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If you enjoy shopping, you will enjoy Bangalore. If you enjoyed Bangalore, you will like shopping here. Bangalore has become a shopper's paradise. With popular shopping areas like M G Road, Brigade Road, Commercial Street, Majestic area, and Jayanagar Shopping Complex, as well as little shops (tucked away behind the big malls) stocking up some really trendy stuff. From the air-conditioned ambience of super stores like Shopper's Stop and Kemp Fort to the bustling by-lanes of Chickpet, Bangalore has something to offer every kind of shopper. You could find some of the biggest brands in the world while strolling down Brigade Road, or exquisite silk sari somewhere in the City Market. Whether you are looking for Kancheepuram Silk or Swarovski crystal, chances are you will find it in Bangalore. You just need to know where to look.


Bangalore is currently seeing something of a retail boom. Several supermarkers and malls have sprung up in the recent past. To name a few, the largest mall in Bangalore, the Mantri Square in Malleshwaram was recently inaugurated. Besides there are others such as the Fabmall, Sunday to Monday, and the brand new Family Mart. The latest buzz is that of hypermarkets - Big Bazaar is already functional. Bangalore is also the base for Metro Cash & Carry, strictly a B2B retailing zone, which now has establishments in Yeshwantpur and Kanakpura Road. The newest addition to the Mall Wagon is the Gopalan Mall or Namma Mall on Msore Road.

Mantri Square : The newest addition to the Bangalore Mall scene is the Mantri Square on Sampige Road Malleshwaram, said to be the largest mall in Bangalore till date. It has been developed by real estate developer Mantri group just besides their residential complex Mantri Greens.

Mantri Square has 5 stories including shops in the basement. It has another 2 stories of basement for parking.

Mantri Square Mall has many unique features:

* The only mall in Bangalore to have 5 departmental stores under one roof.
* Largest Food Court (Palate) in Bangalore with a seating capacity of 750.
* 39 F&B Outlets - Highest in South India

Anchor Tenants:

* Spar Hypermarket spread over 90,000 Sq Ft.
* Lifestyle, Shoppers' Stop, Pantaloons, Marks & Spencer & Reliance Trends.
* Reliance Digital, Home Centre, Reliance Home, Reliance Timeout & Showoff.
* Palate Food Court consisting of 14 Food Counters.
* 6 Fine Dining Restaurants, Bangalore's First Open Bar.
* A 6 theater multiplex including 1 Gold Class Screen to be operated by Inox.
* A family entertainment and gaming center spread over 23,000 Sq Ft to be operated by Amoeba.

Gopalan Mall, the first mall on the crowded Mysore Road, is an ideal shopping destination for people commuting from Mysore to Bangalore. With the theme Namma Mall, Gopalan Mall provides all commodities at reasonable prices to consumers.

With the city undergoing rapid development and urbanisation, the public is being wooed with various malls that offer complete entertainment to the entire family. The shift of focus from the central part of the city to the outskirts has become more obvious with the speedy development that is taking place in faraway places.

The most recent trend, of course, is mall mania! The Forum Mall on Hosur Road is the city’s important landmark, housing some of the world’s best-known brands, along with state-of-the art parking facilities, with an 11-screen multiplex due soon. Sigma Mall on Cunningham Road, is being positioned as a young adult’s entertainment zone. And, as if to epitomize the transformation of Bangalore from pensioner’s paradise to young people’s paradise, the erstwhile Victoria Hotel off M.G. Road has become Bangalore Central, housing a pub, entertainment areas and food courts.

"The Forum"
on Hosur Road offers people not just a shopping experience, but several options from food to entertainment. Sources say it could well be the biggest mall in India with an area of around 650,000 lakh sq ft and parking of 300,000 sq ft where around 800 cars can be comfortably parked.
Some of the biggest brands in the City are swearing by this upmarket mall. The ‘who’s who’ in the fashion, food and lifestyle retail business are talking about the virtues of sharing space at The Forum. Brands like West Side, Landmark, Reebok, Adidas, Cafe Day, Bose, Sangeetha, Lee, Wrangler, William Penn, Pepe Jeans, Archies have set up shop here while the rest are getting ready to do the same.

