Lose yourself in the world of books as you visit the Kitab Khana. This spacious store is known for housing a wide range of books pertaining to different genres. Whether you like romance or fiction, the place has something for every taste. In addition to the bestselling English novels and other books, the Kitab Khana features works by several regional language authors. While you browse through your newly bought books, you can sit back and relax at its in-house cafe and munch on the scrumptious delicacies served here.
Located within the bustling High Street Phoenix (Phoenix Mills), Palladium is a beautifully constructed building. With lush marble floors and a high ceiling housing luxury brands, Palladium is a sight for sore eyes. It houses the largest Landmark bookstore in a single floor space of 42,000 square feet, with one of he largest collections of books, movies, music, games and more. Also home to the Manchester United Cafe Bar, Palladium is a must-visit destination in central Palladium. Be there and live the experience!
South to the Gateway of India is Colaba Causeway, the commercial thoroughfare that is extremely popular with the tourists and locals. Glorified in all guide books, from Lonely Planet to Gregory Roberts' Shantaram, Colaba Causeway passes close to Sassoon Dock, which is the picture of hectic activity every morning as the fisherwomen unload and sort the catch that would be sold throughout Mumbai. The Causeway has some great restaurants from Delhi Darbar, Piccadilly, Cafe Churchill, Basilico, and the veritable institutions Cafe Mondegar (Mondy's) and Cafe Leopold (Leo's) are both found only a few yards away from each other. There are shops and vendors selling anything and everything under the sun. This is the place to come if you want to taste the flavor of the city that never sleeps.
Named after Bombay's first Municipal Commissioner Arthur Crawford, the elegant and covered Crawford Market faces the crowded inner city, dominating the skyline with its clock tower and steeple. A mix of Flemish and Norman architecture, Crawford Market was designed by Lockyard Kipling (father of Rudyard Kipling), whose cottage still stands at the J. J. School of Arts across the road. The spaces inside are divided into sections for fruits, vegetables and meat; a middle-class household's answer for inexpensive products. Over the years, Crawford Market has extended into the neighboring streets and also earned itself a new name- Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Market. Stepping into the over congested alleys is sheer madness, photo opportunities are plenty and needless to say, beware of the lurking touts.
Established in the year 1937 at the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Joy Shoes is an iconic shoe shop which offers upscale varieties of slippers, mojris and kolhapuri shoes. These shoes add to the dazzle of any traditional evening outfit. Hand-crafted from pure leather, studded with Swarowski crystals, these shoes are definitely worth the high prices you pay for them. Celebrities and upper-crust Mumbai socialites can be found shopping here for the perfect pair of shoes to wear to a gala or function.
A design house that reflects contemporary Indian style in its designs and provides living spaces for its customers that truly reflect their culture and style. Good Earth is the ideal place to shop for Dining & Entertaining, Bed Linen, Cushions and Home Décor. Good Earth Verandah is an extension of the flagship store, that is known for its unique unusual style in light design and other art objects.
India is known for its high quality precious stones and exquisitely designed jewelry that is matchless and incomparable! Visit Amar Gems and Crafts for a fine display of precious and semi precious multifaceted stone studded jewelry. Precious gems of the finest quality are used to create contemporary designs that will make you swoon. Sensational handmade gold and silver jewelry in popular designs will make you want to be a bride all over again. Also worth buying and gifting are the 'evil eye' accessories that claim to protect you from negative energies.
Looking for some traditional Indian bridal wear? The first name that comes to mind, is the empress of this field, Ritu Kumar. Touted as the pioneer of creative Indian apparel and the boutique culture, she began her journey venturing into the fashion world as early as the late 1960's. Years later, Ritu Kumar is synonymous with what is today termed as Indian fashion. In 2002, she decided to merge modernity with Indian eccentrics and thus Label came into force. This store is one of many that attracts young women who adorn the global woman lifestyle. Other outlets of this famous chain include boutiques at Phoenix Mall, Inorbit Mall in Malad and Label In Bandra., not to mention National boutiques in Delhi and Chennai, Bangalore and more.
Unmistakably unique and dazzling is the jewelery by Orra, which is part of the famed diamond manufacturing Rosyblue group. Introduced in 2004, in India, Orra now has 35 boutiques across 23 cities to its credit. Self-proclaimed as the diamond destination,it will cater to your diamond desire. Looking for that special ring too woo your love? Choose from the Kohinoor or the Solitaire Collection. If spirituality is what inspires you, then the Spiritual Collection is worth a look. Other locations in Mumbai include Inorbit Mall, Powai, Ghatkopar, Bandra, Vashi and Borivali.
Pepe Jeans have been a hot favorite among people across the globe. The fit and the stitch is too high in standard for comparison. The brand had launched many stores and outlets all over, after its inception in the U.K. This particular store in Mumbai suburbs stocks all the latest trends in denims and other accessories too. So if you cant get over the craze to own a Pepe, here's the place to grab one. This shop is located within the very popular shopping mall, the Inorbit Mall in Malad.
As the name describes, A to Z Footwear sells all types of shoes according to your requirement. They have shoes ranging from sports shoes, casual wear to formal wear. A-Z also has shoes in different designs and patterns so that they look smart and trendy. The place is located in close proximity of the station thereby making it a very viable option for shopping. Call to know their timings or for any other information.
Panshikar Samarthdugdhalaya also popular known simply as Panshikar is a household name in Mumbai. Be it any festivity, foodies turn to this shop for the best mithais (sweets). Various barfis, ladoos and pedhas are the most sought after, as these are commonly eaten and distributed during festivities and celebrations. Chivdas, farsan and other local delicacies too are available here. In summer you will find bright yellow Alphonsos and other mango varieties on sale. Some sweets like modak are available only during the Ganesh Festival.