“Fashion Street Market (FS) is cheap street side shopping destination of Mumbai just like Linking Road at Bandra. Known as ‘The bargain bin for cheap vfm (Value For Money) clothes’, A huge street side shopping is located at MG Road near Churchgate that goes till Metro Cinema at Marine lines with varieties of latest fashion clothes and accessories for all age with more then 100 shops adjacent to street in a row. Experience this trendy Fashion Shopping destination, famous for its cheap and best bargain deals for ready made clothes, artificial fashion jewellery and lots more attracting major youngsters / youths..”
Unlike other fashion stores located at famous malls of Mumbai, Fashion Street is located just opposite Tata office building (Previously VSNL) on Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Road at Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Marg with about 100 to 150 street side clothings shops in a row of this road side market.
Fashion street is Open on Sunday (So never closed) and distance from churchgate station is hardly 2 Km which talks not more than 5 minutes walking. Quite famous for its trendy and latest clothes lines at much cheaper rates among youth of Mumbai, this street has range and varieties of things on sale to offer to Mumbai shoppers like Jeans, T shirts, Skirts, Fashion accessories, Earrings, Shoes, Hats, Ladies and Gents belts etc. Online shopping of fashion street shops is not available as its a pure street side experience only.
If you want to enjoy and want to feel what it is like doing street side shopping in Mumbai, this is the perfect location. A point to note is that you are actually wasting your time if looking out for some designer sarees or other clothes collections here.
This street has all latest fashioned and designs of garments, As usually called locally export quality material and goods basically from customs of all varieties, sizes like XL and double XL (XXL) and shapes for made in China, India and Other International country clothings trends. But in reality if asked any good source, He will say it is all manufactured at Tirupur. But as time changes, already in 2017 we see varieties and branded clothings available at fashion street and other locations like Colaba causeway market etc.
Street Side Clothes Shops
This particular street in Mumbai is famous for shopping of trendy Jeans, Track pants, Capris, Shirts, Skirts, Tops, Skimpy Night Wears and Toddlers clothes. Also available at many shop are varieties of latest fashion artificial accessories and others for male, females and unisex like Earrings, Neck wears, Sports shoes, Kolhapuri Chappals and Mojris, Belts etc for all age.
One should keep a note that defective clothes are often found which may go unseen if you do not cross check every other inch of the outfit you purchase. This usually happens when someone is out for shopping late evenings, Crowded days, During major Sale and Discount days. Sellers at fashion street do exchange the same if bought within a day or two, So post shopping if you see any defects then bring back same within limited time period.
Bargaining at Fashion Street
Be a smart buyer, show your bargaining skill here and get the best deal by saving lots of money with perfect bargain. A tip for fashion street buyer is to quote almost half or even lesser the price quoted initially for any fashion accessories or clothes and settle the deal at 60% to 65%. Step by step guide on how to bargain in Mumbai with example is all available at the link i just mentioned, So do not miss the street side bargaining fun too.
Revamp Of this Street Shopping Heaven
Almost 25 year old street shopping experience of Mumbai may soon see a facelift, Or say face-down as the revamp plans are under process and according to some initial design put up, Complete fashion street may go underground due to the reasons that currently complete view of Cross Maidan which is exactly behind the stalls / shops have been blocked for pedestrians and everyone going through the patch.
More innovative designs to revamp this shopping heaven are proposed which will not require the underground shifting plans. These 1×1 metre shops can be adjusted and about 65% to 70% view can be unblocked which will keep the shopping experience intact and will not require any shifting.
All licensed stall owners with business running since last 20 to 22 years agree upon the new plan with one single concern of loosing the footfalls if revamp took them underground. So with cross fingers they expect a revamp plan that will impact not negative on their current business as that is the only source of Income and bread butter for their family.
This busy street is basically all days open from morning 11:00 till late 8:00 pm, but best time to shop is between 12:00 to 4:30 as little less crowded, no darkness to understand and check your deal properly. Saturdays and Sundays is major crowded here, Also public holidays.
Fashion Street Address and Map
Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Marg, M G Road, Marine Lines, South Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Land Mark : Opposite Azad Maidan and VSNL Telecom Building.
How to Reach this Street
Two major railway station locations to reach fashion street are ‘Churchgate’ on Western Railway Route and ‘CST’ on Central Route, Both are starting stations from south of Mumbai. Exactly in middle of this two station is this famous old building called VSNL, which is connected to this fashion street. Alternately if you can reach here via Marine Line station (East) which is very next station after Churchgate.
Walking distance is hardly 10 minutes, So it is preferred to explore other streets around and reach this shopping destination.
Via Taxi : Reach in Minimum fares (See Digital Metre) to reach from any railway stations as mentioned above.
Other Famous Streets for Fashion Clothes and Accessories
Already mentioned in the link above are Bandra Linking Road and Colaba Causeway, More to the list is below locations around Mumbai.
- Andheri Saki Naka : Shop-8, Gupta Sadan, Mohili Village, Pipe Line, Saki Naka, Mohili Village, Mumbai – 400072
- Andheri RNA Shopping : Shop 16 and 17, Ground Floor, Krystal Plaza, RNA Shopping Centre, Andheri (west), Mumbai – 400053
- Mini Fashion Street Prabhadevi :Dollar Wadi, 16/Prabhadevi, Opposite Prabhadevi Road, Mumbai – 400025
- New Fashion Street Ghatkopar : V P Bhatia Bulding, J V Road, (Also known as Khote Lane), Ghatkopar Mumbai – 400086