Once you are done with all the touristy things in Mumbai, I recommend that you leave the big bling behind and head over to these thrifty markets for some real earth-shaking cheap shopping.

Colaba Causeway

This is one of the best places to pick every ethnic accessory in your mind. I would recommend checking out the colorful slippers and bags. Also, when I say ethnic, I don’t mean to limit your expectations. It’s just that I think there is no better thrift market in Mumbai for ethnic shopping than this place.

Linking Road

This busy place is full of chaos, and beautiful colors. You can find a huge variety of clothes and accessories in this place. However, if you are a bad bargainer, I would not recommend going alone; OR you can use a popular trick – no matter how much price the shopkeeper quote, slash it down by 50% to 60% and bargain.

Lokhandwala Market

Shopping in Mumbai is fun, thanks to places like these. This place is filled with shops and roadside vendors that sell replicas of almost any brand you have on your mind. Again, bargain!

Hill Road

This is yet another popular thrift shopping destination. This place offers everything on your shopping list. However, you can also find some home-grown showrooms in the market that sell decent quality stuff and at a very competitive price.


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Fashion Street

This place is literally ‘dominated’ by fashion. It is popular among college goers. Plus, it is one of the few markets that have amazing trends for men as well.

Natraj Market

If you are willing to spend a little above the thrift prices, Natraj Market is a gem. It has traditional as well as modern offerings and cater to every occasion and need in style.

Purnima Madaan
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  1. I just wish I read your article a week before. I was in Mumbai last week ans and was looking for a guide for cheap shopping!

  2. Colaba and bandra are my favourite places where i get the most trendiest places. Well curated post for newbies in Mumbai to shop.

  3. I really love shopping. And now when I come to Mumbai next, I will know exactly where to go ?

  4. These places seems awesome, thanks for sharing.. My personal favourite is Hill Road and linking road ?

  5. I just love Colaba market for all latest and economical shopping…you have listed great places in Mumbai to just hop and shop

  6. I really really really needed this article, I am in traveling to Mumbai and was looking for someplace for cheap shopping. I will definitely visit these, at least 3 if not all and will share my experience too.

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