One stop shopping


Art and paintings



  • Book Point, Orient Longman, Ballard Estate, tel # 2696226, 2611972: This shop offers good discounts.**
  • Crossword, Mahalaxmi Chambers, near Haji Ali, tel # 4920253: The city's largest bookshop. Good children's books and toys too. As well as music. A place to browse. Child friendly. Stamp-sized cafe attached.**
  • Danai, Khar Danda Road, Khar, tel # 6487123.**
  • Fountainhead, C-401, Crossroads, 28 Pandit M M Malviya road, Haji Ali, tel # 4955149, 4955159, 4602108. Email: Fountainhead: The city's newest book shop and a large outlet.**
  • Lotus, S V Road, Bandra, tel # 6400199.**
  • Nalanda, Taj Mahal Hotel, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, tel # 2022514: Open till midnight.**
  • New Second Hand Bookstore, near Edward Cinema, Kalbadevi.*
  • Strand Book Stall, Dhannur Building, P M Road, tel # 2661994, 2051754: Offers great discounts.*
  • And the pavements stalls along DN Road and opposite the Central Telegraph Office and around Churchgate for new coffee table type books and second hand books. It is quite possible to make some lucky finds; perhaps some unusual classics or really ancient books that once had pride of place in an old Parsi home.*
  • For religious books try the book store behind Chetana Restaurant, Kala Ghoda, Fort, tel # 2844968 or the Osho book shop in the shopping arcade at The Oberoi, Nariman Point.** *Brass:**:


  • Tambakantha Bazar (Brass market), Kalbadevi, beyond Metro.* *Carpets:**:



    Casual Wear


    Children's Clothes


    Electronic goods -- Cameras, audio eqipment etc


    Festive Shopping


    Food and Groceries


    Furniture and Household Items like tablecloths, sheets, cushions, decorative bric-a-brac


    Gold, Silver and Jewellery

    Designer jewelleryWhen shopping for gold is is advisable to take a local with you. *Hand:**:

    Handicrafts and Souvenirs

    For any typical Indian handiwork from Kashmiri papier mache boxes to Kerala wood items and all sorts of statues and religious icons: Various state governments operate emporia at the World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade and elsewhere in south Bombay**. *Incense



    Indian style cards, stationary




    Men's Shirts






    Saris and Ethnic wear




    Sporting goods






    Spices and Tea


    Indian Sweets


    Tailoring for Men and Women

    Most of these shops stock cloth for making suits, shirts, skirts, blouses or dresses. They can often do a 48 hour or even 24 hour rush job. It is often best, if you can to give them a sample of what you would like to have tailored. Many of them however stock the latest catalogues from abroad for one to choose a design from. *Watches:**: