Mumbai offers spectacular prizes at every price point for shoppers, many who arrive with an extra suitcase in anticipation of the enticing bargains and fashion finds. Convenient and close to The Chedi Mumbai, Phoenix Park City in Kurla (14 kilometres from the hotel) is the largest shopping mall in India with 600 stores selling both Indian and international brands, a 14-screen state-of-the-art multiplex cinema, 70 restaurants and KidZania, a rightly popular children’s play zone. (Open daily 11:00 am to 11:00 pm).
For our guests curious to shop the ‘real’ Mumbai, have a look at our insider addresses.
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Also known as Thieves Market, this is the place for those who revel in the frenzied cacophony of flea markets and love to haggle. You will be bypassing the savvy boutique owners from New York and London who come here to stock up on everything from beaded bling to antique Indian furniture, then mark up their finds for sale back home.
(Distance from hotel: 40-minute drive or 30 kilometres)
This festive street market appears like a never-ending jumble of stalls proffering every conceivable item. Those with a keen eye for fashion and value, and with the patience of a sadhu, will be rewarded with very wearable souvenirs.
(Distance from hotel: 40-minute drive or 35 kilometres)
What glitters really is gold at Mumbai’s most famous jewellery market where serious gold and gem dealers like Dwarkadas Chandumal, Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri and Dhirajlal Bhimji Zaveri stand alongside independent boutiques also worth a gander. Those who eschew diamonds in favour of authentic Indian tribal style will also be well served by this bounty of bling. Distance from hotel: 45-minute drive or 30 kilometres
Crawford Market: Listen for the azan, or call to prayer, wafting over this chaotic wholesale produce market in a predominantly Muslim neighbourhood near Zavier Bazaar. Come to admire the wholesome spectrum of India’s freshest fruits and vegetables, and collect the inexpensive, made in India items sold here as well.
(Distance from hotel: 45-minute drive or 30 kilometres)
STAND OUT STORES
Steps from the waterfront, this on trend boutique highlights the most talented names in India fashion today, like Manish Arora and Rajesh Pratap Singh, as well as thoughtfully curated picks among up-and-coming local labels. The inexpensive costume jewellery selection by the register offers a dash of Indian fashion without serious investment.
(Open daily 10:00 am to 9:00 pm)
The poster girl for contemporary Indian style, Maithili Ahluwalia shares her natural flair with international jetsetters who would detour to Mumbai just for this lifestyle emporium. Fabulous finds include her mother Jamini’s well-priced accessories and the extremely wearable clothing by an exceptional in-house design team.
(Open daily 10:30 am to 7:30 pm)
Owner Tarun Tahiliani has an eye for local genius, which becomes apparent as one wanders among the sparkly frocks and colourful clothing at this highly respected address for Indian couture with its magnificent detailing at less than European fashion house prices and in a wider size range.
(Open Monday to Saturday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm)
This rainbow of Indian printed silhouettes never screams, “I am just back from India” so anyone can integrate a tunic, coat or dress into an everyday wardrobe back home. Fabindia sources their fabrics and products directly from over 7,500 artisans across India to help maintain traditional hand loom weaving and printing techniques. Their outlet in Hiranandani Business Park is located just a few minutes from The Chedi Mumbai in Powai.
(Open daily 10:30 am to 9:30 pm)
Straight from Jaipur, this ode to all things vegetable-dyed and hand-block-printed on cotton will have you covered from head to toe, plus your bath, bedding and travel accessories too. Rasik Niwas, Metro Motors Lane, Dr. A. R. Rangnekar Marg, Off Hughes Road.
(Open Monday to Saturday 10:30 am to 8:00 pm)
Founded in 1839, this lifestyle and homewares complex tops every serious interior designer’s Mumbai to do list. Whether you are planning an extreme Indian makeover or simply considering adding an exotic antique or two, this elegant collection offers the most comfortable shopping experience of its kind in Mumbai and knowledgeable sales staff to guide your selection.