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Elco Market- See it, want it, take it
A Sunday well spent; street shopping with street food in a budget of your convenience. Elco market has it all!
‘Buy, buy, says the sign in the shop window; Why, why, says the junk in the yard.’ Credits to street shopping; it’s an experience in itself, exhausting but fun! Mumbai has many such stops in colaba, bandra, dadar, lokhandwala and irla. Fashion trends emerge, begin and end in the streets of these areas. Elco market is a 6 minute walk from bandra west station, on the Hill road. Funny how its name comes from a restaurant called ‘Elco restaurant’ that is famous for its Pani Puri, chaat, dahi puri, ragda pattice, pav bhaji, etc. After a long day of shopping, you will find all customers filling up seats here. Elco is known for providing its visitors with a combination of traditional and modern, designer boutiques and hawkers and the mix of east with west. The entire stretch is full of shops and vendors that sell readymade garments, bags, junk jewellery, shoes and ethnic wear at prices that you will not be able to deny. This is mostly female oriented and loud. One must be on top of their bargaining game to get the best price for their products. The street is mostly packed and crowded at all times, none the less it is better to reach there by 1:30pm so that you can wind up by the rush hours.
Here are a few shops which we feel should be explored and will not disappoint you. Stylzgold members can avail a 10% discount at these shops above their individual promotions or sale.
1. Om Creations- Women ethnic wear with speciality in kurti, salwar suits, gowns and ghaghra cholis. The kurta range from Rs.600 to Rs.3000, gowns start from Rs.5000 and ghaghra cholis are Rs.4000 onwards. This is the perfect store to buy an outfit for your friend or relatives wedding. They also have a small collection of sarees. The clothes are of reliable quality with possible alterations.
2. Btrendy- Bags, totes, wallets, slings, purses, handbags, bag packs, travel bags; you say it and you have it. Btrendy is a designer bag studio with variety, comfort, choice and panache in every piece. Stylish and chic,making it a perfect accessory for your night out or day in. Sorted weekend trips with friends with their very spacious and cute duffle bags.
3. Dilip enterprise- There are few stores where you’d find a good quality kurta at ₹300. We can assure you that the price is an incentive to shop more. Have a cup of coffee before you enter because you will not exit soon. Salwars that you can wear casually and for some event can be found. Beat the heat with these easy Indian wear.
Due to the crowd usually at every hour, there is not much parking space. Thus it is best to travel in local transportation when visiting this street.