The land of dreams, Mumbai, can also fulfil your dreams of budget shopping. We all know how expensive this city is and finding a place that goes easy on your pockets can be a dream. Well, let me enlighten you, like most cities in India, this unbelievably expensive city also has its share of markets which are ideal for budget shopping. In my previous article I discussed about Wholesale Markets in Delhi.
And here I am up with the list of wholesale markets in Mumbai. These wholesale markets are scattered at various parts of Mumbai and people travel huge distances just to save on a substantial amount of money.
Read on to know more the these markets wholesale markets in Mumbai.
1. Chor Bazaar Mumbai
This is, without any doubt, India’s biggest flea market with a 150-year-old history and a great place to buy antiques. It is still a hub for stolen products, as the name says. Indulge in shopping for vintage products and be awestruck at the variety you come across. Here, you will find stolen cars and car products, scooter parts, antiques, second-hand items and various other vintage stuff like old movie posters, musical instruments and so much more.
How to get there: You can reach CST and take an auto/cab from there to reach Bhendi Bazaar.
2. Fashion Street
This one name has been etched in my mind since my younger days. Being a Delhite, as I can totally understand the importance of Sarojiini Nagar, I know what a fan-following this market has. Come here to shop for stylish and fashionable clothes at dirt-cheap prices, but do not forget to hone up your bargaining skills before coming!
How to get there: Reach Churchgate station and then walk for 5 minutes to reach the market.
3. Dharavi’s Leather Market
This market is famous for its genuine leather products like wallets, handbags, backpacks, folders, passport covers, jackets, belts, boots and many more.
How to get here: Reach Sion station and walk for 10 minutes to arrive at the market.
4. Linking Road
Heard most in a 90s song starring Salman Khan and Raveena Tondon, the market on this road is home to an amazingly stylish collection of affordable and vibrant clothes, shoes, bags and accessories.
How to get there: You can take an auto/cab from the Bandra station to reach this market.
5. Crawford Market
An old-style market dating back to the British Raj, this hub for wholesale products is housed in a historic colonial building. Come to this favourite market of locals and experience the old-world charm, shopping for groceries, fresh produce, electronics, party décor and home décor items.
How to get there: Reach Marine Line station and hire a cab to get to the market.
6. Kabutarkhana Market
Located around the iconic heritage Kabutarkhana Circle, this market is an ideal place for shopping for Maharashtrian sarees, dress materials, utensils and cosmetics at wholesale prices.
How to get there: Reach Dadar station and walk for 5 minutes to get to this market.
7. Dadar Flower market
Right next to the Dadar railway station lies this fragrant gem that sells umpteen varieties of flowers from indigenous to the most exotic ones. Previously known as ‘Phool Gali’, this market stocked with vibrance and colours is sure to tinge your senses!
How to get there: Reach Dadar station and head out to the market located right below it.
8. Oshiwara furniture Market
For a fabulous collection of old, second-hand furniture and beautiful antiques, head to Oshiwara Furniture market. This market has a huge variety of all sorts of furniture items such as bookshelves, cupboards, study tables and the likes, which are either old antiques or second-hand products and available at highly competitive prices!
How to get there: Reach Ram Mandir (West) station and walk towards the Oshiwara Bridge to get to the market situated near it.
9. Musafirkhana Market
This is actually a small street with various shops where you can find crockery items and kitchenware at wholesale prices. If you are looking for silver utensils, then this the place to visit.
How to get there: Get down at Marine Lines station and hire a cab to reach this market.
10. Lamington Road
Mumbai’s counterpart to Delhi’s Nehru Place Market, this area sells computers, computer accessories, electronics, wireless equipment and other gadgets at unbelievable prices. However, be wary of the ‘China-made’ stuff that is easily available here as the quality can be questionable.
11. Bhuleshwar Market
For all the wedding shopping, come to Bhuleshwar Market that deals in fabrics, sarees, lehengas, dress materials, footwear, pooja items, imitation jewellery and so much at jaw-dropping prices! A little walk of 5 minutes will get to Zaveri Bazar which is the largest jewellery and diamond destination in Mumbai.
How to get there: Exit at the Charni Road station and hire a cab to reach the market.
12. Manish Market
This market is known for its affordable variety in cloth material, imported chocolates, toiletries, electronics, Chinese replicas and home décor items.
How to get there: Reach Marine Lines station and hire a cab to get to the market.
13. Elco Market
Located on Hill Road, this is a popular street market that houses an amazing collection of ethnic wear and street food! Shop here for traditional clothes, readymade or unstitched, at throwaway prices.
How to get there: You can reach the Bandra station and take a cab/auto the reach the market.
14. Hindmata Market
This market located in East Dadar is a haven of traditional wear like sarees, suits, lehengas, sherwanis, unstitched dress material and dupattas and various other items like formal wear, Turkish bath towels and upholstery at prices below the MRP. The market is most known for a great variety of traditional Punjabi outfits.
How to get there: Get down at the Parel station which is the nearest to the market and grab a bus/auto/cab to reach here.
15. Colaba Causeway
Known by many as the ‘heart of Mumbai’, Colaba Causeway is a shopper’s paradise! Come here to shop from a vast variety of clothes, accessories, home décor items, antiques and so much more at unbelievable prices. Shop from roadside vendors for clothes and jewellery, especially earrings, at throwaway prices or hop into the glamourous boutiques for a more refined variety.
How to get there: Get down at Churchgate station and hire an auto/cab to the shopping street.
16. Natraj Market
This Malad West market is located right by the railway station and hence, is an easy find. Natraj market is known to be a hub of traditional/western clothes, décor items, jewellery, imitation bags and so a plethora of other things at wholesale prices. This is one of the most happening markets of Mumbai, especially during the festive season.
How to get there: Get down at Malad station and walk for 5 minutes to reach the market.
For Mumbaikars, this article just reiterates what they already know, and most might have experienced the joy of budget shopping at these places. For others who prefer budget shopping at wholesale prices, we hope we’ve given you a lot of options to shop at for the next time you head to Mumbai. So, grab those wallets and enjoy your shopping!