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About Fashion Street

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Best Shops In Fashion Street

About Fashion Street

If you thought that with the arrival of Amazon, Myntra, Jabong and other e commerce sites in India, girls would prefer to sit at home and shop, then think again. A visit to Fashion Street in Mumbai can tell you a different story altogether.

Fashion Street: Shopping for Fashionable Items

Fashion Street in Mumbai – Well, the name says it all. It is every teenager and college goer’s dream shopping destination.

Located just a stone throw from the Churchgate Station and the famous Gymkhana Sports Club, it is a popular Mumbai shopping market among tourists and locals alike. It is a cluster of shops 300+ shops that stretch for over one km.

Famous for its ready-made dresses and tops, it also boasts of a wide variety of imitation jewellery, cosmetics, bags, wallets & watches, belts, and shoes. From shopping for babies to shopping for modern women, Fashion Street certainly caters to a variety of shopping requirements.

In the year 2011, Fashion Street also signed on to the green movement and stop using plastic bags. Now they use either paper bags or other bags which are biodegradable.

International Brands @ Fashion Street

Up until a few years back, it was only famous for the cheap clothing and bargain hunting. Fashion Street has upped its game now and branded apparel is available in plenty. Apparel from international brands that are manufactured in India and are probably export rejects are also available.

Denims all the way @ Fashion Street

If you are interested to check out pieces of denim, the fabric that is universally loved by men, women and teenagers , then you should try the cluster of shops in the middle of this shopping market. It is directly opposite to the bus lane.

They have rompers, jumpsuits, jeggings, dresses and also a variety of normal jeans. The leggings start from as low as Rs 200/piece, jeans are at Rs 700/pair. You can bargain too.

The only downside is that they do not have any trial rooms. You can always ask for a receipt if you wish to return the jeans at a later date after trying it on.

Shop for Stylish Garments, Accessories & Imitation Jewellery

Ahh now for imitation jewellery! Fashion Street has a lot of fashion accessories such as anklets and toe rings that are in vogue. Handmade jewellery is available at rock bottom prices. Also available are men’s accessories and shoes at extremely reasonable prices.

Footwear & Bags @ Fashion Street

Cross over to the other side of Fashion Street.  In addition to garments, this is where you are likely to find footwear and bags. From simple jute bags to funky bags, there are literally heaps of bags. One of the attractions on this stretch are the purses. Bags & purses in all shapes sizes & colours are available at the most reasonable prices.

You can buy one for every day of the week. Look for ethnic sling side bags with traditional embroidery & embellishments. Again, it will cost only Rs 300/bag. Next, look for footwear at the beginning & end of the street. This is where they sell sandals for as low as Rs. 100 a pair. They may not last too long though.

You would be very truly astonished by what Rs 2,000 can do to boost your wardrobe after a trip to Fashion Street. You could have very well bought your wardrobe for half the year.

Be cautious, you will have to wade through crowds of enthusiastic shoppers, salesmen shouting at the top of their voices and not very comfortable surroundings.

What next after Fashion Street shopping?

After all the handwork, if you are in need of some local refreshments, head to the main entrance of the Gymkhana Club, alongside Fashion Street. The Rs 30 pizza and a staple called Vada Pav are the local favorites. Or if you walk towards the Gateway of India, there are a number of restaurants starting from McDonalds to fine dining.

How to Reach?

Fashion Street is at a walking distance from the CST Station and the Churchgate Station.

 

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  • The term Santa Cruz comes from the Portuguese words meaning “Holy Cross”, a reference to a 150-year-old Cross located on Chapel lane in Santacruz. The then British Government set up RAF Santacruz, a military airfield, in 1942. It was home to several RAF squadrons during World War II from 1942 to 1947. The airfield was transferred to the Indian Government for civilian use upon Independence,[4] and came to be known as Santa Cruz airport, the city’s main airport.- WIKI Some of the best Mumbai shops for wedding wear dresses can be found in the Santa cruz Shopping Market . There is a row of popular shops at a particular junction. Roopkala, Kalki, MirrorMagic are situated in the main SV( Swami Vivekanand ) Road in the Santacruz Market . Samrat , Seasons and Aishwarya Design Studio are in the Station Road, which is perpendicular to the main road . There is also TribhovanDas Bhimji Zaveri, one of the top jewelery houses of India ,which is situated in SV Road . The main SV Road is a busy thoroughfare and parking is a challenge . There is the Sacred Heart Boys High School and Sacred Heart Church in this road. The Station Road is even more crowded with shops lined on either side of the road. There are shops for costume /imitation jewellery , cotton dresses & tops, cotton nighties and baby’s and children’s dresses and of course utensils and all household plastic goods. Mumbai shopping for footwear, shoes and sandals can also be done here . The jootis the traditional Indian footwear are available in plenty . They are closed shoes with some patterns on the top. While there are several street shops and the prices there are very reasonable ,the quality of the products is not guaranteed. Caveat Emptor is the policy that is practiced. The garments and sandals could last a season . There would be no guarantee beyond that . There are several autos that ply the route to & fro from the Santacruz station. The vehicles travel at great speed and pedestrians are advised to be carefull while walking here . This road is chaotic and noisy.
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