Shopping on a budget in Bengaluru

Go shopping on a budget in Bengaluru

Published: 07th June 2017 05:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2017 05:08 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

Malleswaram, 8th cross

Malleswaram 8th cross is known as one of the most busiest roads in the area, and is also known as one of the cheapest shopping areas in the city.

With street vendors all over the area, 8th cross is packed with shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, clothes, utensils, bags, shoes, etc. The place is also known for its famous hotels like the iconic Janata hotel. The street is also packed with temples and food stalls.

What we recommend: Go here to get the freshest groceries for cheap rates. You can also buy jute bags for under Rs 300

Commercial Street

Commercial Street is one of the most famous shopping streets in bangalore. The area covers almost every possible style of clothing, junk jewellery, accessories, silver jewellery, antique pieces, shoes, bags and crockery. The street is filled with high-end shops as well as many street vendors.

What we recommend: Get your fill of t-shirts and dresses, available in most of small shops for about Rs 200-400.


Chickpet is an overcrowded place known for having a vast variety of creative, craft goods. Designer blouses, artificial jewellery, roadside chaat, etc are what to look out for in this area.

What we recommend: Sarees in cotton, synthetic, silk, etc can be found at shops like Sudarshan Silks, Kuberan Silks, Mysore Silk Emporium, Kalamandir and many more. These are some of the best silk saree shops in Bengaluru.

National Market

National Market is known for being the go-to grey market in Bangalore. The area covers clothes, accessories, shoes, bags, chocolates, and most importantly, tech goods like mobile phones, mp3 players and cameras. The area is also known for Sukhsagar Mall, which is another spot filled with cheap shops, mostly selling ready-made clothes for men and women.

What we recommend: This is the perfect spot to buy tech goods and clothes at extremely cheap rates. PS: Be careful of Chinese replicas of tech goods.

Jayanagar, 4th block

This area has a range of stores like Kaveri Emporium, Raymond, Kalamandir, Reliance Trends and so on. The area is also filled with road side vendors selling bags, shoes, clothes and accessories. You can also find street food, electronic devices, groceries and more. 

What we recommend: Grocery shopping here is cheap and you can find almost anything for your home.


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