Shopping in Mumbai


Everything in this store, including the wooden salad servers, pashminas and wall hangings (perfect for a little girl’s bedroom), is sourced in India. And shopping here supports hundreds of craft workers. The cotton blankets, lamps, mother-of-pearl-inlaid boxes and scented soaps make fabulous gifts. 210 Taj Building, DN Road, Fort (+91 22 6657 6069;


This place has been going strong for years and the vegetable-dyed, hand-block-printed cotton fabrics in lovely patterns, covering ready-made curtains, sarongs, crushed skirts and tablecloths, are still popular. But it’s the soft, deep, quilted bedspreads you’ll covet the most. Rasik Niwas, Metro Motors Lane, Dr AR Rangnekar Marg, Chowpatty (+91 22 2368 5761)

Mumbai is built on what was once an archipelago of seven islands: Bombay Island, Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, Colaba, Worli, and Old Woman’s Island.


Come here for prints, stationery, graphic-design books, magazines and maps. The shop’s look is all-white, a bit like an art gallery. There are one-off framed posters, notebooks made from recycled dictionaries and designs by Bombay Duck artist Sameer Kulavoor, including his limited-edition 100% Zine and The Ghoda Cycle Project, a fun, screen-printed and illustrated look at Indian bicycles. 43 VB Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda, behind Rhythm House, Fort (+91 22 2288 7070;

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