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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular markets in Mumbai?

Ravinder Malik DEC 10 2012
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The streets of Mumbai call out to all the shoppers! When travelling to the city, you can’t help but explore the myriad local markets and flashy malls offering a plethora of delights. Bustling markets, chaotic kiosks, high end brands, the latest trends, you name it and Mumbai has it. Tighten your shoelaces for you are about to embark on an exhilarating journey, from Crawford Market to Fashion Street to the good old Chor Bazaar, discover this lively city and take home bags full of goodies.

  • Fashion Street
    Myriad shops displaying the latest fads in fashion, excited shoppers, hassled shop owners and extreme cacophony, yes you have reached one of the busiest markets in Mumbai. Fashion Street welcomes you with immense chaos and confusion. Spoilt for choice will be an understatement for all you shopaholics out there.
    Clothes, bags, footwear, jewellery are only some of the things you’ll find in this bustling market. Lined with numerous shops of distinct sizes, Fashion Street is definitely going to keep you very busy.
    The only suggestion to expert shoppers is to adorn your best bargainer hat and haggle all you can. Take away goodies at less than half the price and you’ll be quite satisfied with your picks.

    Address: MG Road
    Opp. Bombay Gymkhana
    Nearest station:Churchgate-WR and C.S.T. (V.T.)-CR
    Open all days
  • Linking Road
    Popularly known as Linking Road, the official name of this market is "Vitthalbhai Patel Marg". Lined with a plethora of shops selling everything from international brands to impersonations of chinese goods.
    Thronged by college students, Linking Road is the window to fashion trends all over the country. Silver jewellery, osho chappals, trinkets and other delights are some of the things you can splurge on. Like in most markets, bargaining is the key to bagging some wonderful deals here. Head to any of the eating joints in the market, and replenish your energy for more bargaining and definitely more shopping. With unlimited choices, from KFC to Mcdonalds to local eating joints, delicious grub is never going to be a problem here.
    Think no more and spruce up for an absolutely fun filled day of shopping.

    Address: Linking Road
    Opp National College
    Bandra W
  • Chor Bazaar
    Popular not just as a thriving shopping hub but also as an intriguing tourist attraction, Chor Bazaar has slowly become an integral part of Mumbai’s shopping world. Ask not what you can find here but what you can NOT find. One of the biggest flea markets in India, Chor Bazaar will surprise you with unique display of goods. From spare automobile parts, leather goods, antique jewellery to vintage movie posters, this hub is nothing less than a pandora’s box.
    The market is believed to have an exclusive collection of stolen goods, so get ready for some amusement and a bundle of surprises. Owing to its notorious reputation, it is suggested to keep a strict eye on all your belongings while exploring its buzzing streets. Swarming with people from all walks of life, Chor Bazaar offers you a slight glimpse of Mumbai as it is. Without the overwhelming skyscrapers and the aura of glamour, Chor bazaar definitely shows you the other side of this city.

    Address: Near Bhendi Bazaar
    South Mumbai
  • Colaba Causeway
    Located in the heart of South Mumbai, Colaba Causeway is a delight for serious shoppers. A wee bit special for art enthusiasts as well, the market is slightly reminiscent of Old Mumbai. Crowded with numerous boutiques, roadside shops and flashy showrooms, the market in Colaba offers you a little bit of everything.
    Take back anything that catches your fancy, from ethnic knick knacks, handicrafts to delicate crystal and glassware. With a little something for everyone, adorn your trendy bargainer hat and take back loads of goodies.

Think no more and head out! Plan your days well, make those long shopping lists and set out to discover and explore this shopper’s paradise! Don't forget to check out these other shopping places in Mumbai.

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