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14 Best Places for Bargain Hunters in Mumbai

As per my observation, shopaholics are always in search of a reason to get their shopping bags out. If you have seen the Hollywood movie ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic’, then you would know how addictive it is. 

If you are living in Mumbai, the hub of fashion, then be ready with your bags to explore several cheap places to shop for every possible item. These places will not just help you save some cash but also provide you a wide range of products provided you have good bargaining skills. It’s a treat for sure!

14 bargain places in Mumbai you shouldn’t miss:

So today we will provide you with a list of places perfect for bargains in every season. Get on your feet, test your bargaining skills and take home the best at an unbelievable price.

1. Colaba Causeway

The place has been winning the hearts of many college students, tourists and fashion enthusiasts. From baggy clothes to sleek party wear, you will find everything and anything here. The best time to visit this place is during the evenings as the vendors bargain easily and there’s much more variety available. Though the crowd will also be double, it will all be worth it. Do not be surprised if you come across Nike, Puma, Zara and many other brands being sold just like others. As the vendors say, they are all rejected pieces. Make sure that you check every piece before buying.

  • Location: Colaba Causeway, South Mumbai
  • Opening Hours: Morning till night
  • Nearest Railway Station: Churchgate and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station
  • Best to buy: Junk jewelry, clothes, books, handbags, watches, sunglasses, handicrafts, books, crystals, brass items and incense.
  • Travenix Ratings: 4.9/5

2. Crawford Market

It is believed that one can build an entire house, an aircraft and several other things from the products available in this market. The place is also famous for imported products like shoes, clothes, perfumes and much more. Enter the treasure-full wholesale area of huge Victorian buildings, vast corridors and vendors sitting in it. You will be surprised to know the lowest price of the products being sold there.

  • Location: Dhobi Talao, Fort, Mumbai 400001
  • Opening Hours: 9:30AM to 8PM and Sundays only till afternoon
  • Nearest Railway Station: Churchgate and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station
  • Best to buy: Cosmetics, grocery, home décor, furniture, novelty items, livestock and pets.
  • Travenix Ratings: 4.7/5

3. Chor Bazaar

This thieves market is not just famous for selling supposedly stolen goods but also for stealing from the visitors coming here. It is believed that what cannot be found anywhere can be found here. From a pin to a piano, you will find everything. The place has a secret market which opens at midnight to sell branded shoes worth INR 5000 at just INR 500/1000. Even we were surprised! Surrounded by old architecture and narrow lanes, it has the best vintage vibe.

  • Location: Mutton Street, between SV Patel and Maulana Shaukat Ali Roads, near Mohammad Ali Road, Mumbai.
  • Timings: 11:00AM to 7:30PM except Fridays
  • Special Market: There is a special Juma market held on Fridays
  • Best to buy: Antiques, bronze items, vintage items, shoes, artifacts, typewriters and more.
  • Travenix Ratings: 4.5/5

 4. Dadar Market

This place is a treat for early risers. When you visit this place before sunrise, you will come across huge trucks delivering blooming flowers in chunks. It is just like a rainbow but with flowers, along with their fragrance spread across meters. Being the largest wholesale flower market, you will come across hundreds of vendors who make fresh garlands to sell to wedding decorators, and much more.

  • Location: 302, Tulsi Pipe Rd, Dadar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400028
  • Opening Hours: 6AM to 8PM
  • Nearest Railway Station: Dadar Railway Station
  • Best to buy: Fresh flowers.
  • Travenix Ratings: 4.3/5

5. Zaveri Bazaar

All that glitters is not gold, but when it comes to this place, we are sure it is. The market does not just offer jewelry and gold but also, platinum, gemstones, silver and more. The best part about this market is that it also has brassware, antiques, toys dinnerware, furniture and much more. It has treasures hidden in every store, you just need the eye to find it.

  • Location: Sheikh Memon Street, Kalbadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400002
  • Opening Hours: 11AM to 8.30PM
  • Nearest Railway Station: Grant Road Railway Station
  • Best to buy: Jewellery, Vintage furniture and more.
  • Travenix Ratings: 4.1/5

6. Mangaldas Market

This retail market is a haven for fabrics, and has been providing quality textiles for nearly 100 years. The market has over 500 shops that cater to all requirements; housing different textiles like silk, cotton, denim, traditional Indian prints. Name the dress material and you are sure to find it here. The small lanes have plenty of options to choose from, depending upon the season, fashion trends and your budget. Once you visit this amazing market, do not be surprised if land up buying some extra fabrics because they have the reputation of offering good quality materials at cheaper rates, but only if you can bargain well.

  • Location: 321 3rd new lane Mangaldas Market 3 rd new lane, Lohar Chawl, Kalbadevi, Mumbai
  • Timings: 11 AM–9 PM. Sunday Closed.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Dadar Railway Station
  • Best to buy: Fabrics, Dress Materials
  • Travenix Ratings: 3.9/5

7. Irla Market

This is another delightful market for the shopaholics, where you can find toys, clothes, cosmetics and electronics. This market in Vile Parle takes you back in time when Alfa stores were the places to be. These Alfa stores have stood the test of time and still manage to attract the crowds. Each of these Alfa stores is numbered and houses products at affordable prices. If you want to experience the nostalgia of the by-gone era, then do visit Alfa stores.

