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Fashion Crazy Places For Street Shopping In Mumbai That You Should Definitely Know About

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From bamboozling bazaars to high-end boutiques, Mumbai is a shopaholic’s dream. It is a perfect mix of modern and old charm. Ditch the snazzy boutiques and comfort of air-conditioned malls and hit the road for some fun street shopping! There is an astounding array of vintage items, leather delights, handicraft items and a kaleidoscope of sarees. Name it and you’ll get it in Mumbai.

But  you must remember the golden rule- You must know the art of haggling. If you have that sorted, nothing can beat you in having an awesome shopping spree.

Strutting around in these tempting alleys of the city, I thought of bringing to you,  some of the best and stunning street shopping places in Mumbai every girl should know before planning a visit to this city.

Colaba Causeway Market, Colaba

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This is your one-stop if you wish to shop for accessories, clothes, shoes and bags. Shopping here is like visiting a carnival. What is more is that this place has amazing fast food joints and cafes to recharge you with yummy delights, as your shopping bags weigh you down.

Irla Market, Vile Parle

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The Alfa stores rule this market. They have as many as five stores on the same road that offer a variety of things like clothes, electronics, bags and home decor under one roof. Apart from Alfa Stores, there are various street vendors selling almost everything, ranging  apparels to street food. Also, while you are here, do not forget to visit the Khadi Gram Udyog Bhavan for your herbal khadi products at giveaway prices. They are sold at twice, and sometimes thrice the price by retailers, because hey, what’s better than your authentic herbal beauty products?!

Linking Road, Bandra

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This place is comparatively cheaper than the Colaba Causeway market. That is mainly because this is a local favourite, whereas Colaba is a hit among tourists. This place lives up to its billing. You can find everything from big named brand products to Chinese fakes. Bargaining is rampant and rightly so, but you can be assured to find the trending fashion at throwaway prices at Linking Road.

Hill Road, Bandra

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A sister market of Linking Road, Hill Road too is one of the best shopping destinations. You can get everything here, from those trendy jhumkas to jooties. The place is very lively and bustling with moving sellers to footpaths lined with shops selling the best stuff. Hill Road dons a different avatar altogether during the year end and that is the time, when it is more apt to visit the place to shop. This is one market that you should never go amiss.

Crawford Market, LokmanyaTilak Marg, Fort

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Crawford market, also known as Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai, is the best wholesale market in Mumbai. It is an old-style market hosted in an ancient historic building from the colonial times. This place offers more than what a buyer anticipates. You can get everything here, from groceries, fruits and vegetables, to numerous stalls filled with unimaginable props for parties or any joyful occasion, toys for all the age groups, striking figurines of dolls or remarkable artisans on the sidewalk making henna hand prints. There is a whole block that is dedicated to pets. The rates might be a tad high, but bulk purchasing is really economical here.

Dharavi Leather Market, Dharavi

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Nestled amongst one of the largest slums of the world, Dharavi, is a market where you get all leather and faux leather products, of the best quality, and at a reasonable price. Today Dharavi plays an important role in the country’s economy. Here you can shop for genuine leather bags, jackets, wallets and belts.

Fashion Street, Churchgate

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As the name suggests, this place is for all the fashionistas out there. It is an entire stretch of street dedicated to up the ante of your fashion. With approximately 150 -175 stalls present on the street selling clothes, shoes accessories at dirt cheap prices it attracts teenagers and college going students in plenty. It is also one of the few places that caters to men. Do not, however, expect their clothes to last you a lifetime but at the prices they offer, you can change your wardrobe every three months. Local snacks keep popping up at regular intervals to keep you energized for your ultimate shopping session!

Chor Bazaar, South Mumbai

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Do not let the name scare you. It was originally called Shor Bazaar,  because the place is very noisy. Visit and explore the place if you are a lover of all things antique and varied. One of the oldest and largest street shopping destinations of Mumbai, with a history that spans over 150 years! Chor Bazaar has a plethora of every desire in your wildest shopping dreams. Remember to polish your bargaining skills before hitting the market.

Zaveri Bazaar, Bhuleshwar

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This is the ultimate heaven for all jewellery lovers. It is not only one of the most popular jewellery markets in Mumbai but in India. These are the streets that always glitter. Name any kind of jewellery – gold, platinum, antiques, silver, gems or diamond of any design and you will find it at Zaveri Market. Along with quality ornaments, you can also find toys, dinnerware and furniture around the place. Even though Zaveri Bazaar is located north of the Crawford Bazaar, visiting both of them in a day would not be possible, because of the large variety of things to see and do in each. Dedicate at least a day to exploring all of the treasures Zaveri Bazaar has to offer.

Natraj Market, S.V. Road, Malad West

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It is one of the most crowded places in the suburbs and is jammed with people purchasing garments, shoes, accessories, bags and many more products. The market is also popular for the mouthwatering eatables along the road sides. It is also an attractive hub for bridal shopping.

Hindmata Market, Dadar

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This is a market that is every Indian clothing fan’s delight! Hindmata Market has various shops that specialize in ethnic wear. Sarees, salwar kameez and readymade sherwanis will leave you awestruck! These garments can make you steal the show with their fetching designs and superb quality. The prices are below the market rate, and if you can bargain well, you can save a lot.

Lamington Road, Grant Road

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If you have any requirements in the electronic sector, look nowhere else and head to Lamington Road. From the latest gadgets to fixing the peskiest of issues in yours, this place is where you should be, if you are a gadget freak and want to satiate that tech-invaded version of yours.

Lokhandwala Market, Andheri West

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Can’t afford the original? Fret not! You get the best first copies here. Garment and accessory stores are sprinkled along the street. The streets also hold the facilities to chase away your hunger with many food stalls and McDonald’s restaurant on the side.

HeeraPanna Shopping Center, Haji Ali

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It is one of the oldest shopping centers in the city. The electronics and accessories will not disappoint you. The market is attracts a big crowd every day due to its popularity in the town. It’s a treasure of electronic products – mobiles, earphones, headphones, pirated CDs, play station and a lot more such goods are available cheaply.

Galleria Shopping Center, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai

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This place is unlike any other that you will see in the whole of Mumbai. From the moment you set your foot in this place, you forget that you are in the same city. Surrounded by drop dead gorgeous architectural buildings, this shopping destination gives you a luxurious experience at affordable prices.

So, the next time you plan a trip to the city of (a shopaholic’s) dreams, do not forget to visit all these wonderful places and prepare yourself to pay for some extra luggage on your way back, because trust me, you will shop way too much. You may have to rummage through the places and shop, but the experience and what you will get in return is definitely worth the rummaging! Such is the temptation of these legendary street markets of Mumbai.

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