Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Where to Shop in Mumbai!

So I am back to keep my promise from here.

My 48 hours in the city were rather busy and I did things that I would usually do in 48 days in Delhi - like going to 15 different places to eat/ shop. But that was exactly what I had on my mind when I sat in my Delhi to Mumbai flight. This is not really a shopping guide for the city because I ate much more than I shopped in the trip. Nevertheless, these were the places I visited and here's what I had to say about them.

Linking Road
Shopping in Mumbai is incomplete without some shoe-shopping at Linking Road. Its one long road with numerous shoe stalls selling shoes of various designs, sizes and styles! There are stalls for baby/ kids shoes too :) They mostly sell flat sandals but have an amazing variety in contemporary designs. Some sell shoes with heels as well but it is better to stay away since heels break very easily is what I hear. These sandals will not last for more than 6 months is a guarantee that the shopkeeper himself gives, but I wouldn't expect more from Rs 150.

Alfa Market
If you are in Mumbai and want to buy a gadget, this is the place to go to! This market is known for the unbelievable deals you can get in electronic items - cell phones, camera etc etc. They also sell loads of make up items from good brands that you can't find easily. Then you can get also find a lot of watches, sunglasses etc. It's a 'people's market'!

Phoenix Mall
Half of my weekends are spent in the malls when I am in Delhi. Most of them are the same anyway. Phoenix mall is the largest shopping and entertainment destination in Mumbai. You would find all the major brands of clothing, shoes and make-up along with several eating options. There is a very huge Chroma for electronic items, Landmark for books besides the usual Pantaloons, Big Bazar etc. In short, Phoenix Mall was like the twin sister of my good old Select City Mall, but it had a few things that I have not seen at other places.

The Comedy Store
You can enjoy Live Stand Up Comedy here. They have international comedians performing every week. And if you get too hungry or thirsty laughing, you can pick up some stuff from their bar and cafe.

Dholak @ the Manchester United Cafe
There was the historic India-England match going on (that ended in a tie) when I had visited the mall. I didn't get inside the cafe, but the 'dholak' beats that were heard inside every time India hit a 4, made me feel the place would be quite interesting.

I will also write about 'Where to Eat in Mumbai' in one my next posts! Time for some pictures now.

Shoe Shopping @ Linking Road

Baby Shoes

The Comedy Store, Phoenix Mall

Benefits of Laughter

Dholak @  Manchester United Cafe, Phoenix Mall

Voice Your Budget Expectations @ Phoenix Mall


Ayushya said...

Its Alfa baby. Not Alpha

Ankita said...

Interesting Post !!

Hungover on Fashion said...

@Ayushya: Corrected it..
@Ankita: Thank you :) Don't miss the next one..

PeachesandBlush said...

I like all the linking road pics...reminded me of mumbai..also lokhandwala market is a really nice place to shop...used to wander there only..

augustalolita said...

great photos!! what a fun place to go shopping!!

RASHMI said...

awesome ... made me all the more emotional .. m from mumbai but in bangalore now :)
thanks for posting pics :)

Hungover on Fashion said...

@lolita: thanks!! glad you like it
@rashmi and @pnb: yes pics of a place you ever belonged to makes you really nostalgic!!

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

I have lovely remembrances of the Bandra Linking Road. In Mumbai, you ought to shop. The city caters to every other budget!!!
The Green Dress with Ruffles

PeachesandBlush said...

Put more postssss!!!

Hungover on Fashion said...

@Mitr: Totally agree with you.
@PnB: Office making me work too hard :)

bhumika said...

amazing pics..

Linhy said...

Yes!!! post more pictures!!!!!!

Emma Winget said...

The malls listed above are undoubtedly some of the best shopping places in Mumbai and for those who are brand conscious, you should surely visit High street phoenix in Lower Parel. They have the greatest collection of clothes and all other kinds of accessories. It is one of the best shopping malls in Mumbai.