Commercial Street aka ‘Com Street’ is one of the most popular shopping destinations in Bangalore . It is a must visit budget friendly shopping spot in the heart of the city!
If you are thinking to give your wardrobe a major summer update without spending much then this is the place you must hit this weekend. The best thing about this street is that you can BARGAIN, tell me who doesn’t love that? I LOVE IT…. 😀
This street used to be my regular shopping spot when we I was in college and is still my favourite. Here are few quick tips I’d like to share with you all , just in case you are going to commercial street for the first time. If you chose to go out shopping by the noon in this summer heat then you may need a lot of props. Props such as: Umbrella , water bottle, scarf, shades and cash! There are many shops around this street which do not accept debit / credit cards so if you don’t want to run around looking for ATM machines then make sure you withdraw some cash before walking down the crowded lanes of commercial street.
Where to Shop For Summer dresses in Commercial Street
If the confusing narrow lanes of commercial street is holding you back from going to com street then I am here to help you!
I picked this black summer dress from Safina plaza for less than 200 Rs. can you believe it?!
There was this stall at safina plaza ground floor that was selling tops and dresses for 200 Rs. Not just that, they also had this amazing offer of buy 4 and get one free! In short, 5 tops/dresses for 800 Rs! Isn’t that awesome? I went crazy! I picked like exactly 5 items from that particular stall , yes just 5 because I knew I would get more interesting offers and items as I go further down the streets. Sad thing about shopping in safina plaza is that the stalls are not permanent. The stalls there keep changing, so if you step in there and find some great offers just grab it as it might not be there the second time you visit.
If you are lazy to hunt down the lanes of commercial streets then this place is the most ideal shopping spot for you. You’ll get everything from accessories, clothes, bags, sandals (right outside the plaza) , and some interesting exhibition going on in the centre of the plaza. The exhibition items were pretty expensive so we chose to skip that centre and head straight to our next shopping spot.
Ibrahim street commercial street
If you go to this street , the first place you must hit is the ‘ Naughtee store’ (don’t go with the name tho 😉 )which is located at Ibrahim Street. They also have a store behind Anand sweets , however the one at the Ibrahim street is more spacious and has more variety. You’ll get tops for 250 Rs. and dresses under 400 Rs. Yes, you can bargain! If you are picking up two or more items just make use of your bargaining skills.
For Sandals & Accessories Go Behind Anand Sweets
I like this corner for sandals and accessories because it has a bit of shade where you can comfortably stand and scan the items during the day time. But during the evening I love to explore other lanes for better priced sandals and accessories. You’ll find sandals starting from 100 Rs to whatever range and of different styles. I wasn’t planning to get one, but I was forced to because I was wearing a wedge and my feet was hurting after long hours of walk. I picked up a purple velvety flat for 100 Rs. So girls, always wear a comfy shoes or sandal when you go shopping in commercial street. I’ll be doing a blog post on the stuffs I bought at commercial street , so if you want to see things I had picked, stay tuned!
That’s all for today! I’ll let you all know about more places to shop in Commercial street in few days to come. Meanwhile , let me know if you have been to commercial street and which are your favorite spots ? Do comment below I would love to hear from you. 🙂