Mumbai and shopping go hand in hand, but we all know that it’s the deals and the variety that drives us nuts. So if you're low on budget but want good quality stuff, we've made a list of the best places for street shopping in Mumbai! Shop for jewellery, bags, clothes, vintage décor, crockery, and more!
Budget-Hunters, Keep This List Bookmarked For Street Shopping In Mumbai
If two things fit well together, they would be the words ‘Colaba Causeway’ and ‘cheap shopping’. The street of shops in Colaba have given us everything from good kohlapuri shoes, amazing junk jewellery, great kurtis, western wear, antique knick-knacks and more. If you’ve been there before, you know just what we’re talking about, and if you haven’t – what are you waiting for?
How to get there: If you're not heading there by cab, get off at CST/Churchgate and then take a kaali-peeli. Or... Walk it if you're pumped enough!
Pit stops: The stalls outside Cafe Mondegar, Bata and the ones near Leopold. PLEASE bargain hard, and let 'em know you're no tourist!
Best For: Junk jewellery, antiques and semi-precious stones
Fuel Up At: Because you're street-shopping, keep the food local! Head to Baghdadi, or Gokul. *Wink*
Now That You're Here: Catch a movie at Regal, chill at Gateway, or head to Delhi Darbar for a north Indian feast!
Linking Road, Bandra
At Linking Road, you can shop for a full ensemble (an outfit, shoes and some jewellery) all under INR 1,000, and still have cash to spare. There’s a healthy mix of both street shops (where your bargaining skills must be on point) and regular showrooms so you can switch it up as you like. You can also check out Link Square Mall for lots of export shops.
How To Get There: Get off at Bandra Station, and join the (long, LONG) autorickshaw line on the Western side. You'll easily get share ones as well.
Pit Stops: Link Square Mall, and the line of shoe shops near Sole 2 Soul!
Best For: Shop for clothes, and sandals here. There's the odd jewellery shop, but clothes are what this street is best at!
Now That You're Here: You could explore Carter Road, Chuim village, and Chapel Road. When you finish shopping for your loot, show it off with a photoshoot at these super 'grammable locations!
Hill Road, Bandra
This stretch may not be as populated as Linking Road, but there's still tons to shop for here! You could buy shoes from La Judi, or check out the street stalls for clothes and accessories. Or could stock up on pretty knick-knacks from Something Special, Mota's or Cheap Jack!
How To Get There: Same, just get off at Bandra station and take an autorickshaw from the same queue. In fact, just cover both Hill Road and Linking Road on the same day!
Pit Stops: Everything on THIS list!
Fuel Up At: These cafes have the best food and ambience in Bandra. Bon Appetit!
Now that you're here... Head to Soul Fry for a night of karaoke (if it's a Monday!) or to Carter's for the sunset.
Fashion Street, MG Road
On a hunt for a good deal? Fashion Street is another place in SoBo where locals hunt for bargains. Go here for the cheapest clothes starting at INR 200, shoes and bits and baubles.
How To Get There: Quite close to Bombay Gymkhana, though any cabbie would be familiar with this stretch.
Pit Stops: This whole stretch is a huge pit stop in itself. You're just gonna have to scour every stall here, but we promise it's worth it!
Best For: Stick to shopping for tees, tops and jeans from here.
Now That You're Here: Marine Drive is an amazing place to spend your time.
Burbies, this one's a treasure trove. Yes, this one's got store after store as far as the eye can see, but street shopping wise, they've got tons of options, too! This one's the healthiest mix of big brands, smaller brands, independent boutiques, and pure street shopping. Don't forget to keep an eye out for the pretty jhumkas the whole street has!
How To Get There: Catch a local to Andheri, and take an autorickshaw to Lokhandwala market.
Fuel Up At: Here are some of the best and iconic joints for you to sit and grab some munchies.
Now That You're Here: Catch a film at the PVRs, Fun Republic, or Inox close by, or head to the Versova beach. Alternatively, take a stroll along the back road and try the amazing street food - momos, chaats, soups and juices!
Natraj Market, Malad
What Linking Road is to Bandra, Natraj Market is to Malad. This popular shopping hub is a favourite shopping destination for locals. It offers a range of apparel including dresses, shoes, formalwear and a good selection of bags. It also has a number of bridal stores that stock a good selection of wedding apparel and accessories. Apart from the stores here, you must check the eateries that offer everything from fast food and fresh juices to hearty meals.
How To Get There: Take a train to Malad, and then start walking towards the market. It is very close to the station.
Pit Stops: The whole market is full of wonders so there's nothing that you should eliminate. Really
Best For: Clothing, jewellery, different materials for fabrics, and accessories.
Fuel Up At: Since this market is near the station and fully crowded, you may not get fine diners or cutesy cafes around but you can take a rickshaw to Stacks & Racks to eat the best burgers in Malad!
Now That You're Here: It's a great idea to hit the Marve Beach and watch the sunset in the evening.
Crawford Market, LT Road
Probably the only market that will have everything from wedding supplies to imported fruits and from beauty products to utensils and crockery. Crawford market is probably the most-visited market in the city with dedicated lanes of each type of product. Not only are the supplies fresh, but everything here is priced well, especially if you’re buying in bulk.
How To Get There: The nearest railway station to the market is Marine Lines and Churchgate station. From there you can cab it up, it's just 10 minutes away.
Pit Stops: Spark Electronics for quirky floral knives, Must Have Crockery for vintage crockery.
Best For: Crockery, artificial flowers, wholesale makeup stores.
Fuel Up At: Badshah Cold Drink for fresh juices and Falooda, when the bustling streets and the heat gets to you.
Now That You're Here: You can visit the CSMVS Museum, or marvel Gateway Of India's architecture.