Best Markets In Mumbai [Explore Now]

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Best Markets In Mumbai [Explore Now]

Mumbai is the city of dreams and has lots to offer to its residents and tourists regarding career, sightseeing, shopping, architectural beauty, entertainment, delectable cuisines, and more. Are you in Mumbai or planning to visit Mumbai and want to explore its markets? Then, read this article to get a list of some cheapest market in Mumbai and famous Mumbai markets known for their delicious food options, wholesale items, antique decorative pieces, fashionable and trendy apparel, jewellery, and accessories.

1. Colaba Causeway

If you love to explore street shopping and do bargaining with shopkeepers, you must visit Colaba Causeway. The market has lots to offer to food and fashion lovers; you may find the trendiest clothing pieces to delicious food cuisines. Don't forget to grab a bite of classic vada pav, cutting chai, bun maska, and paani puri from the street vendors. If street food isn't your cup of tea, then you can visit Mumbai's iconic food joints such as Leopold Café or Café Mondegar after tiresome street stalls and markets shopping spree.

  • Where to reach? Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Colaba Causeway
  • When to visit? 9:00 a.m. till 10:00 p.m.
  • What to shop for? Handicrafts, clothes, décor pieces, brass items, jewellery items, and books

2. Fashion Street

Want to buy branded clothes and accessories at affordable rates? Don't forget to plan your visit to Fashion Street. The market has a wide variety of export rejected branded clothes and accessories, and you can crack the best deal based on your bargaining skills. When on Fashion Street, check the fine quality knockoffs of high-end sports brands like Puma, Reebok, or Nike. Always double-check the quality of the piece you buy as there are chances that you end up paying more to the damaged details and manufacture defective parts. They have a vast collection of real and fake branded clothes, shoes, and accessories, so make sure you pay the piece's right price after checking the quality.

  • Where to reach? Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Marg, New Marine Lines, Churchgate
  • When to visit? 10:30 a.m. till 10:00 p.m.
  • What to shop for? Trendy clothes and accessories

3. Chor Bazaar

Did you know that Chor Bazaar is a 150 years old market and one of the oldest markets in Mumbai? Therefore it has a considerable number of renaissance buildings and shops. Did you know Britishers used to call this market "Shor Bazaar''? Yes, due to the ambience, high traffic, and loud noises, the market was a busy place with loud noises due to that Britishers used to call it "Shor Bazaar '', as time passed it changed to “Chor Bazaar”. If you love to explore antique shops and markets or love to collect ancient figurines, collectables such as vintage lamps, clocks, coins, electronic gadgets, and more, then do visit Chor Bazaar except for Friday as it is closed on Friday. The market offers lots of fancy items at unbelievable rates and thus makes it one of the cheapest markets in Mumbai.

  • Where to reach? Mutton Street, between SV Patel and Moulana Shaukat Ali Roads, near Mohammad Ali Road, Kumbharwada
  • When to visit? 11:00 a.m. till 7:30 p.m (Friday closed)
  • What to shop for? Furniture, antique, and vintage décor items and figurines

4. Linking Road

Want to witness a beautiful blend of traditional and modern shopping stalls and shops? Then do visit Linking Road to purchase a stunning traditional Indian outfit for a wedding or festivals. The market’s bridal wedding collection stores are always stocked up with the latest and trendiest bridal and groom outfits and accessories. The market is super busy on weekends and turns out to be very crowded, especially on Sundays. If you plan to buy a wedding couture, we recommend visiting on weekdays and avoiding Sundays.

  • Where to reach? Linking Road, Bandra West (starting point - Waterfield Road intersection)
  • When to visit? 11:00 a.m. till 11:30 p.m.
  • What to shop for? Traditional Indian clothes, belts, shoes, and junk pieces of jewellery
Indian souvenirs on the display at the market

5. Crawford Market

Crawford Market is now called Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai. Being one of the oldest markets of Mumbai, it is a hub of wholesale shops, and that makes it one of the extensive and oldest wholesale markets of Mumbai. You can buy fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and related items. Apart from these, if you are hunting for better shops and markets to adopt pets like birds, fishes, dogs, cats, you can visit this market.

  • Where to reach? Lokmanya Tilak Marg, Dhobi Talao, Fort area
  • When to visit? 10:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m.
  • What to shop for? Fruits, fresh vegetables, fishes, birds, and pets

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6. Zaveri Bazaar

Zaveri Bazaar is the one-stop-shopping point for all jewellery lovers. The market is fully dedicated and stocked up with the latest and trendiest precious imitation jewellery designs. You can find the finest and highest quality of real diamond jewellery in Zaveri Bazaar. If you are looking for a specific gemstone or designer semi-precious to imitation jewellery set, you can visit this market to explore the endless options available. Zaveri Bazaar is a hub of jewellery pieces that make it a crowded and busiest Mumbai market. If you intend to purchase some eye-catchy, unique statement jewellery pieces for your special occasion or wedding, visit Zaveri Bazaar except Sundays as the market is closed on Sundays.

  • Where to reach? Bhuleshwar, Between Crawford Market and Mumbadevi temple, South Mumbai
  • When to visit? 10:00 a.m. till 7.30 p.m. (Sunday closed)
  • What to shop for? Precious gold and diamond jewellery, imitation or non-precious jewellery

7. Urban Haat

Did you love to adore and cherish handwork and handcrafted items like décor items and figurines or jewellery or clothing items? Urban Haat is the right place to start your shopping spree of antiques, art items from different cities, and home décor. When in Urban haat, don't forget to try your hands on jaw-dropping and unique bamboo craft and stone art.

  • Where to reach? CIDCO Urban Haat, CBD Belapur, near the railway station, Navi Mumbai
  • When to visit? 11:00 a.m. till 10:00 p.m.
  • What to shop for? Bamboo craft, home décor products, handcrafted clothing items, and stone art
Purse on sale in market

Final Thoughts

Mumbai markets are recognised for their splendid shopping experience. Plan your shopping schedule effortlessly regarding where, when, and what to shop from markets in Mumbai. So, don't wait; in your next trip or upcoming trip to Mumbai, plan out to visit the mentioned famous markets and brush up your bargaining skills to score some noteworthy items at pocket-friendly deals.

We hope our article turned out to be useful for you. For more such informative content, you can visit these linked articles as well:
Best Markets in Chattisgarh Best Markets in Bihar Best Markets in Madhya Pradesh
Best Markets in Himachal Pradesh Best Markets in Kerala Best Markets in Odisha

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Q. Are there any wholesale markets in Mumbai?

Ans. Yes, there are many wholesale markets in Mumbai. Suppose you wish to purchase electronic items, clothes, décor items in bulk. In that case, you should visit some famous Mumbai wholesale markets and Mumbai electronic markets - Manish market or Mumbai APMC market to get the best wholesale deals.

Q. Can we do bargaining in Mumbai markets?

Ans. Of course, many street markets and wholesale markets in Mumbai are known for their crazy bargaining shopping. If you wish to grab some fantastic deals based on your bargaining skills, then you may visit the Linking road market, Mumbai APMC market, Colaba Causeway, or Fashion Street.

Q. Can we buy things at affordable rates from Mumbai markets?

Ans. Indeed, many Mumbai markets allow their customers to bargain and offer wholesale rates to buy things in bulk. If you are good at bargaining or want to purchase décor items, electronic items, and clothing items in bulk, you can crack some budget-friendly deals in Mumbai street or wholesale markets.