Bangaloreans are making a beeline to The Forum to get a feel of the ‘special’ shopping experience it promises. Situated next to Prestige Acropolis on Hosur Road in Koramangala, you just cannot miss its eye-catching facade. There are two entrances to the mall: from Dairy Circle and Hosur Road. The ambience of The Forum is designed so as to give other shopping districts in Bangalore stiff competition.

The mall is split into four levels. Level 1: Apparel, luxury goods. Level 2: Women’s wear, casual wear, footwear. Level 3: Landmark, food courts. Level 4: The multiplex with seven normal and four deluxe screens, having a seating capacity of around 30 to 120 people. Besides, there is also the Central Atrium for exhibitions. In fact, one of the highlights of this mall is the unique parking facility. Something like a drive-in theatre, it allows a shopper to drive right into the mall, park his vehicle and walk just a few steps to enter the shop of his choice.

The latest addition to the exciting world of shopping is the Bangalore Central Mall. In the place where once stood the sprawling Victoria hotel with its laidback attitude and old world charm, now stands Bangalore’s newest shopping mall - Bangalore Central - opposite Mayo Hall, in the heart of the City.
Constructed with an investment of over Rs 30 crore and occupying over 120,000 sq feet to house more than 300 brands across various categories, Bangalore Central, is all set to redefine shopping.

A unique feature is that Bangalore Central is India’s first 'seamless mall’ which is aimed at making shopping easier. There are counters for every brand, but no doors or separators for stores. It’s like one huge store within the ambience of a mall. A cross between Macy’s and Target, Bangalore Central also has a floor where you can access your groceries, canned food and imported fruits. It too has a bookstore and several floors of clothes for everyone in the family.
The company managing the mall promises international standards in ambience and services and is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, offering the customer a variety of choices with all brands, regional and international under one roof. The six-storeyed mall boasts of apparel, fashion accessories, supermarket including Food Bazaar, liquor store, electronics, consumer durables, cosmetics, books and music on each floor, adding to the convenience of shopping.

Eateries occupy an important place in any shopping centre. Bangalore Central has its own Food Court with restaurants, cafes and eat-outs, occupied by the likes of Cookie Man, MTR, Baskin Robins, 3 Amigos, Gangotri and Coffee Day Cafe.

And the mall also boasts of a unique and first-of-its-kind in-house radio called “Radio Central”, which will have an RJ anchoring events, playing music and arranging surprises for customers. Central will also offer services like travel, cinema ticket booking, payment of bills and foreign exchange. Investment and insurance services are also on offer.

On the anvil are a wedding registry and “Central Square”, a specially dedicated space to host events, displays, art exhibitions and even product launches.
The mall has ample parking space with two floors dedicated for parking vehicles and entry from MG Road and Magarath Road. Bangalore Central is the first of the seamless chain malls which Pantaloons intends to start in other cities as well. Hyderabad and Pune will be the next cities to have similar malls later this year.

The newest addition to the Bangalore Malls is the Garuda Mall on Magarath Road, opposite the Shoppers Stop. With enough space to park a thousand cars, the city's largest integrated parking complex and "shoppertainment" centre is spread over 11 floors and two basements. The Complex includes 2,30,000 sq. ft. of shopping and entertainment space on five floors, including a five-screen multiplex and a 140-room hotel. Garuda's entertainment options will include the INOX multiplex with five screens and 1,350 seats and activity centres for children. The complex will also offer shoppers a wide range of cuisines at a food court with over 20 food counters. Besides, there will be dining options in five exclusive restaurants serving Oriental, Continental, Mediterranean and Frontier cuisines.

