Mangaldas market is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Mumbai. This market was established in 1893. It houses more than 100 shops in nine dingily divided lanes. The market is known as a major cloth centre with more than one lakh visitors’ daily. It is having 19 entry points. Shops situated here offer clothes, textile, and material in various prints, patterns and colors. Bargaining is the way to shop in this awfully crowded, but great market. Prices of clothes are generally much cheaper as compared with other shopping areas of Mumbai.
The best option for shopping is to first browse around the market and then decide what you want to buy. It is a great place to purchase traditional clothes, such as duppatas (the long scarfs atop the salwar kameez), both professional and amateur alike. The tiny shops are built on a raised platform and shopkeepers sit comfortably on gaddas (beds) placed on the floor. Most shops sell only a specific fabric. While one shop sells only silk, the other sells only printed cotton or synthetic polyester. You are assailed by a riot of colours, as pile upon pile of fabric, neatly folded like the stack of linen above catches your eye. Not only this, various types of shawls and stoles are also available here.
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