9 Best Street Shopping Markets in Mumbai: A Guide

Crawford Market

They don’t call Mumbai the city of dreams for no reason. The hustle and bustle and the oozing energy give you an unreal rush just by being present in the city. With an unmatched view of the Arabian Sea and a host of different worlds and cultures co-existing, Mumbai has an appeal that draws people from far and wide. It is a city that calls upon people with dreams in the hope that they will be realised.

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This city is the financial capital and many people from all over the world come here for the various professional opportunities it has to offer. Apart from the professional angle, there are also some exemplary educational institutions such as St. Xavier’s, Mithibai College, S.P. Jain, NMIMS, and more.

Mumbai is known for Bollywood, the Indian billionaires, and most importantly Vada Pao. Some of the country’s premier art institutions are based out of Mumbai such as the legendary Jehangir Art Gallery. Prithvi theatre, Bhau Daji Lad Museum and other such places offer enriching experiences to the people of this city.

When it comes to shopping, Mumbai is no less than any fashion-forward city. From the luxurious Prada, Gucci, and Hermes to thrift shops and street-side fashion, Mumbai has it all.

The street wear in Mumbai will have you baffled for choice. You will find everything from a Gucci rip-off to trendy footwear to some glamorous party wear. The best thing about street shopping in Mumbai is the number of areas where you can shop – you do not have to travel all the way to any particular locality to shop. There is the famous Fashion Street, Colaba Causeway, Crawford Market, Hill Road, and Linking Road. Get your bargaining skills into play because you are going to go crazy at these 9 Best Street Shopping Markets in Mumbai-

  • Colaba Causeway

Housing the iconic hangout spots of Mumbai like Leopold Café and Café Mondegar, Colaba Causeway is popular for its friendly and energetic vibe. You are bound to find absolutely everything here –from traditional and junk jewellery to colourful fashionable clothes, from brass knick-knacks and antique clocks to pure leather shops, incense stores and a range of trendy footwear, name and Colaba Causeway has it. This street has a lot of tourists and has some fashion and athleisure stores as well. When you get tired of shopping, grab a beer at Café Mondegar or get a bite at Bade Miyan. This place is perfect to spend a few hours.

  • Crawford Market

This market exudes chaos, colour, and tradition. Crawford Market is a must-visit on your list of places for street shopping in Mumbai. One of the oldest markets in the City, the official name of Crawford market is actually Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai. You will find wholesale shops selling vegetables and fruits, make-up, bags, home décor accents, spices, toys, and even pets. It is also known for its exquisite architecture which has been decorated with designs by the father of Rudyard Kipling, Lockwood Kipling.

  • Zaveri Bazaar

We wouldn’t call this street shopping because this bazaar is a line-up of some serious bling shops. Just a little up north of Crawford Market is Zaveri Bazaar, which is a treat for people who are looking for some precious gems, opulent jewellery, silver, and gold. The kind of designs the jewellery stores display here is bound to overwhelm you. If you are out and about for wedding shopping, these by-lanes of Bhuleshwar are a must. You will also find other high-end stuff here such as dinnerware and serve ware, high-end home décor, furniture, and other magnificent things.

  • Heera Panna Market

Very similar to Palika Bazaar in Delhi, Heera Panna in Mumbai has a wide range of electronic items – laptops, mobile phones; fashionable watches, perfumes and so many other things at great deals. This iconic market overlooks the famous Haji Ali Dargah so don’t forget to stop there and eat some fresh fruit cream. This little pit stop is going to make your entire street shopping trip so worthwhile. Heera Panna has around 140 stores selling cheap knock-offs of high-end brands. You will find electronics, and chocolates, imported cosmetics, branded accessories, and apparel – so head on to this market and get yourself an unbelievable deal.

  • Lalbaug Market

A little deviation from all the clothes and electronics, Lalbaug is where you will find heaps of spices and fresh savoury snacks such as farsan, samosas, and kachoris. It is not uncommon to see rows and rows of dry chilli stacked mountains at the Mirchi Galli in Lalbaug. Famous for Lalbaug Cha Raja, the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, this market offers an experience different from the rest. Don’t forget to stock up on your spice stash from here, they will roast it and grind it into fresh powder for you.

If you visit Lalbaug, you may as well hop across to the Dadar Flower Mandi which is very close to it. The market is chaotic but you won’t find a vaster variety of flowers in Mumbai, and each flower is fresher than the other. A unique experience, but totally worth it.

  • Linking Road

Let’s move out of SoBo and towards the suburbs. If you are looking for the latest styles and trendy options in apparel and accessories, Linking Road is the place to be. Small shack-like shops line up these streets and sell affordable fashionable clothes, shoes, and jewellery. One of the most crowded and popular markets, Linking Road, can easily be declared the topmost destination for street fashion. Don’t get fooled by the street vendors selling clothes, Linking Road is actually one of the most upmarket real estate areas in Mumbai. You will also find fine dining restaurants, upscale showrooms, and if you’re lucky you may spot some celebrities in this hip neighbourhood.

  • Hill Road

Close to Linking Road is Hill Road which is another great place for street shopping in Mumbai. Crowded at any time of the day with a roaring traffic situation, it may be tough to push your way through to get to one of its many stores but when you land up, it is totally worth it. It also boasts of some high street malls and shopping centres. Two minutes away from Bandstand, once you are done with this place, you can hop over for some serene time, watching the sunset and getting over the hectic shopping time you just experienced. Tip: Do not forget to haggle with the sellers at Hill Road.

  • Dharavi Leather Market

First, let us acquaint you with the fact that Dharavi is Asia’s largest slum; and imagine it is also one of the best places to get leather in the city. While most of us associate slums with poverty, this area in fact flourishes by virtue of its multiple small scale manufacturing units. From papad and pav to leather and multiple industrial businesses, Dharavi is thriving on the many opportunities discovered by its residents. The most popular business is leather and you will find all sorts of leather bags, jackets, wallets, shoes, and other accessories that are good quality and genuine. While these genuine leather products come at a fraction of a price when compared to leather goods you buy at any store, do not forget to bargain.

Barring a few, we have covered the most popular markets to visit if you are in the mood for street shopping in Mumbai. Along with a true Mumbai experience, you also get some amazing deals, and shopping at these places is always pocket-friendly. While you are at it, don’t forget to indulge in Mumbai special pav-bhaji, vada pao, and the famous Mumbai grilled sandwiches, which are heavenly. Book your stay with us and have fun shopping and exploring Mumbai.

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