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Mumbai is just a hop, skip and jump destination for many tourists. However Mumbai has its own unique side to shopping for anything from home based necessities to high end antiques which can be used to improve the décor of your home. However you need to read about the best places where you can get the things that you want and get the best deals in the market.
Shopping in Mumbai consists of two primary sources; one is the specialized markets and the other is the departmental stores or shops. If you looking for something unique or specialized and you are looking for some great deals then you should check out the various markets.
India is known as a gold destination and there is no other placer to buy gold than Zaveri Bazaar. This narrow lane is teeming with around 50 shops on both the sides. Here you will find every type of gold ornament on the planet. Little ahead on the same road is Kalbadevi’s silver market. You can get some good deals on silver items. However if you are looking for the hot and favorite diamonds then head down to Opera House. The 10 shops that lay side by side have the best diamond jewelery in town.
In case you have a fancy for clothes then fashion street at Churchgate is the best choice. This is a great place to buy the latest in T-shirts, half pants, trousers and shirts. If you want to gift clothes to someone then this is the best place to be. The busy street of Colaba is frequented by locals and foreigners for the variety of merchandise that shops offer, right from shoes to junk jewelry to branded clothes.
The best place to be for buying shoes in Colaba is Metro shoes. This humongous store has office shoes on display with ladies shoe wear too. You can also head down to Kemps Corner which has lines of stores for footwear. For clothes you have brands down the line such as Nike, Reebok and Adidas. For watches you can try the Titan store and for buying antiques and shawls you have Cottage Industries Emporium. In this 2 km stretch you can buy half the things in the world. For ladies that are quite a few jewelry shops such as Popley and Sons.
If you are interested in buying spices, meat, fruits and vegetables then head down to Crawford Market, which is about 10 minutes from Gateway of India. Here you can get good deals on leather bags. Musafir Khana and Manish Market are good for Chinese make goods and cutlery. Crawford market has excellent shops for buying wedding attire such as Roopam. However you can find most of the household items as well in Crawford Market.
The spices market at CP Tank is worth a look. Here you can find all types of spices that are used to add that extra bit of zing to your dishes. And if you are looking for mega malls to shop and eat then head to Phoenix Mills in Parel. Here you will find everything under the sun, right from branded shops to the best restaurants in town. The other malls worth a mention are Atria in Worli and Connection in Haji Ali.
Last but not the least is Chor Bazaar also known as Thieves Market. This narrow lane has shops selling antiques such as silver door knobs and creative pots. However you must have a keen eye for detail and you must be a good bargainer. It is best to visit this market with a local.
write by robinson