Get a 'steal' of a deal while open-air shopping with other Trabblrs in Chor Bazaar on Mutton Street. One of the largest and oldest flea markets in India, it ultimately earned its name (which translates into 'Thieves Market') from the large amounts of stolen goods that began appearing there. In fact, legend has it that if you lose anything in Mumbai, it can be found and bought back on the lanes of Chor Bazaar!
Among the things on sale you'll find lovely antiques, vintage Bollywood LPs, bronze statues, jewels, and the kind of dusty electronics that you'd probably find in your grandfather's closet. Items are tucked away in small shops or laid out in organized fashion along the streets (the coordination among the chaos is quite impressive!) Haggling is mandatory, so arrive prepared with a bargaining strategy! We suggest start at 50% of asking price at a minimum and work your way from there. Pretend like you know what you're talking about - a convincing act will leave more rupees in your wallet!
A visit to Chor Bazaar is fun even if you don't want to bargain for outdated things - it's an extremely photogenic part of town.
Meeting point: Outside Shabbirs Lamp House (Shop #5) at the intersection of MS Ali Road and Mutton Street. Tell your taxi driver to take you to Chor Bazaar.
Leaders, the shops in Chor Bazaar are open from 11am to 7:30pm everyday, except Friday when they're closed.