The cosmopolitan vibe of Mumbai deftly balances its global mind-set with a proud nod to local culture. And the shopping haunts in the city are no different. Explore the homegrown labels that populate its many by-lanes in these key neighbourhoods below.
But a word to the wise: snag some extra baggage allowance before you hit the shops.
Wearing its hipster cred like a badge of honour, Bandra’s leafy lanes are full of understated local stores and luxe Indian designers. Venture beyond Linking Road for insider gems the locals swear by.
Start at Fabindia
– its artisanal mix of clothing, bed linen, spices and beauty products is ideal for gifts. Saroj Fabrics
and Niharikaa Fabrics (+91 22 2648 5544) on Khar Danda Road are both treasure troves of fabrics, selling everything from printed cottons to handwoven Benarasis. Bargain hunters will be drawn to Hill Road’s street shopping, while fans of luxury brands won’t be disappointed by multi-designer boutiques Atosa (+91 22 2640 1029) and Ensemble
. For personalised bejewelled pieces, take a trip to Monisha Jaising
Don’t miss: The hand-embroidered chinkankari tunics and kaftans at Neemrana.