Diwali has always been special to me since childhood days mainly because I used to get some relief from the hectic school schedule. I have never been interested in buying tons of firecrackers because I have always been concerned about how it impacts the environment. So I celebrate Diwali by enjoying sweets and food and the family time that I get. The best part about Diwali is shopping (I’m shopaholic) and since Diwali is nothing less than Christmas in India, retailers and sellers bring out a wide range of sale and discount offers that attract instantly.
Many homeowners buy kitchenware and household appliances during Diwali at the best prices while kids are busy eyeing the best games and smartphones and gadgets. However, clothing, jewelry, household appliances, automobiles, and smartphones are among the top categories. With so many malls and shopping places around you can never run out of options in Mumbai, so you need to get started almost a fortnight ago and check out different places to find the best deals in the market.
Diwali is incomplete without brand new clothes and therefore we find people storming up some of the popular shopping areas. Mumbai has always remained one of the top places to buy clothes and there are many street shopping destinations in Mumbai where one can find the best clothes for men and women and kids depending on individual budget. If you are looking for top brands you can head to the nearest shopping malls and find local and global brands ready to offer you the best dress options. Here you can find more about the top 3 shopping malls in Mumbai for Diwali shopping.
If you are looking for budget and affordable range of clothes, I would recommend heading to Colaba Causeway and Fashion Street in South Mumbai. If you are looking for budget shopping you can also try the subway near CST as there are many shops there as well. Crawford Market is a great place for those who want to buy dress materials and get their clothes custom-made. You can also look out for Mangaldas Market where you can find great dress materials and clothes at a budget price.
Dadar is another great destination for shopping that you can get your hands on. If you are looking for some sarees and dress materials then you can find many shops and streets here that can offer you the right satisfaction. Bandra Linking Road is also among the top places where you can explore some shopping streets and get the best clothing and shoes that you can wear for Diwali celebrations.
Andheri, Malad, and Borivali also offer you wide range of shopping experience that you can look out for. On the Central line, Thane, Ghatkopar and Kurla are some spots where you can find great clothing shops that you can look out for. On the Harbor line, Vashi is the best place to shop some nice clothes and shoes for Diwali.
There are jewelry shops all over Mumbai so you can pick any of the local spots close to your residential place. However, there are some places in Mumbai where you can enjoy some wide range of options like Chira Bazaar towards South Mumbai that has many jewelry shops in a row offering you a better shopping experience. Some of the top jewelry shops like PM Shah and Waman Hari Pethe are here so you can enjoy some really cool jewelry shopping. Zaveri Bazaar is also a top spot for jewelry shopping towards South Mumbai. Santa Cruz is also a great spot where you can find jewelry shops along with Ghatkopar and Vashi.
Diwali is the right time when people decorate their homes and even renovate it. I usually prefer to head towards Crawford Market when I want to look out for something that I can use to enhance the interior of my apartment. Crawford Market is a one-stop destination for all the things I need for my home like bedsheets, pillow covers, window curtains, towels, bathrobe, toilet and bathroom accessories and much more.
You can also find here many different kitchen related items that you can use for Diwali celebrations. I would recommend A to Z (see pic above) for those who are looking for bedsheets and bath accessories. I love the vast range they have to offer which can be confusing, but as a shopaholic. I prefer more options to choose from.
You will also find some street stalls that sell Diwali lanterns and other decorative items so you can be sure that you will have some great time here shopping for Diwali. These shops are everywhere, so you don’t have to look for any particular area or neighborhood in the city.
If you’re looking for sweets and chocolates, I would once again recommend you to head to Crawford Market as they have this mammoth collection of sweets and chocolates that can make your Diwali celebrations sweeter.
If you don’t prefer these local brands, you can also choose some international chocolate brands available here in plenty.
For household appliances and kitchenware you can look for shops close to Crawford Market, or you can head to shops like Vijay Sales, Croma, Snehaanjali and so on. You can even buy them online to get great discounts and offers. There are plenty of other things that you can find here in the city and therefore I would recommend that you make a list of the things you want to purchase and plan your shopping trip accordingly. If you’re buying it from a street shop you may want to bargain and grab some of the best deals.
So, let me know what do you prefer shopping this Diwali?