India’s first shopping mall came up in Bangalore. Shopping places in Bangalore are varied in nature. Aside from malls, there are shopping streets, designer boutiques and little hubs selling the most precious little finds. We tell you the best spots to hit up to fill up your shopping bags. Shopping in Bangalore is a varied experience that will stay with you forever.
This is the city's hub for handicrafts. Apart from Eva mall, there are several government handicrafts emporiums selling exquisitely crafted ware at reasonable prices.
This is where most of the factory outlets are. Located on the road to the airport, Marathahalli is one of Bangalore's suburbs, where all the retail action is concentrated on Varthur Road.
One of the busiest shopping areas and biggest commercial centres in Bangalore, Brigade Road has earned fame fairly. It is also the road connecting Residency Road and M.G Road in the city.
The M.G Road area is a favourite with tourists, offering a diverse range of stores selling everything from traditional handicrafts to silk and even a store for kids.
UB City Mall
UB City Mall launched back in January of 2008, and was labelled India’s first luxury mall.
For the more serious shoppers out there, this city is brimming with glitzy shopping malls inundated with a plethora of high-end, high-street and local brands.
Occupying the heart of Malleswaram, Sampige road is most frequented by locals who head here to shop for anything and everything under the sun.
This kitschy store greets you with curling wisps of incense smoke drifting towards the ceiling.
Started by two nature-loving crusaders fighting the anti-plastic cause, Saher and Tanya have created a mobile flea market selling biodegradable items.
This is one of the city’s oldest lifestyle stores, and is popular to this date. Cinnamon is visited mostly for its prêt clothes and accessories, but also stocks knick-knacks like silver jewellery, crockery and cutlery.