Lido Mall - The latest mall to have caught the frenzy of shoppers in the city is Lido. This spankingly new shopping space is located at Ulsoor, where the Lido theatre used to be. It sports everything from designer wear to dazzling accessories from all over the world. At Lido, international brands stand cheek by jowl with their desi cousins and vie for your attention


Cosmos Mall, ITPL, Brookfield - Close to ITPL, the IT corridor and the airport, this mall is one of the new kids on the block. Boasts of some international quality brands such as The Body Shop, Thomas Scott, Jewellery from Thailand and Malaysia...in fact there is even Dollar Store.

Another recent addition is the Oasis Mall on Inner Ring Road, Sarjapur which boasts of 200,000 sq feet of shopping and office space. International brands such FCUK, Calvin Klein, Lifestyle, Spar Hypermarket, NDS office and a food court are all there. This mall is not like our other regular malls where you have different shops lined up, but this is more like Bangalore Central where you have everything under a common roof. The SPAR supermarket is also a must see. There is ample space to move around and you wont come across customers bumping into each other.All in all a good shopping experience.

Some of the older and smaller Malls that still attract large crowds are:

Shopper's Stop- Magarath Road. This is a huge department store which offers an exclusive shopping experience for the discerning shopper. The store which is considered the The Harrods of Bangalore has the best brands available in India and are priced reasonable. The window displays are also attractive and of international standard.

Eva Mall, Brigade Road - The flower-embossed building called Eva Mall stocks only women's wear. Shoes, accessories, clothes, swimwear — the entire range is available at this Mall. Beachwear outfits, in bright colours and with floral motifs, include tank tops, T-shirts, swimwear, shorts and three-fourth pants.

Safina Plaza- Infantry Road. This is one of the earliest Malls where the Stores offer regular Sales and discounts. You can find shops for clothes for the whole family, shoes, handicrafts and grab a bite to eat at many of the food joints here.

Arihant Plaza- Commercial Street
. A Busy Mall for its location which has everything for the Family. This Mall house several shops sellings an assortment of foods, especially chocolates, biscuits and cookies. Other than the Sporty, casual and formal wear for girls and guys, the mall also caters t shoppers interested in accessories and Electronics with great deals.

The Leela Galleria at 23 Airport Road - Bangalore's one of the largest Shopping Mall featuring a Sports Centre and an all Night Disco.

5th Avenue- Brigade Road A shopping mall on four levels with music shops, men's and women's clothing, the Supermarket, a beauty parlour, gaming centers, Time and Again disco, a food joint, jewellery shops and shoes.

Mota Royal Arcade - Brigade Road. - Bangalore's Mall culture started with this Mall which opened about 7 years ago and was a very popular hang-out for teenagers and adults alike. Houses the ever popular Only Place restaurant, notorious for its steaks and desserts. Also has Fashion Flash, G's lanes for bowling and pool and the One Stop Shop for everything under the sun. All the parking space you need is available underground.

Devatha Plaza- Residency Road. A Well known name under shopping complexes but has lost its charm after the big ones have taken over. You can find shops selling flowers, clothes, and also several doctors and dentists in this complex.

Alankar Pearl Plaza- Kempegowda Road. Another very busy and popular rendevouz for families for its wide range of garments and other discount shops.

Hong Kong Market- Gandhinagar, below Tribhuvan Theater. Sell imported goods like cutlery, chocolates, electronics etc. Sells mosts imported and smuggled goods. One needs to be very careful while shopping here as most of the goods sold are not genuine ones.

Burma Bazaar- Gandhinagar, opposite Tribhuvan theater. A small Mall mainly for the imported goods, mostly smuggled.

Here is your List of shops where you can choose to shop/visit: :

  • Cauvery Handicrafts M G Road.
  • Central Cottage Industries Emporium 144, M G Road.
  • Charitrust Tibetan Handicraft Exports 10, St.Patricks Shopping Arcade.
  • Natesan's 76, M G Road
  • The Neemrana Shop Bunglow 4, Markham road, Off Brigade Road
  • National Cottage Emporium 70, Infantry Road.
  • Indian Cottage Industries Ist floor, Dispensary Road,





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