Mumbai has a unique cosmopolitan vibe that perfectly balances its global mind-set, yet the local culture stands out proudly. And, you can best experience the real essence of Mumbai through its various markets. From spices to designer clothing, and latest gadgets, there is a market for everything in Mumbai.  

From high-end malls to street shopping in Mumbai, the city has some of the best markets in the country, and a hub for shopaholics. Whether you are visiting Mumbai for the first time or not, here are some of the best markets in Mumbai where you can go shopping. Even if you are not keen on buying anything, they are still worth exploring.

Colaba Causeway 

A dreamland for women, Colaba Causeway is where you can get the most fashionable jewellery, bags, and trendy clothing. Shopping in this market is one of the most recommended things to do in Mumbai, as it is an experience in itself. 

The market is almost always crowded as the locals and tourists from all over the world try to bargain their way to get the best deal. The market that extends from Regal cinema, right till GateWay of India, is lined with stalls on either side of the road selling a multitude of items.  

Along the street are also some of the most iconic eateries and Victorian-style buildings that will take you back in time during the colonial era.  

Zaveri Bazar 

Zaver means jewellery and this market is the best place for shopping in Mumbai where you can get some of the pieces of jewellery of all kinds. Whether you are looking for a simple ring to gift your spouse or you want to purchase a full set for the wedding, you can get it all and more. The market is also one of the iconic places in the city and it has been one of the most important trade centres in Mumbai since the start of the 19th century.

Chor Bazar 

The name Chor Bazar literally translates to ‘thieves market.’ Located in south Mumbai, this iconic market has been in the city for more than 150 years, and got its name as many stolen goods made their way in the market. 

One of the largest flea markets in India, it is one of the best places to in Mumbai with friends just to see the wide range of items you get here. From old and used furniture items to sports goods and home décor items, you can find it all here. You can use all your bargaining skills here with the shopkeepers and vendors and get a steal deal.  

Linking Road 

Located in the western suburban region of Mumbai, Bandra, Linking Road is a popular fashion hub in the city and one of the best shopping markets in Mumbai for clothes. Many locals and tourists flock here to get fashionable clothing at the most affordable price. There are all kinds of shops here, from flea shops, to street vendors and designer boutiques.  

If you are looking to give your wardrobe a fashionable makeover, this is the place to go shopping. Make sure that you bargain for a better deal with the dealer, and you can get an amazing deal. 

Crawford Market 

Talking about places to go shopping in Mumbai, Crawford market would inevitably find its way in the conversation. One of the most popular wholesale markets in the city, it is famous for its beautiful colonial-era architecture. Located in one of the busiest places in Mumbai, near CST station, here you can find all kinds of imported goods, toys, food items, electronics and fruits and vegetables. 

If you are a pet lover, and have been yearning to bring home a furry friend or a pet bird, you can find pets of all kinds, breeds and sizes here.  

So, there you go, you have a full list of the best places to go shopping in Mumbai. From clothing to home décor, you can shop till you drop here. Go on and indulge in some retail therapy at these markets. 

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