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About Samrat

Indian Wear Dresses

On the way to the station from the main SV Road in Santa Cruz, Mumbai, there is a shop known as Samrat on the right side.

It is a fairly big shop. It is a two storied shop for ethnic Indian wear dresses such as palazzo pants, salwar kameez and lehenga cholis. It is an old & trusted shop and local residents shop in Samrat for wedding and casual wear dresses. Santacruz residents have the luxury of shopping in Samrat, Aishwarya Design Studio, Roopkala, Seasons, Kalki or Magic Mirror. All these shops stock a great variety of wedding wear dresses.


Samrat has another shop for fabrics by the same name.

Cottons, printed organzas, crepe, geoergette and several other fabrics are available by the meter in this shop. Both plain & printed fabric is available here.

Sequins @Samrat

If you are looking for dressy and shimmery fabrics (with mirror work), look no further than Samrat. Seqiuns in gold & silver fabrics are all available here.

There is a separate section for the beautiful Banarsi fabrics that are currently in vogue, thanks to the Hollywood celebrities promoting them. Banarsi fabrics can be used to make lehengas, palazoo pants, salwars, churidars, kameez and kurtis. They are versatile and very dressy with gold thread work.

Dupattas @ Samrat

They stock Phulkari dupattas and Banarsi dupattas in addition to unstitched salwar suits.

All your fabric needs would be taken care of in this Mumbai shop.

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Hill Road Market in Bandra

  • Bandra is one of Mumbai’s popular and posh localities. One of the major attractions that makes Bandra popular is the Hill Road Shopping Market . This shopping market is similar to the Janpath and Sarojini Nagar street shopping markets in Delhi. Hill Road (officially renamed as Ramdas Nayak Road) is an arterial road in Bandra .It stretches from the Bandra Railway Station road and S.V(Swami Vivekanand ) Road to the Mehboob Studios, leading to the Bandstand Promenade, the Bandra Fort & the Mount Mary church. There are hardware shops and few small restaurants as you enter Hill road. Lucky restaurant known for its biryani and Happy Book Store are important landmarks . Starting from the Marks and Spencer store building to the St. Peter’s Church are some of the best shops on Hill Road . Hill Road can be divided into three prominent areas , namely , the Sona Shopping Centre, the Elco Market, and the standalone shops. The Sona Shopping Centre has readymade garment shops, lingerie shops and tailoring establishments .Shops in the back lane stock tunics and casual wear dresses that are primarily export rejects. The Elco Arcade Center has ethnic wear shops . They have restaurants and food stalls in between the shopping markets and these are always crowded . The area is famous for its paani puri and chaat shops . Like any other street market, Hill Road reflects the local culture of Mumbai and its people. What to expect in the Hill Road Shopping Market – International retail stores ,mini shopping markets and tiny street shops . All shops, markets and street vendors sell readymade garments for both formal and casual wear , lingerie , fancy party dresses , imitation jewellery and footwear at very reasonable prices How to get there The Bandra Train Station is a mere 1 km from Hill Road. Best time to visit – 4 pm to 10 pm on weekedays. It is very crowded on weekends. How to shop Bargaining is allowed in many shops. No trial room is available in several of the shops . So know your sizes before you go shopping. Check the refund policy before you buy. There is no exchange or refund policy in many shops. Read reviews about shopping markets in Delhi
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Fashion Street

  • If you thought that with the arrival of Amazon, Myntra , Jabong & 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. Fashion Street in Mumbai – Well, the name says it all. It is every teenager and college goer’s dream shopping destination. It is similar to shopping in Janpath and Sarojini Nagar in Delhi. 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 & 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 can cater 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. 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 If you are interested to check out pieces of denim, the fabric that is universally loved by men,women& 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 Rs200/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. Ahh now for imitation jewellery. Fashion Street has a lot of fashion accessories such as payal( anklet) and toe rings that are in vogue. Handmade jewellery is available at rock bottom prices.Men’s accessories & shoes here at extremely reasonable prices. Cross over to the other side of Fashion Street. That 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 Rs100 a pair. They may not last too long though. You would be very truly astonished by what Rs 2000 can do to boost your wardrobe after a trip to Fashion Street. You could have very well bought your wardrobe for half the year. But be warned that you will have to wade through crowds of enthusiastic shoppers, salesmen shouting at the top of their voices and not very comfortable surroundings . What to do after your 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 favourites. Or if you walk towards the Gateway of India, there area 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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Colaba Causeway

  • Visiting the area around Colaba Causeway requires that you take the day off to do it. Right from morning until late evening, you’ll find a bunch of activities around the area. Colaba Causeway is close to the Gateway of India, a popular tourist spot in Mumbai where you can just hang around. You will never know how minutes become hours here as you watch the crowds swell during vacations and weekends. Come rain or shine, you’ll always find people here coming to catch a glimpse of the sea. Besides, there are also ferry rides available if the sea isn’t too choppy and the weather is calm. After a bout of sightseeing comes the first round of eating. For a quick snack, you can head out to McDees, Kamaths or Cafe Coffee Day. After this replenishment, you are ready to shop at Colaba Causeway. A street lined up with the eclectic side of India, the market has both road-side shops and proper stores. Since the road is flooded with foreign tourists, the rates are generally kept higher than normal. Take someone local around who can bargain shop for you here if you want to buy from the streets. The road-side vendors have the latest in clothing and accessories and give stiff competition to branded stores. You’ll find, bags, accessories, jutis, belts, scarfs, stoles and more here. Among the stores, a few like Curio Cottage and Aquamarine have become very popular among locals and tourists. After a round of shopping, you can stop to catch a movie at either Eros or Regal. You can visit the museum or walk around the area to check out the majestic buildings from the British era. You can end your day at Cafe Leopold or Cafe Mondegar for dinner. Don’t forget to stop by at Theobroma for cakes and dessert. Going to Colaba Causeway is truly a day well spent.
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