What are the best places for street shopping in Mumbai?

Street shopping is famous than malls in Mumbai; the fun you get while bargaining with the vendors, you won’t get in any mall. Here's a list of best places for street shopping in Mumbai, Colaba Causeway Market, Chor Bazaar, Linking Road, Zaveri Bazaar, Book Street, Lokhandwala Market.

#1 Colaba Causeway Market

Located in South Mumbai, Colaba Causeway is definitely best place for street shopping in Mumbai. If you're a fashion lover, this place is a paradise for you; you'll find best collection of clothing and accessories here. From Indian jhumkas, bracelets, rings, necklaces to coolest sunglasses, bags, and belts. You can also find some antique and handmade artifacts here.

  • Popular Items: Handicrafts, Fashion Jewelry, Brass Items, Clothes, Bags, Incense Sticks
  • Timing: Morning to Night
  • Location: South Mumbai

#2 Chor Bazaar

Chor Bazaar's history dates back to 150 years; the crowded streets and crumbling buildings make up the premise of this place. This market has an image of a "thieves market"; not everything sold here is stolen or illegal. Chor Bazaar derived its name from the known initially - Shor Bazaar or "noisy market" (as the Britishers mispronounced it, the name became "chor bazaar"). If you love to collect artifacts, visit this place for some relishing antiques & rusty belongings, vintage items, old devices, etc. This is the cheapest market in Mumbai for buying antiques and vintage items.

  • Popular Items: Antiques, Trash, Vintage and Antique Items
  • Timing: 11 am to 7:30 pm, except Fridays
  • Location: South Mumbai

#3 Linking Road

A perfect combination of modern and traditional clothing; Linking Road is one of the hippest areas for street shopping in Mumbai. Street stalls contrast with branded showrooms, perfectly merging with each other; the stalls are grouped together as per the type of items they sell. 

  • Popular Items: Shoes, Bags, Belts, Traditional Indian Clothes, Children's Clothes
  • Timing: 10 am to 10 pm
  • Location: Linking Road, Bandra West, Mumbai

#4 Zaveri Bazaar

The name says it all; 'Zaveri' means jewelry. A perfect place in South Bombay to buy jewelry, from traditional to quirkiest jewelry, this place has it all. Zaveri Bazaar is the jewelry hub; get the fanciest earrings, dainty chains, chunky necklaces, sets of bangles, beaded rings, and much more here.

  • Popular Items: All types of Jewelry
  • Timing: 10 am to 7:30 pm, except Sundays
  • Location: Bhuleshwar, South Mumbai

#5 Book Street

If you're a book lover, then Book Street in Mumbai is a must-visit place for you. Vendors pile new and secondhand books along the footpath. You can find all types of books, from academic textbooks to novels & poetry. The vendors here are very knowledgeable & well-informed, don't hesitate to ask about your favorite author's book or latest books.

  • Popular Items: Books
  • Timing: 10 am to 8:30 pm
  • Location: South Mumbai

#6 Lokhandwala Market

Looking for some clothes, accessories, or household things? Head to Lokhandwala. This place is famous for shops offering junk/ everyday jewelry, custom jewelry, bangles, belts & hats, craft shops, bakeware, and baking items. You can also find mouth-watering eateries all over the market.

  • Popular Items: Women Fashion Apparel, Jewelry, and Footwear
  • Timing: 12 pm to 12 am
  • Location: Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West, Mumbai