STORES/ SHOPPING CENTRES, Mumbai
It will be best to shop in Santacruz (West) for stitched Indian style dresses for women. Linking Road and ELCO on Hill Road in Bandra (West), Vile Parle (East), Dadar (West and East) are also good for shoes, designer style clothes and jewellery. Pramanik at Matunga and Gandhi Market near Sion are also worth visiting for better options. Mangaldas Market in Bhuleshwar is the ideal place if you want to buy different types of cloth materials to get your dresses stitched by a tailor as well as the Zaveri Bazaar nearby for all your jewellery needs. Sarees are best at a whole row of shops at Marine Lines and Dadar (West). Some of the shops have their own tailoring departments which may get your stuff ready in a couple of days if you request them or mention an emergency.
What to buy: There is a wide range of stuff that is available in the different places in Mumbai's many markets, some with only one type of stuff being sold whereas some have a range of different items.
What to pay: From a few hundreds of Rupees to a few thousands to even a few hundred thousands sometimes depending on the type of things you wish to buy!!!
I am lucky enough to work in Colaba, and often when I get some time I do visit the local artifacts shops around the place. I know this place quite well and its definitely worth a visit if you are serious into some handicrafts and artifacts shopping in Mumbai.
Plus point about this shoppe is that it is spacious, and at the heart of south Mumbai nearby the Gateway of India.
Open Hours: 10am -6pm
What to buy: Authentic Indian Jewellery, crafts and exotic Sarees. Ideal place to buy souvenirs.
What to pay: The rates are fixed here and quite reasonable.
Its goverment owned Emporium.
Near to Gateway of India,actully if walk to Museum,you can see this shop at rightside.
I have to say they have some good collection,few things i havnt seen anywhere.
Brass,Wood,Silver,Pottery.They have handicrafts cloths section too,from Shawls ,Dress Material, Sarees,
Ready to wear for men&Women.Accessories.
Price i felt reasonable.Wana buy Souvenires this is the place to buy :).
Hi deejain, I would recommend you to contact Petals and Gifts – Florist in Mumbai through which you can send flowers and gifts to major cities in India at reasonable prices and with on express delivery service.
What to buy: There are many items to buy gifts, flowers, cakes, chocolates, fruits, sweets, soft toys, and more
What to pay: The rates are reasonble compare to other florists in Mumbai
The varied services and facilities offered at the Oberoi Mall is best . 5,50,000 square feet. World’s Best Brands. 6-Screen Multiplex. Speciality Dining Restaurants .Near Located In Goregaon . Timing Are 11 Am To 10 Pm
What to buy: For Shop -Allen Solly,Pepe Jeans,The Raymond Shop,Sheetal,Zodiac,Provogue,Van Heusen,Jack & Jones,Guess,Adidas,Esprit,Spykar & Much More
For Food- Globus Wines,Cafe Cofee day
For Health & Beauty- The Body Shop, Exiquse L'Oreal
What to pay: It's Obivasly Mall ,,,,,,So Ready For Expensive
This place is good, but its difficult to access during the evenings owing to a bad traffic around the place.
its got some good outlets and is buzzing with a young crowd and once you are done shopping, you have a couple of restaurants around to take care of ur appetite!
What to buy: stores Like Landmark ,Read book ,buy books
What to pay: Not Much Expensive
Inorbit, the huge mall is located in Malad near Goregoan Sports Club and very close to the best grocery supermarket in Mumbai,D-Mart.
One can reach the mall by the buses 79 and 241.
One can even go by taxi and rickshaws too.
What to buy: This is probably my favourite thing about the mall! There are actually more than 35 clothes hangouts!!! The big names include Lifestyles,Pepe Jeans,United Colours of Benetton,Lee,Weekenders,Wrangler,Marks and Spencer,Revolutions,Planet Sports,Nike,Adidas,Reebok,Lacoste,Shopper’s Stop,etc.
There are shops like Lilliput and Barbie for clothes shops for kids. There are many designer stores like Sheetal,Ritu Kumar,Satya Paul,Be: and Jashan.
There are also stores for shoes like Catwalk and Regal. The other shops include Vision World for contact lenses,spectacles frames and glares. The mall also has many stores for electronics like Ipods,Playstation games,Xbox portables and other video games. There are also stores of artificial jewellery like Twinkles and Sasha.
What to pay: FOOD COURT,GAME ARCADE,PARKING Lot of features ....But It minimum Expensive ......
Grocery stores have sprung up all over Mumbai and its suburbs. Stores include Foodland, Spinach, and Food Bazaar and Big Bazaar (one of which is usually in every mall). One of the biggest and my favorite is Hypercity (next to Inorbit mall in Oshiwara/Malad). For those staying in the city for an extended length of time and craving food from home, these are the places to go. (Smaller, local shops may also have imported food but the turnover is not so high, therefore the food probably not the freshest.)
Grocery stores are a great place to shop for gifts to bring home - or a reminder of your trip. You can pick up mango jams, teas, papads, all kinds of masalas, chicken/veg mixes, etc. (For the freshest spices, head to a local market though.)
