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Lokhandwala Market, Mumbai Overview

A visit to Mumbai is, of course, incomplete without shopping for some nice clothes and accessories, and this is when the Lokhandwala Market comes to the rescue! This local market has gained much popularity over the past few years and is now the one-stop shop to ticking off all items from your shopping list on your next visit to Mumbai. Located in western Mumbai, near Andheri, the Lokhandwala Market is one of the most popular suburbs. The area is one of the poshest in Mumbai and also houses a large commercial and residential complex, but it is the long stretch of roadside stalls and shops that characterise the much loved Lokhandwala Market.

The market is located just 5 kilometres away from the Andheri Station and is famous not only for its convenient location and accessibility but also because it offers a variety of items at really affordable prices. One can find everything ranging from footwear to fruits, and from jewellery to electronic items in this single market, and the shopkeepers are willing to bargain too! This is perhaps why Lokhandwala is mainly famous amongst college goers, who can buy the latest fashion at affordable prices. From roadside Bhel and Panipuri to international chains such as McDonald's and Dominoes, there are more than enough options to tantalise your tastebuds.

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Lokhandwala Shopping

There is a high possibility that you will find everything that you are looking for in the Lokhandwala Market as it is the place to go to, in case you wish to upgrade your wardrobe and lay hands on the trending clothes and accessories. While passing through the shops, you will come across numerous boutiques and store that sell replicas of branded items at dirt cheap prices.

You can find footwear, electronics, household items, showpieces, dress materials, watches, belts, formals, scarves, wallets, saris, blouses, heels and lots of other stuff at the market. The market also has numerous fruit and vegetable sellers. Pakistani outfits are also available in bulk at the market, and so are adorable clothes for little kids. Also, the various jewellery shops in the market have some amazing designs in stock, which never fail to fascinate real gold and diamond lovers.

Lokhandwala Cloth Market

Tucked away in the busy streets of Lokhandwala Market, one can find fantastic shops that are literally hidden gems and sell great clothes at low prices. A shop by the name of Glitz And Glam hoards a lot of international brands and sells them at half the prices. It has some of the best global brands like New Look, Top Shop, Dorothy Perkins, Zara women and United Colours of Benetton. If boho-chic is your kind of style, then Moda Inn is the place for you. The shop stocks up on light and summery clothes, harem pants, cotton kurtas and tops and long and short kurtas in floral prints, monochromes and other varieties.

Print and Weaves is yet another store in the market that is especially famous amongst shoppers. They have a beautiful range of silks, chanderis, Maheshwari and colourful dupattas, and handwoven dupattas at the shop start from just INR 1000 each. BK Garment is the perfect shop to stock up on casual as well as formal clothes, since the shop stocks up on export clothing for women. Dresses, casual shirts and formals from Zara, Billabong, H&M and Loft can be found here, and start from just INR 300 each. Other shops like Zero Degree, Imagine, Clothes Rack, Boutique, Gattoos, Mellow Yellow and What's Up are also very popular, and well known for their variety of products.

Places to Eat

The Lokhandwala Market has numerous vendors that serve lip-smacking and delicious local foods, such as Pani Puri, Sev Puri and Bhel Puri. Favourite brands like Theobrama, Breadkraft, McDonald's, Dominos, Wok Express, Hanglas and Natural Ice Cream can also be found here. Do not forget to try out the scrumptious vegetarian food at the High Point Eatery, and the desserts and cakes at the Eden Cake Shop and Bakery.

Tips For Visiting Lokhandwala

1. While a few shops have a fixed price policy, many of the shopkeepers are willing to bargain, and therefore initially quote extra high prices. Keep that in mind before you decide to purchase any item.
2. Make sure that you carry enough cash with you as many shops do not accept plastic money or PayTm.
3. Do not forget to buy denim from the market. Right from shirts to dresses, Lokhandwala market is brimming with the denim trend, and the prices are way less than other outlets!

How To Reach Lokhandwala Market

The Lokhandwala Market is located on the Lokhandwala Complex Main Road in  Andheri West, about five kilometres away from the Andheri Station. It is easily accessible by all means of public transport, especially from Andheri, Jogeshwari, Versova, Oishiwara, Goregaon and Malad.

Chances of getting a good spot to park your vehicle are very less, and it is best to avoid taking your personal vehicle.

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