Thinking about what to do on the weekend? Well, why is the question even bothering you – head to the nearest mall to experience the new culture and of-course shop, eat or simply laze around in the air conditioned environment.
Mushrooming of malls is an indication that consumerism has arrived in Mumbai steady and fast.
Crowded streets and a huge mob of people flooding a chic looking high end building is the scenario which suggests, that a mall is in sight. Apart from being a shopper’s paradise, malls are again alternative for people to escape the otherwise poor conditions. Even malls are offering world class services to consumers. From buying groceries to shopping for clothes/bags/belts/shoes/gadgets/electronics etc. to the food courts to the spas and of-course the multiplexes.
Consumer’s don’t have to look beyond these malls for their needs. The mall experience works like a therapy which works wonders on people. At times people even end up spending money for no reason, like buying a branded piece of clothing just for his/her satisfaction of being able to purchase it.
Employment has increased, the sanitation level has improved, but not malls seem to be doing good. At some malls, nearly 50-60% places/shops are lying vacant.
On the other hand, other malls are doing wonders in their locality. Poor location selection for a mall is the biggest reason for mall failure.
Moreover the sales and bargain deals, the availability of International brands at their fingertips has made malls a mega hit among the metro crowd; adding fuel to our ever increasing demand for better living.
Apart from being the shopper’s paradise, malls act as refuge from the depressing traffic outside, the heat and of-course our personal and professional tensions.
Ever since shopping malls knocked at the doors of our city, it has become sort of ritual to go out and have fun, the list of relieves it precedes is endless.
As mentioned earlier, meant to go eating, shopping, movies, rejuvenating, grooming at salon or better still hanging out with buddies, our city has a bouquet of trendy shopping malls that addresses our every need.
The tremendous change these modern marvels have bought in our lives is applausable, after all we all need Solace in our lives.
Here is list of some popular Malls in Mumbai
Infiniti Mall, Link Rd, Malad West, 022 4234 0000, Open until 9:30 PM
High Street Phoenix, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, 022 4333 9994, Open until 11:00 PM
Oberoi Mall, Oberoi Garden City, Off Western Express Highway, Goregaon East, Dindoshi
022 4099 0888 Open until 10:00 PM
Raghuleela Mega Mall, Boraspada Rd, Near Poisar Bus Depot, Kandivali West, 098334 49014
Phoenix Marketcity, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Kurla West, 022 6180 1100, Open until 11:30 PM
Inorbit Mall, Link Road, Malad West, 022 6677 7999, Open until 10:00 PM
Growel’s 101 Mall, Off.Western Express Highway, Akurli Road, Akurli Nagar, Kandivali East
022 6699 3001
R Mall, L.B.S. Marg, opposite to Richardson and Cruddas, Mulund West, 022 6755 4143
Open until 10:00 PM.
Inorbit Mall Vashi, Plot No 39/1, Sector 30A, Vashi, Opp Vashi Railway Station, 022 6777 7666
Open until 9:30 PM