Amazing Places for Street Shopping in Mumbai – 2023

Planning to go street shopping in Mumbai? Then you must start by polishing your bargaining skills because you’ll need them! For those with great bargaining skills, street shopping is made for you. And the ones with average bargaining skills, don’t worry cause after 2-3 tries you will get used to it. Some of the most trending outfits can be found easily at these places at reasonable prices. Be it clothes, jewellery or home decor, almost everything can be found on the buzzing streets of Mumbai. 

Along with some of the best places for street shopping in Mumbai, I’ve also listed down some tips that will help you during your street shopping in Mumbai.  

1. Colaba Causeway, Churchgate  –

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Located in South Mumbai, Colaba Causeway definitely has to be one of the best and most loved places for street shopping in Mumbai. Almost everything and anything can be found here making it one of the top markets for shopping in Mumbai. From clothing items to home decor to exotic jewellery, Colaba causeway got it all. 

When you get exhausted from all the shopping, take a quickie break at the iconic Leopold Cafe or Cafe Mondegar.

Location – Colaba near CST station 

Timings – 9:00 am – 10:00 pm (Open on all days)

2. Hill Road, Bandra – 

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Hill Road, One of the most loved street shopping areas in Mumbai by collegegoers. It is often compared with Delhi’s famed Sarojini Market. The 2-kilometre stretch road has a lot to offer, from affordable trendy clothes to footwear and accessories. But wait… don’t forget to bargain 😉  And if you want a breather after all the shopping, Bandstand is just 5 mins away from hill road. 

Location – 158 Hill Road, Mumbai (Bandra West)

Timings – 11:00 am – 10:00 pm (Open on all days)

3. Linking Road, Bandra – 

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A perfect blend of modern and traditional, Linking Road is one of the most funkiest suburbs for shopping in Mumbai. This beautiful street of Bandra summarizes what street shopping in Mumbai is all about. From the most authentic jewellery and quirky handbags to a wide range of shoes and clothes, Linking Road has got it all. 

Visiting here on weekdays is better if you wish to beat the crowd cause on weekends this market gets densely crowded. 

Location – Near Bandra station, Bandra West, Mumbai 400050

Timings – 9:00 am – 8:00 pm (Open on all days)

4. Lokhandwala Market –

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Lokhandwala Market is another go-to street shopping destination situated in the posh neighbourhood of Lokhandwala Andheri West. This Market has store after store as far as the eye can see. And boys, Lokhandwala market has also got you covered as they offer a lot of variety even for men. This market provides a mix of big and small brands, independent boutiques and pure street shopping. From fruits to flowers, electronics to household items; Lokhandwala has something for every kind of buyer. 

Location – Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West

Timings – 11:00 am- 11:00 pm

5. Fashion Street, Churchgate –

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Are you looking for the best copy of sportswear brands like Puma, Nike and Adidas? Think no further, visit the Fashion Street Market where you will find them at the lowest prices. Located opposite Azad Maidan in South Bombay, this market is famous for fake ‘real’ branded stuff. Fashion street may not have a variety of options for women but for Men’s clothing, it’s the best. 

Location – MG Road, South Mumbai

Timings – 10.30 am – 10.00 pm

6. Hindmata Market, Dadar – 

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Wedding season? Visit Hindmata Market in Dadar to find a wide range of ethnic wear for both women and men. Hindmata market is most famous for its wide range of ethnic wear. If you’re looking for lehengas, sarees, or sherwanis of any fabric, you’re going to most likely find it here. Keep this market on the top of your list for great traditional wear street shopping! So now you know where to head during the wedding season 😉

Location – Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Rd, Dadar East, Dadar, Mumbai 400014

Timings – 10.00 am – 10.00 pm

7. Crawford Market, Fort

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Crawford market is probably the most-visited market in the city with dedicated lanes for each type of product. It is also known as Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai. This market is most beneficial for wholesalers buying fresh fruits and vegetables. The iconic building is a charming blend of Norman and Flemish architecture with friezes designed by Lockwood Kipling. 

There are a plethora of stores selling imported chocolates, cosmetics, dry fruits, spices, party props, etc. However, the biggest attraction for many is the section dedicated to different types of pets and birds. 

Locations – Nagdevi St, Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai 400003

Timings – 11:00 am – 08:00 pm except Sundays.   

8. Natraj Market, Malad

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Natraj Market is another great place for street shopping in Mumbai located just outside Malad Station. It is majorly famous for bridalwear. Just like Hindmata market, you will be able to get top wedding attires at Natraj Market. But be careful and don’t let the confusing narrow lanes trick you. From small shops to huge showrooms, this market got it all covered for you. It has some of the best variety, you will find ethnic wear of every type at Natraj Market. You’ll also get footwear, jewellery and handbags here. 

Address – Parekh Road, Malad, Vijaykar Wadi Industrial, Vijaykar Wadi, Malad West, Mumbai 400064

Timing – 10.00 am to 10.00 pm 

9. Chor Bazar – 

This market has a prominent image of a “thieves market” however, not everything sold here is illegal or stolen. This market is Almost 150 years old and is the liveliest and busiest flea market in Mumbai. Many years ago chor bazaar was known as “Shor Bazaar” or the “Noisy Market”. Located on Mohammed Ali Road, this market is known for second-hand electronic gadgets and automobile parts. You will also find vintage goods such as bronze statues and vintage lamps at unbelievably low prices. 

Location – Mutton Street, Near Mohammed Ali Road, Mumbai

Timings – 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM everyday except Fridays.

Tips for street shopping – 

1. Bargain – 

Street shopping is no less than a board game for those who can bargain well. The items are always priced higher than the actual price, sometimes double or even triple. So never agree to the actual price quoted by the shopkeeper. Try to negotiate and quote your price which you think is suitable for the product. If the shopkeeper does not agree, leave that shop and try searching in other shops as mostly all the shops have similar products to offer. 

Pro tip – All of us have seen our moms negotiate which once made us feel embarrassed…come on now it’s your time to replicate her bargaining skills 😉

2. Drama is a must – 

Come on you just can’t just bargain with the shopkeeper with a plain face. Show interest in the product (not that much), start the bargaining and if the shopkeeper doesn’t agree with your quoted price just LEAVE. I mean not actually leave but just start acting like you are no more interested and leaving the shop. There are higher chances you will hear “Oh Madam, Chalo lelo”. Trust me on this, it works.

Pro Tip – Don’t show extra interest in the product otherwise the shopkeeper will think you want this product by hook or crook. 

3. Check the items –

Once you finalise the item and pay the shopkeeper, you have to check if the clothes bought are in a good condition. Most of the time it may happen that the clothes can be dusty or has holes in them. Nobody wants a defective piece so it’s better if you check it before you buy. 

4. Carry Cash – 

This genZ generation is least interested in carrying cash and has no fear roaming around cashless. But if you are going street shopping, you better carry cash with you cause not every shop will have a UPI payment option. 

So above we have mentioned some of the best street shopping areas in Mumbai. The tips mentioned at the end of the blog will also help you out if you are new to street shopping in Mumbai. Try exploring and have a great time shopping 😉

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