garments are one of Mumbai's chief exports - and the
surplus lands up at Fashion Street, a huddle of little
shops on Mahatma Gandhi Road. They cost only a fraction
of the price in foreign stores however, and are grabbed
by fashion conscious collegians fresh off the rack.
Haggling, of course is half the fun of buying. Begin at
half the quoted price and work your way gradually
upwards, then follow though with a thorough appraisal of
the goods: much of the stuff here is rejected by quality
conscious importers and likely to have a missing button
or crooked collar. But by and large the clothes are of
good quality, trendy, and probably the cheapest anywhere
in the world.