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Shopping In Bangalore

Yuppy crowd, big fashion labels make shopping an interesting experience

Pick up a trendy designer wear or get ready be seen in chic and hip clothes from the fabulous malls in the city. Bangalore offers the complete spectrum for the discerning shoppers. Don't miss out on the shopping experience in the city and be ready to buy anything from a silk saree to the latest hitech gizmo at the malls here. All that is mandatory is a full wallet.

To enjoy the shopping experience in Bangalore, a visit to these three main marketplaces in the city is a must.

Brigade Road

This is where the yuppie crowd of Bangalore comes to unwind. The place is packed with all the goodies right from the best cinema theatre in town, Rex to the "Only Place," Bangalore's address for enjoying juicy steaks, to "The Cosmo Village," India's first living room restaurant which offers ample opportunity for a nice candlelight, romantic dinner. Apart from the plethora of entertainment and dining options, almost all of the major brands like Van Heusen, Lee, Louise Phillippe have their showrooms on Brigade Road. Other places to buy the latest in cool and trendy clothes include the Fifth Avenue Mall and the Mota Royal Arcade all located on Brigade Road.

Commercial Street

Indulge yourself in the latest in fashion to jewelry at this hotspot in Bangalore. This market is also famous for its body piercing and tattoo centers. This is one marketplace in Bangalore where you can clinch a good deal if you bargain. Do not forget to enjoy fresh ice cream at Natural's after you are done with your bargaining and shopping.

M.G. Road

One of the most popular marketplaces in Bangalore, M.G. Road has a variety of options available. You can buy the latest in silk sarees at Deepam Silks, Prasiddhi or dress yourself in business wear from the Raymond's Showroom on M.G. Road. Cotton World, the famous store for all things cotton, is also located on M.G. Road. This popular stretch has two cinema theatres, bookstores, china and cutlery stores.

The city is packed with malls. Some of the noted ones include the Forum Mall, Garuda Mall, Bangalore Central, Safina Plaza, Sampige Road, Marathahalli Main Road and Factory Outlets, Lifestyle Mall near Globus and Garuda Mall.

Bangalore is also known for its sandalwood and rosewood products. You can visit the state-owned emporia to pick up your favorite handicraft item in genuine sandalwood.

A good place to shop for gold jewellery in Bangalore is at the quaint Jeweller's Street.


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