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
We really enjoyed our visit to The Bombay Store. The shop has such a nice appearance inside; it is very smart but still has a traditional look too. The people working there were very helpful but allowed us plenty of time to browse without interrupting, so it was a relaxing place to wander round too. We bought some lovely stationery including note cards and writing paper, some with printed patterns and others with embossed designs, mostly with Indian themes and some stationery folders too.
What to buy: We loved the look of all the colourful household items, such as cushions and curtains and the carved wooden items were beautiful too but, with so many opportunities for shopping in the city, we had already filled or cases and had to limit ourselves to some incense stick holders and napkins!
What to pay: To be honest, I did find the prices rather higher than at some of the other places we had visited in Mumbai but everything was of such good quality and we were shopping only for small items so we didn't mind paying a little more for the items we liked there.
In big stores like the Shop No. 12, Indian Mercantile Mansion, Wodehouse Road - opposite Regal Cinema prices aren't to be bargained and in this store in particular I found them very low.
Prices a little bit higher but a wider choice at The Bombay Store, Sir P.M. Road, Fort
What to buy: palm leaf painting
gem stone stationery
wood desk accessories
hand made paper
and much MUCH more!!
The Tea Centre apart from being a refined place where to have a cup of tea, a snack, or a meal has also an attached shop where maybe at higher prices compared to the other ones you can find in Mumbai but I paid 55 Rs. (less than 1 euro) for a package of 100 gr. and you can choose among: Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe, that's the FTGFOP Darjeeling, Assam, green teas, flavoured teas included a masala tea which I bought and have nicknamed the tea with the "tea with the smell of India", Oolong, Kashmiri and Nilgiri.
Designer's Choice sells Indian clothing and even if my master of bargaining said I should have discussed longer the price and reduce it further, I was very satisfied with the panjabi dress (loose trousers tightened at the waist and the ankles and on them a long tunic) I bought and then an Indian woman praised my purchase ;-)..
Lots of local and Indian gifts for souvenirs made by local craftsmen and artists for the tourism industry at cheap prices for good artworks!!! Very helpful staff and courteous service!!! Small shop with big bargain prices!!!
What to buy: Hand painted artwork on wood, silk, cloth or paper. Wooden handicrafts, pillboxes, jewellery boxes and souvenirs handcrafted and designed by village craftsmen from all over India!!! Palm leaf paintings / etchings with carvings too!!! Filigree work. Handwoven materials for dresses, shawls, etc. Postcards and all kinds of small and big souvenirs available at good prices for the tourist!!! Not like most other shops where they fleece the tourists!!!
What to pay: From as low as Rs30 for a handpainted silk cloth painting (well worth that price) to anything like Rs300 to 500 for many big and excellent souvenir / gift items that you would not get for that price anywhere else!!!
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