The no-holds-barred guide to bargaining and buying the right stuff
You've been here a few days or are on a whirlwind trip. Either way, you're not sure where you can buy things for your loved ones back home. That's where I come in. I can show you where all the best buys are. . . be they authentic or ironic. Having written for newspapers and magazines in the lifestyle and retail space for almost 20 years, I know exactly where all the good stuff is. AND I'm not getting a cut from the stores like all the drivers/touts are. I'll take you around for the sheer love of pretty things. And help you bargain them down to a decent price too (in street shops where bargaining is necessary). Apart from the usual silk stoles, real and costume jewellery, embroidered slippers, cushion covers, bags, brass bric-a-brac, etc etc, Mumbai also has a host of very quirky, original stores that stock Indie kitsch made by young designers. These make for attractive souvenirs and gifts. In clothes too, there's a vast variety of options. Come on, let's go shopping!!!
This would depend on your shopping list. . . Your budget, how many things you need to buy, how many things you want to buy once you're out shopping, and your own energy levels. As for me, I can go on and on when it's to do with buying nice things! We can figure out the perfect itinerary for you once you book the tour.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Anywhere in South Mumbai... at your hotel, cruise terminal or at a mutually acceptable designated spot that we will decide on while you're booking the tour.
End location: Anywhere in South Mumbai... at your hotel, cruise terminal or at a mutually acceptable designated spot that we will decide on while you're booking the tour.
Duration: 4 hours
If you think you'll need longer, perhaps you can book two tours, back-to-back...
For groups of 1-4, I use only Toyota Innovas, as they are clean, modern, air-conditioned, with sufficient legroom and space for people of height and girth and good ground clearance to give you a smooth ride.
My insider knowledge of the best places to shop at (a skill honed to perfection over the years!), the interesting stores, pop-up shops, etc that are on at the moment, and how to deal with the various shop attendants.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2000 Rupees (INR) - Stopping for a bite en route will cost about INR 1000 per person. The rest depends on your own shopping budget, of course!
All meals, shopping expenses, etc.
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This was a great tour for the women in our group. Our guide was very attentive and took us to all kind of fun places to shop. Wish we had a longer time.
Wesley- Ava. (Pixie) Hider