  • Location: Shop No 5/6, Dadi House, Irla Rd, Vile Parle West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400056
  • Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Vile Parle Railway Station
  • Best to buy: Toys, Clothes, Cosmetics, Electronic Items
  • Travenix Ratings: 3.6/5

8. Lamington Market

This market near Grant Road is often called the “IT hub of Mumbai” as it is a wholesale market in electronic goods. It is a one-stop market for all the gadget freaks. Be it the trendy gadgets or everyday essential gadgets, this market has it all.

  • Location: 7, Lamington Rd, Krishna Kunj, Grant Road East, Shapur Baug, Girgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400007
  • Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Minerva Talkies Railway Station
  • Best to buy: Electronic Goods
  • Travenix Ratings: 3.4/5

9. Lohar Chawl

If you are looking for festive decorations for home or business, then Lohar Chawl is the perfect place to find lightings of all colours, shapes and sizes at a cheaper price than anywhere in Mumbai. From LED lights, string lights, lanterns or even electronic lightning for homes, many more can be found here.

  • Location: Lohar Chawl, Kalbadevi, Mumbai
  • Timings: 11 AM to 8 PM
  • Nearest Railway Station: Marine Lines (East) and CST at central route
  • Best to buy: Festive decorations for home or business like LED lights, string lights, lanterns
  • Travenix Ratings: 3.2/5

10. Hill Road, Bandra

This famous street shopping destination rules the hearts of many people. From trendy outfits to quality decor and lighting items, everything can be found here. These items are affordable and eye-catching too, which is why this market is so popular. There is something that will fit your budget only if you have the patience to stroll through these lanes for hours.

  • Location: Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai
  • Timings: 11 AM to 8 PM
  • Nearest Railway Station: Bandra Railway Station
  • Best to buy: Trendy Outfits, Quality Decor, Lighting Items
  • Travenix Ratings: 3.0/5

11. Heera Panna Shopping Centre

This market is a little different from all the other markets mentioned here as the prices here are usually fixed. You will find literally everything here like clothes, accessories, electronics and many other items that are ‘first copy’; thus making them cheaper than the usual market price.

  • Location: Dargah, Opposite, Bhulabhai Desai Marg, Haji Ali, Malviya Nagar, Tardeo, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400026
  • Timings: 10am–10pm
  • Nearest Railway Station: Mumbai Central Railway Station
  • Best to buy:  Up-to-date clothing, electronics, watches & accessories.
  • Travenix Ratings: 2.8/5

12. Matunga Market

This retail market has lots to offer from clothes, household items to fresh flowers and incense sticks that are available at cheap and affordable price. The lanes are always crowded with people who are in a constant search for finding the products at best rates. The flower is renowned for its variety and cheap rates.

  • Location: Matunga, Mumbai
  • Opening Hours: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Closed on Mondays.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Matunga Railway Station
  • Best to buy: Fresh flowers, dry fruits, clothes, incense sticks, and household items.
  • Travenix Ratings: 2.6/5

13. Hindmata Market

If you are searching for some Indian wear and Indian dress materials then, Hindmata Market is the best place because you can find quality materials at affordable prices here. The large variety of materials ranging from cotton, silk to georgette with Indian prints like bandini, kalamkari, and many others. Whether you are looking for unstitched dress materials for casual wear, for party wear or for weddings, you are sure to find something attractive here. This place guarantees quality products at great prices. You can choose to pick something from the streets or the stores according to your budget.

  • Location: Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marg, Dadar East, Mumbai
  • Opening Hours: 10 AM to 10 PM
  • Nearest Railway Station: Dadar Railway Station
  • Best to buy: Indian wear and dress materials
  • Travenix Ratings: 2.4/5

14. Gandhi Market

This market is located at the King’s Circle was set up after India’s independence. Initially, it was a cloth market but after a few years, it transformed into a buzzing market that was selling literally everything from vegetables to imitation jewellery. The market is always crowded as it offers products at throw-away prices to attract the customers.

  • Location: Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Rd, Namdev Koli Marg, Sion, Mumbai
  • Opening Hours: 11:30 AM to 8 PM. Closed on Monday
  • Nearest Railway Station: Sion Railway Station
  • Best to buy: Indian wear, Indian dress materials, kids garments and imitation jewellery.
  • Travenix Ratings: 2.4/5

Besides the above mentioned, there is also Lokhandwala Market, Natraj Market, Dharavi Leather market and many more which are locally famous for street shopping at amazing prices. In Mumbai, there is a station in every area which has a market spread around it selling products from clothes to fruits, mobiles to shoes, flowers to thread and much more. Instead of traveling so far, we first advise you to explore your local market and then move ahead to ones located further away.

Visiting these places with your personal vehicles would not do any good as they all require a lot of walking and exploring every store. If you are not a bargain kind of a person, take along a few friends or family members. You are now probably thinking of whether there is food available around these shops or not? Don’t worry, there is!

Plan your day, make a list of to-buy and try our shopping therapy sessions by visiting these places.

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