Shopping in Mutton Street – Mumbai’s flea market or Chor Bazaar.
To market to market
That’s how we planned a trip to the flea market .
Several times we had made a plan to visit, only to cancel at the last moment with excuses such as – “My daughter is not well, The driver hasn’t come” from her end and ” Something has happened at the last moment and I can’t make it” from mine.
Finally we did make it!
As I picked her up, Nam Ju had her apprehensions. It was a hot and muggy day and she was already wilting before we stepped into her air conditioned car.
She cheerfully pulled out a disposable surgical mask and showed me with glee how she was prepared for the onslaught of germs and bacteria. She also pointed out a set of fresh clothes to change into should she get drenched in sweat .
I was a bit stunned – surely my city is not that bad?? But knowing the foreigners’ paranoia, I held my counsel and we proceeded through this hot and humid city to Mutton Street.
Mutton Street -Mumbai’s flea market
Walking down memory lane
At Karachi Gift store we found some interesting pieces of furniture and the lady in charge said that she was willing to finish off the pieces in any way we wanted – distressed, metallised or just plain varnish.
Masks and statues animals in wood , marble and bronze were a plenty in this shop near Taherally’s.
Shops worth visiting
- Chor Bazaar is closed on Fridays
- Take a cab instead or get dropped off at Null Bazar because Pay & Park doesn’t exist over here.