2 words….Street Shopping! Mumbai is littered with stalls, markets, hideaway shops, and pop-up racks full of brilliant finds! I decided to venture out and take to the street shopping I had heard so much about….and a brand new love affair began!
You may have noticed that this is Part 1 of the post. Let’s just say I found a LOT of bargains!
Prints are HUGE this season….the quirkier, the better! I picked up these bargains for practically nothing. Most I haggled for, which to be honest, I am pretty good at! You’d be surprised how hard you’ll fight for a piece you really want to take home! Blazing hot and humid weather didn’t stop me! It wasn’t pretty….but who cares?! I got what I wanted!
It’s understood that the first price you hear in street markets is not the price you’ll end up paying here in Mumbai. Haggling is an artform in itself. Cutting the first price heard by 50% takes some serious balls! At the same time, it adds a certain “je ne sais quoi” to the whole street shopping experience.
My first find was from this shop. Nestled amongst several other ‘western wear’ shops, I was instantly drawn to this one as a quick look through the front window hinted at possible quirky prints.
Just look at these prints! Rows and rows of fun tops, bottoms, jackets, and more!
And here’s my find! How adorable is this ice-cream shirt??!! I can’t wait to pair it with a high waisted A-line skirt or some distressed jeans!
A close-up of the print….
Too cute! And it only cost me 1050 rupees! Bargain! No haggling here, though. This place has ‘fixed’ prices. Flutter is on Waterfield Road, Bandra West.
When strolling along the Linking Road market, I spotted some tasty bits, but so as not to give anything away to the vendors, I approached each stall with body language that read indifference, and my bitch resting face.
I recognized a print…..
I was sure I had seen this print before. Was it Topshop? River Island? I couldn’t remember…but I knew it was high street! I asked to take a closer look, and voila….
An adorable H & M romper! As I secretly vowed to make this piece a part of my collection, I showed no emotion. My practiced pokerface was in full view. After a few minutes of sweaty bartering, I paid just 400 rupees for this baby! Welcome, tiger romper. You are already loved.
This adorable flamingo-y crop top also found it’s way into my closet for a mere 250 rupees!
Tucked away behind a few street stalls on Hill road in Bandra, I found this shop….
Along with the lovely shopkeepers, one will find a wide variety of funky printed dresses and tops. Here’s what I came away with….
Granted it doesn’t look like much….but look closer….
Vintage telephones, hem detailing, and buttoned shoulders? Gorgeous!Think pin curls, red lips, cinched waist belt, and chunky heels. *sigh* And all for only 500 rupees!
If you’re interested in how to style quirky prints like these, lookout for my upcoming posts!
And don’t forget to follow me…..
As always, I’d love to hear from you! Have you picked up any bargains lately? What quirky prints will you be rocking this season?