Chor Bazaar is a famous market place presenting a huge collection of vintage and antiques in Mumbai. This place poised on the Mutton Street, where one can grab vintage assortment of curios. Literally meaning “Thieves Market”, it is a chaotic street flanked by numerous antique shops, where anything, varying from old ship parts, grandfather clocks, gramophones, old English tea sets to crystal chandeliers, could bargain your interest.
This is basically an 'organized' flea market, where one has to rummage through junk and hopefully find treasures. The reason it is known as 'thieves market', is because it is assumed that goods sold there are stolen. Chor Bazaar is off the beaten path, but everyone knows about it. It is basically a maze of alleys.
Antiques like hardware, tools, wooden carvings, brassware, statues, figures, silver coins, engines, old timepiece, jewelry, etc are available in the bustling area. In case you happen to be an antiquarian or restorer, then this is a right place to visit. Victorian furniture can also be found here, that too, authentic one, which would definitely add grace to your rooms. While buying things from Chor Bazaar, the most important word to be kept in mind is ‘bargaining’ as the keyword in your mind. It is certainly a dreamland for antique lovers and one should never miss this atypical market on a tour to Mumbai.
Mutton Street, Opp. Shafi Masjid, South-Mumbai, 400002View Larger Map