Bengaluru is a city brimming with shopping spots – no matter you are a mall shopping person or street shopper, you will never be disappointed here. Right from budget shopping streets to large malls with all the expensive and exclusive brands, a shopaholic can fulfill all the desires in the city of Bengaluru.
If you live in Bengaluru and have little idea about its shopping culture, we have all the information for you. In case you are planning a trip to the city, do not miss these shopping destinations in Bengaluru. You won’t stop until you spend every penny you have!
Undoubtedly, the first name on the list has to e of the most popular spot for street shopping in Bengaluru, Commercial Street. It is the best place you can look up to for budget shopping. The street is replete with stores of shoes, clothing, accessories, knick knacks and jewelry. You won’t notice and hours will pass by shopping in the compact street buzzing with crowds.
Brigade Road is popular as an ideal hangout place in the city for both locals and tourists. You will find shops lined up on all sides along with stalls and hawkers selling watches, wallets and trinkets to exclusive apparel showrooms. Don’t worry about the prices, it is an ideal spot for budget shopping. If you feel hungry while shopping for hours, there are a number of good eateries, restaurants and even pubs. Get a refreshing drink once you are done with the shopping.
Majestic Market in Bengaluru is known for exported and local merchandise such as clothes, perfumes, electronic devices, footwear and various other items. If you are expert in the art of bargaining, you will just love this place. The market shares border with Burma Bazaar and Hong Kong Market that are famous for imported perfumes, bags and accessories.
M.G. Road is one of the busiest commercial areas in the city of Bengaluru. To all the shopaholics reading this, M.G. Road is a must-shop destination for you. Some of the popular saree stores in the area are Prasiddi and Deepam, known for its wide range of Silk sarees. You will also find men’s wedding suits and formal stores lined along the street. Not just clothes, M.G. Road has some of the best shops of souvenirs and traditional handicrafts and even oldest book store of India – Higginbotham’s Book Store, founded in the year 1844.
Missing out Chickpet market in Bengaluru is no less than a sin for shopaholics. It is the oldest shopping destination in the city having a history backing to 400 years. It is a local market famous for its wholesale dress fabrics and the exclusive range of sarees. Everything is put on sale at affordable prices. If you have an upcoming wedding to attend, it is the most suitable place to shop jewelries, dresses, accessories and you name it.
Malls in Bengaluru
Situated in Koramangala’s Hosur Road, The Forum is the first ever shopping mall inaugurated in Bengaluru. You can find all the standard brands with good collection and around 12 PVR cinema halls. There is a food court with all kinds of eateries. Among youngsters, The Forum is the best place to hangout on weekends.
Phoenix Market City
If you are thinking what to buy from Bengaluru on reaching the Phoenix Market City Mall, you are definitely confused by the extensive range of brands, right? Obviously! It is the largest mall in the city based on the area covered. There are more than 270 stores showcasing a perfect blend of national and international brands, a PVT multiplex and a large food court.
Mantri Square Mall
Mantri Square Mall, situated in Malleswaram is one of the biggest shopping malls across India in reference to its retail space of almost 1.7 million sq. ft. Besides the 200 shops in the mall, there are several good restaurants, a large food court, a scary house and INOX multiplex. Take a day out to explore the wide varieties here.
The third largest mall in the city, Orion Mall is the best designed and well-planned mall. It shares the same complex as World Trade Centre, Columbia Asia Hospital and Sheraton Hotel. There are not just shopping stores, PVR multiplex, a food court, Bowling area and restaurants, but the mall has a man-made lake with food stalls lined around it as well. It is a place rendering the most relaxing shopping in the city.
The Collection – UB City Situated in Vittal Mallya Road, UB City is considered as the first luxury shopping destination of India. Housing all the posh and premium brands, it is a place for people having deepest pockets. There is a good collection of restaurants and an ampitheatre. Even if you can’t afford shopping here, you can at least visit for its splendid architecture and the outdoor fountain.
So, the next time you fly to Bengaluru, spare a day for shopping at these amazing malls and streets.