Mumbai - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

Yes, there is nothing you cannot buy in India. If you're a willing buyer, you will find a willing seller. - Jul 2023

Yes. There is so much to buy: jewelry (both real and costume), furniture and fabric/clothing are the most common purchases. You can also get some traditional artwork. - May 2023

Yes, lots of fun everything listed above. - Feb 2023

Rugs. Wood crafts. Picture frames are real cheap here. - Aug 2021

Yes, tons of opportunities to do shopping for handicraft and artwork. People also buy furniture here. I bought a lot of hiking gears from Decathalon, which is a cheap version of REI. - Nov 2020

Absolutely. AMAZING textiles and home goods especially. And lots and lots of jewelry. - Aug 2019

Ganesh idols. Saaris and kurtas and other beautiful clothing made here. Rugs, handicrafts, jewelry, and furniture, mostly from Rajasthan but available in Mumbai. Antique-looking astrolabes, telescopes, chess sets, and Bollywood posters. - Mar 2019

Yes. - Jan 2019

Yes so I hear, but I keep getting higher expat prices only - May 2018

Yes. There are great crafts, furniture, and antiques. If you can't find what you want, you can find someone who will make it for you for cheap. - Jun 2017

Wood work and other unique things. - Aug 2015

Semi-precious stones/jewelry, leather goods, custom furniture. - Mar 2014

Brass articles. Steel, steel, and more steel! Indians use steel for everything. You get excellent steel dinner sets for like US$100! You may also wish to buy the latest android phones at dirt-cheap rates. - Feb 2014

Beautiful paper stationary. Crafts, Shawls, handmade furniture, handmade anything. - Aug 2013

Chor bazaar (Thief's Market) has cool antiques and knick-knacks. I love the paper products at Chimanlal's. Fabindia, The Bombay Store, and Contemporary Arts and Crafts have traditional and modern Indian furnishings, textiles, decorative items, toiletries, and edibles. - May 2013

Any number of handicrafts, knick-knacks and carpets. - Feb 2013

Saris, kurtas, Ganesh statues, scarves, custom-made leather goods, couch covers, bedspreads, and table cloths, as well as lots of stuff from FabIndia! - Dec 2010

Bombay Sapphire? Does that count? - Nov 2008

Lots of wooden crafts to buy, if that's your thing. Beautiful sarees for women. - Aug 2008

Indian crafts are everywhere- Buddhist, hindu sculptures, rugs, pashminas- WOOD CARVINGS. - Jul 2008


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