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Walking Tour of Stylish Mumbai Shopping in Bandra

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Shoes, Bags, Belts, and Accessories in Bandra Linking Road Mumbai
Walking Tour of Stylish Mumbai Shopping in Bandra

Rows of Shoe Stalls Line Linking Road, Bandra

Sharell Cook

Directions

Continue along Waterfield Road until it meets Linking Road. You'll know you're there when you reach the rows of street stalls overflowing with people and brightly coloured Indian outfits. Turn left and head along Linking Road.

What You'll See

A fusion of modern and traditional, and East meets West, where streets stalls contrast with brand name name shops. Find an Indian roadside food vendor on one side of the road and a Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet on the other.

Where to Shop

The street stalls tend to be grouped together according to the type of goods they sell. You'll come accross Indian traditional clothes first, followed by shoes, then bags and belts. Further along Linking Road is the territory of the brand name stores.

Grab a chic pair of shoes or bag from a street stall for $3.50, or pay $15 onwards at a shop. The decision is yours depending on how much you want to spend and the quality you're after. The sheer variety of merchandise and styles on offer can be bewildering. Therefore, it's recommended that you first take a good look around before buying anything.

What to Keep in Mind

Bargain hard at the street bazaars. As a rule, don't pay any more than half the quoted price, and its often possible pay less than this. The best method is to feign indifference about your desire for the item and even walk away if necessary. In most cases this will result in an immediate drop in the asking price.

Ending the Tour

As Linking Road stretches for quite a distance, you can end the tour along here whenever you feel that you've seen enough (or spent too much money!). Autorickshaws continuously ply Linking Road, so take one of these to return to your hotel or continue to your next destination.

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