Yes, we know Commercial Street is a haven for shopaholics. From the simplest of trinkets to the trendiest of clothes, we bet you will find them all at this place. But, it’s not always easy to navigate this maze of stores to find what you want. We went exploring the area, just to pick out the best spots for you to head to {if you’re new to the city, we suggest you take note}. No more hunting, only happy shopping.

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Vashi’s House of Jeans

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The Reliance Stationary Mart

Hi-Street Mall and Mahaveer Mall

Located next to each other and right below Mysore Saree Udyog, these places are a must-visit if you’re looking for cosmetics. With shops selling imported cosmetics {everything from makeup to shampoos and perfumes to lotions}, you get the best of everything at the discounted prices. MAS Collection at Mahaveer Mall has a great collection of cosmetics and while you’re at it, take a look at their snacks and chocolates, too.

Price: INR 150 upwards

Praachi’s at Mahaveer Mall

Photo Source: Praachi's Designer Home Linen

Photo Source: Praachi’s Designer Home Linen

Known for its designer home linen, this store has some of the most charming bedspreads, pillow covers and cushions in a variety of designs, to spruce up your space.

Price: INR 800 upwards

Fusion Vicky’s

Photo Source: Vicky's-Fusion

Photo Source: Vicky’s-Fusion

Your one-stop shop for everything trendy – that’s Fusion Vicky’s. Featuring funky colours and patterns, their collection ranges from uber-cool tops, dresses, palazzos and reversible jackets to kurtis and saris. Already planning a wardrobe makeover?

Price: INR 595 upwards

Vashi’s House of Jeans

Best place to shop for jeans at commercial street

Photo: Devika Raman

No trip to Commercial Street is complete without checking in at Vashi’s to get yourself a pair {or two} of denims. Be it skinny fit, straight fit or even linen pants {in some great colours}, you’re bound to find a pair that fits you perfectly. Read more about it here.

Price: INR 1,200 upwards

Ibrahim Saheb Street

Ethnic, dupatta, tailor shops in ibrahim sahib street

Photo: Devika Raman

Running parallel to Commercial Street, this lane has shop after shop showcasing an array of ethnic wear to choose from, be it readymade salwar suits, fabric or saris {starting from INR 175}. And, if you’re particularly fond of mixing and matching, there are Dupatta Centres scattered along the street, offering dupattas of different materials, colours and patterns {INR 70 upwards}. The lane is also home to many tailoring shops where you can get your salwars or sari blouses stitched, within an hour {more like 24 hours actually} even {starting from INR 250}.

The Reliance Stationery Mart

Shopping for art material at reliance stationary mart

Photo: Devika Raman

Having been around since 1948, this stationery store is an artist’s haven. Known for its wide selection of quality painting and art supplies, Reliance is a popular haunt for artists from all over the city. But you certainly don’t have to be one to check out this well-known store. Read more about it here.

Price: INR 300 upwards

Mecca Life Style

Walk into Mecca Life Style {which has been around for 90 years, says the owner} and you might feel transported to another world, away from the busy shopping area it is actually located in. Surrounded by shelf after shelf of crockery pieces, you’ll be tempted to take your time admiring the exquisite ware. This includes tea sets, dinner sets, mugs, surahis {long-necked jugs} and lanterns in different colours and designs.

Price: INR 100-3,500

Asiatic Arts & Crafts

Handicrafts shop Asiatic Arts & Crafts in commercial street

Photo: Devika Raman

If you’re in search of interesting handicrafts, look no further than this crammed shop. In fact, there are two separate but similar stores, right next to each other, overflowing with artsy goods. From tiny hand-carved keychains and bells to wall hangings and giant clocks, this place has enough to keep you busy for a while.

Price: INR 25 upwards

Gollar Lane

A bylane right next to Anand Sweets, this is where you can score footwear and bags at really low rates. Simple or stylish, sandals or cute flats, whatever kind of footwear you’re looking for, Gollar Lane won’t disappoint you. Adding to the joy of your shopping spree, there are stores selling funky accessories as well. Our favourite here though are shops selling Kolhapuri chappals.

Price: INR 100 upwards

V R Plaza

This space with its inconspicuous banner saying ‘Elegant Blouses’ has a great collection of readymade sari blouses with intricate embroidery and embellishment on them {starting at INR 500}. While some are in colourful greens and reds, black and gold {slightly OTT we say}, look out for the simpler cholis stitched out of Ikat and Kalamkari fabrics or those fashioned out of cotton with vintage floral prints on them.

Price: INR 250 upwards

Jeweller’s Street

Photo: Devika Raman

Photo: Devika Raman

This might sound obvious but we just couldn’t talk about Commercial Street and not mention this place. A whole street dedicated to jewellery shops, this is where you can pick up artsy silver jewellery in unique designs. Apart from a few gold and imitation jewellery shops, the lane also has stores where you can get your nose or ear {for the adventurous, belly piercing is also a possibility here} pierced.

Price: INR 200 upwards

Murako Clothiers & Outfitters – Textiles & Tailoring

Photo: Devika Raman

Photo: Devika Raman

Mensfolk, Murako is your one-stop shop for perfect fitting suits, jackets, sherwanis and trousers. From minute details like embroidery to customisation of the length and fabric, they take care of it all. Got a festive occasion coming up? They’ll deck you up in achkans, too. Read more about it here.

Price: INR 3,700 upwards

Featured Photo: Devika Raman