Street shopping is like a treasure hunt, and knowing the right places and budget-friendly shops is extremely important. If you are planning to shop soon, do not forget to visit Kurla Chindi market in Mumbai for fabrics, pocket-friendly jewellery, and more.
Money can’t buy happiness, but if you know the right shopping spot, you are going to be on a happy trip. Talking about budget shopping in Mumbai and not mentioning the Kurla Chindi market would be a big miss. This market is perfect for bridal shopping, and if you like getting your clothes stitched, then this is the perfect place for you! Get ready, eat some pani puris from Sheetal and start your shopping hunt!
Get the right Fabric!
You will find quality fabrics in any material you want. From silk to georgette, to chickan Kari, to organza, to brocade, and to Banarasi, you name it, and the shops will have it. You can get your hands on these fabrics, and get your lehenga, kurta, blouse, or anything stitched from the local tailors. This market is also known for selling scarves, strolls, kurtas, crockery, and laces. We were able to buy a cool crinkled scarf for Rs.40, which lasted for more than 3 years.
At the start of this busy lane, there is a portion on the right side, where you will find many ready-made outfits, such as lucknowi pants, cotton kurta, scarves, bed sheets, and more. Right opposite this section, there is a line of shops that offers cloth accessories such as tassels, laces, buttons, aplic flowers, and more. In this lane, you’ll find products between Rs.50 to Rs.1000.
Shop for the bride!
When you walk through this lane, you’ll find many shops selling heavy bridal outfits like Chaniya Choli, Sharara, gharara, and saree. Here, use your bargaining skills and get your hands on outfits in less than Rs. 25K. In the same lane, you will find enough shops for bridal accessories too. The rule remains the same, which is to bargain as much as you can.
The China market
So, it’s a huge shop, where different sellers sit with their products. Under this one roof, you will find everything. Right from the fabric, to jewellery, ready outfits, stoles, casual western wear, cosmetics, footwear and more. This place is always crowded, and trust us, you will end up buying something. Here, you will find products as cheap as Rs.50 and as high as Rs.4K.
This black jacket was made for under Rs.1000
The fabric used for the jacket: 12 meters of embroidered black net.
Ruffles: Plain black net
Lace: Golden, 10 meters
Crop Top: Silk, 1/2 meter.
Stitching was done at home.
Things to remember:
- Say half of the amount that the shopkeeper is asking for, as the price range is low.
- Check the product twice, as sometimes they end up selling damaged products.
- If you are here to buy a matching fabric, then carry the one you have with you, as nobody replaces anything.
- Since the market is close to Kurla station, you can get stuck in traffic.
- Carry a water bottle, as there are no eateries inside.
Where: Near Kurla station
When: Closed on Thursdays