An activity that will never make you bore is shopping. Shopping is a great way to relax oneself. Hopping to different shops will soothe and calm your mind. These days shopping has become an easy affair due to the sprouting of several budget friendly shopping areas and availability of branded labels in your nearby malls. So, wherever the fashion conscious public goes, they make it a point to shop. Right from New York to Dubai to Bangkok to Mumbai, shopping is a pleasure.
Traveling takes you to different destinations and if by chance you are in the fashion-conscious city of Mumbai, do not forget to shop from there.
Now that we are talking of Shopping, Mumbai has a lot of options for shopping. Be it cheap, traditional, or expensive, you will get your stuff easily. Shopping in Mumbai is fun. Let us check out the places from where you can shop your heart out.
Breach Candy and Kemps Corner: These shopping areas are located near the Hanging Gardens. You will get trendy clothes for yourself. Good summer wears are easily available along with sequined and embroidered silk blouses and skirts to wear in the evenings. If you are coming from abroad, do not forget to buy the traditional blouses and skirts.
Colaba and Flora Fountain Areas: These areas situated in the heart of south Mumbai, are also known as the Hutatama Chowk. Right from cotton clothes, Kaftans, shoes, or books, you will get every item of your choice. You can specially shop for ethnic artifacts. These shopping areas are very near to Bombay VT and Churchgate railway stations.
Shopping In Dadar: Another major shopping area in Mumbai is the Dadar area. This area is crowded with sea of people. You can purchase items, such as good cotton clothes, saris and kid's clothes. This busy shopping area has a very lively atmosphere.
Shopping In Bandra: Bandra is connected to Khar by Linking Road. This place is one of the most posh areas of Mumbai. Movie stars, industrialists and other famous personalities reside within this area. Expensive showrooms can seen on both sides of the road. Apart from the posh showrooms, you can also find small street shops.
Crawford Market: Situated in the North of Victoria Terminus in South Mumbai, this Market is also known as Jyotiba Phule Market. This market is nestled between the British fort and the local town, thus creating the blend of Flemish and Norman architecture. The Crawford market is an extensive bazaar of wholesale goods, famous for its wholesale fruits, fresh vegetables, flowers, meat and poultry products. Few stalls sell smuggled cheese and chocolates.
Zaveri Bazaar: The largest jewelry retailer of India, Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri, has its showroom and headquarter here. This market is a favorite hunting ground for ladies. Located at Bhuleshwar in South Bombay, Zaveri Bazaar is a place with narrow lanes and scores of jewelry shops. This bazaar understands and speaks the language of gold, diamond and silver jewelry. So even if you are not buying anything, do visit the famous bazaar.
Chor Bazaar: This bazaar is antiquarians paradise. You can shop for anything from brass door knobs to silver hookaas to silks and designer wears in the main avenue of Motton street. This bazaar is for the bargain hungry tourists. You can buy mural paintings, antic vases, age old clocks, gramophones, to crystal chandeliers to old English tea sets and authentic Victorian furniture. You have a wide choice of goods ranging from teak and rosewood furniture to crockery, paintings, beads, glassware, porcelain, lamps, masks and many more. If you are interested in antiques, then this place is a must visit.
If you are more interested in buy branded stuffs then you have the option of shopping from Multiplex Malls. Here, you will get the latest brands from the world over.
R-Mall: this mall is situated in Mulund area. Right from famous brands to excellent eateries to entertainment, you will find everything.
Inorbit Shopping Mall: This mall is considered one of the biggest shopping malls in Asia. Here you get stylish garments, accessories, cosmetics, appliances, furnitures and many more. Multiplexes, pubs and restaurants will keep you entertained.
Hypercity Mall: This sprawling mall is situated in Malad. The ground floor has the common super market but the second floor is dedicated to technology products, such as mobile phones, laptops, notebook computers, computers and computer accessories.
Atria Mall: This mall is one of the best in Mumbai. The mall is a five level complex, the ground, first, second and third levels consist of large showrooms, departmental stores with a variety of national and international brands. While the fourth level is full on entertainment with video games, bowling alley, pool, and the food court. This mall is in Worli.
Crossroads Mall: This is another multiplex mall, that deserves your visit. Shop for branded items and enjoy your evening shopping.
City Mall: You will enjoy your visit to this mall along with your family. This mall is located in Andheri.
Phoenix Mall: Apart from the usual branded clothes, the mall has the facility of multi-level parking. This mall is situated in Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel.
Sunrays Shopping Center, Huma Mall, Center One, V Mall are some of the general malls in Mumbai. Check them out.
Shopping is a thing with which you will never get tired and it is especially true if you are in Mumbai. Enjoy the unique experience of shopping in Mumbai. Do not blame anyone if you shop till you drop.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/15