What to pay: Most items are under $1.
We first came across Fabindia while looking for material for curtains. The have a wide variety of materials (all colors, patterns) for curtains, bedding, etc. Also available are ready-made curtains, bedding, decorative pillows, table linens, etc.
In addition they have clothing - everything from kurtas and pyjamas for men to sawars and kurtas for women. New to Fabindia is an exclusive range of Indian inspired hand-crafted jewelry.
Fabindia has a good selection of quality merchandise and if your purchases are too heavy to carry home, they'll send it for you! You can also order online at their website.
Inorbit Mall was the first mall to arrive in the suburbs and was considered the king of Mumbai malls until the Oberoi Mall in Goregaon came along. I still think that Inorbit is much nicer with a better selection of stores if that's what you're looking for.
Inorbit has 3 floors of fun including the anchor department stores Shopper's Stop and Lifestyle. There's a Fame multiplex movie theater, food court, and a huge gaming center on the third floor. Inorbit is wi-fi enabled in the food court so you can synchronize your note-book and surf.
Restaurants: Nandos, Breadtalk(!), Ruby Tuesday's, Pizza Hut, Only Parathas, Pot Purri, Rajdhani, Bombay Blue, Noodle Bar, Barista, Birdys, China Joe, Dosa Diner, Roti!, Subway, Natural, Shamiana, Santinos, Kailash Parbat, Sanskriti, Dosa Plaza, Baskin & Robins, Gelato, Hot dog, Hot and Juicy (corn), Cafe Coffee Day, and more.
Partial Listing of Stores by name:
Planet Sports, Reebok, Hidesign (leather goods), Charles & Keith, the Bombay Store, Planet M (music), Levis, Revolutions, Pepe Jeans, United Colours of Benetton, Lee, Weekenders, Wrangler, Marks and Spencer, Nike, Adidas, Lacoste, Barbie and Lilliput (for children), Spencers Supermarket, Crosswords Bookstore, Wills Lifestyle, Provogue, etc., etc.
Partial List of Stores by type:
Men and women's clothing including Indian designers and Western wear, shoes, luggage, gift/card, baby clothes/supplies, children's clothing (including Barbie), jewelry, optical, computer/software, beauty salons, candy by the kg, home accessories, personal accessories, books/magazines, etc., etc.
There is usually some promotion - makeup application, talent show, etc. - going on. A nice place to escape the heat and spend an afternoon. Lots of parking (outside and basement). Gets very crowded on weekends and during holidays. Expect to go through metal detector and have handbags/bags checked.
In Bombay, there is a booming business of local designers teeming with creativity. The Courtyard the best place to see high end local designer shops, whether it's jewellery, clothes or other items. It is housed in a British-era structure, converted into a luxury shopping centre, located in Colaba just south of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.
Try FabIndia for some really good bedsheets, duvets, pillow covers, etc. They have a shop at Fort opposite the University building. But this will be expensive too. For cheaper options you can go to the shops in the three lanes outside the Dadar railway station on the Western side. There are a few shops where you will get them here too.
Shopping in Mumbai is a memorable experience as you wander through its Bazaars with striking names like Chor Bazar, Mutton Street and Zaveri Bazar. At Chor Bazar you'll find a phenomenal collection of antiques, jewellery, wooden articles, leatherware and general bric-a-brac.
Crawford market, famous for flowers, fruits, meat and fish, is certainly place worth capturing on your camera. Zaveri Bazar offers excellent range of jewellery items. For colourful and innovative carpets one should head for Mereweather Road behind Taj Mahal Hotel. Here the range is extensive, exclusive and the prices slightly higher. To be on the safer side, one could, however check at the Jammu and Kashmir Emporium first. Several state emporia in the World Trade Centre, at Cuffe Parade are an ideal place to buy souvenir, a rare artifact or textiles. The Central Cottage Industries Emporium (Apollo Bunder) and Khadi Village Industries Emporium (D.N.Road) with their fixed price tags, are genuine and of superb quality.
Colaba Causeway Road, which is now renamed Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg), is a good place to shop for clothes. Western shops such as Woodland, Reebok, Wrangler and Levi's are located here plus there's loads of stalls running down one side of the road selling the usual stuff you find in Indian markets.
there is this chain of shops across mumbai, the one i know is located in Matunga (central) near the station (east) and one at chembur near diamond garden
they have these designer brands which gets exported from india .eg: tommy hilfiger, gucci, hugo boss, ck etc.
the best thing about it is that they all are sold under 10us$ price. NO it is not fake goods, its just the sample piece which are supposed to be exported. they do accept credit cards. They have everything from jeans, pants, shirts and tshirts. a lot of range for ladies too.
i find it a very cheap deal. and plus i get to wear branded cloths everyday.
What to buy: everything from mens wear to undergarments. they have it all
none are fake. all are original which are samples to be exported. so you will find only one piece of the same design.
most of my pics you will find the ***s and the tshirts which i buy from here
What to pay: within 30us$ you can shop a lot