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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.