It just does not matter even if there is big board in red that flashes ‘FLAT 50% OFF’ at any random store that you see, it cannot compete with Commercial Street. It just cannot compete with Commercial Street! Often, when we like something that our friends wear and ask them where they bought it, we are definitely not surprised to hear the reply ‘Com Street’. Commercial Street is the confession of shopaholics in Bangalore. This is where girls buy their Ghagras and boys bring home their leather jackets from!
If you want to shop, then Commercial Street should be your go-to place. The place is simply the opposite of bling if you need to update your wardrobe or need a makeover. Clothes, footwear, jewelry, electronics, food joints, the place has it all! We are sure that even the Greek goddess Aphrodite loves this place to Venus and back.
Commercial Street is in the heart of Bangalore, close to MG Road, and Russell Market in Shivajinagar. The street has just 75 slots for parking four-wheelers. So, we suggest that you get a two-wheeler for rent and then shop till your heart’s content. It is also one of the most crowded places in Bangalore. Not to worry, we will give you some incredibly beneficial tips to make the most of your shopping experience at the famous Commercial Street!
Like we mentioned before, it just does not matter even if there is an ‘End of Season’ sale in any place, if you know when to go, where to go and how to bargain, you can shop enough at Commercial Street to open your own clothing line. Does that sound tempting? Well, this place is a boon for shopaholics. So, let us get to some serious business here.
When to go? Well, if you want to spend some time actually getting to know the place and exploring it, we suggest that you start off in the morning. Mornings are peaceful to try out what you want and choose from the variety. Weekends and evenings are really busy. Avoid going on weekend evenings. You get lost in the sea of people buzzing away from you. Closing times are the best if you want to get your favorite top at the rate you ask for and that is if it is still in stock. Trust us, you will not have to overpay for that perfect top and feel guilty about it later.
All about the money, money, money! Credit cards are not accepted in all places. We suggest that you carry enough cash. You never know when those bucks could get lost. Do be careful and keep your clutches close to you. Sometimes, you may end up spending a tad more than necessary. Just set a budget and you are good to go!
Do not hesitate to bargain. Commercial Street is not like malls where you should pay the fixed price no matter what. You can haggle. Haggle away and get those chandelier earrings for almost half the cost! But, if there is something that you would really die for, pay the extra one hundred bucks and get it. To put it in a sentence, ‘Commercial Street requires you to be a little street smart’ to get 10 clothes instead of 6 for the same price.
The place is no less for eateries either! If you get hungry while shopping, or if you are of those people who crave for food while you shop, the commercial street has some really amazing places to eat. Have the deliciously steamed cheese momos with Schezwan sauce and mint chutney or the spicy and tangy Churmuri with freshly grated carrots sprinkled on it.
You may reach Commercial Street by Metro. Get down at the MG Road Station and take a bike for rent from there. The MG Road walkway may also be used to get there. It has bougainvillea at the sides and small coffee shops in between. The view is great from the elevation too. Take a bus or an auto but we think the best way to get there is by using a two-wheeler.