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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular shopping spots in Bangalore?

Ravinder Malik DEC 10 2012
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Brand lovers alert! There is loads of shopping awaiting you at Bangalore. The place is flooded with malls and shopping centres. You’ll also get to pick a variety of handicrafts, junk jewellery and silk fabric amongst other things. And, don’t leave before you thoroughly explore the bookstores. Here are a few places to help you narrow down your search list:

Shopping complexes

You’ll find everything under the sun in the Malls in Bangalore. This IT city provides ample shopping opportunities to shop for electronic goods, clothes to even vehicles. Visit UB city and Vittal Mallya Road for top end brands. Versace, Louis Vuitton, The Collective and others to make the most of your credit card. Benetton, Levis, Pepe and a line of footwear stores await you at M.G Road/Brigade Road. You can also pick up some traditional handicrafts here. Then there is the Bannergahatta Road that displays an array of creative design wear. Compared to MG Road, you can find better deals at the Commercial Street. There are also shops for body piercing here.

Of course you won’t want anything to come between you and your shopping but do take quick snack breaks to keep your energy at optimum levels. These streets have enough fast food joints to keep you charged up for all the shopping!


Malls may be a recent development in the Bangalore shopping scene, but you’ll have to agree that it’s the one stop shop for everything - from clothes to footwear, gadgets and more . You’ll find all the fancy clothes’ shops, an array of eating joints and pubs and shoes and so much more.

  • Forum

When in Bangalore, if you haven’t been to Forum, you’re definitely missing out on something. This huge Mall stands on Hosur Road (Koramangla) and has everything from top end to mid and low end brands. But the showstoppers are the bookstores. Forum calls out to all the Shopaholics in town!

Address: No. 21, Hosur Road





  • Safina Plaza 

If sales excite you, well Safina Plaza is just the place for you then. Here sales happen every now and then so you never know when you might get lucky. Stroll around the mall (it’s not very crowded), look around at exhibitions and creative displays. Unlike most malls, this one is quieter so you can do some shopping in peace.

Address: 84/85, Infantry Road




Then there is Garuda Mall, Bengaluru City, Mantri Square and Metro Mall for extensive shopping as well. Most places here accept credit cards but do carry some loose cash just in case. Keep an eye open for the sale boards as well.


Idols of gods and goddess carved out of sandalwood are very popular for puja rooms and also make perfect souvenirs. Here, you can also shop for silk and other locally made products. These are easily available at both the local markets and the government outlets.

  • Karnataka State Handicrafts Development Corporation

Address: 45 K.S.H.D.C Complex

MG Road



  • Cauvery Arts & Crafts Emporium

Address: 45, Mahatma Gandhi Road



  • Royal Arts & Craft

Address: 21, K.H Road




If you start to count the number of bookstores in this city, bet you’ll lose count. Most bookstores are housed within the malls but there are enough and more around the local shopping complexes as well. Walk through these, who knows you might spot something you’ve been hunting for long.

  • Sapna Book House

Address: 3rd Main Rd

Near Kamat Yatri Nivas

Gandhi Nagar



  • The Strand Book Stall

Address: 1st Floor

Manipal Centre

Dickenson Road



  • Bookport

Address: Casa Andree II

Ist floor

No 18/3, Andree Rd



From stylish apparels, perfumes, bags and silk to electronics, jewellery and books, you can shop throughout the day. But remember that shopping in Bangalore is expensive. As tempting the shopping scene in Bangalore may look, there are chances you’ll go overboard with your credit card limit, so have a rough budget in mind and make sure you don’t pick up unnecessary items which you won’t use or wear later.

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