30 PM (Fridays remain closed)
Chor Bazaar is originally known as shor bazaar because the place is very noisy. Shor bazaar became chor bazaar because of the mispronunciation of Britishers. It is one of the oldest markets in Mumbai and has a history that spans over 150 years.
- Bronze items
- Cane goods
- Vintage goods
- Stolen artifacts
The popularity of Chor Bazaar has grown over the years. Several Bollywood films have been shot in the street. Chor Bazaar is also a popular place where you can pick up products in a good deal. If you are a shopaholic, then Chor Bazaar might just be the place for you.
8. HINDMATA MARKET
Location: Parel Rd, Dadar, Mumbai.
Timings: All days of the week 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Hind Mata Market has a great collection of Indian cloth materials of all kinds and budget. It is also a great place for everyday shopping of clothes. The prices are very reasonable and one can strike a great deal especially if buying in bulk. The market also has a number of shops selling ready to wear clothing for women.
Hindmata Market in Dadar has various shops that specialize in selling different dress materials and also readymade wear. Sarees, salwar kameez and readymade sherwanis will leave everyone in awe!
9. WEDNESDAY MARKET
Location: Lady Jamshedji Road, Mahim West, Mahim, Mumbai.
Mahim turns into a shopping haven on every Wednesday. Hawkers line up in Mahim, selling clothes, shoes, accessories, books and everything you can ask for at prices so low that you will be left surprised!
10. LAMINGTON ROAD
Location: Grant Road station in South Mumbai.
Timings: All Days
Lamington Road is Famous for an Electronic sector. If you have any requirement on electronic items so go Lamington road. The place has hordes of shops selling electronic items and lesser costs.
11. NATRAJ MARKET
Location: Swami Vivekanand Road, Vijaykar Wadi Industrial Estate, Vijaykar Wadi, Malad West, Mumbai.
Timings: 10AM–10PM Wednesday hours
One of the oldest shopping destination near Malad station exactly opposite the mall, Natraj market has always been the first choice when it comes to shopping cosmetics, Punjabi salwar kameez, Dress Materials, Saree, Kids wear, Artificial Jewellery and more.
Other shopping items available for shopping here are Gold, Silver and Artificial Jewellery, Steel and Cushions and curtains, Ladies handbags, Undergarments and more.
12. LOKHANDWALA MARKET
Location: 7, Main Rd, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West, Mumbai.
Timings: All Days
One of the most popular suburbs in western Mumbai, Lokhandwala houses a long stretch of roadside stalls, shops and stores which collectively form the Lokhandwala Market.
You will find the most fashionable clothes, shoes and accessories in here and that too at highly reasonable prices.
13. SHANTI NAGAR
Location: Mira Road (E).
Timings: All Days
Shanti Nagar in Mira Road is gaining more and more popularity because of the variety it offers. Right from, traditional clothes to high street fashion, reasonable cosmetics to cool shoes and bags.
14. BHULESHWAR MARKET
Location: BMC Market, Bhuleshwar Road, Marine Lines East, Panjarpole, Bhuleshwar, Mumbai.
Timings: All Days
The area is also known for the Bhuleshwar Market for fruit and vegetable and is surrounded a number of old markets.It is the place to go if you want to buy some breathtaking imitation jewelry as well as different type of fabrics. You will be mesmerized by the collection of jewelry that is available in Bhuleshwar.
15. HEERA PANNA MARKET
Location: Haji Ali, Mumbai 400076, India
Timings: All Days
The Heera Panna shopping center as it is known in Mumbai is located at the Haji Ali junction.It is a huge ground structure with parking in the basement which is always full in the evening due to rush. The place is congested with more than 100 shops selling clothes, toys, electronics, watches and even imported goods. It is difficult to move around the mall as it is very compactly built. The price range is ok but there is always a scope to bargain and get at a cheaper price.