“Bandra’s Linking Road fascinates many for its street shopping experiences. Its one of the best places for road side shopping in Mumbai for latest trends clothings, accessories, shoes and more at Mumbai Suburban queen Bandra..”
Before detailing on anything else, Let me tell you that major its a much liked shopping place for girls for Shoes, Hand bags, Branded Cosmetics, Accessories etc. For boys the shops and choices are limited, But sure a fun place to shop as couple. Before hand, you must also know that such places land you up paying more if you really know how to bargain on streets of Mumbai during such shopping, Be it a place like fashion street or this.
Street Shopping at Linking Road
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Its Bandra, The fashion queen suburban of Mumbai. Be it inside branded stores or street, the shopping experience is delighting and one sure gets the latest trendy fashion products here at comparatively much cheaper rates with a bonus of bargain options.
So who shops here ? Literally everyone except few never had the feeling and fun of street shopping being in Mumbai city. One just needs enough time and be ready to sweat a little during summers. Often people from classy residency of Bandra are seen and sometime few television and Bollywood actors too. As i said, it not just the deal, But the fun and feel one likes to experience of this famous street shopping locations like Colaba Causeway, Bandra Hill road in Mumbai.
Its a Shopping Heaven for Girls : Not that their is no accessories or fashion clothing available for gents, But major road side small stalls, hawkers and shops inside have female products. For all age girl and women, best fashion clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories available, Just select your fashionista taste or just have fun window shopping.
Linking road is much more fun to street shop and food munching with options of major food chains and other branded showrooms and attraction places around like McDonald, KFC, Coffee Chains and more.
Fashion Clothings Cheaper and Best for Regular use : Talking about quality of Shoes and Clothings, They are trendy, fashionable and medium to good quality. It fits every pocket, be it a college going girl or a corporate working women persona or a home maker, Just walkin the streets opposite National college and one gets to know about latest happenings in terms of fashion.
Not all products are branded, A combination of branded and locally made good quality both are available here. A deal which can be said, worth the price. Small shops / stalls licensed by BMC in one row and other few inside building complex area and many more just as hawkers on streets.
Shops are smaller, it is crowded almost every day in evening, its hot too and people do sweat during summers, its chaotic, But it has its own fun to look of for best deal of your choice as varieties and range is huge. So is why people are very happy they get the best deal at such street shopping destinations of Mumbai. Prices are low and quality not bad compared to products in branded showrooms and shopping malls, People prefer purchasing major stuff from this street of Bandra West.
TIP : Peep in that crowd gathered around hawkers on road, Branded cosmetics are available at prices never imagined.
Bargaining at Linking Road : Many times i get comments and questions from foreign tourists exploring Mumbai for few days and want to have that street shopping experience. Often happens with anyone who visits other countries, People are clueless about price, bargain options and tips to get the best deal when it comes to shopping at such places.
They Often question, How to bargain at linking road ? What price to quote when seller quotes rate of particular product like Shoes, Accessories and Clothings ? And in reply of same i will simply request you to read the street shopping bargain article i detailed above. I Have detailed step by step with and example of how it happens, when to crack the deal and when just to move on showing you don’t need it at that cost.
Fun of Shopping at Linking Road : What my observation and personal experience says is, Location and surroundings plays and important factor when it comes to excitement and fun of street shopping. In Summer days, Although sweating, It fun to check at least 10 variety before finalizing the deal. Tired ? take a break and seat inside McDonald, KFC or any food joint you like right in front on linking road or just enjoy the Sev Puri, Pani Puri and Juice at stalls around.
Easy accessible, 15 minutes Walking Distance from Railway Station, Lots of food options, Street side yummy food and food chain brands like KFC, McDonalds, CCD and more, Easy alternative as another street shopping heaven ‘Hill road’ is hardly 20 minutes away in Auto.
Infact, if you have enough time, You must visit Pali Hill and Hill road that are connected and not far from Linking road. Pali Hill is a classy residential cum commercial area where many Bollywood celebrity resides connected to coastals of carter road and the very famous sea shore of Bandstand, all hardly 10 minutes from Linking road. Isn’t that all fun to shop and hang around with friends and family.
Seasonal discounts and offers also seen at those street shops. With Major bank ATM’s, Petrol station nearby, Shopper Stop mall and those food stalls having varieties like sandwiches, Juices, Tea and more adjacent to National College (Just Opposite Road Side), Is that less of fun time spent while street shopping ?
How to Reach Linking Road
By Train : 10 to 15 Minutes walking distance from Bandra Railway Station (West), Also auto available costing not more than Rs.25. For all those coming by local trains, Get down at Bandra towards West Side and if planned to walk and enjoy take right. After crossing Bandra Talao comes a traffic junction where Linking road starts.
By Road : For all those coming from far north of Mumbai or central route and suburban areas, Follow the National Highway 8 and take the flyover which straight goes to Reclamation and Worli sea link. Follow the SV Road sign and take RIGHT. On on SV Road go straight and On main road junction is your shopping destination.
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