Bengaluru has a lot to do for a typical traveller. Amongst the swanky high-rise buildings and the long lanes of the roads, I found myself in the shopper’s paradise. A shopaholic by heart and a travel lover, Bengaluru offered the best of both. Appreciated for the best climate and the friendly people, Bengaluru was a delight to me.
It offers various options to choose from, malls as well as flea markets. Bargaining is a power and it helps if you have a knack of it. For high-end fashion brands like Burberry, Louis Vuitton or Versace, UB city is the place to be. Updated with the latest collection of all luxury brands, you will never get tired of this place.
As for other brands, there are few malls located at various parts of the city. Meenakshi Mall is located on the Bannerghatta Main Road which is about 12 kms from the city. Located on a highway the mall offers clothing, shoes and accessory shopping options.
Bangalore Central is located at FM Cariappa Road.
Forum Mall located at Kormangala which is in the heart of the city offers huge varieties to choose from and also provides majority of the brands. Forum Mall is the largest mall in the city and usually flanked by youngsters. The mall also has a theatre and food courts.
Garuda Mall is the second largest shopping mall in Bengaluru. Located in Ashok Nagar, the mall has six floors which include the food court and the cinemas. It includes most of the popular brands.
For all those who love to bargain, head to Commercial Street. The one stop destination for clothing, shoes, accessories as well as home décor. The street has small shops lined up as long as your eyes can see. You can find Western Wear, Ethnic Wear and Formal Wear. Traditional bangles and earrings are beautiful in the tiny roadside shops here. Handbags and shoes dominate a few streets but you need to find the right shop before you pick your stuff. Check out a few shops first and then come back to the one where you liked stuff the most. The best thing about shopping from Commercial Street is the garments can be altered there and then. Within five minutes the garments can be altered and made to be your size. If you are visiting Commercial Street for the first time, you might not remember the lanes you walked past, hence keep a landmark in mind so as to make your shopping and (bargaining) experience easier.