Kandivali's a very important location in the map of Mumbai. It's got its own khau-gully, and tonnes of local businesses selling jewellery and clothes that you'll instantly fall in love with. And while we know that doing justice to that vast an area in one visit is impossible, we've come back with a few recommendations for you from one of Kandivali's very important baby-Mahavir Nagar. Don't just read this, bookmark the places too, and thank us while you're doing both.
From Junk Jewellery To Chic Clothing: Kandivali's Mahavir Nagar Won't Disappoint You
If you're out of denims then Infashtuation should be on your radar. And honestly, their collection is as quirky as their name is. Tops, hoodies, beach hats, funky glitter bags, sunglasses, and all things cutesy, this store will leave you awestruck.
Shell Out: INR 999 onward for clothing, INR 1,500 onward for bags
Kooki Fashion Wear
Kooki sounds like a store run by a sweet lady, but in reality, it's a clothing store owned by a Gujarati uncle that houses pretty traditional cotton jackets, kurtis that are super affordable, and their designer chaniya cholis are available all season.
Shell Out: INR 1,000 onward
Panache is one of our favorites. There's oxidized earrings in different shapes and patterns, with pink and blue beads, and there are double-overlap earrings, which means if you think one jhumka on a ear isn't enough, you can buy earrings that have two in jhumkas in a piece. Apart from jewellery, they've got apparel too that's pretty killer. But if you visit this store, get yourself a jhumka without fail!
Shell Out: INR 300 onward for earrings, INR 700 onward for kurtis
Crop tops, jumpsuits, dresses both long and short, kurtis, skirts, jackets, hoodies-you name it and RK has it. This one's not too big a store but the collection's as good as the variety at Bandra's Hill Road.
Shell Out: INR 400 onward
Bhoomi's for days when you want to ace that traditional look but aren't too high on budget. They've got designer sarees and kurta sets that work well for any occasion and there's also an in-house tailor that'll customize your kurta for you.
Shell Out: INR 1,00 onward
We really think the loose casual tees with dungarees and the frilly off-shoulder tops are a real steal here. Apart from that you'll get whacky military torn shorts, denim jumpsuits and regular-wear tops as well.
Shell Out: INR 700 onward
This one's got handmade wool bracelets that caught our fancy. But there's also pretty earrings made of colorful stones. This one's a tiny store, but its right next to Arshia Boutique (map it) so spotting it won't be that difficult.
Shell Out: INR 200 onward
Again, another favorite of our's that we really want you to bookmark, Fashion Bug's got a mix of formal and casual clothes. We adore the pastel striped slit skirts here, and the reversible sequin tops from this store.
Shell Out: INR 300 onward
It's known for its super comfy leggings, but we also love the stoles and scarves here. Style Hub also has tassel neckpieces and earrings as well.
Shell Out: INR 300 onward for jewellery; INR 400 onward for leggings
Another one like RK Fashion, but Satyam's got a more vast collection of long skirts, jumpsuits, shorts, dungarees and palazzos. We shopped for four things under INR 1,000, just saying.
Shell Out: INR 200 onward
This boutique sells readymade lehengas, gowns, and kurtis, and has an in-house masterji too for making that perfect party-wear apparel for you. We love the fact that the owner's too sweet and can turn into your personal fashion consultant too when you're at her store and are in a fix.
Shell Out: INR 2,000 onward